Garlic and Parmesan Croutons Recipe

Garlic and Parmesan Croutons Recipe

  • Makes: 8-10 Servings
  • Ready In: 22 mins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12-17 mins

Goes perfectly on a salad or in a creamy tomato soup.

Cook’s Notes: You don’t have to use country bread for the croutons. Use any 2- to 3-day-old bread you have in the pantry. Remember, waste not, want not.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 74
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 209mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g


  1. 2 to 3 heels country bread, lightly toasted and cut into 1/4-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 tablespoon canola oil
    1 tablespoon finely grated Parmesan cheese
    Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Heat the oil in a medium sauté pan over medium-low heat.
    2. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
    3. Add the bread cubes and cook, stirring, until golden, about 10 to 15 minutes.
    4. Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. The croutons can be made ahead, cooled completely, and stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Anna Getty

Anna Getty is a mother of two, chef, environmental advocate, green living educator and the founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month. She has penned two books including I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas and Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic.

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