Homemade Italian Style Croutons

I like making my own croutons, I find they have a very special, unique flavor. Moreover they are simple to make, not time consuming and don’t require any special ingredients.

I’m going to use these croutons for stuffing my Turkey tomorrow! Exciting…:)

Here is how you make Italian style croutons:


  • Half French Baguette (not fresh- better of 1-2 days old)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Italian Mix Herbs

Begin buy cutting your French baguette into slices

and then further cut each slice into cubes

In a large bowl pour half cup of extra virgin olive oil

Take 2 tsp of Italian herbs (which basically is a simple mix of oregano, basil, marjoram, them and  rosemary)

and dump it into the bowl

Throw in the bowl the bread

and toss it around with the oil/herbs mix

You dont want to nuke your bread in oil, just toss it around, allow it to get all that oil and herbs flavor

Place your flavorful bread on a baking tray

Bake at 200 C for about 3-5 min, or until golden brown and crispy

Let it cool down, then use or store in a zip lock bag. Your Croutons will keep nice and crisp for a few days

Make them and use them to stuff your turkey tomorrow. You will be happy you did 🙂


– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.