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Homemade Croutons Recipe

Makes 70 to 100 croutons.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author savorandsavvy.com


  • 1 loaf Ciabatta Bread
  • 6 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese (not dried)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cut ciabatta bread in half through the center, using a serrated knife.
  • Place ciabatta bread open side down (crust facing you), slice into ¾” thick to 1” thick strips. Slice strips into cubes. Place cubes on cookie sheets, crust side down, on an even layer.
  • Use a spoon to quickly drizzle olive oil over croutons. Lightly sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Season generously with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, at 350F, depending on how dark and crispy you want the croutons.


Nutritional values will not be calculated on this recipe. Accuracy can not be confirmed to do size of each crouton and number that each person uses.