Baked croutons on a metal baking sheet

How to Make Croutons

Learn how to make croutons with this simple tutorial! Bread and a few kitchen staples are all you need for this light and crunchy homemade croutons recipe. They stay crisp for days!
Course Toppings
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade croutons, baguette
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 14 (estimated)
Calories 98kcal
Author Alyssa


  • 8 oz baguette (half pound)
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Slice an 8-oz baguette into approximately 1" cubes, then add the cubes to a large bowl.
  • Pour olive oil into the bowl and then add the salt and pepper. Toss to coat the bread evenly with the oil.
  • Pour out the cubes onto a large, rimmed, and ungreased baking sheet, taking care to arrange them in a single layer with a little bit of space between them.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, then take the sheet out of the oven. Flip each crouton over, then bake for another 13-15 minutes. See how they are at this point. If they're crisp throughout, remove them to cool to room temperature. If they're not fully crisp yet, keep baking them until they are.
  • Store croutons in an air-tight container or sealed plastic bag. They should remain crisp for several days.


I would not use more than one-quarter teaspoon of salt as it's easy to overdo it.


Serving: 14g | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.1g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 6.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.4g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate. As it can vary due to many factors (brands used, quantities, etc.), we cannot guarantee its accuracy.