Basic Herb Croutons

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16 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)


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4 cups (1/2-inch) cubed French bread (about 4 1-ounce slices)
Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 400°.

Place bread cubes on a jelly-roll pan; lightly coat bread cubes with cooking spray. Toss bread cubes with seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until golden.

Cinnamon-Sugar Croutons: Substitute 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar (found in the spice section of your supermarket) for Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Mexican Croutons: Substitute 1/2 teaspoon each chili powder, cumin, and dried oregano for the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Parmesan Croutons: Substitute 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese for Italian seasoning.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 22
Caloriesfromfat 8 %
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 4.2 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 115 mg
Calcium 11 mg