These cheesy, spicy homemade croutons are easy to make and great as a topping for your favorite chili.
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16 (1/2-inch-thick) French bread slices, cubed
1/2 cup (2 ounces) finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
Place baguette slices on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes, turning slices once.
Stir together cheese, butter, and chili powder. Spread cheese mixture onto croutons. Bake at 375° for 7 more minutes.