All-Purpose Croutons

All-Purpose CroutonsRecipe
Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 136
Caloriesfromfat 66 %
Fat 10 g
Satfat 6 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Sodium 339 mg
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 2 g


2 hamburger or hot dog buns
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Kosher salt
2 teaspoons dried herbs (such as oregano, thyme, basil, or an Italian herb mix)


Heat oven to 375° F. Cut the buns into 1-inch pieces and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Drizzle with the butter, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the herbs, and toss. Bake, turning once, until crisp and golden, about 15 minutes.

Transfer the sheet of parchment or foil and croutons off the pan to a counter to cool. (You can store the croutons in a resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.)