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Chili-Cheese Croutons

Yield 8 servings
These cheesy, spicy homemade croutons are easy to make and great as a topping for your favorite chili. 


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes, turning slices once.

  2. Stir together cheese, butter, and chili powder. Spread cheese mixture onto croutons. Bake at 375° for 7 more minutes.

Christmas with Southern Living 2001