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Homemade croutons

2
2
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
28 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
18 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
So much tastier than the packaged kind. Make a big batch and freeze them – they defrost beautifully at room temperature.

Ingredients

White wheat bread

7 slice(s)

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Olive oil

1 tbsp(s), extra-virgin

Garlic clove(s)

1 clove(s), medium, peeled and crushed whole

Kosher salt

¾ tsp(s)

Dill

2 tbsp(s), fresh, chopped

Fresh parsley

1 tbsp(s), fresh, flat-leaf, chopped

Instructions

  1. While still frozen, remove crusts from bread; chop into bite-size pieces. Lightly coat bread with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add bread and salt; increase heat to medium and cook, tossing frequently, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add dill and parsley; sauté until croutons are lightly browned, about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove skillet from heat; discard garlic clove. When croutons are completely cool, store in a tightly sealed container.
  5. Yields about 1/4 cup per serving.

Notes

You can also bake these in the oven, if desired.