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Croutons

Recipe Ingredients

Garlic Croutons
2 cloves garlic, halved*
3 cups day-old bread or rolls, cubed
3 tablespoons butter, melted, or 3 tablespoons olive oil

Southwestern Croutons
1/2 cup cubed bread
1/2 cup nacho chips, crumbled
1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning mix
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Italian Croutons
1 cup cubed bread
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon basil
2 tablespoons olive oil

Cheesy Soup Croutons
1 cup cubed bread
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup Parmesan or Cheddar cheese, grated

Method

Garlic Croutons: Sauté garlic in olive oil in a large nonstick skillet until tender. Add water, mixing well. Add bread cubes, tossing to coat; remove and discard garlic. Spread bread cubes evenly on baking sheet, and bake at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

* Or use your choice of onion salt, garlic salt, paprika, thyme, poultry seasoning, tarragon, or grated cheese.

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