Basil Garlic Croutons


  • 4 cups French-style bread, cut into small cubes
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons basil, dried
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the basil and garlic to the warm melted butter. Allow to steep for 20 minutes (off the heat).
  3. Strain the butter through a fine mesh. Place in a mixing bowl. Toss in the bread cubes and mix well. Place the bread cubes in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake for four to seven minutes (or until lightly brown).
  4. Allow to cool. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Yields 4 cups.

Posted by bettyboop50 at Recipe Goldmine May 21, 2001.