Skillet Croutons

Skillet Croutons


Once you taste homemade croutons, you will never use store bought croutons again!  I love crisp,  crunchy, garlicky, salty croutons sprinkled on top of salads or soups.  For years, I made my croutons in the oven.  (I’ll share that recipe with you in a later post).  However, if you are in a hurry – or don’t want to heat up your kitchen with the oven – just make the croutons in the skillet.

Croutons are the perfect use for day-old bread, but you can use fresh bread too.  These will keep a day or so in a zip lock bag at room temperature so feel free to make extra.  However, these are so delicious, I doubt there will be any left-over!

I had some Ezekiel 4:9 Bread on hand  and it made delicious homemade croutons!  I am also making homemade creamy tomato soup and these will be so good sprinkled on top of the soup.

Skillet Croutons
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  • 2 to 4 slices of stale bread cut into 1 inch cubes. ( I use my kitchen scissors to quickly cut the bread into cubes. If you are using a bread that has seeds on the crust then leave the crust on. )
  • 1 or 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  • Any combination of fresh herbs you want to use: parsley, basil, oregano or rosemary would all be nice options.
  • Sea salt and a few grinds of black pepper
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons olive oil
  1. Cut 2 to 4 slice of stale bread into 1 inch cubes using kitchen scissors.
  2. Chop up 1 or 2 cloves of garlic.
  3. Chop up whatever fresh herbs you have on hand. ( be sure to check out my success secret for the quick way to chop fresh herbs)
  4. Add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil to a skillet and saute the garlic until tender.
  5. Add the herbs and a generous amount of sea salt and a few grinds of black pepper and the bread cubes.
  6. Toss well to coat and saute until the croutons are golden on all sides - about 5 minutes.


Skillet Croutons Ingredients


Saute ingredients in a skillet. ( I LOVE my new TWIZTT skillet )

Skillet Crouotns Cooking in Skillet


These definitely make a salad or bowl of soup special and help turn it into a real meal.  

Remember, let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!  


  1. […] I tried the Ezekiel Bread in my Skillet Croutons and sprinkled them on my salad for lunch and the taste was incredible! […]

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