Easy Homemade Croutons (Freezer Friendly)

  • Author: Polly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Once you’ve made these Easy Homemade Croutons, you’ll never go back. The fresh bread is packed with flavor and toasted to perfection. Make lots and freeze them!


  • 2 cups of diced sourdough bread (or french bread)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (it helps to have a sheet pan that is rimmed, so you don’t lose any croutons in the oven). Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place diced bread in a large mixing bowl and drizzle oil over the bread pieces. Toss to coat.
  3. Add seasonings and toss until even distributed.
  4. Spread croutons evenly over the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring once halfway through, until croutons are browned and crisp.

To Freeze For Later: Let croutons cool and then store in an airtight container or freezer bag.

To Prepare From Frozen: Let croutons thaw. Lightly toast under the broiler, if desired.