Once you make homemade toasty croutons, you’ll never go back. They are so full of flavor and you’re in control of the crunch factor! Simply bake for a shorter period of time if you prefer a softer crouton, or add a few extra minutes to the baking time if you like them really crunchy.
Making croutons is a perfect use of leftover garlic bread, but since we never have left over garlic bread, I buy a loaf specifically for making croutons.
Homemade croutons are perfect on any salad, but my favorite is as a topping on my Caesar Salad. The combination of the creamy caesar dressing with the topping of homemade flavorful croutons is true salad perfection in my mind!