Croutons - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes


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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients
Croutons are a great addition to creamy soups or to add crunch to salads. I think the trick is to use good quality bread- my favorite is whole-wheat sourdough. I prefer to make my...


  • 5 slices of day-old, whole wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • Herbs of your choice

Nutrition Facts


54 cals


3 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


6 g


1 g


1 g


2 g


61 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the bread into ¾-inch cubes and add to a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil evenly over bread cubes, add a pinch of salt, and any flavorings as desired. 
  3. Spread bread cubes out in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning croutons half-way to ensure even browning. (Exact time will vary depending on size of croutons.)
  4. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Use immediately in soups or salads, or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Chef Tips

If your bread is fresh, cut several ¾-inch thick slices and dry them out slightly in a 200 degree oven before cubing them.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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