Parmesan and garlic croutons

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Serves: 8

By YumYumMummy

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed, or very finely sliced

  • 2 tbsp Parmesan coarsely grated

  • 3 slices bread (from any sort of loaf)


  1. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. Cut slices into about 1.5 cm cubes (the more rustic you want the croutons, the bigger and rougher you can cut them!)
  3. Put the bread into a baking tray big enough to accommodate them in one layer, more or less.
  4. Pour over enough oil to lightly coat the bread, mix.
  5. Add the garlic and Parmesan and mix in again.
  6. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes until the croutons are golden brown; don't forget them!

Handy Hint

Can be stored for a few days after making in a sealable container

  • Don't leave out all the small crunchy bits at the bottom of the pan, they're the best bits!

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • bread

  • cheese

  • Side

  • Starter

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • LemonTart 22/04/08 20:39

    wow wow wow - so easy yet sooo good! Def make these again. Had made a big batch of homemade roast tomato soup and wanted a nice crunchy idea. Remembered seeing this on the list and made this for early dinner. I used a day old skinny french stick thinly sliced into rings. Next time I will add the crushed garlic to the oil to brush over and scatter the cheese afterwards with coarse sea salt. Might try a little chilli too..

  • YumYumMummy 29/01/08 23:06

    Add something special to soups and salads. If you crumble them up even further to fine crumbs, it tastes yummy on top of a bowl of pasta or a pasta bake