A few of these sprinkled in the humblest soup makes it kind of spectacular.
Keyword: croutons in oven, homemade cheese croutons, homemade croutons
Author: Katie Workman
4cupscubed good white bread
3tablespoonsgood extra virgin olive oil
3tablespoonsfinely grated Parmesan
½teaspoonminced fresh garlic
Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground pepperto taste
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl toss the bread cubes with the olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, and salt and pepper.
Spread the croutons on the baking sheet, leaving some space between them. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, until the outside in lightly browned and crisp. The middle should still be a bit soft. Remove them from the pan and cool.