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Monday, June 26, 2017

Easy Homemade Croutons Made In A Bag

                                Check out how easy it is to make croutons! 

   The other day I was looking my fridge and I found a bag of rolls that no one was eating. The rolls were fine and I hated wasting food so I decided to make some croutons with the rolls as I knew that my boys love croutons, especially the teen. So I sent my youngest son out to the yard to get me some fresh rosemary. My son brought me back several big sprigs of rosemary, it is a good thing that my rosemary bush is huge so I always have plenty. I then went to my pantry and grabbed a bottle of  Extra Virgin Olive Oil, some garlic powder, sea salt, and a gallon size zip lock bag.

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  Making homemade croutons are so easy to make in a bag. All you do is cube the bread into pieces and then place them in the bag with the olive oil and spices. The olive oil gives the croutons a great flavor and I love baking with it. Did you know that olive oil has a high smoke point (400 F)? That makes it great for a light saute, baking, frying, and over fresh tomatoes.

  To keep the olive oil fresh, make sure to store it in a dark and cool place (around 57F) and never in the refrigerator, on the countertop, or near the stove. Also, keep the lid screwed tight and use within 6 months after opening.

Did you know that olives are a fruit? Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made by pressing the fruit without heat or chemicals so it is the freshest and purest olive oil available. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also virtually free of acid below 0.8%.

Check out the Flavor Your Life campaign
The Flavor Your Life campaign, supported by the European Union,
Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture is dedicated to
providing the latest in industry news on European Extra Virgin Olive
Oil. The program aims to educate US consumers so they can make
informed decisions when purchasing Extra Virgin Olive Oil. To learn
more visit flavor-your-life.com

Learn about European oil

+ Olive trees have been in Europe over 1000 years and farmers use different  soils and environments to produce the most delicious olives

+ Different olives produce different flavor profiles of olive oils

Olives harvested early in the season produce oils that are greener, more bitter and pungent

+Olives harvested at the end of the season taste mild and buttery

Spanish oil is typically golden yellow with a fruity, nutty flavor

Italian olive oil is often dark green and has a herbal and grassy flavor

+ Greek oils packs a strong flavor and tends to be green

+ French oil is typically pale in color and has a mild flavor

Easy Homemade Croutons In A Bag
Day old bread or rolls
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1-gallon size plastic bag

Oven 350F 
Cut the bread into bite size pieces and place into the plastic bag. Add the spices and close the bag. Shake the bag a couple of times. Then add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and close the bag again. Shake really well. Open the bag and place the bread pieces on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake the bread pieces for about 20-30 minutes or until brown and toasted.

About Zucchi Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Zucchi is a 200-year-old company that has been owned and
managed by seven generations of the Zucchi family. Zucchi
is committed to creating the highest quality oils, sourcing
from the top olive oil growers and blending their oils in an
artisanal manner. Zucchi’s point of difference is their upscale
taste, quality, traceability (with QR code) and the Italian Art of
Blending. Find out more at www.zucchi.com/us

Make sure to check out my Parmesan Rosemary Artisan Garlic Bread. This wonderful recipe also uses Extra Virgin Olive Oil and is amazing.



  1. I have never even thought of making my own croutons before! I am always open to trying something new, I am definitely going to have to try this out. Thanks for the great tip!!

  2. Homemade croutons are the best. I only make homemade ones :)

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I need to know how to make my own croutons so that I don't have to make a special trip to the grocery store when we ran out of stuffing.

  4. Now how easy does it sound to make these, I am going to have to give it a try, I love a good crouton in salad!

  5. I haven't made homemade croutons in a while. I really think they taste better than the store bought ones!

  6. These looks so yummy! I'm going to try making this. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Homemade croutons are so much better than store bought

  8. My kids and I are totally addicted to croutons. I will have to try your recipe for making my own with old bread!

  9. Your homemade crouton recipe will be a big money saver for me! I love croutons on my salads and sometimes with my pasta dishes. I love how easy your recipe is, too!

  10. Oh my goodness these look so good! I have to make them!!

  11. I can't believe I've never made my own croutons! Definitely going to give these a try - love your easy instructions!

  12. Homemade croutons look crunchy and yum for snacking! Can't wait to try!

  13. I like adding crouton on my veggies salad , homemade croutons is even tastier. I am so excited to try this recipe.

  14. This looks so yummy! I'm saving this recipe! I eat a lot of salads this time of the year. Croutons will be a good complement in my salads!

  15. Oh yummy! I love a sharing platter of bread and olive oil to start a meal!

  16. We make our own croutons all the time. Will have to try your recipe out!

  17. I need to try making these today to go with my salad tonight. I've got everything I need, I've just got to find the time now.

  18. I love using virgin olive oil in cooking - dishes, dips, dressing. It's really healthy and it bring the dishes into a new level.

  19. Wow...I shall be saving this. I never thought about this at all..you learn something new everyday from bloggers

  20. I hate wasting food, too and these croutons seem like a great way to whip up a new dish with leftovers. Great recipe :)

  21. Homemade croutons are the best! You can make them as soft or as crunchy as you'd like!

  22. These are awesome. I go to Walmart, buy their $1.00 everything Italian bread and just add olive oil. ( they have garlic as well) Thank you!


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