Updated: Oct 8, 2020
Why buy ranch croutons when it is so easy to make your own? They store well in zipper bags or lidded containers in the pantry. Season them any way you like! The recipe below is for a ranch seasoned crouton, but you can do BBQ, Cajun, Ranch, Southwest--any flavor theme you want! This classic flavor goes great in our Grilled Buffalo Shrimp Salad! #sonomnom4u #Croutons
1 loaf of bread or breadsticks (any is fine!) (I like homemade french so they remain as real as possible)
1/4 cup Olive oil (EV or light is fine!)
1 packet Ranch dip seasoning
Preheat oven to 450° F
Cut the entire loaf of bread up into 1/2" cubes.
Pour cubes into a large bowl. Coat them with olive oil by drizzling and tossing and drizzling until all oil is mixed thoroughly into the bread cubes.
Pour oil coated bread cubes on a parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure they are in a single layer.
Bake about 10 minutes, stir and bake an additional 10 minutes.
Check croutons often--all ovens vary.
Croutons are done when they are crunchy.
Pour hot croutons into a boil and cover with ranch dip powder. Toss to coat all croutons with seasoning.
Pour onto butcher paper or paper towels to cool.
Store/serve after the croutons are completely cooled.