All-Purpose Croutons

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  • Serves 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 136 calories
    • Calories 66 calories from fat
    • Fat 10 g
    • Sat Fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 23 mg
    • Sodium 339 mg
    • Protein 2 g
    • Carbohydrate 11 g
    • Sugar 1 g
    • Fiber 0 g


  1. Check 2 hamburger or hot dog buns
  2. Check 3tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  3. Check kosher salt
  4. Check 2teaspoons dried herbs (such as oregano, thyme, basil, or an Italian herb mix)


  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  2. Cut the buns into 1-inch pieces and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Drizzle with the butter, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and the herbs, and toss. Bake, turning once, until crisp and golden, about 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer the sheet of parchment or foil and croutons off the pan to a counter to cool. (You can store the croutons in a resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.)