Don’t think of that old baguette as stale bread. Think of it as the makings of quick and crunchy toppers for soups and salads.

By Real Simple
Updated September 23, 2016

Salt, pepper, and olive oil transforms a past-its-prime loaf into homemade croutons. Add a few sprigs of fresh herbs to kick up the flavor even more.

For more ideas, try these recipes for leftover hot dog and hamburger buns.