How to Make Rye Croutons at Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Homemade croutons taste the best. You can make them at home with this simple recipe that I will be sharing with you today. It is the recipe for Rye croutons.

I love to have croutons in my soup. The crunch they add to the soup is what I like the most about them. Whenever I make soup at home, then it is a must that I have to prepare the croutons to accompany them. Everyone loves it at my place. My kid just loves to eat them like a snack, so she grabs and eats them like a snack.

Rye croutons are made from the left over rye bread. They can be made with just two steps. It involves sautéing the cubes cut from the bread and then baking them. Overall it is just a process of 20 minutes. All you need is leftover rye bread, olive oil and some garlic. With just these three ingredients, croutons can be made at home.

These were just brief steps involved. You will know the specifications of the recipe further. This recipe is so easy and simple that you will enjoy making it. There are no hard and fast rules that need to be followed to prepare this recipe. Starting with the ingredients first, let’s see how it is made.

Ingredients for Rye Croutons

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 clove smashed (but not chopped) Garlic
  • 3 (1-inch-thick) slices Rye Bread (cut into cubes)

You do not need to run to the grocery store to get these ingredients. I am pretty sure that you will find them all in your kitchen itself. Even if not, go to the nearest grocery store and you will get them all there. Check out the time below you need for its making.

How Much Time It Will Take To Make Rye Croutons?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 minutes10 minutes20 minutes

Making these yummy crispy croutons require just 20 minutes. You need to cook for 10 minutes only to prepare them; the rest is just preparing the things up. Take a look at how it is done.

Steps to Make Rye Croutons

Rye Croutons recipe
  1. Set the oven to preheat at 350 degrees. 
  2. Till then, take a large skillet and heat some oil in it.
  3. Add garlic and bread in it and sauté them over medium flame. Cook the bread on each side till it turns brown.
  4. Transfer the bread to the baking sheet. Discard the garlic. Bake the bread cubes for 5 minutes till they get dry. 
  5. Serve them with a preferred companion.

Note- You can store the croutons in an air tight container for few weeks.

You can not only serve them with its most common companion- soup, but there are many other uses. You can serve them with salad, chowder and many others.

Nutritional Breakdown of Rye Croutons

Let’s see what level of nutrition does these croutons have.

Calories40
Protein1g
Carbohydrates4g
Fat2g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium65mg

How to Make Rye Croutons at Home | Video

I have uploaded the video to help you with every detail of this recipe. Make sure to watch it to make it easily at your home.

Video by Gavin Wren

Make sure you try them at your home and let me know its reviews. You can write your queries, reviews and any suggestions in the comment section below. I will be happy to help you. Do not hesitate to ask your questions. It will help you and be a great help to others who are going to try the recipe. I hope you enjoy making them. Have a great day!

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