Homemade Ranch Croutons

Gluten Free Living – 2017

Homemade Ranch Croutons are the BEST! These awesome croutons are coated in Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix, olive oil, Italian seasoning and garlic before baking. So once they’re nice and crispy, the croutons have amazing Ranch flavor. They’re the perfect crouton for soups and salads. I made mine especially for Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup and thought the Ranch flavored-croutons in tomato soup were spectacular.

Since I made these croutons with my favorite gluten free bread, they’re also gluten free. The Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix has no preservatives, so this is a cleaner version than many croutons made with regular bread that also include high fructose corn syrup. They’re delightfully crunchy and amazingly tasty.

Homemade Ranch Croutons are really easy to make. You can use ANY kind of bread, even leftover stale bread of any variety or any combination will work. After baking, the croutons, are crispy, crunchy and oh, so tasty. If you enjoy eating a lot of salads, these croutons rock! Especially if you’re eating a salad with Ranch dressing as it doubles the delicious Ranch flavor. Enjoy!

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Homemade Ranch Croutons are perfect for your favorite soup!

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These croutons are so easy to make.

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I loved the flavor of Homemade Ranch Croutons in Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup!

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. Any kind of bread can be used for this recipe. The pyrex measuring cup contains a batch of Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix.

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Pour olive oil into a small saucepan. Heat over low to medium heat. Add garlic and saute a minute or so.

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Add Ranch dressing mix (dry) and Italian seasoning. While I used a full batch of Ranch Dressing mix, a half batch would probably absorb better into the bread cubes (unless you want to use a lot more oil).

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Cut bread into cubes. Stale bread works best. Don’t trim the edges as they add a good bit of flavor and texture.

Homemade Ranch Croutons | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fabulous #glutenfree #croutons are made with #RanchDressingMix for spectacular flavor. Great with #soups or #salads.

Combine oil/Ranch dressing mix and Italian seasoning with the bread cubes and stir well to combine.

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Spread bread cubes onto a very large cookie sheet.

Homemade Ranch Croutons | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fabulous #glutenfree #croutons are made with #RanchDressingMix for spectacular flavor. Great with #soups or #salads.

Bake at 400 degrees about 20 minutes.

Homemade Ranch Croutons | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fabulous #glutenfree #croutons are made with #RanchDressingMix for spectacular flavor. Great with #soups or #salads.

You can store these for several days in a zip lock bag or plastic container.

Homemade Ranch Croutons | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fabulous #glutenfree #croutons are made with #RanchDressingMix for spectacular flavor. Great with #soups or #salads.

Homemade Ranch Croutons are also fantastic served on top of your favorite salad.

Homemade Ranch Croutons | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fabulous #glutenfree #croutons are made with #RanchDressingMix for spectacular flavor. Great with #soups or #salads.

Ranch Dressing Mix adds incredibly delicious flavor to the croutons!

 

Here’s the recipe.

HOMEMADE RANCH CROUTONS

(My own concoction)

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These fabulous croutons are prepared with Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix. They're perfect for serving in any kind of salad or soup. Gluten free.
Homemade Ranch Croutons | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fabulous #glutenfree #croutons are made with #RanchDressingMix for spectacular flavor. Great with #soups or #salads.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Homemade Ranch Croutons | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fabulous #glutenfree #croutons are made with #RanchDressingMix for spectacular flavor. Great with #soups or #salads.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Slice down bread in 1/3 to ½-inch cubes.
  3. Do not remove crusts!
  4. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  5. In a small saucepan over low to medium heat, add olive oil and garlic and saute a minute.
  6. Add Italian seasoning and dry Ranch dressing mix.
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Drizzle Ranch/olive oil sauce over top of bread cubes and stir well so sauce is evenly distributed.
  10. Place bread cubes in a single layer on a large cookie sheet.
  11. Bake at 375° approximately 20 minutes.
  12. Bread cubes will become crunchy and golden brown.
  13. Remove from oven and serve on your favorite salad or use for garnish on top of your favorite soup.
  14. Croutons can be stored on counter in a zip-lock bag for a few days.
  15. Refrigeration is not recommended.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: While any kind or flavor of bread can be used in this recipe, it works better if the bread is on the stale side.

NOTE: While I used a whole batch of Ranch dressing mix, you may find using about half works just as well  because it soaks into the bread cubes a little better.

Homemade Ranch Croutons | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fabulous #glutenfree #croutons are made with #RanchDressingMix for spectacular flavor. Great with #soups or #salads.

These crunchy croutons are delightful.

Homemade Ranch Croutons | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fabulous #glutenfree #croutons are made with #RanchDressingMix for spectacular flavor. Great with #soups or #salads.

As you can see, I stuffed my bowl of Easy Crockpot Tomato Soup with these Homemade Ranch Croutons. Ranch flavoring with tomato soup is awesome! 🙂

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2 Replies to "Homemade Ranch Croutons"

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    slope April 5, 2017 (8:49 pm)

    Very useful! Thank for sharing

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      Teresa April 6, 2017 (4:06 pm)

      You’re welcome.

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