This is more of a tip than a recipe, get ready! So whenever I bake bread there are always the sad, mutilated pieces unfit for sandwiches that always happen because I use a bread knife that’s cheap and not sharp enough. I then put all the mutilated pieces on a plate thinking I’ll just eat reallytiny toasts for breakfast…and then they sit there a few days until their days as toast are no longer. Oops.

Today I didn’t waste those toast failures! Soup was up! I simply repurposed the stale toast into delicious croutons! A way to impress guests who won’t realize you’re simply trying to use up your old nasty stale bread!

Stale Bread? Nahhh. Croutons!


  • bread whatever type you have
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • garlic or garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning optional


  • Chop your bread into manageable cube sizes.
  • Pour a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan along with a few good shakes of salt, garlic and/or garlic powder (depends how lazy you are, I was lazy this morning) and Italian seasoning (optional).
  • Throw in the bread cubes and toss until coated.
  • Saute over medium heat until browned and crunchy, but don't burn them!
  • Toss over salads, soup, etc. Delicious!

Feel free to experiments with the type of oil and seasonings and let me know what you come up with!