Copycat California Pizza Kitchen Garlic Herb Croutons

2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 tablespoon dried granulated garlic
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 loaf country-style white bread, cut into 3/4- to 1-inch cubes

Heat the oven to 225 degrees F.
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Remove from the heat and stir in the garlic, basil, salt and cayenne.
Place the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl. Add the seasoned butter and quickly toss to coat the cubes evenly. Spread the buttered cubes on a baking sheet and bake until they are golden brown on the outside and crisp throughout, about 1 hour.

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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  1. Dennis January 26, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Very interesting recipe that I must try soon

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  5. Jacob recipes May 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information helped me in my restaurant several books of recipes is good to have several sources of information to be improving.

  6. Secret Recipe Tim May 24, 2011 at 5:06 am

    I have never made my own croutons before. Great idea! I am interested to see if anyone has found any sushi recipes from any major restaurants?

  7. Suzanne June 10, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Looks delicious! Unfortunately my husband thinks dinner without meat isn’t dinner

  8. Ajay June 21, 2011 at 3:33 am

    It’s a great idea , in my opinion.

  9. beer June 26, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Pizza with grilled beef seems very good. I have to try. thank you!

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  11. Jecca Q. Festijo August 3, 2011 at 8:04 am

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  12. Nia August 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    This seems like a recipe to try. All this time, I’ve been looking for fresh croutons I can make myself that I can also put into my salad. I’ve got to try this today.

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  14. nyc restaurant blogger September 13, 2011 at 12:38 am

    One of the nice to know recipes I’ve learned here today. Easy to make and looks delicious when properly done. Thanks for sharing this one.

  15. Michelle October 13, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    My son will be wanting me to make these all the time :-)lol

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