Easy Skillet Croutons

Croutons are so quick and easy to make in a cast iron skillet!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Erica Lea


  • 3 slices bread cut thick
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the bread cubes, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Make sure the bread is coated evenly.
  2. Heat a large, dry cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Add the seasoned bread cubes and cook, stirring often, until they’re golden and toasty, about 10-15 minutes. A few minutes before the croutons are done toasting, add the garlic and cook until softened.
  3. Remove to a plate and allow to cool completely. The croutons will crisp up as they cool.