Cajun Seasoning Croutons are a great way not only to jazz up a salad, but to use up homemade bread. I specifically created this recipe as a way to use leftover Fluffy Dinner Rolls, but now I use it all the time with all kinds of bread.
Up until recently, I made croutons without using a recipe and just seasoning up bread cubes with whatever I felt like. The Cajun Seasoning Croutons were so good I actually wrote down all the measurements and bake times.
For the record, here’s the brand of Cajun seasoning I use. And I’m mentioning this because different brands seem to have different flavors and levels of salt. This one has enough so that you don’t need to add any.
I do add a dash of sugar, though!
Update: I have been buying Louisiana Fish Fry brand Cajun seasoning lately, and it works very well in this recipe.
Cajun Seasoning Croutons
- 1/4 pound leftover dinner rolls Fluffy Dinner Rolls or white bread
- 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Louisiana style Cajun seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cut the bread into 1 inch cubes (or any size you want).
- Melt the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir in the oil and seasonings.
- Toss the cubes in the butter mixture.
- Spread the croutons on a large ungreased baking sheet and bake at 400 for 5 minutes.
- Open door and stir the croutons around, flipping to ensure they’ve browned a bit, then close door and reduce heat to 300. Continue baking for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so. When they are nicely browned, let them cool completely. They will crisp up as they cool.