Homemade Garlic Parmesan Croutons

Ingredients:

- 1 loaf of day old bread (or leave the bag open overnight)

- 1/2-2/3 c. olive oil

- 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese

- 1 t. salt (more or less, to taste)

- 1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper

- 2 T. minced garlic

- 1 t. dried rosemary

- 1/2 t. dried oregano

- 1/2 t. dried thyme

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Slice bread into roughly 1/2" cubes.  For me, it was easiest to make half a batch at a time.

2.  In a large bowl, combine half of the remaining ingredients. Add bread cubes and toss to coat.

3.  Place bread in an even layer on foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10, until golden brown and crispy. (Mine were done around 25-28 minutes. Times will vary based on oven, type of bread, etc.) Allow to cool, then store in a sealed container until ready to use on your favorite salad or soup.

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