Dairy-Free Herbed Croutons

2 cups

Croutons in the gluten-free, dairy-free world are difficult to come by. Making homemade croutons, seasoned to your liking, can add extra texture, interest, and flavor to soups, salads, and stuffing. They are easy to prepare and freeze well for at-the-ready access whenever the need calls. Be sure to verify that your brand of spices is gluten-free.

This recipe is free of gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.


  • 5 slices gluten-free, dairy-free bread, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt and black pepper


Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place bread cubes in a bowl. Drizzle olive oil over them. Toss to distribute oil. Sprinkle seasonings over bread and toss again to distribute flavors well. Spread bread onto pan and bake on center rack of preheated oven for 13 minutes, or until golden brown and crunchy. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

To store, place in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag and store at room temperature for 3 days or in the freezer for longer storage. Thaw at room temperature for 10 minutes before using.