Croutons with Rustic Sourdough Bread and Red Pepper Infused Butter

Course Salads and Vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 75kcal
Author The Worktop


  • 1/2 large loaf rustic sourdough bread - cut into about 1-inch cubes (about 6 cups total)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Melt the butter in a wok on medium heat.
  • Add in the garlic salt and red pepper flakes. Heat the butter for about 5 minutes, to let the red pepper flakes infuse into the butter.
  • Turn up the heat to medium-high. Add in the cubed bread, stirring constantly, and turning the cubed bread so each side is coated in butter.
  • Slowly sprinkle in the thyme, tossing the bread while doing so.
  • Continue to toss and turn the bread cubes about once every minute for about 15 minutes.
  • The croutons are done when all the sides of the bread cubes are a light golden brown.


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 147mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0mg