Homemade Croutons with Garlic & Parsley

Make these delicious oven-toasted, homemade croutons with King’s Hawaiian rolls and basic pantry ingredients. Use them to top any soup or salad!

croutons in bowl on blue towel

If you have followed this blog for even a little while, you know that I only share easy and quick recipes. My recipes don’t have hard-to-find ingredients, and they aren’t complicated to make. All of that can be said for this recipe for homemade croutons. Just 20 minutes from start to finish, and the end result is the best finishing touch to any soup or salad. The main ingredient for the deliciousness of these croutons is the King’s Hawaiian rolls. They add a buttery texture that makes these homemade croutons a crowd-pleaser for sure. 

homemade croutons in pyrex bowl

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Tips for Perfect Homemade Croutons

  • The King’s Hawaiian rolls truly make delicious croutons, but any kind of bread can be used. Stale hamburger or hot dog buns work great, as well as any kind of packaged or artisan bread. 
  • A serrated bread knife makes cutting the bread very easy. 
  • Using Reynolds Wrap non-stick aluminum foil guarantees that the croutons won’t stick and tear. If using regular foil, it’s helpful to coat the foil with non-stick spray before placing the croutons. I got the tip about the non-stick foil from my dad…and honestly, nothing sticks to it!
  • Other herbs can be used in place of, or in addition to, the parsley. Rosemary, basil, or oregano would be delicious.
  • These homemade croutons are amazing warm and fresh from the oven, but they can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. I’m pretty sure they won’t last that long!
  • Serving suggestion: top this Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad with these homemade croutons.

homemade croutons in bowl

homemade croutons on wood cutting board

Homemade Croutons with Garlic & Parsley

Delicious homemade croutons made with King's Hawaiian rolls, garlic, and parsley. The perfect touch for any salad or soup recipe.
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5 from 6 votes
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 6 King's Hawaiian Rolls
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cover a large baking sheet with non-stick foil. Set aside.
  • Slice the Hawaiian rolls into 3/4 inch cubes.
  • Place in a large bowl and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chopped parsley.
  • Combine the melted butter and olive oil in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle the butter/olive oil mixture over bread cubes.
  • Toss until all the cubes are well coated.
  • Place coated bread cubes on covered cookie sheet, spreading them out so they aren't touching.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Shake the pan halfway through baking time.
  • Serve warm with soup or salad.
  • Store completely cooled croutons in an air tight container for up to 3 days.
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homemade croutons on baking sheet

The next time you serve soup or salad, surprise your family and guests with these homemade croutons. I promise they will be delighted and impressed..and only you will know how easy it was!

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  1. 5 stars
    So these croutons are totally amazing! I made them this morning along with tomato soup. The croutons exceeded my expectations and are so delicious with the soup. I always make my own croutons but these are the best. I sprinkled a bit of freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top before baking. Hawaiian King rolls are not available in Canada so I used rye bread…perfect!

  2. Diane Smith says:

    If I am using bread, how much would I need?

    1. 5 stars
      I used 4 cups of cubed rye bread….perfect!

      1. Hi Jan, did you use a loaf or slices to make the croutons? Thank you!

        1. 5 stars
          Hi Yvonne,
          I used a loaf of light rye bread…Swedish style by Dimpilmeier brand 🇨🇦.
          Worked very well.

  3. Kedra Sugg says:

    These seem wonderful! I will try them! I LOVE your attitude about ingredients and technique! I live in a wonderful big cabin in the woods – like a permanent vacation – however, I live miles from any of the “gourmet” stores that stock the products most magazine chefs require. Knowing I can fix something delicious for ourselves and others is so nice! Thank you!

  4. Timely post as I am in use it up, zero waste mode since staying home. I made garlic bread tonight with the bread heels. I’m recently eating wheat free & was missing croutons because I didn’t think of making my own with wheat free bread!Thanks