These Parmesan Baguette Croutes are an easy, cheesy garlic bread recipe that is perfect for serving with soups and salads.
When I make soup in my house, we love to have dunkers. Dunkers are great pieces of bread that can soak up the broth, fill you up and complete the meal. These Parmesan Baguette Croutes are the perfect dunkers!
How to Make Parmesan Baguette Croutes:
This is basically a very simple garlic bread recipe. Grab a baguette at the store. I prefer sourdough. Slice it up into about 30 pieces.
Slices of baguette are brushed with a garlic butter/oil mixture.
Top the garlic buttered bread slices with shredded Parmesan cheese. If you like a cheese with a stronger flavor, use shredded Asiago cheese instead.
Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and the bread slices are crispy. Give the bread slices a sprinkle of fresh parsley, for garnish. And to make them pretty.
If you’re looking for recipes to make to go with these Parmesan Baguette Croutes, you might like to try my Classic Chicken Soup and this Avocado Pine Nut Salad. Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing, Smoked Ham Soup with White Beans and Minestrone Soup are also good things to eat with these garlicky cheesy bread bites.
Parmesan Baguette Croutes
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 whole sourdough baguette, sliced into 30 pieces
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese
- freshly chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine the butter, oil and garlic. Brush the sourdough rounds with the butter/oil mixture and sprinkle with cheese.
- Place the rounds on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden. Cool and serve.
- *It's okay to use unsalted butter as the cheese will have enough salt for flavor.
- *Good olive oil is key to having good flavor in these rounds.