Truffled Croutons

Today I’m making one of our favorite dinners here at Chez Magilla, Roast Chicken with Honey and Lemon and what goes better with a classic roast chicken than a simple fresh salad? And what goes better with a nice salad than….croutons!

I hate wasting food. I had a stale loaf of Italian bread staring me down. It waved it’s hands and said “Whatchu gonna do?” Well. not really but you get the gist. Knowing a yummy salad was in my future, I opted to re-purpose my tired bread into delicious croutons.

This is certainly not complicated but it that little bit of zhuzh that all cooks look for.

I hope you enjoy them!

Truffled Croutons

When you have week old bread but still like to be fancy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: All-Clad, basking ridge, bernardsville, buttermilk, far hills, morris county, morrisotwn, new jersey, peapack-gladstone, repurpose, somerset county, Williams Sonoma
Servings: 4
Calories: 189kcal



  • cube bread according to your own preference. Some people want big slabs for soup. Some smaller bites for salad. I can go with either and love slabs of this slathered with goat cheese and radishes...but I digress. For crouton purposes, I cubed
  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • in a 3 quart pot, melt butter. Add canola oil and truffle oil and swirl until butter is fully melted
  • add herbs de Provence and combine fully into butter mixture
  • add cubed bread and coat as much as possible by folding into the butter mixture
  • pour onto baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, turning every five minutes until it reaches the desired level of color you'd like. I do mine for 20 minutes


Hey Williams Sonoma?  Think I'm due for a new baking sheet?  Or is it just right?


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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