Food Network Kitchen’s Air Fryer Croutons, as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Amanda Neal for Food Network Kitchen

Air Fryer Croutons

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: about 3 1/2 cups
Homemade croutons are incredibly simple and quick to make, thanks to the air fryer! We added a touch of dried oregano and granulated garlic for a boost of flavor to complement a variety of salads, soups and other dishes. Feel free to remove the oil and seasonings altogether and follow the same method to dry out bread for stuffing, dressing, bread pudding and more--in less than half the time it would take with an oven.



Special equipment:
a 6-quart air fryer
  1. Toss the bread, olive oil, oregano, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper in a large bowl until evenly combined.
  2. Preheat a 6-quart air fryer to 350 degrees F. Add the seasoned bread cubes in an even layer to the air fryer basket. Cook, tossing halfway through, until golden brown and toasted, 5 to 6 minutes. 

Cook’s Note

To dry out bread for stuffing, dressing and other bread puddings, cook the plain bread cubes (no oil or seasonings) in the air fryer at 350 degrees F until toasted and dried through, 4 to 5 minutes.