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Croutons Before Soup {Spicy Creole Mustard Croutons}

by Tickled Red on October 11, 2012 · 13 comments

You guys are probably wondering what I’m up to seeing as how croutons are usually what you add last to your soup or salad, not first. Yet seeing as how these bad boys are homemade, I wanted y’all to have the recipe for them first. That way these toasty little nuggets of goodness will be ready and waiting to spice up your soup not the other way around. I don’t know about you guys but once my food is ready I’m not one to wait around for anything else to be done.

All you will need to make these croutons are four easy ingredients, Zatarain’s Creole Mustard (which you should be able to find in your local grocery store), cayenne pepper, Cajuns Choice Creole Seasoning and French bread. If these ingredients are not already staples in your pantry, trust me the will be from now on.

Cut the bread into bite sized cubes then put them on a cookie sheet already sprayed with butter. Place 6 dollops of mustard throughout the bread cubes and then with your hands {yes your hands!} coat all of the bread cubes with the mustard.

Sprinkle with cayenne and toss the cubes a few times more to make sure that they all get a little heat.

Bake at 350 degrees for approx. four minutes, toss and flip. Place back in the oven for approx. three more minutes, salt with Creole seasoning for a little kick and bake a couple more minutes or until golden and crunchy.

That’s it! Now you will have on hand an easy spicy crunch that will make your soup or salad zing with delight or if you are a “salt tooth” like me you might find yourself snacking on them.

Where’s the soup? Keep your britches on kiddos it’s not too far behind.

Love and hugs,

Shari-Tickled Red



{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Cassie October 11, 2012 at 10:26 am

This is beyond fabulous, Shari! I love the idea of making spicy croutons…my husband will eat these up!


Heather (Heather's Dish) October 11, 2012 at 11:30 am

croutons are some of my favorite things – i love the mustard addition!


Barbara | Creative Culinary October 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Who needs soup? I love homemade croutons and once I start ‘testing’ the results, well, they have on occasion turned into dinner. Not kidding.


addie | culicurious October 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Shari these look so tasty!! :) I love all things bread mustard so SCORE! Can’t wait to see the soup recipe too.


Shaina October 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm

These look so good, and since you told me all about them, I’m fairly certain they are going to have to be made. Now, where’s my soup?


Angie October 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

What a great idea!


carrian October 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I’m all about the croutons. I adore them!!


Paula - bell'alimento October 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I lurve homemade croutons!


Aggie October 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Oh my gosh, I just love croutons! I love how you kicked these babies up!


Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet October 16, 2012 at 9:18 am

I LOVE homemade croutons! Great idea adding mustard!


Sommer@ASpicyPerspective October 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

Do you have any leftover croutons??????



Miss October 17, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Homemade croutons are so yummy! I love that you added mustard.


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