Pizza dough has taken on many a shape around here, from Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets and Pepperoni Pizza Bites to Bruschetta Pizza and Cinnamon Rolls. Croutons, you’re up next!
The general consensus on the interwebs is that pizza dough croutons must be deep-fried. But I beg to differ.
A little garlic butter helps these snackable squares crisp up perfectly in the oven. Add cheese to the equation and we have a winning recipe for Baked Parmesan Garlic Pizza Dough Croutons, which are guaranteed to spruce up any salad or snack mix (Read: Lose the greens and dig in with your fingers!).
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- 8 ounces homemade or store-bought pizza dough
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Lightly flour your work surface. Roll out the pizza dough until it's 1/8-inch thick. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough into 1/2-inch squares.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat then add the garlic and sauté, stirring, until it's golden. Remove the pan from the heat then carefully dip each dough square into the butter and arrange them on the baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart.
- Bake the croutons for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through, until they're golden and crisped. Remove the croutons from the oven, immediately transfer them to a bowl, add the Parmesan cheese and parsley, and toss to combine.
- Pizza dough is easiest to roll out when it is at room temperature.
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I can’t wait to try.
How would they do in the air fryer?
Hi Alysha! I haven’t tried that so unfortunately I can’t weigh in on this. Let me know if you give it a shot!
These are scrumptious. I can’t wait to try it with different seasonings!! Thank you!
So glad you’re enjoying the recipe, Amy!
This recipe seems easy to do. I will try to do it for my children in this weekend. I hope it will be delicious.
I’m going to make this sometime in the coming week and I cannot wait to try it! Looks so delicious!
This looks delicious. I’ll try this recipe next weekend. It looks to be easy to cook and I hope my family will like it.
Wow! I’ve never known that pizza can be in cube shape like this, so cute and interesting! The recipe contains garlic and cheese, which are soooo enough to make it wonderful, I bet! It’s not hard to do also. Thank you very much for sharing! Looking for more recipes from you.
I have made it and the look also the taste is amazing thanky for the recipe.
All the best Karolina
Thank you for your recipe. These look amazing!
I will try it. Thank you for your recipe.
the idea of baking these parmesan cheese dough croutons is better actually, as that way it tasted better and actually it is healthier than the pan fried option.
these look amazing! Hope you are well! Miss talking to you! We need to catch up
Thanks so much, Alison! Yes we need to catch up!
What an beautiful dish! It is so easy to do. I will try it. It looks so delicious. Thank you for your recipe.