Why I’ve never done this before is beyond me. Every Thanksgiving, we make my husband’s most amazing Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. It’s the best! Every year, I pay up for the organic, fancy bread cubes.
Let’s not talk about how expensive these are at the store. I don’t like the huge list of ingredients that are in regular bread cubes so we’ve been going with the organic the last few years.
Best part of this? Bread that’s about to go bad is getting used so no food waste!
The bread cubes are good but really – it’s stale bread that the bakery department hasn’t sold. Since I have organic bread that goes stale (Remember how the quilt + my son went to college? Less bread is getting eaten here.) and I have an oven, I now have fancy bread cubes. You’re about to, also.
These couldn’t be easier to make! Turn them into croutons easily by brushing the bread with olive oil, place on baking sheet, and sprinkle with spices.
- 8-12 slices of bread (I keep ends/heels of bread stashed in the freezer to use for this)
- Set oven to 275 degrees.
- Cut bread into 1″ x 1″ squares. Smaller or larger is fine, too.
- Place on a baking sheet and make sure single layer. I use an 11″ x 14″ jelly roll pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
So tasty and bread is getting used not wasted.
Bread that’s ready to get stale or worse – grow hair and get moldy – can be useful. It makes excellent bread cubes for stuffing, croutons for a fresh green salad, or you can skip putting them in the oven and make this egg strata with them instead.
It’s our Christmas morning tradition but you can make it anytime.
Don’t toss out bread and don’t buy fancy-dancy bread cubes from the store. Make your own. It’s so easy!
What Thanksgiving stuffing are you making? Do you have a holiday stuffing tradition?
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