Ruby Tuesday Croutons Copycat – Pumpernickel Croutons

Ruby Tuesday Croutons Copycat – Pumpernickel Croutons

Ruby Tuesday Croutons Copycat – Pumpernickel Croutons

posted on December 20, 2017 by Rachel Gurk

These Ruby Tuesday Croutons are the perfect copycat recipe – they taste just like the restaurant’s version and they couldn’t be easier to make at home! You’ll find these are the perfect topping for any salad!

I’ll be honest, it’s been a long long time since I ate at Ruby Tuesday’s, but I’ll never forget the croutons on their salad bar. Satisfyingly crispy but still soft on the inside, salty and garlicky and….is it still a salad if it’s just two cups of croutons?

No? Well, shoot. The good thing about these croutons is that I’m pretty sure my version is healthier than the ones at the restaurant which taste like they’re literally taking a bath in butter.

Now, granted, these have a fair amount of butter too because I wanted them to taste just like the deliciousness that Ruby Tuesday croutons provide. However, the great part about them is that you can control the butter yourself (use less if you want!). You can also control the sodium by using more or less salt.

I couldn’t stop popping these babies in my mouth. I made them a day or two before I photographed them (Michigan is stingy with the sunshine in the winter and I photograph in natural light), and I nearly had to make another batch because I couldn’t stop eating these.

Here are the simple steps for making these Ruby Tuesday Croutons:

Cut up bread into small cubes.

Combine bread, garlic powder, and salt.

Drizzle with butter!

Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake at 375°F until crispy!

Making croutons of any kind is a total game-changer, just read the comments on my homemade croutons and you’ll see!

PS: I have you covered if you want more information on how to make croutons.

Used in this recipe:

bread knife

baking sheet

garlic powder

salt

Enjoy!

Ruby Tuesday Croutons Copycat - Pumpernickel Croutons

Yield: 4 cups

Total Time: 15 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

These Ruby Tuesday Croutons are the perfect copycat recipe – they taste just like the restaurant’s version and they couldn’t be easier to make at home! You’ll find these are the perfect topping for any salad!

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups pumpernickel bread cubes (approximately 1/2-inch cubes)
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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