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Air Fryer Ranch Croutons

Air Fryer Ranch Croutons are so easy to make and add so much flavor to your favorite salads.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • 4 cups bread cubed
  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbs dry ranch mix divided

Instructions

  • Cut the bread into 1/2 inch cubes. Place the cubes into a bowl.
  • In a separate microwave-safe dish, place the butter into it and cover it with a paper towel.
  • Microwave the butter for 35 seconds. Remove the butter and add 1 Tbs dry ranch dressing mix.
  • Mix the butter and ranch dressing together, then drizzle over the top of the bread. Stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle an additional 1 Tbs of the powdered ranch dressing mix over the top and stir for a second time to coat everything evenly.
  • Add the breadcrumbs to the basket of the air fryer. Set for 350 degrees and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the basket and toss the bread with a spoon, then replace the basket and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Let the croutons cool and add to salad or soup. Enjoy!

Notes

Tips for making Air Fryer Croutons:
  • Have a leftover hot dog or hamburger buns? Use them to make these ranch croutons.
  • Don't have an air fryer? Follow directions 1-5. Heat the oven to 375 degrees then bake for 10 minutes. Remove and turn the croutons, then bake another 10 minutes. Let cool.
  • How to store croutons: Add to an airtight container and store for up to two weeks.