These crunchy croutons go perfectly with the recipe below for Creamy Tomato Soup. This is another Dierbergs recipe. Thanks for sharing these great ideas Dierbergs!
2 Tbsp butter (softened)
1/4 tsp dried basil
4 slices artisan bread or French baguette
1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
In small bowl, stir together butter and basil. Spread over both sides of bread slices; place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Broil 6" from heat source until lightly toasted, about 1 minute per side.. Sprinkle cheese over top; broil until cheese melts, about 30 seconds. Cool slightly before cutting into 1" squares. Sprinkle over Creamy Tomato Soup. Makes about 36 croutons.