01/21/2015 10:35 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Pizza Croutons Make Salad Taste Like Pizza

By Perry Santanachote

Credit: Drew Swantak

I've always loved croutons: they're an easy way to add salt, fat, and carbs to anything remotely healthy... like rich, creamy soups and overdressed salads and that weird, gray casserole my Grandma still force-feeds me whenever I visit. But instead of crusty old bread with a bit of parsley and Parm, I make my croutons out of what should be the obvious ingredient: pizza.

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Rather than, you know, microwaving and eating leftover slices, you can smash those day-old pies together, slice and dice them, and fry up the little squares. They're basically the pizza rolls that Chad's Mom made after school in third grade, but without the annoyance of crusts, or hanging out with people named Chad.

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Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 18-20 croutons


  • 6 slices leftover pizza
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

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