Garlic Bread Crouton Sticks

About this Recipe

Try this delicious recipe for homemade garlic bread crouton sticks. Crunchier than garlic bread, easy to make and very portable.  These sticks are a beautiful accompaniment to so many dishes.  Perfect popped alongside a bowl of soup, and a tasty garlicky addition to a salad or served alongside a dip.​ Make, bake and have them ready to go…​

Garlic Bread Crouton Sticks


Yields – 4 portions

  • 3 ciabatta rolls
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 110g / 8 Tbs / 1 Stick salted butter at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375°F.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Make the garlic butter by crushing the garlic into the room temperature butter and mixing well until soft and combined.

Garlic butter for Garlic Bread Crouton Sticks

Step 2

Next turn your ciabatta rolls into long sticks. First cut the rolls in half (as if making into a sub type roll) – then cut each half into thirds – so each roll becomes 6 sticks.​ Spread the garlic butter evenly across at least one side of each bread crouton stick.

Ciabatta sticks

Step 3

Place on a baking tray and put in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes – then check, turn and bake again for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Keep checking the croutons to make sure they don’t burn – turning on every check for an even bake. Once they look nice and golden, put the baking tray on a cooling rack and let the garlic bread croutons cool.


Store the garlic bread croutons in an airtight container for up to 2 days.​

​​​What goes well with the garlic bread crouton sticks?

These garlic bread crouton sticks would go perfectly alongside a bowl of soup, and they would be delicious dipped in a spinach and artichoke dip. One of my favourite ways to use these sticks is alongside a salad – a great alternative to croutons in a Caesar salad or try my Mexican Salsa and Crayfish Salad – you won’t regret it!

Mexican Salsa and Crayfish Salad with garlic crouton sticks

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