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How to Make Italian Bread Crumbs

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Making homemade bread crumbs is so quick and easy! Use whatever bread you have, enjoy the delicious crispy flavor, and save money.


  • 4 oz bread (equivalent of 4 slices)
  • ½ tsp each: salt, parsley, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and basil
  • 12 Tbsp butter, room temperature


  1. Preheat the oven to 300F.
  2. Meanwhile, very, very lightly butter the bread.
  3. Place the bread butter side down on a large cookie sheet and toast in the oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Using tongs, flip each piece of bread over and toast for another 10 minutes.
  5. Place the bread and seasoning in a food processor or blender and pulse until the breadcrumbs are the desired size.
  6. Remove the breadcrumbs and allow to cool before using. The breadcrumbs can be stored in a freezer-safe container for up to one year.


  • Making bread crumbs is really simple, but if you don’t want to make your own, there are a ton of easy bread crumbs substitutes, like chopped nuts, cracker crumbs, croutons, old-fashioned oats, or ground flaxseed.