Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs are a pantry staple that you can make anytime using stale or toasted bread! It's the perfect way to customize your dish with fresh bread crumbs. homemade bread crumbs | homemade basics | pantry basics | stale bread | bread crumbs | breaded chicken

Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs

  • Author: Madison Wetherill
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup breadcrumbs 1x
  • Category: Spices
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Italian


Homemade bread crumbs are an easy substitute when you’re out of the store-bought kind. Plus the flavor is fresher and more customizable!


  • 2 slices of stale or toasted bread
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 heaping teaspoons of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper


  1. If using fresh bread, toast first.
  2. Combine ingredients in a food processor until bread crumbs are finely ground.