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Homemade Breadcrumbs

Learn how to make EASY homemade breadcrumbs! Store up to 3 months in the freezer and use for homemade meatballs, meatloaf, chicken, stuffing, casserole toppings, and more!


  • 4 cups bread, cut into cubes

Italian Seasoning (Optional)

  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Slice the bread into 1-inch cubes to create 4 cups.
  • Place in a food processor and grind into finer crumbs. (See notes for food processor alternatives)
  • Arrange in a single, even layer on 1-2 baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, toss, bake for 5 more minutes.
  • If desired, place back in the food process and grind it into finer crumbs.
  • Add Italian seasonings after baking if desired, 1.5 teaspoons of seasoning for every cup. See notes for seasoning recipe.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month, or freeze for up to 3 months.


Food Processor Alternatives:
  • Option 1: Bake the cubed bread until it's firm, let it cool, and place it in a Ziploc freezer bag. Run a rolling pin over it or use the back of a large spoon to crush it up into small bits.
  • Option 2: Freeze the bread whole and run along a cheese grater once it's frozen to create small pieces.

Seasoning recipe above is for 2 cups of breadcrumbs, which is what this recipe yields.


Calories: 157kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1454mg, Potassium: 102mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Calcium: 101mg, Iron: 3mg