Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 5 mins

Buttered breadcrumbs can be used to top casseroles and au gratin dishes or as garnish for vegetables. For extra rich buttered breadcrumbs, double the amount of butter. This uses Soft Breadcrumbs which I posted separately. Variations: Add to taste grated parmesan cheese, minced parsley, minced toasted walnuts, toasted almonds or toasted sesame seeds.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 cup soft breadcrumbs, posted separately


  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium low heat. As soon as butter is melted and frothy, stir in breadcrumbs. Continue stirring until crumbs are evenly crisp and golden brown.
  2. If using any of the above mentioned variations add to the finshed buttered breadcrumbs.
Most Helpful

5 5

I served these over cauliflower the other night. It's a tasty and quick dress-up, not to mention economical. Made for Zaar Stars Tag.

5 5

This turned out nice and crispy and buttery! I will enjoy this! Thanks! Made for Vegetarian Swap-Feb. 2010.

5 5

Tastes just like the buttered ritz crackers I use on lots of my casseroles. I can make this more economically and easier, so I'll definitely use this again. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!