Parmesan Cheese Substitute for Pasta (Vegan)

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

While this does'nt taste the same as parmesan, it adds a similar texture and extra flavor. With this, I don't even miss the parmesan! I wrote to salt to taste, but I think it needs to be salted generously, since parmesan cheese is rather salty. You can also use any other seasonings you like.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons oil, of choice
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs, of choice
  • 1 -2 garlic clove, minced
  • salt


  1. Heat oil in fry pan at medium-high heat.
  2. Add breadcrumbs.
  3. Toast until they just start to gain color.
  4. Add minced garlic and salt.
  5. If too wet, add more breadcrumbs, if too dry add a little more oil.
  6. Toast until golden brown.


Most Helpful

It didn't really tasted like cheese but it's perfect topping for my really plain pasta (I didn't have veggies) Thanks!

CottageCheeze July 27, 2008

My stove was busy cooking the bestest hamburger soup (recipe 56366), so I decided to make the "cheese" on my browning plate in the microwave. Too lazy to mince the garlic, I just heated the oil with the garlic smashed up on the browning plate uncovered and added the breadcrumbs in for about 5 minutes, stopping every so often to stir the breadcrumbs around. It added an amazing texture to the bestest hamburger soup (which ended up not very soupy at all). Will try this recipe again on an actual frying pan...

Hani Selamat June 19, 2008

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