Homemade Dry Bread Crumbs

When you run out of those good dry bread crumbs that you bought try this method of making your own and save $3.00 a batch


  • Save your old stale bread slices or bread ends (4-6)
  • Pkg. Dry Italian Salad Dressing Mix or
  • Ranch Dressing Mix or use none.


Save the ends of bread loaves in zip lock freezer bags then freeze. When you have enough for a batch, then follow the instructions below.

Heat oven to: 175*F-200*F
Place bread slices on a cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until bread is very dry.

In your blender or food processor break up the already dry bread and process until crumbs are desired texture. You can also place the dry bread slices in a zip lock bag after they are baked and use a rolling pin to crush them.

Then add one package of Italian dressing mix or ranch dressing mix or simply leave plain. Mix this and store in an airtight container until needed.

This is very cheap and uses up bread and dry dressing mix. You may also use up dry spices for your very own flavor.

Bowl of bread crumbs

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