Perfectly browned Rosemary Herbed Breadcrumbs on the stovetop

Buttery Rosemary Herbed Breadcrumbs

Food Adventures are you looking for the perfect savory and crunch addition to your favorite foods? Look not further than easy kid approved Rosemary Herbed Breadcrumb recipe! Although the kids love this recipe in our home we adults love they extra pop of flavor too! Furthermore this recipe help kids learn to toss foods in a sauté pan, which can be an advanced skill that takes practice. Even though it’s advanced this is a perfect dish to practice that skill or also perfect for littles to practice stirring at the stove top. Additionally, Rosemary Herbed Breadcrumbs can add flavor and crunch to foods: Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken, Fish, and more!

Breadcrumbs with Italian Roots…Pangrattato

Alright who would of thought Rosemary Herbed Breadcrumbs had an origin, but they do! Firstly, Pangrattato (pan-gruh-TAH-toh), is a fancy term for toasted breadcrumbs, originated in Italian cuisine with the aim of enhancing flavors. Secondly, most parents would agree Italian is one a kids favorite cuisine. Finally, Cuisines across the world use herbed breadcrumbs to enhance flavors, textures, and visual appeal. Even though we typically use toasted breadcrumbs on pasta Italians use them on pasta, vegetables, and soups. Additionally, you can use them on any dish where you want to add a savory crunch!

The “you should know about” herbed breadcrumbs

Rosemary Herbed Breadcrumbs when Cooking w/Kids

This recipes for Butter Rosemary Herbed Breadcrumbs is a perfect opportunity to practice kids cooking skills. Although, there is heat in the kitchen, doesn’t mean they have to get out. Additionally, they can learn basic cooking skills like measuring and getting creative with flavor pairings of the herbs to the dish. Kids don’t have to stick to the recipe every time, even though we love this rosemary versions. Finally, for kids that are more advanced in the kitchen they can practice tossing the breadcrumbs in the pan instead of using a spoon to stir. Overall, this recipe is super simple, but since the majority of the cook time at the stovetop it get s a 2 out of 5 for kid effort score.

Attention Parents Cooking with Kids

Parents should use their own discretion in which steps their kids perform and should always prioritize kitchen safety!
Measuring the ingredients and getting everything “Mise en Place” fancy for everything in place. (1 Kid effort out of 5)
Stirring or tossing the breadcrumbs on the stovetop is perfect activity for older children. (2 Kid effort out of 5)
Kids can grind or finely chop herbs. (2 Kid effort out of 5)

Buttery Rosemary Herbed Breadcrumbs

The crispy texture and flavorful seasoning will add a delicious savory crunch to any dish. Although, it perfectly contrasts creamy Mac & Cheese.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Condiments, Sauces
Cuisine Comfort, Italian
Servings 16 servings
Calories 40 kcal


  • 1 Sauté Pan
  • 1 Spoon


  • 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • ½ tsp Salt (adjust to tastes)
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Rosemary, minced or ground


  • In a skillet or frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Once the butter has melted, add the panko breadcrumbs to the pan.
  • Stir the breadcrumbs continuously to coat them evenly with the melted butter. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the panko turns golden brown.
  • Sprinkle the salt, dried rosemary, and garlic powder over the breadcrumbs in the pan. Stir well to distribute the seasoning evenly.
  • Continue cooking for another minute or two, stirring frequently, until the panko becomes crispy and fragrant.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and let the toasted panko topping cool slightly.
  • Sprinkle the toasted panko mixture over your favorite savory dishes such as Mac & Cheese, Chicken, or Fish.
Keyword Basic Cooking Skills, Basic Recipe, Cooking with Kids, Creative Recipes for Kids, Family-Friendly Recipe

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