Panko Breadcrumb Topping

How to make a crispy, buttery Panko breadcrumb topping for your mac and cheese and other oven-baked casseroles.

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Panko Breadcrumb topping is easy to add to your favorite casserole or my Velveeta mac and cheese to give it an extra bit of texture and flavor. Try adding it to Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole or why not try it on Creamy Ham and Noodle Casserole?

Panko Breadcrumb Topping on top of mac and cheese

Panko Breadcrumb Topping

This panko breadcrumb topping is easy to make and easy to customize to your dish. You can add different spices depending on the dish you make. Mac and cheese and panko breadcrumb topping go well together as you add parmesan cheese to compliment the dish.


If using panko bread crumb topping on a chicken casserole you can add a pinch of poultry seasoning.

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Ingredients in Panko Breadcrumb Topping

Easy to mix and even easier to add your spices to customize the flavor. For detailed instructions see the recipe card below.

  • panko crumbs
  • salted butter melted
  • shredded Parmesan cheese
  • paprika
  • powder
  • parsley
a red spoon full of panko breadcrumb topping

Making a panko breadcrumb topping for a casserole is easy and it gives the casserole a bit of texture and crunch. Making a plain casserole a little bit better and our family surely enjoyed every bite.

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Panko Breadcrumb Topping

How to make a crispy, buttery Panko breadcrumb topping for your mac and cheese and other oven-baked casseroles.
5 from 1 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Main Course
1 batch
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter melted

Optional Add-Ins

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon parsley


  • In a medium bowl, combine the Panko and any chosen spices if desired.
  • Once mixed, pour the butter on top of the Panko mixture and mix gently until well combined.
  • Use as a crispy topping on top of casseroles and mac and cheese. Top the casserole with the Panko then bake until crispy on top, usually around 20 minutes or so.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add other seasonings to this!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 714kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 50g, Saturated Fat: 30g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 135mg, Sodium: 1062mg, Potassium: 211mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1925IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 406mg, Iron: 3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

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