Pangritata Recipe


  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x


Pangritata, the poorman’s parmesan ,is the perfect addition on many classic Italian pasta dishes. Season with herbs of your liking and make it your own.



  • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
  • 150g (5oz) breadcrumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) fresh rosemary, washed and finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Pour in the breadcrumbs, garlic and rosemary.
  3. Continue to stir on a low heat until the breadcrumbs crisp up and become golden and aromatic.
  4. Season to taste.
  5. Remove from heat and let pangritata completely cool down. Store in airtight container and use as topping for pasta for added texture and flavour.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 37
  • Sodium: 55 mg
  • Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 1 g