Cheese Crumb Topping Recipe - Vegetarian Food with Cheddar and Butter

Cheese crumb topping

Cheese Crumb Topping Recipe - Vegetarian Food with Cheddar and Butter
Preparation time: 5 minutes | Servings: 4 | Vegetarian diet


Cheese crumb topping
Cheese crumb topping

Cheese crumb topping is a delicious and versatile addition to many dishes, adding a crunchy and cheesy element to your favorite recipes.


The origins of cheese crumb topping are not well-documented, but it is believed to have been created as a way to add flavor and texture to dishes such as casseroles, pasta bakes, and vegetables.


How to prepare

  1. 1. Combine all the ingredients.


  • Use different types of cheese, such as Parmesan or mozzarella, for a different flavor profile.
  • Add herbs or spices, such as garlic powder or paprika, for extra flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use sharp cheddar cheese for the best flavor in this topping.

- Be sure to evenly distribute the topping over your dish for even coverage.

- For a crispier topping, broil the dish for a few minutes after baking.

Serving Suggestions

Sprinkle cheese crumb topping over macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, or roasted vegetables for a delicious twist.

Cooking Techniques

Simply combine all the ingredients for the topping and sprinkle over your dish before baking.

Ingredient Substitutions

Butter can be used in place of margarine.

- Panko breadcrumbs can be used instead of dry bread crumbs for a crunchier topping.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the cheese crumb topping ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Presentation Ideas

Serve dishes topped with cheese crumb topping in individual ramekins for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair dishes with cheese crumb topping with a crisp green salad or a side of steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover dishes with cheese crumb topping in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

- 110 calories per serving


- Total Carbohydrates: 4g

- Dietary Fiber: 0g

- Sugars: 0g


- Total Fat: 9g

- Saturated Fat: 4g

- Trans Fat: 0g


- Protein: 3g

Vitamins and minerals

Calcium: 80mg

- Iron: 0.5mg


Contains dairy and gluten


Cheese crumb topping is a rich source of fats and proteins, with a moderate amount of carbohydrates. It also provides a good amount of calcium.


Cheese crumb topping is a simple and delicious way to add flavor and texture to a variety of dishes. With just a few ingredients, you can elevate your favorite recipes with this cheesy topping.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of wonder I felt when I first saw this recipe for cheese crumb topping. It was many years ago, during a visit to my dear friend Martha's house. Martha was always a fantastic cook, and I loved spending time in her kitchen, watching her effortlessly whip up delicious meals.

On that particular day, Martha was preparing a savory casserole for dinner. As she gathered the ingredients, she pulled out a small scrap of paper from her recipe box and handed it to me with a smile. "This is the secret to my famous cheese crumb topping," she said, her eyes twinkling with mischief.

I eagerly examined the faded handwriting on the paper, taking in the list of simple ingredients and the brief instructions. It seemed so easy, yet I knew from experience that the simplest recipes often yielded the most delicious results.

As Martha continued to cook, I watched her expertly combine the ingredients for the topping. She sprinkled the mixture over the casserole before popping it into the oven, and the smell that wafted through the kitchen was absolutely heavenly.

When the casserole emerged from the oven, golden and bubbly, Martha scooped out a generous portion for me to try. The first bite was a revelation – the crispy, cheesy topping added the perfect finishing touch to the dish, elevating it from ordinary to extraordinary.

From that moment on, I was determined to master the art of making cheese crumb topping myself. I asked Martha for the recipe, and she happily shared it with me, along with her tips and tricks for ensuring that it turned out perfectly every time.

Over the years, I have made Martha's cheese crumb topping countless times, honing my technique and experimenting with different cheeses and seasonings. I have shared the recipe with friends and family, who have all been delighted by the delicious results.

One of my fondest memories of making cheese crumb topping was when my grandchildren came to visit. They loved helping me in the kitchen, and I was more than happy to pass on the recipe to them. Together, we would mix the ingredients, sprinkle the topping over a dish, and eagerly watch as it baked to golden perfection.

As the years have passed, I have come to realize that recipes are more than just instructions for cooking – they are a connection to the past, a way of preserving memories and traditions. Each time I make Martha's cheese crumb topping, I am transported back to that day in her kitchen, filled with the warmth and love that she infused into every dish she made.

I am grateful for the knowledge and wisdom that I have gained from Martha and the countless other people who have shared their recipes with me over the years. Cooking has always been a source of joy and comfort for me, and I am proud to carry on the tradition of passing down recipes to future generations.

So, the next time you find yourself in the kitchen, preparing a meal for your loved ones, remember the power of a simple recipe. Whether it's a family heirloom or a new discovery, each dish has the potential to bring joy and connection to those who share in its creation. And who knows – you may just stumble upon a recipe as delicious and magical as Martha's cheese crumb topping.


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