Keto parmesan crisps are pretty much the perfect low carb cheese chips. They take only a few minutes to make, taste great, and are ridiculously easy to make.
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One of the things a lot of people miss when they go on the keto diet (or any low carb way of eating) is the satisfying crunch of their favorite chips.
Fresh veggies are great and riced cauliflower is pretty versatile, but sometimes you just want chips. You know what I mean.
That’s the beauty of keto parmesan crisps!
You can buy them easily enough at the store or order them online. In fact, I’ve received them a few times in my Keto Krate and even picked them up on occasion when I’ve gone shopping…but sometimes you’re stuck at home and craving that crunch.
Plus, when you make them at home you can keep the ingredients as simple as you please…and they’re not expensive to make at all. That’s always a bonus. Easy homemade cheese chips really are the perfect keto snack!
Ingredients For Parm Crisps
So what do you need to make the parmesan crisps recipe?
Yes, that’s it. One ingredient. It really and truly doesn’t get any simpler than this for a crispy keto snack. In fact, it’s so simple I nearly skipped sharing this recipe with you…but I didn’t want you to miss out!
Most people have a jar of shredded Parmesan cheese in the fridge, but may not realize that it’s actually a snack waiting to happen. However, your shredded cheese turns into tasty treat when baked into low carb chips.
And the best part is that it won’t take long to make them, either.
How To Make Parmesan Crisps
Some people will put their shredded cheese on a plate and microwave it. Simple, right? And it’s the ideal solution when you only have a minute before running out the door starving and don’t have any nuts or veggies to grab.
And while that works, there’s an even tastier way and it doesn’t take that long. All you do is place your cheese on an oven mat and bake until they are golden brown on the edges and crispy throughout. The easiest way to do it is take your Tablespoon scoop and just dump out portions with some space in between for expanding.
Some recipes call for lower temperatures, but I like to bake in the oven at 400 degrees. This way they crisp up quickly and I can enjoy them sooner.
There’s no right or wrong temperature; if you prefer a lower temp and longer cooking time, that’s fine also. Just make sure they are crispy with a golden hint and they’ll taste great.
Cooking tip: You’ll want to use a non-stick surface to make it easier to lift your parmesan cheese crisps off the surface without them breaking or sticking.
You could use baking sheets with parchment paper if you have it on hand to accomplish this or a high quality non stick baking sheet. However, I think using a silicone baking mat is an ideal solution; every kitchen needs one!
Alternatively, you could make these Parmesan chips in a skillet. There’s no preheating necessary with this method and they will cook up quickly. Just keep a close eye on them. If you have an electric griddle, that is a great alternative for hot summer days so the house doesn’t heat up.
How To Serve Low Carb Cheese Chips
You now have low carb cheese crisps to eat plain, dunk in your favorite veggie dip, or enjoy on the side with a sandwich or burger.
Serving them with some warm marinara makes for a great pizza inspired snack.
For fresher, crisper snack, try a nice citrus infused pesto drizzled on top of them. This is great with a couple of pieces of diced tomato, too (think Caprese style).
A nice cucumber salsa is a light and refreshing option, as well. As you can see, there are lots of ways to enjoy your parmesan chips. You could make some fresh pico, too.
The next time you have a craving for something crunchy, why not bake up a batch of easy Parmesan cheese crisps?
You’ll be so happy you did! Just be sure to keep shredded Parmesan on hand and you can enjoy them any time you please.
How To Jazz Up Your Keto Parmesan Crisps
While these are delicious just the way they are, you can also add some flavor to them instead of relying on a dip for that extra kick.
What’s your fancy?
Consider adding a pinch of garlic powder to your cheese for an Italian flair. Ooh, that would be delicious with the marinara we just talked about, wouldn’t it?
Or perhaps you’re in the mood for some heat? A sprinkle of cayenne and fresh black pepper will give you that.
Want some fresh herb flavors? You could sprinkle on some dill from the garden or even add rosemary, which would some bite to it. A general Italian or Tuscan spice blend would also be good.
Ranch seasoning blend is also a fun flavor or nutritional yeast. The only limit here is your imagination.
A little goes a long way when adding spices to your parmesan cheese though, so don’t overdo it!
Storing Your Low Carb Cheese Chips
These are easy enough and cook up quickly enough to make them when you want them, but you can also make them ahead of time.
If you’re going to do that, just make sure they cool completely before storing and then keep them in an airtight container. They’ll be fine for several days are room temperature.
While they may last longer if kept in the fridge, they could also lose their crispness so it’s better to only make them a day or two ahead of time.
These aren’t going to freeze well but they are so easy and quick, that’s not a problem.
Other Low Carb Chip Recipes
What other delicious keto snack can you make with just one ingredient and be eating in less than 15 minutes, clean up included?
Want a few more easy low carb chip ideas? Try some of these:
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Easy Parmesan Crisps
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- 12 tablespoons Parmesan cheese shredded
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Place each tablespoon of cheese on parchment paper or silicone lined baking sheet about 1 to 2 inches apart.
- Bake about 3-5 minutes. Edges should be browned, but not burned.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on rack. Store in airtight container.
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