Keto baked 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 put together!
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 these baked parmesan crisps!
They are one of the best keto snacks buy at the store or order online. In fact, I’ve received them a few times in my monthly subscription box 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!
While there are tons of awesome low-carb munchies you can make at home, this recipe is as simple as it gets.
Ingredients Needed 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!
- The basic idea is to bake the parmesan cheese until it is crispy. There really isn't a right or wrong temperature to cook it at, it just changes how long it will take to get nice and crispy. You will know they are done baking when they are completely crispy with a golden hint around the edges.
- Use a non-stick baking sheet. 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.
- Use freshly grated parmesan cheese if possible. The jarred stuff is good enough in a pinch, but why not go as fresh as you possibly can? However, whatever you do... don't ever use the shaker powdered stuff.
- Or, use parchment paper. 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!
How To Make Parmesan Crisps
Some people will put their shredded cheese on a plate and microwave it. Simple, right? 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.
Bake Them In The Oven
All you need to 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 this is to 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°F. This way, they crisp up quickly and I can enjoy them sooner.
Use A Skillet
Alternatively, you could make these homemade parmesan crisps 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.
You can also serve them with some warm marinara which 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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Parmesan Crisps
Before we get to the recipe, here are some questions people ask about the crisps.
What are some ways to add different flavors to baked parmesan chips?
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.
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.
These cheese crisps go fantastic on a Caesar salad, or as a quick and easy side for any meal.
Tip: A little goes a long way when adding spices to your parmesan cheese though, so don’t overdo it!
How do you store low-carb cheese crisps?
These are easy and cook up quickly enough to make them when you want, 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 at 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.
However, don't freeze parmesan crisps. They don't hold their texture, and will get soggy as they thaw. They just don't freeze well (since they are dairy) but thankfully, they are quick to make!
Other Low Carb Chip Recipes
What other delicious keto snacks 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:
- Low Carb Tortilla Chips taste amazing with some fresh guac or pico de gallo.
- Oven Baked Zucchini Chips are the perfect crunchy side to eat with your lunch.
- Salt & Vinegar Cucumber Chips are almost impossible to stop eating, their tangy flavor is addicting.
- Radish Chips are crispy and surprisingly low in carbs.
Easy Parmesan Crisps
- 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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First published on July 8, 2016. Updated on March 4, 2021, with new images and additional recipe information.