Naturally salty, crunchy, low carb and addictive: Easy Baked Parmesan Cheese Crisps. You’ll love these easy to make oven-baked cheese crisps. Shredded parmesan and just 3-5 minutes in the oven. Pair a few of these keto-friendly, scrumptious crisps with chowder and a salad or add them to your favorite veggie tray or appetizer board.
We just had an ice storm in New Hampshire today. Every leaf and branch down to the tiniest twig is coated in thick ice. Our flag is completely stiff. You’d have thought school would be cancelled, but you’d have thought wrong because there was just a two hour delay.
What weather forecasters couldn’t know was that the temperatures wouldn’t rise as predicted. The freezing rain fell in sheets and the ice kept forming. It was a scary scene for many school buses. I saw footage of a MA bus full of children sliding backwards down a steep, slick hill in a neighborhood. It did crash, but thankfully no one was injured. Scary stuff.
As the storm raged outside today, I whipped up this simple, low carb snack: Easy Baked Parmesan Cheese Crisps. Around here, we’re cutting down on sugar and carbs. Paying penance for a delicious holiday season just a few weeks ago. (Seems like a lifetime.) Funny how that goes. You play, you pay. Lol.
I don’t know if you’ve heard much about the ketogenic diet, but it’s basically cutting out carbohydrates and sugars which the body tends to store for energy. On the keto diet, you eat more protein and fresh veggies (but not starchy ones like potatoes, carrots and butternut squash) which are used directly by the body for energy.
We’re not doing keto strictly, just cutting down on sugar and carbs where we can. We’re doing it for weight loss purposes but also for controlling blood sugar. Jon’s mom is diabetic and my maternal grandmother was also. We’re experimenting to find low carb snack options that are fast and easy.
That’s where these delicious cheese crisps come in. Mound coarsely grated parmesan cheese on a parchment lined baking sheet. Grate your own parmesan or buy it already grated. (Don’t use the powdery, finely grated parmesan cheese that you sprinkle from a shaker.)
Bake Easy Baked Parmesan Cheese Crisps in a 400° oven for 4-5 minutes, until the edges are just turning golden brown.
Cool the Baked Parmesan Cheese Crisps for a few minutes. When cool and crispy, serve as a snack or a quick, delicious nibble with soup or salad. Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.
I’ve tried making cheese crisps with different shredded cheeses. Harder cheeses like parmesan yield a crispier cheese crisp when cooled. Softer cheeses like gouda yield a softer, flexible “crisp”. Both are delicious, just different. Experiment with different cheeses to make your favorite oven baked cheese crisps.
Tips for Making Easy Baked Parmesan Cheese Crisps:
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Use coarsely grated parmesan cheese (not the powdery, finely grated parmesan you sprinkle from a shaker).
- Save time and buy parmesan already grated in the refrigerated section at your grocery store.
- After baking, cool cheese crisps completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Serve alongside soup and salad or enjoy solo as a low carb snack.
Easy Baked Parmesan Cheese Crisps Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups 5 ounces coarsely grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mound rounded tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese onto parchment-lined baking sheet, spaced at least 1/2 inch apart.
- Bake for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from oven when edges are just turning golden brown.
- Cool completely.
- Serve alongside soup or salad, or as a low carb snack.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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Hi Allie, Glad you and your family were safe in the ice storm! I look forward to trying these– Thanks! And thanks for the info on the ketogenic diet, interesting… 🙂
LOVE the sounds of this! Great idea, Allie! XOXO
Louise Achor says
They look and sound delicious@
Sounds so yummy Allie! Can’t wait to make!
Stay warm!! Thank you for sharing!
Mike Dennehy says
These look so yummy. I’m going out to buy a ton of Parm Cheese this weekend and I am going to make about 100 of them and have that be dinner for me and Joya!
Thanks Mike – I hope you do that. Dinner is served!!!
Susie Mandel says
Sounds a lot like Suzanne Somers’ diet that I follow. 🙂 These look and sound delicious! Down south here where everything shuts down at the mention of snow, I never like to fool around with ice. Any mention of that, and I stay indoors. So glad there weren’t injuries in that MA bus accident.
Dear Allie, I’ve been trying to cut back on my carb and sugar intake as well. I guess we’re all in the same boat! I love parmesan crisps though especially with a warm bowl of soup. Perfect way to warm up during this bitter month. I hope all has been well with you my dear. Stay warm and safe during this flue season. xoxo, Catherine
Ashley Nicole says
Good to know you and your family are safe from the storm and it’s good coming up with this idea. Liked it simple and healthy. I’m not into ketogenic diet but slowly cutting down unhealthy foods and this is a good pick for a healthy snack and in combination with my vegetable salad. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Very easy to make and may be served with or without other dishes. Stay safe!
oh my word, Allie these look delicious!! We have to have a veto lunch date. I started eating Keto too!!!
KETO not veto 🙂
YASSS!!! Sounds good, and glad it’s not a veto lunch. ‘Cuz if we VETO everything, we might still be HUNGRY afterwards…lol 🙂
Priya @priyascurrynation says
super delicious. i think this chips goes best with mashed potato dip. what do you think??
Sue Umbaugh says
I just made these and they’re nothing short of fantastic!
So glad Sue – this makes me happy!:)