Baked Parmesan Cheddar Cheese Crisps are super easy to make and they are the perfect low-carb snack. Perfect for when snack cravings hit.
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I don’t keep salty snack foods that I like in the house because it’s just too much temptation. I rarely crave salty foods but when I do, I want them immediately. In an effort to get healthier, we’ve eliminated certain foods from the house and our diets. Some, like those yummy yeast rolls at our favorite restaurant, we will have in moderation. Cheese is one food that I love and I can’t give it up but I can enjoy it occasionally.
The salty craving hit me the other day and we had nothing that would give me that immediate fix in the house. It was a nasty cold and rainy day so I was not about to go out for a bag of chips. So, I did the next best thing – I made my own healthier salty-ish snack – with cheese. When you bake cheese, it becomes crisp and has a little saltiness to it, like a cracker almost. Perfect quick and low-carb snack. If you’re following that kind of diet or Keto, this is a perfect snack.
I took it one step more and broke a few up over my salad instead of using croutons. Gives that salad a bit of extra cheesy crunch. These Baked Parmesan Cheddar Crisps are a cinch to make. It’s just cheese and a bit of Italian seasoning. You could just use one kind of cheese and this would be a one ingredient recipe. I like the combination of Parmesan and sharp cheddar so that is what I used.
Did you know that today is National Cheese Lovers Day? So, this is a perfect way to get that cheese – in snack form. I’ve joined a few other bloggers to share out love for cheese with recipes. You can see them all below the recipe.
Tips for this Recipe
Cheeses with low-moisture work the best.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper – trust me, your pan will thank you. No need for any type of nonstick spray.
Don’t feel limited to using Italian seasoning. Garlic powder is great to use, as is dried rosemary. Use what you like.
When placing your cheese heaps onto your baking sheet, don’t mound them up too high, you want the cheese to spread out into a thin layer when melting and bake evenly. Keep the piles small and leave space between them.
Carefully watch the crisps as they bake, they can go from “almost done” to burnt in a hot second. On the other hand, if you take them out too soon, they won’t be as crisp as they should be.
Don’t skip the cooling of the cheese crisps on a paper towel. The paper towel is there to absorb any moisture from the crisps.
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- ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- ¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (or your favorite seasoning mixutre)
- parchment paper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the cheeses together in a small bowl.
- Place a tablespoon-sized heaps of the shredded cheeses onto the baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches between each as they will spread out while baking.
- Sprinkle each cheese heap with Italian seasoning.
- Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes, until the edges start to brown. (Be sure to watch them carefully, as they go from almost done to burned quickly.
- Allow the cheese crisp to cool slightly in the pan,about two minutes. Then transfer them to paper towels to get crispy. The paper towel will absorb any moisture from the cheese crisps.
Some of my favorite “tried and true” items used in this recipe:
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Gooey, Gorgeous Raclette from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Easy Italian Sausage Pasta Bake from Cooking For My Soul
Extra Cheesy Garlic Bread from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Slow Cooker Creamy Mac and Cheese with Bacon from Cheese Curd in Paradise
Baked Parmesan Cheddar Crisps from Blogghetti
Smoky Beer Cheese Dip with White Cheddar from Food Above Gold
Layered Chili Mac and Cheese from Palatable Pastime
Cheese Danish from Kate’s Recipe Box
Macaroni and Cheese Pierogi from The Spiffy Cookie
Waffled Pizza Bites from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Pizza Grilled Cheese from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Sweet Gherkin Pimento Cheese Spread from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Easy Cheese Sauce from The Gingered Whisk
Creamy Homemade White Cheddar Mac n Cheese from Jonesin’ for Taste
Adjaruli Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread) from Caroline’s Cooking
Cheese Charcuterie and Pickled Onions from Our Good Life
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