Parmesan Crisps are the perfect low carb snack! I love making them because they are easy to whip and are guilt-free. I find low carb diets work the best for me to lose weight.
I’m not stranger to one ingredient recipes. My recipe for Cheese Chips is similar, if not the exact same! The only difference is that I used Parmesan cheese instead of other types of cheese like cheddar or mozzarella. Parmesan Chips have a delicious bite of flavour that only Parmesan cheese can offer. I recommend you buy a block of Parmesan cheese versus a pre-grated can you can find in the pasta aisle. When you are making these low carb chips, fresh is always best.
How to Make Parmesan Crisps
The beauty of this recipe is how easy they are to make. Shred the cheese on the finest grate your cheese grater has. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Then, add a heaping tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese to the baking sheet. Make sure you space them apart so they don’t melt together and you have one big chip. Been there, done that.
I also sprinkled on Italian seasoning, but that is completely optional. I liked the little bit of extra flavour it adds. It also makes them look more interesting.
Bake them in the oven for 5 minutes at 375F. You’ll need to stick close by because if you forget them in there, they will burn quickly and the flavour will be off. They should be slightly golden.
Once you remove them from the oven, carefully slide each chip onto spatula and transfer to your serving plate. I like them best served fresh, but they will be fine if you need to leave them sit for a bit while you make the other batches in the oven.
What to Serve with Parmesan Crisps
Let’s talk dipping sauces! This Parmesan Crisps recipe is perfect for dunking. My favourite dipping sauce is a can of pizza sauce. I put the pizza sauce in little dipping dishes and place them alongside the cheese crisps. If you’re alone, double dip all you want, but while enjoying with others, just don’t.
Some other dipping sauces to try with this recipe are:
- Ranch dressing
- Pesto sauce
- Barbecue sauce
How Long Do Parmesan Crisps Keep
My preference is to enjoy them hot and fresh out of the oven, but I know that is not feasible sometimes. If you are planning a party and want to prepare them ahead of time, you can. Just store them in an airtight container with wax paper between each cheese crisp until you are ready to serve. I wouldn’t store them any longer than two days though.
Can You Freeze Parmesan Crisps
Since you can freeze Parmesan cheese, you’ll also be able to freeze this recipe. Make sure to store them in a freezer safe bag or container. I wouldn’t store them any longer than two months.
Other Ways to Use Parmesan Crisps
- Parmesan Crisp Bowls. Get fancy and make Parmesan Crisps bowls with the help of a muffin tin. Follow the recipe as directed and then once out of the oven, place the cheese crisp over an upside muffin tin. It will mold into the same of the bowl. You can fill it with Caesar Salad. Yum!
- Low Carb Croutons. Skip the croutons and make a low carb salad with broken up pieces of baked Parmesan instead.
- Sandwich. Use two Parmesan Crisps as your bread and put your favourite savoury sandwich fillings inside.
- Soup. Add one to a bowl of piping hot soup and enjoy the extra cheesiness.
The possibilities are endless! Be creative and have fun with this simple recipe.
I made this recipe recently when I had a few friends over. Everyone was exclaiming just how good they were and they couldn’t believe how easy they were to make. The whole platter was devoured within minutes. Furthermore, I had a few people ask for the recipe and I said that it really wasn’t a recipe because of how simple they are to make. I’ll take Parmesan Chips over regular potato chips any day!
I also highly recommend Suzanne Somers’ books on low carb diets. I lost 70 lbs before with her help! Reading her books again is on my to-do list for a quick refresher to get back on the weight loss wagon. I’m ready for a change.
I’d love to hear what you thought of these Parmesan Crisps! If you try them, leave me a comment and let me know how you liked them.
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- 2 cups Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 375F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Add about 1 tablespoonful of Parmesan cheese to baking sheet. Make sure to space far enough apart so there is no overlap. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top.
- Bake for 5 minutes. Remove with a spatula to a serving platter.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1 crisp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 0.9gUnsaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 3.8mgSodium: 90.5mgCarbohydrates: 0.2gProtein: 2g