When I get to eating these cheese chips, I can’t stop. And as crazy as it is, I don’t think it’s the cheese…
…I think it might be the crispy bacon. Or maybe the caramelized onions?
Either way, the crispy, crunchy texture combined with the salty, delicious flavor make these low carb chips a household necessity. Perfect to grab on the go, perfect as a movie snack, really, is there ever a bad time for cheese chips?
So, if you’re in need of a good midday snack, or a way to make you low carb lunch a little tastier, then this recipe is for you! Friends, let’s get crispin’…
How to Make These Keto Cheese Chips:
This keto cheese chips recipe is ridiculously simply—I’ll give you the step by step below, but wanted to throw this out there first:
If you only have a few minutes to spare, and cheese is the only ingredient in your fridge, this is one of the low carb recipes you can still make! Crispy cheese is as simple as tossing flattened mounds of cheese on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and into the oven until it’s nice and crispy.
But, if you’d like to get fancy with me and have 10 extra minutes to spare, then follow my recipe instructions below.
The main difference between these cheese chips recipe and simple cheese chips described above, is:
Typically, cheese crisps are made with a sprinkle of herbs or spices. But this ain’t my first rodeo. So, I took it up a few notches by adding bacon and green onions—because what goes better with cheddar than green onions and bacon??
Check out this awesome way to cook bacon — in the oven! (we’ll be using it in just a moment to crisp up the cheese, so why not!)
Most crisps are small round 4 bites worth of a “chip”—which is made my creating small mounds on a baking sheet, as described above. Instead of forming this traditional shape I placed all the cheese flat onto a baking sheet.
Once the cheese melts together, you basically get a giant, flat sheet of ooey gooey goodness. While the cheese cools, I take a pizza cutter to cut the chips in to whatever shape I’m feeling. You can make squares as I did here, or triangles for low carb tortilla chips.
If you’d prefer a traditional “crisp” shape, then make small mounds of this cheese combo on you baking sheet!
I’ve heard rumors of people making keto cheese chips microwave method. I don’t have a microwave so I can’t advise, but if you try it, let me know below!
Is the Cheese Flexible? Parmesan Chips Anyone?
Why yes, since there are such few carbs in cheese, you can use any kind of meltable low carb cheese you’d like in lieu of the cheddar in this recipe!
I’m sure you’ve seen dozens of parmesan chips recipes floating around, and for good reason! Parmesan crisps up into the perfect cheese chip, where many other varieties of cheeses are unable to crisp — plus, if you’re all about protein in cheese, parmesan has more protein than most varieties!
Cheeses that won’t crisp the same way are wetter variety of cheeses; think cream cheese, fresh mozzarella, feta, halloumi, etc.
Have fun with this recipe! Try whatever cheese you have in the fridge — from mozzarella cheese chips to keto cheese chips sargento cheese! Keep in mind baking times vary depending on the moisture content of each cheese. For example, parmesan has less moisture than cheddar and takes less time to crisp.
How to Store Parmesan Crisps
Allow the parmesan crisps to cool on the baking sheet or otherwise, then place them in an airtight container and into the fridge. Unfortunately, this will take away some of their crunch factor—which you can quickly bring back by baking them in the oven for a few before enjoying them as a snack.
I’ve even stored baggies of these in my freezer. Defrost frozen crisps the same way you would heat them up from the fridge.
How to Eat These Low Carb Chips
If you’re anything like me, you won’t need to find a way to snack on these low carb chips. But if you need an excuse, here are some of my favorites ways:
- Use these as a crunchy topping on your next low carb salad or low carb soup
- Make mini sandwiches, using these cheese chips in lieu of low carb bread
- Top a low carb casserole with a handful of these.
- Serve them on a plate by themselves—delicious on their own as a low carb appetizer, or in between low carb meals!
Cheese Crisps Variations
If you had a different type of cheese crisps in mind, then check out a few of my other cheesy (one not so cheesy) favorites, all made from low carb shopping list items!
Parmesan Cheese Crisps
My parmesan cheese crisps are a little less labor intensive, but not less flavorful. Made with parmesan, pesto, and crushed red pepper. Parmesan cheese chips are a snack everyone will love!
Low Carb Tortilla Chips
These crazy delicious low carb tortilla chips are the same concept as this recipe—in that they’re baked on a sheet and cut into chip slices. The main difference is these cheese chips utilize delicious spices for flavor, plus almond flour to make the texture more “chip like”
Low Carb Crackers
Here’s you cheese free option: low carb crackers made from almond flour, butter, and herbs. So, you can place a slice of cheese on top of your cracker without feeling weird about it.
Without further ado, here’s my favorite cheese chips recipe!
After trying this low carb recipe, you’ll wonder why you ever wasted a carb on boring old potato chips. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Happy baking!
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- 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 4 Pieces Bacon cooked and crumbled into small pieces
- 1/4 Cup Chives chopped
- Prep. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a rimmed baking sheet (note 1) with parchment paper.
- Combine + shape. Toss cooked and crumbled bacon (4 pieces), chives (1/4 cup), and cheese (2 cups) together in a medium bowl. Spread cheese onto the prepared baking sheet in a thin and even layer (you can use the bottom of a pot or pan to level the top).
- Bake + cool. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the cheese starts to brown around the edges. Remove baking sheet from the oven, and allow the cheese to cool slightly (about 5 minutes). Dab the top of your cheese with paper towels to soak up excess grease (test a corner first to make sure the cheese has cooled enough to not stick to the paper towels). Flip crisps, and place them parchment paper side up on a cutting board. Remove parchment, and dab excess grease with paper towels on this side.
- Slice. Use a pizza cutter to cut into your desired shape. Cheese chips will continue to harden as they cool. Store in the fridge (note 2), and enjoy!
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- A rimmed baking sheet is required to catch the excess grease from the cheese, otherwise, it will spill out into your oven.
- Storing. Cheese crisps must be stored in the fridge. To re-crisp, simply toss them in the oven for a few minutes.
- Nutritional information. Since everyone will cut their chips into different shapes and sizes, the easiest way to calculate is to divide this recipe into 8 servings. 1 serving is reflected in the nutritional information below: