Crispy? Check. Chessy? Nailed it. Low carb? You betcha. Quick + Easy? Mhmm! These homemade cheese crackers are here to upgrade your snack time with their Cheez-it-like taste and crispy texture!
When Cheese and Crackers Unite.
Before making these, cheese and crackers were my no-time-for-lunch go-to. After, these cheese crackers were my lunch, even when I did have time. Because cheese and crackers? Just. Work. Together. And combining, melting, and crisping them into a crispy bite-sized snack is nothing shy of sheer convenient perfection.
Even if you aren’t a DIY-er, or aren’t a fan of homemade things. These DIY homemade things work.
So whether you’re low carb, gluten-free, or just looking for a healthier version of Cheez-its, trust me when I tell you: you need these, your lunch needs these, and your cheese plate needs these. Enjoy! 🍷🧀 – Linds x
Cheese Crackers Video Tutorial
But First: Are These Crunchy?
These crackers are super crunchy, thanks to the cheese (no butter necessary). Once baked and cooled, the cheese hardens and crisps into a crunchy treat.
Ingredient Notes + Variations
4 ingredients, that’s all my friend! Here’s what you need and some variations you can try
- Shredded cheese – You want a meltable cheese such as mozzarella, cheddar, pepper jack, or jack. I like sharp cheddar cheese as it has a deliciously strong flavor.
- Almond flour – Use a fine-grained product such as Bob’s Red Mill or Trader Joe’s brand.
- Fresh herbs or dried spices – optional, is a great way to season your crackers. I love fresh rosemary or thyme and a little garlic powder.
If you’re feeling super cheesy, you can always serve them with your favorite kind, or try my cheese log!
Don’t see your question here? Leave me a comment below!
- Is there a healthy version of Cheez-Its? Yes, These crackers are a gluten-free and low carb version of Chees-its.
- How many calories are in one cheese cracker? That depends on the size you roll and slice your crackers. If you make 45 crackers using this recipe (which I did, rolling the dough 1/4″ thick and cutting the crackers into 1.5″ squares) each cracker contains 30 calories.
- What cheese is best on keto diet? Most cheese varieties are low in carbs — you’ll want to avoid cheese with fruit or honey added. Check out my guide to low carb cheese for more details.
- What is a good replacement for crackers? Homemade cheese crackers, parmesan crisps, or veggie chips are great cracker replacements. If you’re looking for something even easier, try sliced veggies!
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Cheese CrackersPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 2 Cups Meltable Cheese shredded. Such as mozzarella, cheddar, pepper jack, or jack.
- 1 Cup Almond Flour
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh herbs optional. Such as rosemary or thyme
- Prep. Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Combine. Place all ingredients in a food processor and combine until the dough forms into a ball.
- Shape. Remove dough from the food processor using a rubber spatula and sandwich it between two sheets of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a thin and even layer about ¼" thick — the thinner the dough the crunchier the cracker. Use a pizza cutter to cut 1.5" square crackers.
- Bake. Place cut crackers on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges start to crisp up and lightly brown. Carefully flip crackers using a spatula, and cook on this side until golden brown -- about 6-8 minutes.
- Break apart + enjoy. Remove crackers from the oven, and allow them to cool slightly. Break crackers apart, if necessary, use a pizza cutter to cut your crackers along the scored edges. Crackers will continue to crisp as they cool. Enjoy!
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- Nutritional information. The servings will vary depending on the shape and size of your crackers. Using this recipe I was able to make 45 crackers that were roughly 1.5” square. This would make a serving size = 5 crackers.