Keto Cheese Chips

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These keto cheese chips are a simple and delicious crunchy snack ready in just 10 minutes! Made with 2 ingredients, they are easily customizable and virtually carb free! 

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Keto Cheese Chips

When it comes to keto cheese snacks, my favorite recipes to make are tortilla chips, crackers, and these easy cheese chips. 

When I first started following a lower carb diet, I really struggled with snacks. I’ve always been a snacker, and having a little something between meals has been key in keeping my energy levels high. The thing is, I never really snack on sweet things. Sure, if they are around, I’d have an energy ball or a granola bar, but honestly, I prefer things to be a little more savory. 

I soon found some great substitutes like slices of cheese and handfuls of raw nuts, but I needed something a little more. As I’ve always been a big fan of cheese snacks, I had to come up with a keto alternative, and I did just that, in the form of cheese chips! 

I’ve been meaning to share a keto cheese chips recipe for quite some time. These have been one of my go-to savory snacks, and something I also love serving at parties. Two of my friends have recently started following a low carb diet and have been struggling to find snack ideas, and these have been a game changer for them!

No flour, no potatoes, and no eggs are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is thin, crispy, and extra crunchy. They are salty, cheesy, savory, and can easily be customized with a variety of flavors. 

I had some friends over for a party the other day and NO ONE believed me when I said these cheese crisps were keto- They thought they must have had potato or flour in them!

How do you make cheese chips? 

The Ingredients

  • Cheddar cheese– Use shredded cheese, not sliced cheese. The latter will not yield a thin and crispy texture, and burn around the edges. 
  • Parmesan cheese– Optional, but a little parmesan mixed in gives the crisps a slightly more robust flavor. 

The Instructions

Start by generously greasing a non-stick pan or baking sheet. Next, arrange 20-24 mounds of cheddar cheese and place them on the pan. If using parmesan, lightly sprinkle a little bit over each mound.

Now, bake them in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Let them cool on the pan for at least 10 minutes, before removing and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely. 

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Tips to make the best keto cheese crisps

  • Feel free to use other kinds of cheese. Mozzarella, pepper jack, and Colby cheese are all fantastic options. 
  • You may need to cook your crisps a little longer if it hasn’t reached the golden brown stage after 10 minutes. 
  • Grease your lined pan or baking sheet very generously. Even though cheese has natural oils in them, once baked, they are prone to sticking on surfaces.
  • Serve cheese chips on their own, or with some keto ketchup or bbq sauce

Flavor variations

While these cheese crisps taste delicious on their own, here are some fun flavor alternatives to also try out.

  • Jalapeno– Fold through 1/4 cup finely diced jalapeno peppers to the shredded cheese. 
  • Ranch– Sprinkle ranch seasoning over the chips once removed from the oven.
  • Garlic– Whisk together the cheddar cheese with 1 tablespoon minced garlic. 
  • Spicy– Add 1 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. 
  • Nachos cheese– Sprinkle with garlic powder, smoked paprika, and sea salt. 

Storing and freezing cheese crisps

  • To store: Cheese crisps can be stored at room temperature, in a completely sealed container, for up to 1 week. Any longer than that and it will begin to lose its crispiness. 
  • To freeze: Place leftovers in a vacuum sealed or firm ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

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Keto Cheese Chips

5 from 317 votes
These keto cheese chips are a delicious low carb savory snack that needs just 2 ingredients! Crispy and crunchy, they take less than 10 minutes to make!
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 9 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup shredded cheese I used cheddar * See notes
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and grease generously. Set aside.
  • Scoop out heaping tablespoons of shredded cheese and place them on the greased baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until a deep golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on the sheet for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

* Cheddar cheese is best, but mozzarella and pepper jack can also be used. Do not use sliced cheese.
TO STORE: Cheese crisps can be stored at room temperature, in a completely sealed container, for up to 1 week. Any longer than that and it will begin to lose its crispiness. 
TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in a vacuum sealed or firm ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 7gFat: 7gSodium: 196mgPotassium: 22mgVitamin A: 199IUCalcium: 156mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 1g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe.
    However, I very strongly recommend using a block of cheese that you grate/shred yourself.
    Why?
    Look at a package of shredded cheese. Look at the ingredients. You’ll likely see an added ingredient, “cellulose powder”. It’s added to prevent the shreds from sticking together.
    You’ve seen it before: it’s the white powdery film, or “dusting” that you see on cheese shreds.
    But…cellulose is from trees. It’s considered natural because it’s from nature.
    But cellulose is sawdust.
    Cheese manufacturers could use potato starch, as Tillamook does, but apparently, potato starch costs more than sawdust. 😕

  2. 5 stars
    Perfectly crispy and tasty. I seasoned with hot pepper and chili pepper, next time I’ll season triple that I thought was enough.
    Big thanks!

  3. The recipe was great I think if u mix the ingredients prior to baking that’s better. Also I should waited for 10 minutes to bake stopped at 7 minutes. Would have been crispier

  4. 5 stars
    These are such a great way to use up any extra cheeses! So simple and delicious to make! I used up the extra sharp cheddar I have left over from Thanksgiving. I also agree that you don’t need any add’l non-stick cooking spray if you’re using parchment paper. Cheese made plenty of self producing oils. 😋🧀

  5. Oh, I’m making these for sure! I can see so many possibilities with this: make a little bigger and use as a taco shell; as soon as they come out, drape over the underside of a small muffin pan and use as little bowls to fill with ? Put a tsp of ground beef, a jalapeño slice, and a tiny dollop of sour cream…..mmmm…..nachos! You have the best recipes on here!

  6. 5 stars
    I made these while on an egg fast. I actually added two eggs on top of the crisps and the eggs cooked in the oven! they turned out amazing and made my egg fast less boring.

  7. I love this recipe, but the only thing I would add is that you don’t really need to oil the pan if you use parchment paper. There’s enough oil in the cheese already and I found that spraying the parchment paper just made the cheese chips more oily than necessary. And right when mine come out of the oven, I sprinkle mine with a little bit of herbs and spices or garlic salt for added flavor. These are a delicious treat! Thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    Cheese chips are very expensive to buy even at Costco. This easy recipe makes my favorite snack a cheap replacement for store bought cheese chips and potato chips. Thank you!