I’ve probably made these cheese crisps 100 times already. They’re so delicious, easy to “customize,” and quick to make. They’re great to snack on when you’re in the mood to “munch” but carrot sticks just aren’t cutting it – these are full of protein and fat and (depending on your cheese) zero to few carbs. They’ll satisfy actual hunger, which is always a plus, you know, for FOOD.
So, start with your cheese. You can use cheddar, parmesan, Monterey jack, whatever you’d like. I haven’t tried it with mozzarella or provolone yet so I’m not sure how those would turn out, but if you’re in the mood for that, why not give it a try? What’s the worst that could happen?
If you’re planning on mixing in seasonings or spices, grate your cheese. Or get pre-shredded cheese. Either is fine. I’ve used the “mexican shredded blend” before with success.
Otherwise, if you’re doing just plain cheese, you just need to slice it.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and put some parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
Did you hear me about the parchment? It must be parchment. Foil won’t work (trust me, I’ve tried), nor will “cooking spray” or any other method… parchment and parchment only. Can I say it again? Parchment.
- Optional – herbs and spices
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Not waxed paper. Not foil. PARCHMENT. Trust me.
- Shred cheese and mix with seasonings or herbs (Do NOT add salt. Cheese is salty enough.) OR
- Cut cheese into thin slices. (or get the cheese cut “for sandwiches” at the deli in your grocery store)
- Either put little lumps of the shredded cheese (maybe 1 Tbsp or so) or squares of the sandwich slices (about ¼ or ⅙ of a full slice per cheese crisp) onto the parchment, a couple of inches apart. They will spread as they bake.
- Bake 5-7 minutes or until beginning to brown around the edges.
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