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Make these Parmesan Cheese Crisps as soon as you can because not only are they amazingly yummy but they can also be served at almost any occasion! Skip the store and make these cheese crisps at home with just one ingredient and 8 minutes of your time!
Years ago, I discovered Parmesan cheese crisps and immediately fell in love. They were just the BEST salty, cheesy, crunchy bite! After that lovely experience, I decided to start making them at home. Now, you can purchase them at the store but honestly, why would you…
Homemade Parmesan Cheese Crisps are done in just eight minutes, plus they are so much cheaper to make at home than buy in a store. These crisps can also be served for a wide variety of occasions. Whether you’re entertaining friends, throwing a party, hosting cocktail hour, or you’re just making a family dinner, this recipe is a welcome addition!
This recipe is also super easy to double or triple, since there’s only one ingredient. I like to make a big batch because they store so well in an airtight container. While you can keep it simple by just using one ingredient, you can also fancy up the recipe and make it your own. Since you can add all kinds of dried herbs and spices, this is also a great recipe to experiment with different flavor combinations. Be creative and have fun with this recipe!
How To Make Homemade Parmesan Cheese Crisps
Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees and then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a spoon, carefully scoop out about a tablespoon of shredded parmesan onto the baking sheet. You want to keep it in somewhat of a tight cluster, about an inch in size. The spacing should be similar to cookie dough on a baking sheet.
Place baking sheet in the oven and cook for 8 minutes, or until the edges are golden. Remove pan from oven and let crisps cool on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes. After 3 minutes, remove crisps and let them finish cooling on a cooling rack. Serve immediately or store in an air tight container.
People Often Ask…
Honestly, I had never thought to do this until someone asked me about it and I gave it a try! I am here to report that yes, you can in fact make these parmesan crisps in the microwave.
When you make them in the microwave, you have to use a plate instead of a baking sheet, which means you can only make one or two at a time. Spread your cheese out on the plate in the same way, then microwave for 30 seconds, if you need more time then continue cooking at 10 second intervals until done.
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- 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment or baking mat. Scoop 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese onto the sheet pan. Bake for 8 minutes, until edges of cheese are golden. Remove pan from oven and let crisps cool on pan for 3 minutes. Remove with a spatula and allow to fully cool on a rack.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
Easy peasy and good! I used red pepper flakes. What other herbs would you recommend?
Rosemary and other more hearty herbs.
I’ve made your pasta salad which I love so I thought I peruse your site to see what else you have. These crisps look good but I’m curious how far in advance can I make them for a party?
Hey there Pamela!
Thank you so much for your support and for your interest in this recipe, that’s a terrific question! These Cheese Crisps will keep for about 3-5 days in an air tight container, so I would recommend making them about 2 or 3 days in advance if you’re trying to prepare everything ahead of time. If you’re looking for other easy make-ahead recipes for entertaining, that will go well with the Mediterranean Pasta Salad, you should check out my Antipasto Skewers recipes. Antipasto Skewers are great for entertaining because they’re completely customizable, and they can be prepared ahead of time as well. I hope this is helpful, let me know how everything turns out with your husbands birthday, if you have any other questions please feel free to reach out!
These are terrific, would you store them in an air tight container in the fridge or can they be left on the counter
Hey there Wendy!
I am absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, it’s such a tasty addition to salads or charcuterie boards! You can store these Parmesan Crisps in an airtight container on the counter, they should keep well for about 3-4 days. Thank you so much for your kind words and your terrific rating, I really appreciate your support!
Love these – can they be frozen?
Hey there Jeff!
Thank you so much, I appreciate your fantastic rating! That’s a really good question, honestly I’ve never tried to freeze them so I’m not sure how well they defrost. I would say you should give it a try, let me know how they turn out I’m curious. Thank you for your support, if you have any other questions please feel free to reach out!
So simple, and they are delicious! Thanks!
Hey there Amy!
Thank you so much for this fantastic rating and your kind words of support! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, it’s one of my favorite things to add to salads. I really appreciate your support, I hope you have a Happy Holidays!
These sound wonderful. Will they hold up to a dip or a spread? I would like to serve them with a seafood spread.
Absolutely, they are meant to be dipped! I’ve personally never tried a seafood spread with them but it sounds great, let me know how it goes!
Is it preferable to use the grated Parmesan cheese in the non refrigerated green container or the cheese that is shredded in the bags, refrigerated cheese area in the store. Which do use recommend?
Use the grated cheese that you can get in the meat/cheese area of the grocery store. The stuff in the green can has so many fillers I’m not sure if it will work.
Have a great day!
Just finished making this. So fast, easy, and tasty. Thank you for sharing it.
Thanks for sharing, Leslie! I’m glad they worked out for you and that you liked them.