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Parmesan crisps are an easy, cheesy little snack that's perfect for dipping or just snacking on plain. Low carb and only one ingredient, these are perfect for parties or solo with a glass of red wine!

You can use them to top air fryer hamburgers or just as a crispy addition to an antipasto platter!

Parmesan crisps on a white plate

Parmesan Crisps

Parmesan is one of those extremely well-loved cheeses that everyone should keep on hand, for either topping pasta or adding some cheesy flavor to almost any favorite dish!

But you can also just eat it on its own – something that you don't do usually with a hunk of Parmesan. By cooking it into crisps, you take this very strong cheese and make it light as air, crunchy yet still full of flavor!                                                  

Parmesan Crisps Ingredients

ONE ingredient!

• Grated Parmesan cheese

parmesan cheese and a cheese grater

How To Make Parmesan Crisps

• Spoon Parmesan by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet

• Spread out the cheese using a spoon, working them into 2-inch wide circles

• Bake at 375 Fahrenheit for 10 minutes

• Remove from the oven and immediately drape over a rolling pin or smaller bottles

• Press them into the rolling pins or small bottles, which presses them into a curved shape

• Let cool until crisp and then serve

a pile of Parmesan crisps on a wooden board

What Kind Of Parmesan Should You Buy For This Recipe?

Parmesan is definitely among the more polarizing cheeses out there. The culinary world is pretty much split into two distinct camps: those who believe that the only real Parmesan comes from Parma in Italy and those that prefer the little shaker bottles that dispense white “Parmesan” dust.

The real, good-quality stuff is definitely necessary for this recipe.

The powdered stuff does not release as much oily fat as the real stuff and just won't bake up the same at all.

close up of a Parmesan crisp

How To Use Your Parmesan Crisps

These Parmesan crisps are not only super salty, crisp, and delicious, but they also help provide a wonderful little bit of crispy crunch to anything you put on.

A favorite way to use these Parmesan crisps is to use them as a topping for a burger. They will give every single bite a cheesy, salty, crunchy texture that improves literally every burger recipe.

You don’t have to stop here, however; why not use them to top a slice of pizza? Or put them in literally any sandwich?

Make smaller Parmesan crisps and then eat them as a bite-sized snack. Tiny little Parmesan crisps stored in a resealable bag make for a great chip substitute!  

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Parmesan Crisps

Parmesan crisps are an easy, cheesy little snack that's perfect for dipping or just snacking on plain. Low carb and only one ingredient, these are perfect for parties or solo with a glass of red wine!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 400 °F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spoon a heaping tablespoonful of Parmesan onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Spread out the cheese with a spoon to make 2-inch circles (approximately).
  • Bake for 3-5 minutes, until melted and golden brown and crisped.
  • Remove from the oven. If desired, you can drape each crisp over a small wooden rolling pin to make then curved in shape.
  • Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

  • add a pinch of garlic powder, cayenne or paprika if desired

Nutrition Information

Calories: 36kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 127mg, Potassium: 10mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 72IU, Calcium: 92mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Marilyn says

    Can you use shredded Parmesan cheese in place of grated?

  2. Elaine Schenk says

    The recipe says 400* for 3-5 min and in the ‘How to Make’ it says 375* for 10 min.

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