Parmesan Crisps (2 Ingredients Only!)

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Looking for a crispy and cheesy snack or appetizer that can be ready in under 10 minutes and uses only 2 ingredients? Well then, you need these addictive parmesan crisps in your life.

Hand holding up a parmesan crisp.

There’s a lot to love about this easy parmesan crisps recipe:

  • Did I mention it’s a super duper easy recipe? You can be snacking on these delicious treats in just 10 minutes! All you have to do is place the parmesan cheese on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes. That’s it!
  • It takes just two ingredients to make these parmesan crisps: parmesan cheese (of course) and our zesty bread seasoning.
  • It’s such a versatile recipe. Serve your baked parmesan crisps as a cheeseboard appetizer for your next game day and dip them in some marinara sauce or ranch. Alternatively, serve them as a crouton on your favorite salad or alongside your favorite soup. They would taste delicious with my tomato basil soup or chicken noodle soup.
  • They’re crispy, cheesy, and totally addictive. Just try and stop yourself at one baked cheese crisp! 

Now you know just how good and easy it is to make these crunchy treats, I think it’s time to get baking. 

Labeled recipe ingredients for parmesan crisps.

Recipe Ingredients


How to Make Parmesan Crisps

Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place parmesan cheese in piles on baking sheet.

Place the parmesan cheese by the tablespoonful in small piles on the baking sheet.

Flatten piles of cheese.

Flatten the shredded cheese piles out evenly.

Sprinkle seasoning over cheese piles.

Sprinkle the zesty bread seasoning (or seasoning of your choice) over the shredded cheese.

Baked parmesan crisps.

Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown and the edges start to crisp up.

Dip parmesan crisp in sauce.

Serve your parmesan cheese crisps however you like!


Store your parmesan cheese crisps in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can freeze them for several months, but they won’t be as crunchy once defrosted.

Recipe Notes

  • If you want to make this parmesan crisps recipe even simpler, swap the zesty bread seasoning for just dried basil instead. Other flavor options include garlic powder, cayenne pepper for a kick, everything bagel seasoning, Italian seasoning, or black pepper too. I don’t recommend adding extra salt (such as garlic salt or sea salt) as parmesan cheese is already salty.
  • If your crisps are more chewy than crunchy, they might have been too thick when placed in the oven. Ensure your parmesan piles aren’t too thick!
  • Ensure your cheese crisps are cooled before lifting them off the parchment paper with a thin spatula, as they might break otherwise.
  • Instead of parmesan cheese, you can totally adapt this recipe to feature your grated cheese of choice. That might be cheddar cheese or a combination of cheeses. Go wild!
  • A combination of cheddar cheese and grated parmesan cheese will make your chips a little thicker, if that’s more your style.
  • I prefer to make these in the oven, but you can also use your microwave to make your keto parmesan crisps. Place the cheese mounds on a greased plate and microwave for 30 to 40 seconds, until set.

Stack of parmesan crisps.

Here are more appetizing appetizers you might enjoy:

Cranberry Orange Meatballs

Easy Southern Salmon Patties

Southern-Style BBQ Air Fryer Wings

Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Tex-Mex Style

Sausage Pinwheels Recipe (Made With Just Two Ingredients)

Sweet Potato Skins With Candied Bacon and a Spicy Basil Cream Sauce

Hand holding up a parmesan crisp.

Parmesan Crisps

These addictive parmesan crisps are the perfect cheesy snack or appetizer. They're ready in under 10 minutes and use only 2 ingredients!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, cheese
Keyword: cheese, parmesan
Servings: 24



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the parmesan cheese by the tablespoonful in small piles on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten the piles out evenly and sprinkle dried basil or the zesty bread seasoning over the shredded parmesan cheese.
    2 cups shredded parmesan cheese, 2 tsp zesty bread seasoning
  • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown and the edges start to crisp up.


The Zesty Bread Seasoning can be found at
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  1. So excited about your recipe for the Parmesan Crisps. I had so many questions, but reading through all your notes before printing the recipe, most were answered. I liked that you also mentioned you can microwave the cheese to make also by greasing a plate, instead of using the parchment paper, and by using a plate a few at a time, for 30-40 seconds.
    Does that time vary a lot due to what kind of cheese is used? Plus, I imagine they do not brown then around the edges? Plus if microwaving do they spread more than when baking? I am so excited about this recipe, not only for when a guest comes and you need something to snack on quickly, but for a quick addition to soup or stew as I think you may also have mentioned. Thank you so much. I quickly already shared it via text to my teen granddaughter! She loves cooking and baking . graciously, Cathy

    1. I haven’t found the time to vary greatly (was going to write “grately” lol)but as always keep an eye on it whether in the microwave on in the oven. And you are right, they won’t brown around the edges and they can be more chewy than their baked counterparts versus crisp. I haven’t noticed if they spread much more but I will let you be the judge of that. Happy Holidays 🙂

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