Parmesan Crisps

Parmesan Crisps

The Spruce / Jennifer Meier

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
79 Calories
5g Fat
2g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 6g
Calcium 199mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Crispy, salty parmesan crisps can be eaten as a snack, used as a garnish, or crumbled over salads, pasta, and other dishes. For breakfast, try Poached Eggs with Parmesan Crisps.

Parmesan crisps can be made with just one ingredient: finely grated Parmesan cheese. Once baked, the cheese turns into a thin, crunchy snack that's similar to a cracker. For more flavor, consider adding a little something extra, like: 

  • Spicy Parmesan Crisps
  • Lemon Zest Parmesan Crisps
  • Mushroom Parmesan Crisps


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 325 F.

  3. Mix together the grated cheese and pepper.

  4. Line a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or a nonstick silicone baking pad.

  5. Using a tablespoon measurement, drop even mounds of Parmesan cheese on the baking sheet. Use your fingers to pat each mound of cheese into a thin circle about 3 inches across in size. Make sure none of the circles are touching. Or, if you want perfectly round crisps, set a biscuit cutter down on the baking sheet and sprinkle a thin layer of cheese inside the round mold. Repeat until all the cheese is gone.

  6. Bake five minutes, or until golden and crisp. When the crisps are still warm, you can fold them around the handle of a wooden spoon to give them some shape, or just leave the crisps as flat rounds.

  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • Parmesan crisps are best when eaten soon after they're made. If kept as leftovers, the crisps tend to get less crispy and chewier.
  • If you have extra Parmesan cheese after making this recipe, check out more recipes using Parmesan cheese.