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Easy Homemade Baked Parmesan Crisps

Quick and easy homemade Baked Parmesan Crisps make a simple snack or appetizer for wine pairing. Shredded Parmesan cheese with curry powder, baked into crunchy, golden brown crisps…all in about 10 minutes. Overhead shot of just Baked Parmesan Crisps sitting sitting on a parchment lined baking sheetChoosing whole, clean and natural ingredients goes a long way to increasing the flavors and nutritional value of your food. For example, these Curried Parmesan Crisps only have two ingredients, the quality of cheese you select is crucial to the flavor.

Baked Parmesan Crisps Appetizer 

Parmesan crisps, in general, are made with just one ingredient. You guess it…Parmesan cheese! The parmesan is baked in the oven for the right amount of time to just melt and lightly brown the cheese.

Once cooled, baked Parmesan hardens and transforms into delicious little crisps that can use used in salads, for dips or even enjoying as an appetizer with a glass of wine.

Hand holding a Parmesan Crisp with two glasses of red wine in the backgroundI’ve always wanted to make Parmesan Crisps. They seemed like a simple appetizer that’s full of flavor, and perfect for sharing with others.

Whether you’re hosting a small gathering, creating side dishes with friends and family, or sharing something at a potluck, these will be a fun addition. 

How to make Parmesan Crisps

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Shred cheese using a small-hole grater. 
  3. Place parmesan mixture into small mounds on the prepared baking sheet and press down lightly to about ¼-inch thick, leaving space between the mounds.
  4. Bake until golden brown and crisp at 375º F. Remove and cool slightly until crisp before serving.

How long to bake Parmesan crisps?

As long as you are baking a thin layer of Parmesan, it should take about 7 minutes at 375º F.

An overhead shot of Curried Parmesan Crisps on a baking tray

Can I use different cheeses?

You can use other hard cheeses such as aged Gouda or romano, but use a cheese that is low in moisture or it won’t harden into crisps.

If you want to experiment with different cheeses, I recommend trying a little at a time and see how it comes out, then make the rest of the batch.

Other spice suggestions

You don’t have to stop at curry powder, these baked parmesan crisps are so versatile and perfect for experimenting with. Why not try some red pepper flakes for a little heat or dried herbs such as oregano or thyme.

Spices such as paprika, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and cumin would all work really well and would give a whole range of different flavors to try.

A close up of Baked Parmesan Crisps

Tips for making Parmesan Crisps

  • Space each scoop of parmesan far enough apart or they will join together while melting.
  • Using a small-sized grater will work best for making these crisps.
  • Use a silicone mat or parchment paper to prevent cheese from sticking to the baking sheet. This will make removal very easy.
  • Once baked, the cheese crisps will still be slightly soft. Let the cheese cool a bit so they harden, then remove from baking sheet.
  • Add more or less curry powder as desired, or use other spices suggested above in the post.
  • Parmesan crisps will store in a cool dry place for up to 1 week. 

Serving Suggestions

Pair these simple and unique Curried Parmesan Crisps with red wine varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a simple recipe and a fun twist on your traditional wine and cheese pairing.

You could also use these crisps to top risottos, pasta, soups, and salads. Have fun experimenting with different flavors to compliment your dish.

Recipe at a glance:

Flavor profiles: Cheesy with a delicious hint of curry
Texture: Savory, crispy and chewy

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Homemade Baked Parmesan Crisps

Shredded Parmesan cheese with curry powder, baked into crunchy, golden brown crisps. A unique appetizer or wine and cheese pairing.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy parmesan crisps, parmesan crisps, parmesan crisps recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 111kcal
Servings 8 servings
Author: Matt Ivan
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.  Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. 
  • Shred cheese using a small-hole grater. Place in a bowl and stir in cumin powder until well combined.
  • Using an 1/8-cup measuring cup, scoop Parmesan mixture into mounds on the prepared baking sheet, 5-6 inches apart. Flatten to about ¼-inch thick, leaving at least an inch between the mounds.
  • Bake 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Remove and cool slightly until firm before serving. 

Notes

  • Space each scoop of parmesan far enough apart or they will join together while melting.
  • Using a small-sized grater will work best for making these crisps.
  • Use a silicone mat or parchment paper to prevent cheese from sticking to the baking sheet. This will make removal very easy.
  • Once baked, the cheese crisps will still be slightly soft. Let the cheese cool a bit so they harden, then remove from baking sheet.
  • Add more or less curry powder, or omit if desired. You can sub with other spices or herbs suggested above in the post
  • Parmesan crisps will store in a cool dry place for up to 1 week.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Baked Parmesan Crisps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 454mg20%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Calcium 336mg34%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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