Keto Cheese Chips

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Snacking can be difficult when you follow a low-carb diet. Trying to find finger foods and small bites that fit into dietary restrictions is a challenge. But there are a few very simple and easy-to-make recipes for keto-friendly snacks and these keto cheese chips are one of the best. 

The most basic keto cheese chips recipe has just one ingredient. And I’m sure you can guess what it is. That’s right, it’s cheese! But there are some really tasty variations to these cheesy chips that you can make with only one or two other ingredients. Keep reading for the classic keto cheese chips recipe and a couple of other flavorful options.


Keto cheese chips ingredients
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

How To Keep Keto Cheese Chips From Sticking

The biggest challenge with this super simple recipe is making sure the cheese doesn’t stick to your baking sheet. I’ve had the most luck with using parchment paper and spraying that generously with cooking spray.

If you don’t use parchment paper, make sure you use a non-stick baking sheet. Even with a non-stick sheet, I still also recommend that you use cooking spray. This will help stop the chips from sticking after you bake them. 


Here are all the steps you need to make these basic keto cheese chips. And there aren’t very many! These are as easy as they seem and even more delicious.

Step 1 – Grate the Cheese

Shredded cheddar cheese

Use a box grater to grate one cup of cheese. That’s about X ounces or half of a small block. Now is also a great time to preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

This is a step you cannot skip. I know it’s tempting to buy pre-shredded cheese, but I promise it’s worth it to shred your own. Pre-shredded cheese is wonderful stuff, but it has a coating on it that won’t melt as smoothly as freshly shredded cheese. Since this recipe is entirely cheese, you want it to melt perfectly. 

Step 2 – Make Piles of Shredded Cheese

Pile of shredded cheese ready to go in the oven

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and coat it well with cooking spray.

Take heaping tablespoons of shredded cheese and pile them a few inches apart on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with a small pinch of kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Step 3 – Bake the Cheese Chips

Cooked keto cheese chips

Place the heaps of cheese into the preheated oven. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes until the cheese has melted and just barely started to crisp around the edges. Don’t wait for the cheese to brown too much, by that point they’ll be overdone! You want to take them out when the edges look a little dry and the middle still looks a bit melty.

Step 4 – Let them cool and enjoy!

Thickness view of keto cheese chip

Remove from the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes. Transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to cool completely. 

Cookware Used

Here’s everything you need to make this keto snack. Just like the ingredients and the instructions, the cookware needed is also very simple.

Box Grater: Since you only need a cup of cheese for one serving of these cheese chips, I like to use a box grater to quickly grate the cheese. However, if you were going to make a big batch of these for a party, use the grating disc on your food processor to speed this step up!

Baking sheet: A large non-stick baking sheet is ideal for these chips.

More Keto Cheese Chip Recipes

Another cheese variation of cheese chip

As with all my favorite recipes, this one can be customized to suit your family! With a few minor changes, you can make lots of different keto cheese chip variations. You can mix and match cheeses with a variety of spices or even use toppings. 

The best cheeses for cheese chips:

  • Cheddar
  • Parmesan
  • Mozzarella
  • Asiago
  • Gouda

Topping ideas for keto cheese chips:

  • Spices
  • Dried or fresh herbs
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Bacon bits
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Lime zest

Here are some of our favorite keto cheese chip recipes.

Italian Parmesan Keto Cheese Chips

This one is a family favorite. Instead of using cheddar, swap for grated parmesan. Or you could do half parmesan and half mozzarella. Along with the salt and pepper, add a sprinkle of dried oregano and a dash of garlic powder.

Spicy Ranch Keto Cheese Chips

This one is perfect for parties. Use cheddar cheese like the original recipe, but add a small sprinkle of cayenne pepper to the cheese before baking. Then a dash of dried ranch dressing mix as soon as the chips come out of the oven. If cayenne is too spicy for your taste, you can also try chili powder.

Taco Cheese Chips

Another party favorite, you can give these a little kick with some pre-made taco seasoning sprinkled on before baking. Or, you can easily do this yourself by doing a small pinch of chili powder, cumin, and smoked paprika to each chip. If you have some limes on hand, this is an excellent cheese chip for some added lime zest!

How To Store Keto Cheese Chips

If you somehow happen to have leftovers of these tasty bites, you can keep them in a ziptop bag at room temperature for about 3 days. They will not be as crispy if you store them, though. You could also reheat them quickly in an air fryer or toaster oven (or even in your regular oven for a few minutes).

Now, It’s Your Turn!

Ready to serve cheese chips

This one-ingredient, three-step recipe for keto cheese chips could not be any easier. It’s such a fun and unique snack for anyone trying to cut carbs but still have a chip or two when the mood strikes. 

Don’t forget to grease your pan or parchment paper! Get creative with the cheese and flavor combinations you choose and let your family help create new flavors. The possibilities really are endless with this snack.


Keto Cheese Chips

Do you want to make low-carb chips at home? Try this recipe right away and enjoy a healthier snack with your family.

  • Author: Beatriz Garcia
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: About 12 chips
  • Cuisine: Snack or appetizer



  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

  • Pinch of salt and pepper


Grate the Cheese

Use a box grater to grate one cup of cheese. Then preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Make Piles of Shredded Cheese

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and coat it well with cooking spray.

Take heaping tablespoons of shredded cheese and pile them. Sprinkle a small pinch of kosher salt and cracked black pepper.

Bake the Cheese Chips

Place the heaps of cheese into the preheated oven. Bake until the cheese has melted.

Let them cool and enjoy!

Remove from the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 9 g
  • Calories: 38 kCal
  • Sugar: 0.03 g
  • Sodium: 74 mg
  • Fat: 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.13 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg

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