I make these keto bacon cheese crisps in the microwave and they’re ready in just two minutes. They are the perfect keto snack – crunchy, savory, low carb and high fat.
Whenever I miss a crunchy, savory snack on the keto diet, I make these keto bacon cheese crisps. They are the perfect keto snack. And they remind me that it’s completely untrue that you can’t enjoy crunchy snacks on a keto diet!
Crunchy keto snacks
You simply get the crunch in a different way than, say, Doritos. These keto bacon cheese crisps are great! As are these jalapeño cheese crisps, store-bought or homemade pork rinds and even crunchy celery sticks dipped into hot pizza dip.
How do you make these bacon cheese crisps?
In the microwave! That’s the best thing about these keto bacon cheese crisps, apart from the fact that they are so delicious. It’s so very easy to make them, and they are ready super fast.
As soon as the salty/crunchy craving hits, you are set. All you need is some sharp cheddar and crumbled bacon. The Wellshire Farms brand is good if you use pre-made crumbled bacon.
You can also make these keto bacon cheese crisps in the oven. Simply bake them on parchment paper for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees F.
How to eat bacon cheese crisps?
These crisps are wonderful just as they are. You can also dip them in guacamole, in sour cream, or in this tasty homemade Greek yogurt dip.
Is this a healthy recipe?
I think it is. It’s definitely an improvement over something like Doritos. And happily, current research says that cheese, for most people, is pretty much harmless.
The bacon is not ideal, because processed meats are considered unhealthy. Although some researchers do point out that the link between processed meats and disease is likely confounded by other lifestyle choices. I do feel that the small amount I use here is not much of a concern. And I think we all realize that these types of snacks should not be a staple in our diet, replacing more nutritious foods.
How to store bacon cheese crisps?
Once completely cool, I store them at room temperature, but only for a few hours. They lose their crispness fairly quickly, so there’s no point in trying to store them for longer. Although if you do store them for longer, I recommend refrigerating them, and eating them within 3-4 days.
Keto Bacon Cheese Crisps
- 1 slice sharp cheddar
- 1 tablespoon crumbled bacon, store bought or homemade
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- Cut the cheddar slice into four squares. Place them on parchment paper.
- Sprinkle the cheese squares with bacon bits and red pepper flakes.
- Microwave on high for 1.5 - 2 minutes, until crunchy. Allow to rest for a few seconds before lifting the keto bacon cheese crisps from the parchment onto a plate.