Delicious, crispy keto cheese crackers prove once and for all that even on the keto diet you can enjoy tasty crunchy snacks.
These low carb keto cheese crackers are amazing! They’re ready in five minutes, and the only ingredient you need is cheese. They are crispy and delicious and obviously healthier than highly processed, store-bought cheese crackers that contain white flour and who knows how many chemicals and additives.
Many people on a low carb or keto diet complain that they miss crunchy snacks. But with these tasty crackers and pork rinds, there’s really no reason to complain. In fact, these keto cheese crackers are so good, that even if you don’t need to avoid wheat or gluten, you should give them a try!
How to make keto cheese crackers
Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. You can bake these keto cheese crackers in the oven (350 degrees F, 12 minutes), which is just as easy but a bit more time-consuming. I usually use the microwave, especially when I’m making just a few crackers.
To make these crackers, you can either use a standard 1-oz cheese slice and cut it into four squares, or you can use shredded cheese and measure one tablespoon per cracker. Both methods work equally well.
How to eat keto cheese crackers
They’re great on their own. Or you can use them to scoop out guacamole, salsa, or Greek yogurt dip. These low carb cheese crackers are also great with soups and chilis. I often serve them as a side when I make cream of broccoli soup or no-bean chili.
How to store keto cheese crackers
Once completely cool, store them in an airtight container. If you store them for just a few hours, you can keep them outside of the fridge. For longer than that, and up to 4 days, store them in the fridge. Although I have to say that they’re much better when freshly made – they lose their crispness fast. And since it’s so easy to make them, especially in the microwave, I rarely make enough for leftovers.
Why not just buy low carb cheese crackers?
It’s true that you can buy keto cheese crackers – Moon Cheese, for example. But these specialized low carb snacks are expensive. It’s much cheaper to make these crackers at home.
Are these keto cheese crackers healthy?
I believe they are. If you still worry about saturated fats, you’ll be happy to know that current research says that saturated fat does not clog the arteries, and that cheese specifically is harmless.
Keto Cheese Crackers
- 4 tablespoons shredded cheddar, OR one (1 oz) slice sharp cheddar
- Place the four mounds of cheese on parchment (not wax) paper. Slightly flatten. Make sure they are 1-2 inches apart. If using a cheese slice, cut it into four squares.
- Place the parchment paper directly on the microwave glass tray and microwave on high for 1:30-2 minutes, until lacy and lightly browned. In my microwave, it takes 1:30 minutes.
- Allow the crackers to cool for a few seconds, blot the excess oil with a paper towel and enjoy.