Real Cheese Chips Snack Recipe
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4.5 from 8 votes

100% Real Cheese Chips Recipe

Baked cheese forms a crispy and salty snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Katie Wells

Ingredients

  • cheese of choice such as cheddar parmesan, or asiago, freshly grated
  • herbs or spices of choice optional

Instructions

  • Very lightly oil a cookie sheet with olive oil, or use a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Put small piles or folded slices of cheese onto the cookie sheet leaving sufficient space between for spreading.
  • Turn the oven on 'Broil' and put the cheese in.
  • Watch carefully. It may take a little practice to learn timing. When bubbles slow down slightly and at first sign of browning, it's time to take them out.
  • Take out the cheese chips when edges are slightly brown and gently remove them using a thin spatula. Place on towel covered plate to cool.
  • When cooled, use just as you would chips for snacking or dipping into homemade sauces.
  • To store, wait until fully cooled and pack between layers of waxed paper in a shallow dish.

Notes

Variations:
  • sprinkle with green onions or chives before baking
  • add a dash of spice of choice such as basil, chili powder, cumin, cajun seasoning, or curry powder
  • top each with a thin slice of jalapeño 
  • make cheese piles a little larger and place them in a bowl immediately after removing from the pan to form a cheese chip "boat" to use as a taco salad shell

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz. cheese | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1040mg