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Keto Asiago Cheese Crisps

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If you love cheese crisps and low carb / keto snacks with minimal ingredients, you’re doing to LOVE these Asiago Cheese Crisps. They’re made with ONE ingredient: Asiago cheese, and they only take a couple of minutes to make.

Keto cheese crisps on a plate.

I am going to be honest: I don’t even follow the keto diet. I just love cheese. And crunchy snacks. And foods  without any funky additives or ingredients.

So I am sharing with you how to make these tasty crispy little cheese “crackers” – Asiago crisps.

These Asiago crisps are SO addictive. Crispy, snackable, sturdy enough to use with a dip. Perfectly salty and just so good. You’ll love them, I promise.

Hand holding asiago cheese crisp.

Keto-friendly cheese snacks

These little crisps are totally low carb and keto-friendly. Their nutritional value is similar to Asiago cheese itself – high in fat and protein. The only thing is they are a little lower in fat than straight up cheese because a little bit of the fat melts off the cheese as it’s cooking.

This is a GOOD thing for you if you are watching your overall calories. This might not be ideal if you’re counting macros and need to reach a specific amount of fat per day. Just cautioning you.

But overall, these are lighter than simply snacking on cheese, and so much more satisfying (and less sad).

Sliced Asiago cheese on a cutting board.

One ingredient

Sliced Asiago cheese is the ONLY ingredient for these cheese crisps. No fillers, no flour, no need to add any seasonings.

I just cut the Asiago cheese slices into four parts to make smaller crackers, and put them on a hot skillet until they melt and then turn crispy. EASY.

Asiago is a very strong-tasting cheese and is pretty salty, so you don’t need to add any salt or other flavors to these cheese crisps… if you don’t want to. I do have lots of flavor ideas down below, keep reading!

Package of sliced Asiago cheese.

Can’t find sliced Asiago?

If you can’t find sliced Asiago, then you can always finely grate Asiago or Parmesan cheese and add about a half a tablespoon of grated cheese to the skillet. The cooking step is the same and you will have round cheese crisps instead of little squares.

Making keto cheese crackers in a skillet.

Tips for making cheese crisps

A few tips to make sure these Asiago crackers turn out PERFECT:

  • Use a non-stick skillet, and get it nice and hot. The cheese will be smoking a little and that’s OK – it doesn’t burn easily. As you can see, all the Asiago crisps in the photos are a nice light golden brown, not burned.
  • Don’t use any oil for cooking these cheese crisps – the skillet should be dry.
  • Cook the crisps MUCH longer on the first side. This will form a nice crispy bottom and make it easier to flip the cheese square. You need to wait until the cheese melts and bubbles, and until some of the fat separates and the cheese looks like it starts evaporating. If you don’t wait long enough, the cheese will be too soft to flip. It will still get crispy and delicious, but will not be a perfect little square. Exactly how long to cook the first side, you ask? That really depends on how hot your skillet is and the type of skillet you have, but anywhere between 20 seconds – 1 minute is a rough range. Basically, DON’T WALK AWAY, these cook fast. 
  • If you want to add seasonings, do it AFTER you flip each cheese crisps (or even immediately after you remove them from the skillet), otherwise the seasonings will burn a little. If you do add seasonings and they burn, just use tongs and a crumpled dry paper towel to carefully wipe away the burned bits and continue cooking.

Flavors and seasoning ideas for cheese crisps

I find that the salty Asiago cheese has enough flavor on its own, but if you want to do something a little extra, add some flavor using one of the ideas below. As I said above, do this either (1) after you flipped the cheese crisps or (2) immediately after you remove them from the skillet. 

Here are some seasoning ideas:

  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Smoked or sweet paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice
  • Dried herbs

So there you go. The easiest 1-ingredient snack that is more socially acceptable and more satisfying than simply snacking on cheese.

Keto asiago cheese crackers on a plate.

More than just a snack

These keto Asiago cheese crisps are so much more than just a snack. They are my BFF.

Just kidding.

But they are great as a salad topping, a substitute for croutons in soup, or crumbled on top of casseroles or other dishes for a little something crunchy that is not bread crumbs. 

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5 from 3 votes

Keto Asiago Cheese Crisps

Just 1 simple ingredient to make these low carb keto Asiago Cheese Crisps. So easy!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Kate
Cost: $3

Ingredients

  • 4 slices asiago cheese
  • Sprinkle of paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, or any other seasoning Optional, see notes

Instructions

  • Cut the asiago slices into 4 ~1-inch cracker-sized pieces.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet and carefully place the sliced cheese pieces on the skillet. Allow the cheese to melt and bubble, then to settle into the skillet a bit. This should take anywhere between 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on your skillet and cooking temperature.
  • Use a spatula to carefully flip each slice, cook for another ~15-30 seconds, then remove onto a plate and allow to cool. Enjoy immediately, or store in a sealed container or zip-lock bag for 1-2 days.

Notes

Feel free to season the cheese crisps after flipping them - otherwise the seasonings will burn on the pan. Some seasoning ideas:
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Za'atar
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
If the cheese crisps are falling apart while flipping, you need to wait a bit longer before you attempt to flip them. They need to be mostly cooked and crispy on the bottom before you even try to flip. You can try turning the heat up to speed things up a bit.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Asiago Cheese Crisps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Sodium 260mg11%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 7g14%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

 

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