Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (2024)

Home » Low-Carb Snacks » Jalapeño Cheese Crisps

Last updated: · Recipes developed by Vered DeLeeuw and nutritionally reviewed by Rachel Benight MS, RD · This website generates income via ads and uses cookies.

Jump to Recipe Jump to Video Print Recipe

These tasty cheese crisps are the perfect keto snack. Made with sharp cheddar cheese and topped with jalapeño slices, they are wonderfully flavorful.

Serve them as a party appetizer, make them for game day, or simply enjoy them as a daily snack - they are very easy to make and ready in about 20 minutes.

Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (1)

I love dinner parties. I love going to them and I love hosting them. It's always fun to start the evening with co*cktails and a few party snacks. But what to serve that's gluten-free and low-carb?

Deviled eggs are always nice. A meat and cheese platter is great. But when you want some crunch, nothing beats these tasty cheese crisps (well, bacon chips are excellent too!).

They are easy to make (watch the video to see how easy), very tasty, and the addition of jalapeños adds just enough heat to make them interesting. They also look great!

Jump to:
  • Ingredients
  • Instructions
  • Expert tip
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Variations and substitutions
  • Serving suggestions
  • Storing leftovers
  • Related recipes
  • Foodie Newsletter
  • Recipe Card

Ingredients

For the basic recipe, you simply need shredded cheddar. So this is a one-ingredient recipe. I prefer to use sharp cheddar because it's so flavorful.

I do like to add jalapeno slices. They add a nice flavor and they look good! So that's the second ingredient you'll need, but it's certainly not mandatory.

Instructions

Making homemade cheese crisps is easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:

Your first step is to seed and slice the jalapeno. Make sure to wear gloves.

Your next step is to arrange mounds of the cheese on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Gently flatten them.

Now place a slice of jalapeno in the middle of each of the cheese mounds.

Bake them until browned, about 12 minutes in a 350°F oven.

Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (2)

Expert tip

To avoid chili pepper burn, it's best to use gloves when handling jalapenos. I don't wear them in the video below because I know I'm not sensitive to them. But in this case, I highly recommend you do as I say and not as I do, just to be safe. 🙂

Frequently asked questions

What are cheese crisps made of?

That's the beauty of this recipe - they're simply made with cheese. Any other ingredient is optional. I like to use sharp cheddar, but other cheeses such as provolone or parmesan are also good.

Can I use slices of cheese in this recipe?

I don't recommend using sliced cheddar. For even and crispy results, it's best to use shredded cheese.

Should I add flour to these crisps?

No. There's no need to add any type of flour. The best thing about these crisps is their intense cheesy flavor. The flour will dilute that wonderful flavor and is unnecessary.

Do you need to refrigerate cheese crisps?

I prefer to refrigerate them, as I do with most homemade snacks. It's good to take them out of the fridge 30-60 minutes before enjoying them.

Variations and substitutions

Here are a few ideas for varying the basic recipe:

  • Use different cheeses, such as provolone or parmesan.
  • Sprinkle the cheese with bacon bits before baking it.
  • Replace the jalapeno slices with pepperoni or with sun-dried tomatoes.
  • If you like your food extra spicy, sprinkle the cheese with red pepper flakes.

Serving suggestions

Serve these tasty crisps as you would serve any other type of crisp or cracker. They are excellent all on their own, and that's usually how I enjoy them. They also go well with salsa, sour cream, a Greek yogurt dip, or guacamole.

Storing leftovers

It's best to serve these crisps a short time after baking them. They are delicious even after a few hours, but they are not as crispy. They are best straight out of the oven.

Still, if you end up with leftovers, you can store them in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days. They are pretty good cold, but it's best to remove them from the fridge about an hour before you plan on enjoying them.

Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (3)
  • Bacon Chips
  • Cheese Balls
  • Salami Chips
  • Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Recipe Card

Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (8)

4.97 from 109 votes

Pin Recipe Print Recipe

Jalapeño Cheese Crisps

Crispy, very flavorful jalapeño cheese crisps are the perfect low carb, gluten free snack. Serve them as a party appetizer or make them for game day!

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Cook Time12 minutes mins

Total Time22 minutes mins

Course: Snack

Cuisine: American

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 114kcal

Author: Vered DeLeeuw

Ingredients

  • 1 large fresh jalapeño pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Seed the jalapeño as shown in the video, then slice it into thin rings.

  • Using a measuring tablespoon, scoop the cheese into the prepared baking sheet, creating 16 mounds.

  • Gently flatten the cheese mounds with your fingers. Keep them about an inch apart from each other.

  • Place a slice of jalapeño in the middle of each cheese mound.

  • Bake the crisps until very browned, about 12 minutes.

  • Allow them to firm up on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes, then use a small spatula (such as a cheese slicer or a cake server) to remove them to a serving platter.

Video

Notes

This recipe was lightly adapted from buttoni.wordpress.com.

To avoid chili pepper burn, it's best to use gloves when handling jalapenos. I don't wear them in the video because I know I'm not sensitive to them. But in this case, I highly recommend you do as I say and not as I do, just to be safe. 🙂

Add Your Own Notes

Click here to add your own private notes. They're only visible to you. If you clear your browser's cache, they'll be lost.

Nutrition per Serving

Serving: 4crisps | Calories: 114kcal | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 175mg

Subscribe

I send out a weekly newsletter with a recipe and tips. Want these recipes in your inbox? Subscribe today! You can unsubscribe at any time.

Follow Me

Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (9) Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (10) Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (11) Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (12) Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (13) Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (14)

Disclaimers

Cup measurements refer to the standard American cup, which is 240 milliliters. Most of my recipes are low-carb (or keto) and gluten-free, but some are not. Please verify that a recipe fits your needs before using it. Recommended and linked products are not guaranteed to be gluten-free. Nutrition info is approximate, and the carb count excludes non-nutritive sweeteners. Nutrition info may contain errors, so please verify it independently. Recipes may contain errors, so please use your common sense when following them. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using any of my recipes.

❤️ Let's connect! Follow me on Pinterest, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, or Twitter.

More Low-Carb Snacks

  • Honey-Roasted Nuts
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella
  • Fried Boiled Eggs
  • Keto Cheese Crackers

About the Author

Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (19) Vered DeLeeuw, LL.M., CNC, has been following a low-carb real-food diet and blogging about it since 2011. She's a Certified Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC), has taken courses at the Harvard School of Public Health, and has earned a Nutrition and Healthy Living Certificate from Cornell University. Her work has appeared in several major media outlets, including Healthline, HuffPost, Today, Women's Health, Shape, and Country Living. Click to learn more about Vered.

Reader Interactions

Leave a Comment

Super Flavorful Cheese Crisps with Jalapeños - Healthy Recipes Blog (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Zonia Mosciski DO

Last Updated:

Views: 6028

Rating: 4 / 5 (71 voted)

Reviews: 86% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Zonia Mosciski DO

Birthday: 1996-05-16

Address: Suite 228 919 Deana Ford, Lake Meridithberg, NE 60017-4257

Phone: +2613987384138

Job: Chief Retail Officer

Hobby: Tai chi, Dowsing, Poi, Letterboxing, Watching movies, Video gaming, Singing

Introduction: My name is Zonia Mosciski DO, I am a enchanting, joyous, lovely, successful, hilarious, tender, outstanding person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.