How To Make Cheese Chips In 8 Minutes Flat

Crunchy cheese chips
Crunchy cheese chips

One of the biggest things that I missed when I started my low-carb, high-fat diet was crunchy crackers or potato chips. And, of course, I can’t have them, because they are full carbs and sugar. And worse yet, they make me fat.

But cheese has zero carbs and are full of fat. Which is what we want to eat on a low carb diet. So cheese is a really good alternative to crackers or chips.

Cheese chips are simply cheese that has melted until it is well done and crunchy. The following recipe is how I make the perfect chips for dipping. And it is super easy to make.

How to Make Cheese Chips

Use any kind of cheese you want...This is peperjack
Use any kind of cheese you want…This is pepper jack cheese

What you will need

  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper
  • cheese (only use full-fat cheese. Don’t use anything low fat and especially don’t use processed cheese)
  • egg timer
  • spices
  1. Set oven to 400 degrees
  2. place a sheet of parchment paper on the cookie sheet.
  3. place 6 slices of cheese on the paper.
  4. sprinkle spices on the cheese. I like to use paprika, pepper, red pepper flakes or Italian seasoning.

    I used Italian seasoning on these provolone cheese chips
    I used Italian seasoning on these provolone cheese chips

  5. place cooking sheet in the oven.
  6. Set timer for 8 minutes
  7. Make sure chips are brown around the edges and bubbly before you remove from the oven.
  8. Let the chips cool for a few minutes.

Enjoy your chips alone or use then to dip into guacamole or salsa.

Hint: If you take the cheese fresh out of the oven and gently lay it over a spoon to crisp up, you will have a taco shape. Now you have a low carb shell to use for tacos!

Enjoy! 🙂

You can also use shredded cheese. Just make little mounds of the cheese on your parchment paper. It will all melt together and taste exactly the same.

No time to bake? I discovered Whisps last summer and they are amazing. They are simply baked cheese. I love this for a quick crunchy snack. There are 3 different flavors, parmesan, pepper jack and my favorite cheddar cheese.

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32 thoughts on “How To Make Cheese Chips In 8 Minutes Flat”

  1. I love this article – my mouth was literally watering whilst reading it. I am looking for all ways and methods to lose weight but still eat the things I love (in moderation of course!) so your website is something I have added to my favourites. I love cheese so again will be definitely trying out this recipe. Have you got any other good recipes involving cheese? I also love your suggestions for reducing cravings for bread 🙂 Amazing

  2. Hi Wendy
    I really like cheese and thought I can not live without it, this recipe is a great help as it helped in breaking the stereotype that we all have which is we cannot eat cheese during a diet. I’m really going to try out this recipe and I hope it helps me in my diet.
    I’ll keep you posted on how they turn out to be.

    1. Hi There. I don’t think I could live without cheese either. I really love it. If you want to diet and can’t live without cheese, then a low-carb, high-fat diet may work for you. Let me know how it goes or if you need any support. Contact me anytime at

  3. I will certainly come back to your site as my kids are fussy eaters. They do like cheese and chips so I will be using your recipe tomorrow and I’ll see how they get on with it. It sounds absolutely delicious!

  4. Alright, cheese chips aside, you mentioned that cheese has zero carb but full with fats. Wouldn’t eating cheese add on to our waistline? All these while I thought cheese is fattening? No? Anyway, as simple as the recipe is, I doubt I could make it as I’ve never really baked anything in an oven before.

    1. I know it’s crazy right?! I believed the lie as well. Most of my adult life the food industry programmed people to believe that fat is bad. And that isn’t the truth. I struggled with my weight for years trying to eat low calorie and low fat. I just got fatter. When I eat fat, while avoiding carbs I become a “fat burner” rather than a glucose burner. And I lose weight. I explain it more in my post, “Why are so many people fat?

  5. It only takes 8 minutes to make these! They look so good, cheese is one of my favorite foods as well as my son. I think he would love these and he can also help make them because they are so easy. Thanks for this recipe, I will let you know how it turns out!

  6. Before I read your post, I was like… Mmmmm… chips n’ cheese (English style) but I was quite surprised when they were a different kind of chips. LOL.

    However, your version of cheese chips really do look so nice and delicious. This recipe is something entirely new to me, and pepper jack cheese sounds really yummy too 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this cheesy chip recipe.


  7. I would have loved to make this recipe, but unfortunately, I can’t eat dairy products. I just can’t eat cheese. I think that sucks but what can I do. Do you have another option for me?

    I will tell you that I love your site giving me all these healthy recipes.
    Thanks for sharing your experience with me.


    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m sorry you can’t do dairy. I don’t think I could survive without cheese. But I’m sure I could if I had too.

  8. O-M-G!….. Woman! You are to die for!
    It’s nearly midnight so it’ll HAVE to wait till tomorrow – but I’m gonna be eating those chips!
    8 mins in a hot oven with allsortsa spices and herbs sprinked. Got it.

    I will never forget you.
    Okay – how many can I eat and STILL lose weight?

  9. Hi Wendy
    I love the look of this website. I also love the titles to some of your posts, especially “Why are so many people fat?” It doesn’t beat about the bush!

    Back to this post, I am delighted to have an endorsement for eating cheese – which I adore. Not sure if you’d approve of my toasted cheese sandwiches though!

    The recipe sounds really easy and tasty and perfect for someone who does not want to spend hours in the kitchen.

    With every best wish


    1. If you can handle the carbs, go for it! I love toasted cheese sandwiches. I’m just one of those people who doesn’t do well with carbs. It is just the bread makes my sugar spike and then I start the cycle of cravings again. As long as I stay away from the carbs my body seems to function better and I feel better.

  10. Well at the age of 46, I am finding that I am putting on weight even though I don’t think I am eating more or exercising less. So possibly some changes could be made!!

    1. Tara, I was exactly the same ay. I would eat 3 healthy meals a day plus healthy snacks. I avoided fried foods and I worked out. Yet I kept getting bigger. It was very frustrating. It wasn’t until I tried the diet in Eat Fat, Get Thin that I started to get results. I had no idea that our bodies were meant to eat fat. I would never have believed it. But the weight keeps coming off.

  11. Interesting take on turning a less healthy alternative to a “slightly” healthier version! And hey, who doesn’t like cheese, right! Seems simple enough to make, so I might just give it a shot. I’ll check out some of your other posts too….seems like a pretty cool site.

  12. I am such a big fan of cheese and your recipe makes me to want to make it right now, but I am a bit scared when it comes to fat, I don’t know the right balance. Low carb diet seems to be something possible for me, yet I will have to confirm it by knowing more and I am sure your site will help me with that, thanks Wendy!

    1. I was very sceptical about eating fat because it goes against everything I was taught. So I encourage you to do some research and learn everything you can. I did the same thing and learned realized that it really is the sugar that turns to fat, not fat. Take care, Hari.

  13. Oh yum! I had a roommate in college that would make these sort of fried cheese chips (although I never knew that there was a name for them). I’ve always just made them in a pan on the stove top, but making these in the oven sounds like it would make cleanup a bunch easier!

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