1 Minute Microwave Homemade Parmesan Crisps

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If you could have delicious, parmesan crisps in one minute, wouldn’t you want some? This homemade recipe for those cheesy Costco parmesan crisps are so easy you’ll be making them every day.

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Can you really call something a recipe if there is only 1 ingredient? Because these Parmesan crisps only have ONE INGREDIENT! You guessed it. Parmesan cheese.

So, we bought some Parmesan whisps at Costco recently for the first time. My husband and I were immediately in love with them. So delicious, salty, cheesy, crispy.

But I had two problems with the Costco Parmesan Whisps:

  1. They aren’t cheap! It’s true. These little crackers cost an arm and a leg for what they are.
  2. There are too many! You give me a Costco size bag of something delicious, and I usually can’t stop eating them. {read my portion control popcorn experiment here}

So, what do I always do when I can’t practice portion control over a certain snack? I find a way to only have access to ONE SERVING! If I can buy pre-packaged single servings snacks, I usually will. Otherwise, I try to recreate the recipe for only one serving. Which is what my portion control solution was for these parmesan crispy crackers.

parmesan crisps homemade in 1 minute

How do you make parmesan crisps?

All I did was place a pile of parmesan cheese onto some parchment paper and microwaved for 1 minute! THAT’S ALL!!

Because the Parmesan cheese worked so well, I actually tried to make an ASSORTMENT of cheese crackers. I tried all my fat free cheeses, and even regular cheese. But in the end, Parmesan turned out the best, which is what I started with in the first place.

a counter full of cheese

I also tried to use Wax paper instead of parchment paper. This also did not work!

So, if you are going to give this a go, stick with the Parmesan on Parchment paper, as it turned out perfect, Every. Single. Time.

quick homemade parmesan crisps

1 Minute Microwave Parmesan Crisps

Delicious, cheesy, parmesan crisps in 1 minute. These copycat parmesan wisps will be your new favorite snack.
5 from 33 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie
Keyword: Parmesan crisps
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 4 serving
Calories: 20cal
Author: Amy Roskelley


  • microwave


  • 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan
  • 1 piece parchment paper


  • Drop 1 tablespoon at a time of parmesan cheese onto parchment paper.
    parmesan in piles
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute.
    parmesan cheese in the microwave


Serving: 1crisp | Calories: 20cal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1.5g
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homemade parmesan crisps in the microwave

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made them in the oven before, but not the microwave. I’ll never go back!! This was an awesome recipe! I love to dip them in tomato soup!

  2. I made these at home and loved them. I’m on vacation with girlfriends and made some. Last night I had to go to the store and get more Parmesan! They can’t get enough!
    Thanks for the recipe!

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