1 Minute Microwave Homemade Parmesan Crisps

    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 crispy parmesan crackers?

    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.

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    1 Minute Microwave Parmesan Crisps

    Delicious, cheesy, parmesan crisps in 1 minute. These copycat parmesan wisps will be your new favorite snack.
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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: 20kcal
    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.
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    Serving: 1crisp | Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1.5g
    homemade parmesan crisps in the microwave

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