A stack of cheddar crisps
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One Ingredient Cheese Crisps

These cheddar cheese crisps are made with just one ingredient - cheese! Once you learn how to turn a bag of shredded cheese into an irresistible snack, you will never look back. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chedar cheese, cheddar cheese crackers, cheese cracker recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 114


  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese


  • Spread the shredded cheddar cheese on a cookie sheet fitted with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Try to not have too much overlap (like a mound of cheese), but a little is OK.
  • Set your oven to 170 F and leave the cheese in the oven overnight (about eight hours). The cheese crisps can become greasy during the drying process. To help with this, use a paper towel to wipe the grease off of them halfway through the baking time and then flip them over.
  • After eight hours, you’ll see that the cheese has hardened and joined together into one giant cheese crisp.
  • Wipe off any excess grease from both sides, break into cracker-sized pieces, and enjoy!


  • If you are grating the cheese by hand, make sure that is cold. Warm cheese is much harder to grate.
  • Always use a silicone mat or parchment paper to keep the cheese from sticking to your baking sheet.
  • If you have a dehydrator, you can make cheese crisps in the dehydrator instead of the oven.


Calories: 114kcal | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 27mg | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 0.2mg