Toaster Oven Parmesan Crisps Recipe

Brie Norris | Toaster Oven Love

Toaster Oven Parmesan Crisps are a magical 1-ingredient snack. Salty, crunchy, and so addictive we dare you to eat just one!

Forget the crazy fillings. And the toasted bread. My favorite part of any toaster oven grilled cheese is the deliciously crunchy cheese morsels that get melted onto the pan.

These easy Toaster Oven Parmesan Crisps are a snackable version of those little cheesy bites.

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To make them all you need is ONE INGREDIENT: shredded parmesan cheese (+ seasonings if you want).

We use Trader Joe’s Shredded Parmesan Cheese because it’s vegetarian and works great. Avoid the powdered stuff though, that cheese doesn’t really melt.

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How to Make Toaster Oven Parmesan Crisps

Start by preheating your toaster oven to 350°F. Then, line a sheet pan with a silicone baking mat.

We tried baking the crisps on ungreased pans and lightly greased pans. The results were mixed. In some cases, I had to SOAK and SCRAPE the cheese off the pan so I highly recommend using a baking mat.

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Once you’ve got your pan prepped, drop the shredded parmesan cheese into small piles on the pan. Gently pat each pile to spread it out and flatten in an even layer.

The first time you make them, it’s a good idea to start with baking just one crisp to get your oven’s timing down. Then you can make a whole bunch and know they’ll turn out okay.

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Bake for about 4 to 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Carefully remove the pan and top with your favorite seasoning blend(s). I like Everything Bagel seasoning or Italian seasoning with a pinch of spicy red pepper flakes.

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Return your pan to the toaster oven and bake for a few minutes longer until the crisps are barely golden. (You don’t want them to be dark brown or they will be overcooked and fall apart when you pick them up.)

Lastly, let the chips cool on the pan for at least 5 minutes before gobbling up!

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2 Quick Tips

  1. Clean your toaster oven. The crisps splatter tiny bits of grease in the oven and on the glass. Once your toaster oven has cooled completely, give it a quick wipe down.
  2. You can make one big parmesan crisp. It’ll need to bake for a few minutes longer, ours usually takes about 10 to 12 minutes. I know this sounds silly but snapping it into pieces is really a lot of fun.
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Ways to Enjoy Your Parmesan Crisps

  • They’re a great addition to any appetizer platter, especially with a side of marinara for dipping.
  • Layer on sandwiches.
  • Crumble over your next salad.
  • Get cozy and float a few in a big bowl of warm tomato soup.

During the holidays (when our family and neighbors are bombarded with ALL the cookies) everyone’s always excited to receive savory treats. So these are definitely going on my homemade gifts list, right next to our popular Rosemary Cashews Recipe and these crispy Toaster Oven Roasted Chickpeas.

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Toaster Oven Parmesan Crisps Recipe

    1 Servings


  • 6 tablespoons Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Seasoning of Choice, like Everything Bagel Seasoning or Italian Seasoning


  1. Adjust cooking rack to the bottom position and preheat toaster oven to 350°F on the BAKE setting.
  2. Line a sheet pan with a silicone baking mat.
  3. Drop cheese in tablespoon-sized piles about 2-inches apart on the pan. Gently pat each pile to spread it out and flatten in an even layer.
  4. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove pan and sprinkle crisps with seasoning (if using). 
  6. Return pan to toaster oven and bake until the middle is no longer bubbly and the crisps are a light golden color, about 2 to 4 minutes longer.
  7. Remove from oven and let crisps cool completely before eating or storing.



  • Convection Adjustments: Reduce the temperature to 325°F, cooking time remains the same.
  • You may need to experiment and adjust the cooking time for your crisps (shorter or longer) as toaster ovens vary.
  • Leftover crisps can be stored in a well-sealed container at room temperature for 3 to 4 days.


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Author: Brie Norris
Recipe Yields: 6 crisps
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6 crisps
Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 48
Calories 132

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 456mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Brie Norris

About Brie

Brie loves her toaster oven so much, she started Toaster Oven Love. We're so excited to see all the yummy things she comes up with as our Toaster Oven Cooking fanatic.

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