Keto Cheese Crackers

cheese crackers made from ultra thin sliced cheese

Keto Cheese Crackers

Making keto cheese crackers starts with Sargento’s Ultra Thin Sliced Cheese. I tried the Colby-Jack and Provolone.

ultra thin sliced cheese


Preheat the oven to 250 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut the cheese slices into squares. The Provolone is round…just cut each slice into four pieces.

sliced colby jack and provolone ultra thin slices and back

I have seen videos where some people even put a hole in each piece to remember Cheese Nips or Cheezits….I didn’t do that. Bake for 30 min, let them cool in the pan until you can lift them with ease, and then drain on a paper towel.

Epic Fail!

Have you ever followed a blog and just been awed at the images of perfect food…perfect kids….perfect home? Well, my blog is real life. Sometimes things turn out great and sometimes not. I won’t hide my imperfections or screwups)))

My first mistake with the keto cheese crackers was to put them in the oven, set the timer, and go on about my business. When the timer went off, this is what I found.

cheese crackers, provolone didn't turn out, colby jack were great

The Colby-Jack crackers were just right, but the Provolone…..weird weird-looking weren’t they! They didn’t taste burned and they were edible, but not worth it.

The Colby-Jack crackers, on the other hand, were nice and crispy and tasted good!

The second mistake was adding a little salt to the cheese pieces. I didn’t put salt over all of them which in hindsight was a good thing. The cheese was salty enough without anything extra.

Do the keto cheese crackers taste as good as purchased cheese crackers….no, but they are acceptable. They are a bit chewy once you’ve had them in your mouth for a moment or two. But if you cutting back on carbs it does give you something to eat with a crunch!

My husband eats them with salsa for a snack and I like them just plain. I store them in a zip lock back with a piece of paper towel. They are a bit oily.

The Provolone

I love Provolone cheese on sandwiches so I was disappointed with my attempt at keto cheese crackers with it. Not one to give up easily, I tried a second time.

This time I preheated the oven to 250 degrees and set the time for 10 minutes. You know I went and checked it every couple of minutes too this time))))

Ten minutes wasn’t enough, so I did five more. They were lightly browned around the edge and looked pretty. I took them out of the oven and let them cool. But they still were not crispy. I put them back in the oven while it was still warm and just let them stay until the oven cooled off. They browned a little bit more but never reached that crispy point. I don’t know if it was the composition of the cheese or the thinness of the slice. If you have had luck with Provolone, please let me know. Using the regular slice might make a difference, but the next if I try again, I’ll just try it with one slice first)))

The Provolone keto crackers seemed to be thinner and had even more oil cooked out of them than the Colby-Jack. And they tasted more like Parmesan cheese. So, I’m giving up on Provolone and will just stick with the Colby Jack))

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cheese crackers made from ultra thin sliced cheese


  1. Regarding nacho tips…a thin and crispy tortilla chip like Late July Snacks works well…there are other Brands at Walmart, Target etc. Look for Cantina thin/crispy style chips. Some may prefer a thicker tortilla chip…i prefer thin/crispy. Put tortilla chips close together (so not loose cheese when melting) on foil covered cookie sheet. Cover with cheese of choice…I use Cheddar or Colby Jack…put cookie sheet under oven broiler for 30 -40 seconds using an oven mitt (THEY BURN VERY QUICKLY), so I always stand and watch them cook. When slightly brown around edges, use oven mitt, remove from oven and cool on stovetop, or protected countertop. I just eat these as is…just cheese nachos…am a vegetarian. I dip in sour cream sometimes. Once cooled, could top with pre cooked meats, pre cooked beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, spices of choice, guacamole, or dip in salsa, among other things. Have a great day!!

  2. These keto cheese crackers look soooo delicious!!! I wish I had a bowl of these crackers right now!! Thanks for sharing what did not work so good as well…provolone, and also salt tip. I like Sargento Colby Jack cheese…made nachos with their shredded Colby Jack cheese many times! I watched your Short on YouTube about these…thanks for sharing!!

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