Cauliflower Parmesan Crisps Recipe

Cauliflower Parmesan Crisps are a delightful and healthier alternative to traditional snacks. These crisps combine the nutty flavors of Parmesan cheese with the subtle, earthy tones of cauliflower, making them perfect for a guilt-free treat that’s both tasty and satisfying.


  • 3 lb head of cauliflower (about 1 average head)
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dry parsley
  • Salt (optional, to taste)


  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Baking Sheet:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (204°C).
    • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to prevent sticking.
  2. Prepare the Cauliflower:
    • Wash the cauliflower head and pat it dry.
    • Cut the cauliflower into florets, then use a food processor to pulse the florets into rice-sized pieces. If you don’t have a food processor, you can grate the cauliflower using a box grater.
  3. Blanch the Cauliflower:
    • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and blanch the riced cauliflower for about 5 minutes to soften slightly.
    • Drain well and let the cauliflower cool. Squeeze out as much water as possible using a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth. Removing the water is crucial for achieving crispy results.
  4. Mix the Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine the blanched, drained cauliflower with the grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, dry parsley, and salt if using. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  5. Form the Crisps:
    • Take small amounts of the cauliflower mixture and form them into thin, flat rounds on the prepared baking sheet. The thinner the rounds, the crispier they will be.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and crispy. Flip each crisp halfway through the baking time to ensure even crisping.
  7. Cool and Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and allow the crisps to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. They will continue to crisp up as they cool.
    • Serve warm as a snack or as a side dish with your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Cheese Variations: You can experiment with different types of hard cheeses such as Asiago or Romano for different flavors.
  • Seasoning Variations: Feel free to add other seasonings like onion powder, smoked paprika, or even a sprinkle of cayenne for a spicy kick.
  • Storing: These crisps are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for a few days. Reheat in the oven to crisp them up again before serving.


Cauliflower Parmesan Crisps offer a fantastic way to enjoy a low-carb snack that’s both nutritious and delicious. They are simple to make and can be customized with various seasonings to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy these crisps on their own, or pair them with a hearty dip for a satisfying treat!