Cheese pickle chips are a tasty snack that combines the tangy flavor of dill pickle chips with the creamy goodness of sharp cheddar cheese. They are made with two simple ingredients that will make your taste buds dance and are soon to become a go-to treat.
This delicious low-carb snack which is suitable for a keto diet, is just as satisfying as it is simple to whip up! All that you need to make this tasty recipe is dill pickles and shredded cheddar cheese to create this recipe that proves just how simple it is when great flavors are involved. With hardly any prep time, you are a short moment away from a tasty treat.
🤍Why you will love this recipe
- Cheesy keto pickle chips are a delicious, easy-to-make, low-carb snack that everyone will love.
- It’s a versatile recipe! Change up the cheese and the pickles; see recipe variations below for a variety of delicious snacks.
Here is what you will need
This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.
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- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Dill pickle chips or slices
- Mini muffin pan or 12 silicone mini muffin liners
- Cheese grater
How to make this cheese pickle chips recipe
Prepare: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees f. Use a box grater or hand grater and shred the cheddar cheese. Pat the pickle slices dry to remove any excess moisture. Coat a mini cupcake pan with cooking spray or brush it with olive oil to prevent sticking.
STEP 1: Place approximately 1 teaspoon of cheddar cheese into the bottom of each muffin tin or silicone cups. If you are using individual liners or one of those silicone pans, place them on a baking sheet for stability.
STEP 2: Top the cheddar cheese with a pickle slice.
STEP 3: Add additional shredded cheese (approximately 1 teaspoon) to the top of the pickles and bake for approximately 7 to 10 minutes until the cheese melts; cool slightly and serve.
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Pickles – I like to use dill pickle slices from gherkins because they are the perfect size to fit into the mini cupcake liners. You can also use pre-sliced dill pickle chips.
Cheddar cheese – Sharp cheddar cheese, in my opinion is the perfect match for pickles. Look for a sharp cheddar and shred it yourself, it not only melts better but tastes better too. If cheddar cheese isn’t available, you can use any of your favorite cheese such as parmesan cheese, swiss cheese,
What to serve with cheddar pickle chips
I love serving these yummy pickle chips alongside a colorful charcuterie board. They add a wonderful cheesy zing which is a nice compliment to the other ingredients on the board.
How to store leftover cheddar cheese pickle chips
If you find yourself with leftover cheesy pickle chips, store them in an airtight container in your fridge. They will last for up to 5 days.
Jalapeno cheddar pickle chips – Replace the dill pickle slices with slices of pickled jalapeno peppers.
Bagel seasoning – Sprinkle each chip with everything but the bagel seasoning on top of the melted cheese just after they are out of the oven.
Spicy- Mix a teaspoon or two to taste of buffalo sauce or your favorite hot sauce into the shredded cheese. You can also replace half of the cheddar cheese with blue cheese.
Italian Herbs – Add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning or a mix of oregano and basil to the cheese with 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese. You can also replace the cheese to mozzarella cheese.
Bacon – Top each pickle slice with bacon crumbles before adding the cheese.
Ranch – Add a tablespoon of ranch seasoning mix to the shredded cheese and a side of ranch dressing for dipping.
Sweet pickle cheese chips – Replace dill pickles with sweet pickles which are a nice contrast to sharp cheddar cheese.
- For crispy cheese chips, bake the cheese chips in a metal cupcake liner rather than silicone liners.
- Keep an eye on the oven, these can go from golden brown to burnt in no time.
Yes, these can be made up to a day ahead of time. Just before serving, pop them in the oven for a few minutes to warm them up.
Yes, these are considered keto-friendly, assuming the pickles don’t have sugar in them.
Yes, you can easily make these in an air fryer. The cooking time will need to be reduced to about 10 minutes.
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Cheddar Cheese Pickle Chips
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 12 pickle chips
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees f
- Shred cheddar cheese and set it aside.
- Place approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons of cheddar cheese on the bottom of each cupcake liner. Top each with a pickle slice and add another 1 1/2 teaspoons of cheese.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Until the cheese melts and starts to turn golden brown.