I love pizza. I also love tinkering with recipes and making fun twists on classics.
Today I'll show you how I make mini pizza crisps using baked parmesan chease! I also made a video showing you how I did it above :)
Step 1: Gather Up Your Ingredients
The only required ingredient for this dish is:
- Parmesan cheese, finely grated. Other cheeses will not work for this application!
For toppings, you can use whatever you have on hand! I'm using:
- Bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
- Red onions (possibly my favorite non-meat pizza topping)
- Red pepper flakes
- Italian Seasoning
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and get ready for assembly!
Step 2: Prep the Pan and Make the Base
Grab a half sheet pan or cookie sheet and either a silicon baking mat or aluminum foil. If you are using foil, lube it up with a little no-stick spray.
Measure out 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and pour it carefully onto the pan. Use the back of the measuring cup or a spoon to even out the cheese into a disc.
Top the disk with some Italian seasoning and park the pan in your oven for 5 to 6 minutes, or until golden.
Step 3: Put Cheese Disk on Mould
This step is optional put a nice touch. After the cheese comes out of the oven it is still a little soft, but it will harden up after a few minutes. This means we can place it on something to change its shape!
I'm using a small saucer to make the cheese slightly cupped.
Now we will add the toppings!
Step 4: Add Toppings and Finish
Add whatever toppings you want after the cheese cools. Cut and serve! The parmesan forms a semi-rigid base (oddly crust-like) that holds all the ingredients nicely.
I would love if you could check out my YouTube channel, I have lots of videos like this one!