Make these Keto Pickle Chips for your next party or as an easy after-school snack. A tangy pickle tucked inside a crispy, cheesy exterior, this fun party food can be eaten as-is or with your favorite dip. Plus, it’s customizable and requires only 3 ingredients and 6 minutes of active time.
Baked Pickles and Cheese
There shall never be a shortage of fun and delicious snacks when you add these keto pickle chips with cheese to your collection.
If you love fried pickle chips, you will love these. This easy snack idea is a spin on the original non-keto recipe but is nut-free, egg-free, and overall much easier with fewer ingredients.
Our keto version is a delicious, crispy, cheesy, and savory snack. The cheese melts into crispy chip exterior with a tangy pickle tucked inside. Feel free to enjoy as-is or dip into your favorite dip. They are especially delicious when paired with our Gluten-Free Keto Cheese Curds!
Next time you’re tempted to grab a bag of Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips at the grocery store, remember this crazy easy recipe. Skip the potatoes, vegetable oil, and maltodextrin and make a batch of homemade pickle chips in under 30 minutes.
Besides, just because you’re on a keto diet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fun and flavor. This snack is all that and more! Serve it on game day, after school to your kiddos, or as a finger food at a party.
How to Make Pickle Chips
Similar to Lacto-Fermented Pickle Relish, this recipe only uses a few ingredients and is a quick way to add the delectable pickle tang to your meals.
Gather 3 basic ingredients, and you’ll be halfway to making keto pickle chips in under 30 minutes!
These cheese pickles are completely versatile and ready to match whatever ingredients you have on hand. Pick your favorite shredded cheeses and seasonings, then dip in your favorite dip. You’ll enjoy the customizable cheesy pickle base with endless variations to best suit your taste buds!
- Shredded cheese – any shredded cheese that melts well will work. Choose one single type or toss in a combination of cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, mozzarella, or Mexican cheese blend.
- All-purpose seasoning – I use a mixture of herbs and garlic, but you can use your favorite seasoning instead. A simple seasoning salt with onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika is delicious too.
- Dill pickle slices – make sure to pat dry them with a paper towel or at least shake off the excess liquid before arranging them on cheese
Substitutions and Variations
Adapt keto pickle chips to suit your diet best. There are several easy ways to modify the recipe and adjust for particular dietary needs.
To keep the pickle chips compliant with most healing diets, watch out for the ingredients in any premixed store-bought seasonings. Skip the ones with unnecessary starches or sugars added.
- Keto diet -These are naturally keto and low-carb pickle chips
- Carnivore diet – Remove the pickles and only season with salt. You’ll get a delicious cheese chip!
- Low oxalate diet – Munch away. Pickles and cheese are naturally low oxalate ingredients
- GAPS – Make sure the pickles do not have any food dyes or artificial flavors and use seasonings free from additives and starches
Follow these simple directions, and you can’t go wrong! This cheesy game day snack comes together quickly in 30 minutes.
Toss the cheese with seasonings, tuck in a dill pickle slice or two, and top with more cheese. Pop it in the oven to bake until golden perfection for a quick and easy appetizer.
Lightly grease the muffin pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Toss the cheeses and optional seasoning together in a medium bowl until well combined.
Measure 1 cup of shredded cheese mixture and add a medium pinch of shredded cheese to each well, just enough to cover the bottom.
Arrange one pickle slice in the center over the cheese. You can double the number of pickle slices and add two at a time if you want. For best flavor and texture, pat dry the dill pickle pieces with a paper towel or at least shake off excess liquid before arranging them on the cheese.
Measure ½ cup cheese and top with a small pinch of cheese. It doesn’t need to cover the pickle completely because it will do so as the cheese melts.
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the edges brown. Repeat the process for a second batch.
Slightly cool baked cheese pickles before removing them from the muffin pan. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce. Sugar-free ketchup, sriracha mayonnaise, keto Ranch dressing, or another dip of choice all work.
To ensure that the cheesy pickle chips have cooked through, you want to bake until the edges turn a nice golden brown and the cheese is bubbly on top. Otherwise, it’s just melted cheese and it won’t hold its shape. The more brown the edges are, the more crispy the pickle chips will be once cooled. If they are undercooked, they will be too soft to be removed from the pan.
This recipe makes 24 keto pickle chips or 6 servings.
Per serving of 4 pickle chips:
- 244 calories
- 16 g protein
- 16 g fat
- 12 g total carbs
- 8 g fiber
- 4 g net carbs
Please note that the nutritional value will change if you substitute ingredients. Use a nutrition app like My Fitness Pal to recalculate and reflect your changes.
gredients. Use a nutrition app like My Fitness Pal to recalculate and reflect your changes.
Pickle Cheese Chips FAQ
Pickles can be keto, provided that they do not contain added sugar. Generally, most sour or dill pickles are keto-friendly but stay clear from sweet, candied, or bread and butter pickles.
Dill pickles are naturally keto and low-carb and are, therefore, okay for people on a ketogenic diet.
Most fried pickles are not keto because of the flour-based breading. However, fried pickles can be keto as long as all the ingredients, including the flour used, are keto compliant. Generally, using a low-carb breading mixture consisting of shredded cheese, almond flour, and seasonings can make keto-fried pickles. This recipe for keto dill pickle chips is an excellent alternative to fried pickles.
More Easy Keto Snacks
Cheese Pickle Chips Recipe
- 1 12-cup muffin pan
- 3 cups shredded cheese divided
- 1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning or another blend of choice, optional
- 24 slices dill pickle
- Lightly grease the muffin pan. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
- Toss the cheese and optional seasoning together in a medium bowl until well combined.3 cups shredded cheese, 1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning
- Measure 1 cup of shredded cheese and add a pich of shredded cheese to each well, just enough to cover the bottom. Arrange one pickle slice in the center over the cheese.24 slices dill pickle
- Measure ½ cup cheese and top with a small pinch of cheese. It doesn’t need to cover the pickle completely.
- Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the edges brown. Repeat the process for a second batch.
- Let cool slightly before removing from the pan. Serve warm with optional dipping sauce.
Nutrition & Macros
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2 thoughts on “Easy Keto Pickle Chips”
I love that I don’t have to stand over a stove with hot oil to make these!
Correct! No frying oil or messy post-fry clean up here. Baking pickle chips is a great alternative. Enjoy!