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Cheesy Onion Crisps

Cheesy Onion Crisps recipe


Cheesy Onion Crisps offer a delightful combination of sweet onions and melted cheddar cheese, seasoned to perfection and baked to crispy perfection. This easy-to-make appetizer is perfect for any occasion, from casual gatherings to game day snacks. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for a crowd-pleasing treat.



  • 3 large sweet onions
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp ranch seasoning (or seasoning of choice)
  • Ranch or marinara sauce for dipping


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the Onions: Peel the sweet onions and slice them into thin rings, about 1/4 inch thick. Separate the rings and arrange them in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Cheese and Seasoning: Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese evenly over each onion ring. Next, sprinkle ranch seasoning (or your preferred seasoning) over the cheese-covered onion rings.
  4. Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the edges of the onions are crispy and golden brown.
  5. Serve: Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Serve the cheesy onion crisps warm with ranch or marinara sauce for dipping.

Cook’s Notes

  • Choosing Onions: Opt for sweet onions like Vidalia or Walla Walla for their mild flavor and natural sweetness, which complement the cheese beautifully.
  • Customize Seasoning: Experiment with different seasonings such as garlic powder, smoked paprika, or Italian seasoning to suit your taste preferences.
  • Dipping Sauces: Besides ranch or marinara, try barbecue sauce, honey mustard, or salsa for additional dipping options.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I make these ahead of time? Yes, you can assemble the cheesy onion crisps ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to bake. This makes them perfect for party prep.


2. Can I use other types of cheese? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese such as mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or a blend of your favorites.


3. How do I store leftovers? Store any leftover cheesy onion crisps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven to maintain crispiness.


4. Can I make this recipe keto-friendly? Yes, you can adapt this recipe for a keto diet by using low-carb ingredients such as keto-friendly cheese and seasoning.



  • Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili flakes to the cheese topping for a spicy twist.
  • Bacon Lover’s: Sprinkle crumbled cooked bacon over the cheese before baking for added flavor and texture.

Keto and Low-Carb Options

  • Keto Friendly: Use keto-friendly cheese and seasoning options, and pair with a low-carb dipping sauce like sugar-free marinara or homemade keto ranch dressing.
  • Low-Carb: Enjoy in moderation as part of a low-carb diet, balancing the cheese and onion with other low-carb foods.

Cheesy Onion Crisps are a simple yet flavorful snack or appetizer that’s sure to be a hit with family and friends. With just a few ingredients and easy preparation, you can enjoy crispy, cheesy goodness in every bite. Whether you’re hosting a party or looking for a tasty snack, these crisps deliver on taste and satisfaction. Try them out and watch them disappear!

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