Low Carb Cheese Crackers – Keto Cheez-It Copycat Recipe

If you've been craving cheese crackers since starting your low carb diet, our keto Cheez-It Copycat recipe is exactly what you've been looking for! These cheesy, buttery, and crispy crackers are both easy and delicious!

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Low Carb Cheese Crackers - Keto Cheez-It Coypcat Recipe
Although they may look a little different, I couldn't believe how much these tasted like the real thing!

We’ve all been there!

If you’ve been on keto any length of time, you’ve probably been hungry, looked in the pantry, seen a box of crackers and said, “screw it!”

I know I have — more times than I want to admit.

That’s why I had to come up with this keto Cheez-It copycat recipe.  And once I figured out how darn easy these low carb cheese crackers are to make, I kicked myself for not coming up with it sooner.

Seriously, I could have saved myself from caving at least a half a dozen times on this journey.

However, now that I’m armed with these delicious low carb Cheez-Its, I’m ready to take the keto world by storm.

What Makes This Keto Cheez-Its Copycat Recipe So Good?

Low Carb Cheese Crackers - Keto Cheez-It Copycat
These keto Cheez-Its are super good and super filling. And with only 1 gram net carbs per LARGE serving, this is a true no-guilt snack!

Okay, my intro there may have been a little over the top, but I am on fire for these keto Cheez-Its.  This low carb cheese cracker recipe is one of my favorites posted on the website!

But what makes this keto cheez-it copycat recipe so good?

It’s the simple ingredients!

We start with sharp cheddar cheese.  I used Tillamook sharp cheddar in the red package because, well, it’s my favorite cheese on the planet.

Next, we add the butter.  We’re using half a stick here, so our low carb Cheez-Its turn out nice and crispy.

Most importantly, we swap out the regular flour for almond flour which is the perfect application.  The almond flour does a great job of soaking up with fat from the butter and the cheese and gives these keto Cheez-Its that crunchy cracker goodness.

After that, it’s just a little salt and my favorite unique ingredient…cayenne pepper!

Super simple but super tasty.

Making Keto Cheez-Its...Easier Than You Think

Low Carb Cheese Crackers - Keto Cheez-It Copycat - Dough Ball
After mixing all of the ingredients, roll into a ball and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. This step is crucial for making the dough easy to work with in the next steps.

This is one of those super simple “dump all ingredients in the food processor recipes,” but there are few pointers I came up with that make the recipe so much easier.

Tip #1 – If you’re using a small food processor as I have (I’m using this one), you’ll want to do this step in two batches.  If you’re looking to get a full-sized food processor, I recommend this one.  It’s the one I wish I had purchased.

Tip # 2 – After blending all of the ingredients, we add a small amount of water to bring the dough together.  It’s important to use ice water here.

Tip #3 – The recipe calls for us to refrigerate the dough for one hour before working with it.  This step is very crucial and an hour is the minimum amount of time needed to chill the dough.  If you don’t follow this, the mixture will be too hard to work with as we cut it into squares.

Low Carb Cheese Crackers - Keto Cheez-It Copycat - Dough Cut
Roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4 inch thick before cutting into squares with a pizza cutter.
Low Carb Cheese Crackers - Keto Cheez-It Copycat - Ready To Bake
After cutting, poke with a wooden skewer, and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-25 minutes.

Working With The Keto Cheez-It Dough

After taking the dough ball out of the freezer (make sure it’s been at least an hour!), roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper until it’s 1/4 inch thick.  

Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into one-inch squares and transfer the squares to silicone or parchment lined baking sheet.

Finally, we want to poke that little hole in the middle of the keto Cheez-Its.  Do this using a wooden skewer or toothpick.  This is purely for aesthetic purposes, but it does make them look authentic.

Place the baking sheet into a 350-degree oven for 18 to 25 minutes until the edge pieces become crispy.

Tip – If the crackers melt together while cooking, let them cool for just a minute before using the pizza cutter to re-cut them.  Transfer to a paper towel and allow to cool completely and become crispy.

Low Carb Cheese Crackers - Keto Cheez-It Copycat Recipe
A handful of these delicious crackers is only a half a serving. Feel free to go back for seconds!
These yummy crackers paired so well with our delicious Creamy Keto Low Carb Tomato Bisque recipe.

Did you make these Low Carb Keto Cheez-It Crackers?  If so, let us know in the comments below.  Have a question?  Ask in the comments, and we’ll reply right away.  

And remember, your keto diet should not be boring!

Low Carb Cheese Crackers – Keto Cheez-It Copycat Recipe

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Low Carb Cheese Crackers - Keto Cheez-It Copycat Recipe

If you've been on the keto diet for any length of time, you're probably craving the delicious crunch of a cheese cracker.  This keto Cheez-It copycat recipe has everything you've been missing...except the carbs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
CourseSnack
CuisineAmerican
Calories200
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese (finely grated)
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter (1/2 Stick) (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Seasoning Salt
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. Ice Water

Instructions

  • Place the cheese, butter, almond flour, salt, and pepper in a food processor and pulse until the mixture has the texture of sand.  (If you have a small food processor, do this in batches.)
  • Add the ice water and pulse until the dough comes together. 
  • Form into a dough ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll out the chilled dough to 1/4-inch thickness between two pieces of parchment paper.  Cut dough into 1-inch squares with a pizza cutter.  Use a wooden skewer or tooth pick to poke a small hole in the center of each square.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.  Transfer the squares to the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 18 to 25 minutes.
  • Allow crackers to cool completely before removing crackers from baking sheet.

Notes

If crackers "run together" while baking, use pizza cutter to re-cut crackers upon taking them out of the oven.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Cheese Crackers - Keto Cheez-It Copycat Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 8g 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
If you\'ve been on the keto diet for any length of time, you\'re probably craving the delicious crunch of a homemade cheese cracker.  This keto Cheez-It copycat recipe has everything you\'ve been missing...except the carbs.  Our simple low carb version uses almond flour, butter and cheddar to create the best keto Cheez-Its we\'ve ever tried.  Better than store bought and perfect for dipping in tomato soup, chili, or anything else you can think of.

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    1. These didn’t last long so I didn’t have to store them too long. Between baking them in the afternoon and eating them in the evening, I stored them in a small Tupperware container with the lid sealed. Hope this helps! Let us know how they turn out!

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