Carrot Cheese Chips

// Baked Carrot Cheese Chips are a delicious and healthy snack made with shredded carrots, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and a mix of spices.



Baked Carrot Cheese Chips are a delicious and healthy snack made with shredded carrots, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and a mix of powdered spices. This easy snack is a flavorful, wholesome, and nutritious alternative to traditional fried snacks. 

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With this easy homemade carrot cheese chips recipe, now you can satisfy your salty and crunchy snack cravings while also reaping the numerous health benefits of carrots. 

Making these chips takes only just 20 minutes from start to finish. Plus, you can enjoy them baked or air-fried. So delight in this guilt-free and savory snack whenever you crave something crunchy and delicious!

About Carrot Cheese Chips

Carrot cheese chips are oil-free crispy delights that are packed with the deliciousness and the savory richness. They have a crunchy texture and a delightful combination of carrot sweetness and salty cheese’s savory goodness of parmesan and cheddar cheese. 

These easy carrot cheese chips are a burst of flavors. The blend of sweet carrots and creamy savory cheese creates a delicious flavor profile that will satisfy your taste buds. The slight nutty taste of the cheese complements the natural sweetness of the carrots perfectly. 

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The enjoyable taste and gratifying texture of these chips would leave you wanting more. They are also very versatile to serve — you can have them with hummus, salsa, yogurt dip or any other favorite dip of your choice. These easy to make chips can also be used as a topping for salad, soups or any other favorite dishes of your choice. Plus, they can also be paired with rice or any other grain.

Not only do these chips taste really good, but they are also rich in protein, calcium, essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

With this easy recipe, dive into the world of baked carrot cheese chips and discover a wholesome snack option that will tantalize your taste glands. 

Whether you are a fan of carrots or chips, this recipe has something for everyone. These carrot cheese chips are a nourishing alternative to fried snacks because they are baked, not fried. Omitting the oil from this recipe makes them a healthier choice.

So next time you are craving for a snack, indulge in this guilt-free, scrumptious, and nourishing treat.

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This Carrot Cheese Chips

✔︎ are a healthy snack choice

✔︎ have a satisfying crunchy texture

✔︎ are sure to impress your guests

✔︎ suitable for parties or gatherings

✔︎ quick and easy to bake 

✔︎ are vegetarian and customizable

✔︎ has a burst of flavors

✔︎ look visually appealing

✔︎ can also be used as a topping

✔︎ has nutritional benefits

✔︎ makes a portable snack

✔︎ are easy to carry in lunch boxes

✔︎ appropriate for various diets

Ingredients

  • Carrots – It is the star ingredient of this chips recipe. For these chips you will be needing freshly grated carrots that are naturally sweet and have a vibrant color to the chips. Just make sure the carrots you are using are firm and suitable for grating.

You can also use pre-shredded carrots here.

  • Cheese – I have used a combination of grated cheddar and grated parmesan cheese to give the savory element to these chips. Both the cheeses add a nice texture, richness to these chips. They also enhance the overall taste.

  • Seasoning – I have used chili flakes, garlic powder and mixed Italian herbs to season this chios. These spices and herbs add an aromatic element, subtle heat and Mediterranean-inspired flavor to this satisfying chips recipe.

Feel free to adjust the amount of seasonings according to your personal taste preferences.

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Variations

  • Vegan Carrot Chips – If you are following a vegan diet then you can easily make these chips vegan by substituting cheddar and Parmesan cheese with vegan cheese alternatives and nutritional yeast.

Nutritional yeast is best to add a cheesy flavor to vegan-friendly chips recipe.

  • Smoky Carrot Chips – If you are a fan of smoky barbecue flavor then you can add a little bit of smoked paprika or chipotle powder to the seasoning mixture. Smoked paprika adds depth of tantalizing smoky taste to this recipe.

  • Citrus Twist – To add a burst of zesty freshness and refreshing contrast, you can add some lemon or lime zest to the seasoning. The additional citrus zest will jazz up the flavor of this chips recipe. 

  • Sweet and Savory Carrot Chips – If you like sweet and salty flavors in the chips, then you should try adding a pinch of cinnamon or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup to the chips mixture.

Serving Suggestions

You can relish the baked carrot cheese chips as a satisfying and standalone snack or accompany them with your favorite dips such as any Greek yogurt dip, Schezwan sauce, guacamole, hummus, or any fruit salsa for an added flavor. Simply serve them in a bowl or plate, and enjoy them as a healthier alternative to traditional potato chips, potato wedges, or fries along with chai or coffee.

Carrot chips also make a fantastic pairing for cheese platters at any party or gatherings. It goes so well with a variety of cheeses, fruits, and nuts. Their delightful texture, vibrant color and unique burst of flavor will surely impress your guests. The versatility of this recipe makes them suitable to serve as an appetizer, a side dish alongside soups and salads, or even as a crunchy topping.

Storage suggestions

Carrot cheese chips stay fresh and crispy for up to 2-3 days when stored properly in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Although they are so addictive that they are likely to be devoured quickly.

To maintain their crispness, place a layer of paper towel at the bottom of the container to absorb any excess moisture and keep the chips dry and store them in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight or sources of heat at room temperature.

This simple step will help preserve the crunchiness and prevent the chips from becoming soggy.

It is crucial to keep in mind that the crispness of the carrot chips may slightly diminish over time. If you notice any signs of moisture or loss of texture, it’s best to enjoy them sooner rather than later.

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Tips, Tricks To make the Best Carrot Cheese Chips

  1. Preheat the Oven: Make sure to preheat the oven before starting to ensure the right temperature. Baking in a preheated oven results in even baking and the desired crispiness.

  2. Choose Fresh Carrots: Using fresh and firm carrots is the key to creating the most delicious carrot chips. So remember to choose the vibrant looking firm carrots. You can use red, orange or black any type of carrots for making this recipe.

  3. Preparation: To prepare carrots for chips, rinse them under running water to remove dirt and residue and then peel them before grating. 

  4. After shredding carrots, you can either use the carrots as they are like I did. Or if you want extra crispy chips, then pat them using the paper towels or a clean kitchen towel to remove excess moisture.  

  5. Experiment with Seasonings: Seasoning is added to enhance the flavor of carrot chips. I have used red pepper flakes, garlic powder and Italian herbs in this recipe. Feel free to experiment with different seasonings like paprika, thyme, or even a pinch of cayenne pepper for a hint of heat. You can also simply use just ground black pepper to season the chips.

  6. Arrange in a Single Layer: Always lay the carrot chips in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Also, keep some gap between all the chips and avoid overcrowding to sogginess and get even baking.

  7. Baking: Always, bake the carrot chips at moderate temperature around 400°F to 200°F. The gradual baking allows for even baking and prevents burning.

  8. Baking time: The baking time may vary depending upon the chips thickness and oven accuracy.  So keep a close eye on the chips while baking.

  9. Storage: To keep the chips crispy, let them cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Once cooled, store carrot cheese chips in an airtight container to maintain freshness and crunch.

  10. Serving: You can eat carrot cheese chips as a snack on their own, or serve them with dips and sauces as a delightful addition to any gathering snack table.

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FAQ

Are carrot chips healthy?

Indeed, carrot chips are a healthy and wholesome snacking option. Baking the chips instead of frying makes them a nutritious substitute to traditional fried snacks.

Can I use different types of cheese?

Yes, using different types of cheese in this recipe is possible. I have used Cheddar and Parmesan in this recipe, but you can try other cheese varieties like Monterey Jack, Gruyère, or even a blend of cheeses for a unique flavor profile.

Feel at ease to explore different cheese combinations that suit your taste preferences.

Can I use a different seasoning blend?

Certainly! The seasoning blend provided in the recipe is simply suitable for my taste preference. So you have the liberty to adjust seasonings to your liking. You can experiment with different spices, and herbs to create your own signature seasoning blend.

Can I make carrot chips without cheese?

Absolutely you can! If you are looking for a dairy-free snack option, or simply want to cut down the calories, then you can replace the cheese with vegan cheese alternatives in this recipe. The carrot chips will still be flavorful and crispy.

Can I freeze carrot chips?

Freezing baked carrot chips is not recommended, but you can surely freeze the raw chips for up to 2 months. To freeze, arrange chips on a baking sheet, and freeze for 2-3 hours. When frozen, transfer them to an air-tight container and freeze.

When you want to enjoy, simply arrange the chips in a single layer on a baking tray and bake until crisp.

Can I store the carrot chips for later consumption?

Yes, you can store these chips for 2-3 days in a cool dry place. After that, they will start losing their freshness and crispness.

Can I make carrot chips in an air fryer?

Yes, making carrot chips in an air fryer is possible. To air-fry, simply arrange the chips mixture in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Air-fry at 160°C for 10-15 minutes or until crisp.


Carrot Cheese Chips (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to make Carrot Cheese Chips

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Wash and peel the carrots, then use a grater to shred them.
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  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the grated cheddar cheese, grated parmesan cheese, shredded carrots, and any optional seasonings like garlic powder, dried oregano, or chili flakes. Toss everything together to ensure even distribution.
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  5. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper, creating small cheese piles. Use a spoon or your fingers to flatten each pile, shaping them into chip-like forms. Bake the carrot cheese chips in the preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until the carrots turn crispy and the cheese melts, achieving a lightly golden hue around the edges.
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  7. Remove the baking pan from the oven and allow the chips to cool for 10-15 minutes on a cooling rack. Once cooled, transfer the chips to a paper towel to absorb any excess fat. Your delightful homemade carrot cheese chips are now ready to be enjoyed! Savor the crispy and cheesy goodness guilt-free.
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Carrot Cheese Chips [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Baked Carrot Cheese Chips are a delicious and healthy snack made with shredded carrots, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and a mix of spices.
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(Rating: 5 from 7 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
15 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Snacks International 25 large chips
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
24 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Carrot Cheese Chips
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 large carrots
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons Italian herbs
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to make Carrot Cheese Chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Wash and peel the carrots, then use a grater to shred them.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the grated cheddar cheese, grated parmesan cheese, shredded carrots, and any optional seasonings like garlic powder, dried oregano, or chili flakes. Toss everything together to ensure even distribution.
  3. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper, creating small cheese piles. Use a spoon or your fingers to flatten each pile, shaping them into chip-like forms. Bake the carrot cheese chips in the preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until the carrots turn crispy and the cheese melts, achieving a lightly golden hue around the edges.
  4. Remove the baking pan from the oven and allow the chips to cool for 10-15 minutes on a cooling rack. Once cooled, transfer the chips to a paper towel to absorb any excess fat. Your delightful homemade carrot cheese chips are now ready to be enjoyed! Savor the crispy and cheesy goodness guilt-free.

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NOTES:

  1. Make sure to preheat the oven before starting to ensure the right temperature. Baking in a preheated oven results in even baking and the desired crispiness.
  2. Using fresh and firm carrots is the key to creating the most delicious carrot chips. So remember to choose the vibrant looking firm carrots. You can use red, orange or black any type of carrots for making this recipe.


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