Parmesan Frico

I’m going to let you in on a little secret today…did you know Parmesan Frico is just a fancy way of saying “crispy cheese”?  Seriously, I feel like a little bit of a cheater today as I’m not so sure this constitutes a proper recipe.


Scoop cheese onto a cookie sheet. Bake into delicious crispiness. Too easy, right?


Well, sometimes we need a super easy kitchen trick to add to the ol’ repertoire. Extra points for those tricks that look a little trickier than they actually are, and that’s exactly what you’ll find here. Frico are perfect for that dish that needs just a little something extra…that soup that needs a yummy garnish, that salad that needs a bit of crisp, or even for just snacking on while you’re getting dinner on the table…that works too.


(PS…You’re going to need some grated parmesan cheese for this recipe so you may want to start here).





Paremsan Frico


You’ll need:


  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


To prepare:


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  3. Scoop the parmesan cheese onto the cookie sheet into small mounds a tablespoon at a time. Lightly tap the sides of the cookie sheet so that the parmesan slightly spreads out.
  4. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, until golden brown.  Allow to cool for a few minutes before gently removing from the cooking sheet.


Makes 8






  1. Now this one I have time for!! I always wanted to know how to make these, too. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. I make these all the time to finish off a salad, my friends always think they’re so fancy!

  3. I had no idea these were so easy to make! I’m definitely adding this one to my repertoire. There are so many things you could put these on!

  4. Bonnie Haave says:

    Making this for sure.

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