Keto Popcorn Cheese Puffs Recipe – One Ingredient

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Keto Popcorn Cheese Puffs are so tasty and perfect for Low Carb eating.

Keto Popcorn Cheese Puffs Recipe
Keto Popcorn Cheese Puffs Recipe

This recipe takes a little bit of waiting but the results are well worth the wait!

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Keto Popcorn - Cheese Puffs

You can buy them but they're much cheaper to make and you can make a bucket load of Keto Popcorn if you like the cheese puffs nicely once dry. 
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Course: Snack, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Australian, British
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Drying: 1 d
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese sliced

Instructions

  • Cut the cheese into small ¼ inch squares.
  • Before baking, this recipe must be prepared 24 hrs beforehand
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and cover with a clean tea towel (dish towel). 
  • Leave the cheese to dry out for at least 24 hours (you might need to leave it longer if it is humid where you live).
  • The next day preheat your oven to 200C/390F and bake the cheese for 3-5 minutes until it is puffed up.
  • Leave to cool for 10 minutes before enjoying.

Nutrition

Serving: 20g | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 0.2mg

We use pre-sliced cheddar cheese for this recipe, it’s already sliced thin and makes it easier to cut into squares.

The baking can get pretty messy with the cheese popping around, we place the cheese on the lower shelf and cover the base of the top shelf with foil for easier cleanup.

This recipe makes 4 serves.

Please note that the weather has an impact on how long you will need to dry your cheese for. This recipe was developed in very dry conditions. It may take up to 72 hours drying time, depending on your local weather.

The Keto popcorn cheese puffs can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week, if they last that long!

Ingredients for Making Keto Popcorn Cheese Puffs

Keto popcorn requires just one ingredient, cheese.

  • 4 ounces of Cheddar Cheese, sliced

How to Make Keto Popcorn Cheese Puffs

How To Make Keto Cheese Puffs - Low Carb Popcorn
How To Make Keto Popcorn – Cheese Puffs
  1. Cut the cheese into small ¼ inch squares.
  2. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and cover with a clean tea towel (dish towel). Leave to dry for at least 24 hours (you might need to leave it longer if it is humid where you live).
  3. Preheat your oven to 200C/390F and bake the cheese for 3-5 minutes until it is puffed up.
  4. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before enjoying.

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51 thoughts on “Keto Popcorn Cheese Puffs Recipe – One Ingredient”

  1. Wow, what a great idea! I’m going to try this AND your trail mix. What’s best is I already have all of the ingredients on hand. 🙂

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  2. I love this recipe and make it every week. My question is this- what do I do with the oil left after the baking? It seems like it should be good for something so I hate to waste it. Any ideas would be appreciated , thank you.

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    • Hi Laurie,

      I’m so glad you enjoy them! I honestly have no idea about using the leftover oil, you could try using it for fried eggs and see how it goes. I’d love to hear how it goes!

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