Keto Bocconcini Mozzarella Crisps Are Perfect For A Party Or A Snack
If you’re searching for keto appetizer recipes for the holidays these bocconcini mozzarella crisps are it.
Don’t freak out because it says Keto either as it’s just mozzarella and keto-friendly.
The coolest part is that this recipe involves only one ingredient. Guess what it is? Ha!
Only One Ingredient
I was in the kitchen last week and Mrs. CBB took out the jar of bocconcini that we bought at Zehrs for 50% off.
We’ve made cheddar crips ad Parmigiano crips before but we wanted a quick recipe and bocconcini is dead-easy to make.
When you follow a keto lifestyle just about everyone craves something crispy and I won husband of the year for this recipe.
Not only are the bocconcini crisps crunchy but we used them in a homemade dip and as an appetizer.
Holiday Appetizers – Christmas and New Year’s
Since we are hosting Christmas this recipe will be offered as an appetizer and plain with a dip on the side.
Sometimes I get these crazy recipe ideas and I go for it to see what happens.
This was a winner.
Flavour Tips For Bocconcini Crisps
At Costco, we have tried the Parmigianno Whisps which are great but some people find them too powerful tasting.
They also carry a cheddar crisp that is good but again can be overpowering with the cheddar cheese flavour.
Moon cheese is also available but I find them way overpriced for what you get.
With these bocconcini crisps, you are in charge of what you want them to taste like as they are mild tasting.
We’ve added salt as well we bought a variety of Buster Rhino’s seasonings.
Unfortunately we were just informed that Buster Rhino’s has closed down.
You can find seasonings at the Bulk Barn and the grocery store but read the ingredient list.
Our favourites are dill pickle, ketchup, and chili lime seasonings to flavour the bocconcini crisps.
As soon as the crisps come out from the oven I will sprinkle the flavouring on top, flip them and do the bottoms.
If you want to leave them plain but make a dip such as a spinach dip, avocado mayo, or queso dip you’ll go wild for them.
We’ve also used the crisps as appetizers with a slice of a seedless cucumber and tuna salad. They were the bomb!
You can top the crisps with so many different textures such as crisp veg, salmon, egg salad, homemade sugar-free jam.
What is bocconcini?
Originating in Naples, Italy Bocconcini are soft fresh cheese mozzarella balls that Italians call “tiny mouthfuls” or “little bites“.
Made from cow’s milk unripened bocconcini has a mild taste and a semi-soft texture different from mozzarella or buffalo mozzarella.
Bocconcini are small oval cheese balls that are lightly brined and come in plastic containers in the cheese department.
You can buy the mini version or the larger-sized however both are the same apart from their size difference.
For the crisps, I used the mini bocconcini but you can use either or depend on how big you want your crisps.
Can you eat bocconcini raw from the container?
Absolutely, in fact, you might catch Mrs. CBB with a fork and the entire container.
Often times we buy a big bucket of bocconcini at Costco as they are cheaper than the grocery store.
At times the grocery store will have the cheese on sale for those of you who don’t go to Costco.
Typically a large container at the grocery store will cost about $8.99.
For this recipe, I tested with Saputo mini bocconcini and Tre Stelle mini bocconcini and both turned out excellent.
Bocconcini Recipe Ideas
- Top your pizza with shredded bocconcini
- Fill homemade pizza pockets
- Add them to any salad
- Fill your lasagna with bocconcini, meatballs, sauce, and hard-boiled eggs
- Eat them raw
- Make cheese crisps
- Deep-fried with a pasta sauce for dip
- Add them to egg drop soup or any soup you’d love a mozzarella explosion in your mouth.
- Make cheese, meat, and veggie skewers for appetizers
- Use them in any casserole where you want mozzarella
How To Make Keto Bocconcini Crisps
Printable Recipe Below
This is seriously the easiest keto recipe I’ve ever come up with.
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees
- One container of your favourite bocconcini balls. (if you use the bigger bocconcini only put 3 per row as they do spread)
Making The Easiest Keto Snack Recipe
Printable recipe below
On a parchment-lined baking sheet or lined with Silpat set the balls 4 in a row.
You should get about 12 on a regular baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until they are golden brown so check on them often.
Allow them to cool for 5 minutes and do it all over again until your bucket is empty.
Once they are cooled set them in a bowl for your guests with a side or dip or make appetizers with them.
As well, you can top the mozzarella with seasonings before they go in the oven or as soon as they are out of the oven.
I tested both ways to see if the seasoning would stick to the crisp and they both work.
That’s it, my friends, keto or not you’ll love these and the best part is you can make them while your guests are chatting.
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- One Bucket Of Mini Bocconcini Balls
- On a parchment-lined baking sheet or lined with Silpat set the balls 4 in a row.
- You should get about 12 on a regular baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until they are golden brown so check on them often.
- Let them cool for 5 minutes and do it all over again until your bucket is empty.
- Depending on how big your bucket is will dictate how many you will make.
- Once they are cooled set them in a bowl for your guests with a side or dip or make appetizers with them.
- You can top them with seasonings before they go in the oven or as soon as they are out of the oven.
- I tested both ways to see if the seasoning would stick to the crisp and they both work.
Give this recipe a try and I promise you that there will be no more grating cheese to make keto snacks.
Discussion: What seasoning would you use on your mozzarella crisps? What dip would you make?
Share your ideas below.