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Homemade Crackers

We're obsessed with these Homemade Crackers made with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Making crackers from scratch may seem excessive or intimidating, but we've simplified the process and are delivering a drool-worthy recipe that once you try, you won't be able to forget about!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Parmesan Crackers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 30 -45 crackers
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter cold
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 cup white all-purpose flour
  • 4-5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream not whipped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Optional: coarse sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray and then lightly flour the surface. Set aside.
  • Cube the butter into 8 equal cubes.
  • In a small blender (I use a Twister jar with my Blendtec) or food processor, pulse the Parmesan cheese and butter until crumbly.
  • Add in the salt, pepper, paprika, dried minced garlic, and half of the flour. Pulse.
  • Add the rest of the flour and 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream. Pulse and add the last tablespoon if needed.
  • Remove the mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap or wax paper.
  • Pour the Italian seasoning on top and knead for 1-2 minutes or until the dough comes together completely.
  • Place another piece of plastic wrap or wax paper on top and roll out the dough to 1/8th-1/4th inch thickness (according to personal preference).
  • Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Using a super sharp knife, perforate the dough to make lines for the crackers. (Don't cut all the way through the dough).
  • Bake for 8-14 minutes or until lightly browned at the edges (thicker crackers bake longer -- keep an eye on them and check every minute or so). Remove from oven and sprinkle with fine sea salt (if desired).
  • Remove and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes.
  • Break into the crackers along perforated lines and enjoy!

Notes

High quality cheese is really the secret to the best flavor on these crackers!