This is my take on the classic cheese cracker but these guys are extra healthy and extra flavorful. When my recent photo of them on Instagram created quite the cracker flurry, I knew I just had to share the recipe with you. They can easily be made gluten and dairy free with just a few substitutions too. I must admit, once you start snacking on them, it is hard to stop. But, with a base of sweet potatoes there is little reason to feel bad. Both tasty and elegant, this impressive Cheez-It relative is quick and easy to master. I can’t wait for you to try them!
Sweet Potato Parmesan Crackers
This recipe of Sweet Potato Crackers is reminiscent of a classic Cheeze-it but with extra nutrition and flavor. The sweet potato provides good-for-you carbs, while the rosemary and parmesan cheese give them that extra umami impact. They’re perfect snacks on the go but would also add class to any cheese plate.
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 40–50 crackers 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato (about 2 small sweet potatoes)
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 4 tbsp minced fresh rosemary
- 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweet potato, flour, cheese, salt, rosemary, garlic powder, and olive oil.
- Mix until a dough forms. The dough will be slightly sticky.
- Cut the dough in half. Transfer one half of the dough to a prepared baking sheet and top it with another sheet of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a thin layer, about 1 ⁄8 inch thick. Repeat with the other half of the dough.
- Remove the top layer of parchment paper and use a pizza, ravioli cutter, or sharp knife to cut the crackers into 1-inch squares.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the baking sheet from the oven and use a spatula to flip each cracker for even baking (they should split apart easily where you cut them).
- Return the pan to the oven to bake until the crackers are dry and crisp, about 15 minutes more.
- The edge pieces will cook faster than the center pieces, and you don’t want them to burn, so remove any pieces by the edge of the pan when they are done and continue cooking the center crackers until they are all dry, checking on them every 2 to 3 minutes. Allow the crackers to cool completely to maximize crispiness
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
You can easily make this gluten free by subbing out the all-purpose flour for either almond flour (extra protein!) OR a gluten-free 1-to-1 flour mix.
You can easily make these dairy free by subbing out the parmesan cheese with nutritional yeast.
Keywords: Sweet potato crackers, homemade crackers