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Keto Cheese Puffs Air Fryer

Our Keto Cheese Puffs Air Fryer version made with only 1 and half Ingredient is the perfect Cheese Snack in between meals. Fully Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, and Diabetic Friendly, this Puffed Cheese is super easy to make whenever needed.

Keto Cheese Puffs Air Fryer inside a dark plate.
Cheese Puffs Air Fryer

Cheese Snacks

Who doesn’t love cheese snacks? They are easy to make, super simple, done in a few minutes, and you can enjoy the day and night. Perfect as a snack in between meals, with your movie night, or as an appetizer for your planned party. 

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Whether you pick Keto Popcorn Cheese Puffs, Cheese Chips, Cheese Bacon Chips, Crispy Keto Chaffle Chips, Goldfish Keto Cheese Crackers, or Fried Cheese Balls from our recipes, they all are a great addition to your Super Bowl Party or a game night as well. And our Cheese Pops made in an Air Fryer need to be a big part of the selection. 

Puffed Cheese

Puffed Cheese or Cheese Puffs is one of the most popular snacks worldwide. 

There are various options and wide varieties for Puffed Cheese Recipes.

Some are mixed with flour and other spices, and some are made with cheese only. 

In the Keto world, flour is replaced with coconut flour or almond flour. You can even find replicas of Keto Cheetos. 

You can have them deep-fried, made in the oven, or a healthier option Air Fryer and here comes the recipe I have prepared for you. 

I have made a similar recipe using Cheddar Cheese and deep-frying it. Those Cheese Ball Puffs or Fried Cheese Balls are just as perfect and worth giving a try. 

Recipe for Cheese Puffs

Our Puffed Cheese made in an Air Fryer is made with only one and a half ingredients and is super quick and easy. 

Egg White

Apart from cheese, our second half of the Ingredient is egg white. 

Egg white makes the puffed cheese expand while air frying, and it holds the shape for your perfect keto snack. 

You can whip up the egg white into a stiff peak, or you can just add the liquid consistency to the cheese. In both cases, you will get a perfect result but with different structures inside the puffs. 

While whipped eggs give you more fluffiness, liquid egg whites mixed directly into the cheese result in more of a liquid melted cheese inside of a puff. 

Cheese Puffs Air fryer on a parchment paper covered bowl.
Cheese Ball Puffs

Keto Cheese Puffs 

With an egg white and pure cheese combination, those Low Carb Cheese Puffs Chips are a perfect keto alternation. 

You do not need additional flour to hold everything together. And of course, your carbohydrate intake is reduced to a complete minimum. 

Is Cheese Keto?

Let us start with the main ingredient, and that is cheese.

At the beginning of a low carb or keto journey, most of you start researching what the ingredients allowed are and which has got the minimum to non-carbohydrates to stay within your limits. 

And you, of course, look at the cheese and check if the cheese is keto. 

I can tell you straight yes, cheese is fully keto. That is a block of cheese or mozzarella in a liquid. They all do not contain anything else but cheese.

Store-Bought Shredded Cheese 

One caution I have to mention is the grated cheese you buy in the supermarkets. 

Even though it is cheese, when you read the labels, you will find out that shredded cheese almost always contains some type of starch. It is used mainly for the shredded cheese to hold separately, so the shreds do not stick together. 

I always suggest buying a whole block of cheese and shredding it yourself at home, which takes less than a few minutes. 

As a result, you do have pure cheese only, and you know, there is no other ingredient involved, which might raise your blood sugar.

Puffed Cheese in a dark bowl.
Cheese Puffs Air fryer
Are Cheese Puffs Keto Friendly?

Store-Bough Cheese Puffs contains lots of carbohydrates, but our Cheese Puffs Recipe is entirely keto as it only contains cheese and an egg white. Bear in mind you are using your block of cheese you have shredded yourselves. 

How many carbs are in Cheese Puffs?

Our Cheese puffs contain 0 carbohydrates for the whole recipe. 

One cheese puff, of course, comes to 0 carbs, 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, and 33g of calories. 

Did I already mention this is a perfect Keto Snack for any occasion? 

What types of cheese to use for Cheese Puffs?

To make perfect Cheese Puffs, you can use any hard cheese you have at home.

It all depends on your taste and preference. I have tried making them with Parmigiano, Edam, and Cheddar, and they all came out delicious. You can even mix various cheeses to get that perfect combination of flavors.

Types of cheese to use in making cheese puffs are:

What can you serve with Puffed Cheese?

You can enjoy this Puffed Cheese on its own or use any of the dips you desire.

Some suggestions could be: 

Cheese Snacks on a plate.
Puffed Cheese

How To Make Keto Cheese Puffs?

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Ingredients needed:

  • Hard Cheese
  • Egg White

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING KETO CHEESE PUFFS AIR FRYER

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

Prepare both cheese and egg whites.

It is best if you buy a hard cheese and shred the cheese yourself as a store-bought shredded cheese contains starches that are not suitable for our Keto lifestyle and the structure of the cheese puffs.

Egg whites should be at room temperature to give you the best peak while whisking.

Puffs Chips ingredients needed.
Keto Cheese Crackers

Second Step: Whisk Egg White

Whisk your egg whites into a stiff peak. 

You can skip this step and just add liquid egg whites into the shredded cheese, giving you more of the liquid texture inside the low-carb cheese puffs.

We prefer whisking the egg whites beforehand.

Cheese Puffs Chips mixing egg white with cheese.
Puffs Chips

Third Step: Add and fold the egg white into the cheese 

Add your whisk egg whites into the shredded cheese, and using a fork, start gently folding them into the cheese.

Make sure all of the egg whites are thoroughly combined with shredded cheese.

Keto Cheese Crackers blending egg whites and cheese.
Recipe for Cheese Puffs

Fourth Step: Shape

Start shaping your cheese puffs. As you see, I have made more of a longer shape, but you can also shape them into balls in various sizes.

Keep in mind that the size will double while air frying. 

The length of the frying also depends on the size of your cheese puffs.

Keto Cheese Puffs rolling into balls.
Cheese Puffs Chips

Fifth Step: Place into your Air Fryer

Gently place each one of the cheese puffs into your air fryer.

Make sure you leave the space in between as they increase in size.

You can also gently spray them with an oil of your choice.

Cheese Ball Puffs inside air fryer pot.
Keto Cheese Puffs

Sixth Step: Air Fry

Air fry your cheese puffs following up the instructions of your particular air fryer.

I have used our Tefal Actifry, where the best cheese puffs I got were on number two for 15 minutes. 

Unfortunately, our Tefal Actifry does not show the temperature.

Cheese Snacks air frying.
Puffed Cheese

Seventh Step: Serve

Once your puffed cheese is ready, gently remove them from your air fryer and place it on a plate for serving.

You can serve them immediately or keep them for later on.

Recipe for Cheese Puffs removing from air fryer.
Cheese Snacks

Tips and Tricks

  • Egg Whites – depending on your taste, you can whisk your egg whites or use just a liquid form. Whisking your egg whites beforehand gives you more of a fluffy consistency inside. 
  • Shape – You can shape your cheese puffs however you like them. You can make them even much smaller if you wish. Please bear in mind that they do double in size while air frying.
  • Air Fryer – Follow the instructions of your Air Fryer. Each air fryer is different, and the time and temperature might vary. I have used our Tefal Actifry, where 15 minutes on Number 2 worked the best. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How do you store Cheese Puffs?

Our Cheese Puffs can be left on a plate in the kitchen without a problem, usually for 2-3 days. 

Longer, I would store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Can you freeze cheese Puffs? 

Although I would personally not freeze Keto Puffed Cheese as they might change in texture after refreezing you can.

If you wish to, let them thaw naturally. 

If they flatten, place them back into your air fryer for 3-4 minutes to regain their shape. 

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Puffed Cheese with green leaves on a plate.
Keto Cheese Puffs Air Fryer

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Yield: 9 Puffs

Keto Cheese Puffs Air Fryer

Keto Cheese Puffs Air Fryer inside a dark plate.

Our Keto Cheese Puffs Air Fryer version made with only 1 and half Ingredient is the perfect Cheese Snack in between meals. Fully Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, and Diabetic Friendly, this Puffed Cheese is super easy to make whenever needed.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50 grams of Hard Cheese
  • 1 Egg White

Instructions

  1. Prepare both cheese and egg whites. It is best if you buy a hard cheese and shred the cheese yourself as a store-bought shredded cheese contains starches that are not suitable for our Keto lifestyle and the structure of the cheese puffs.
  2. Whisk your egg whites into a stiff peak. You can skip this step and just add liquid egg whites into the shredded cheese, giving you more of the liquid texture inside the low-carb cheese puffs.
  3. Add your whisk egg whites into the shredded cheese, and using a fork, start gently folding them into the cheese. Make sure all of the egg whites are thoroughly combined with shredded cheese.
  4. Start shaping your cheese puffs. As you see, I have made more of a longer shape, but you can also shape them into balls in various sizes. Keep in mind that the size will double while air frying. The length of the frying also depends on the size of your cheese puffs.
  5. Gently place each one of the cheese puffs into your air fryer. Make sure you leave the space in between as they increase in size. You can also gently spray them with an oil of your choice.
  6. Air fry your cheese puffs following up the instructions of your particular air fryer. I have used our Tefal Actifry, where the best cheese puffs I got were on number two for 15 minutes. 
  7. Once your puffed cheese is ready, gently remove them from your air fryer and place it on a plate for serving.

Notes

  • Egg Whites - depending on your taste, you can whisk your egg whites or use just a liquid form. Whisking your egg whites beforehand gives you more of a fluffy consistency inside. 
  • Shape - You can shape your cheese puffs however you like them. You can make them even much smaller if you wish. Please bear in mind that they do double in size while air frying.
  • Air Fryer - Follow the instructions of your Air Fryer. Each air fryer is different, and the time and temperature might vary. I have used our Tefal Actifry, where 15 minutes on Number 2 worked the best. 

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Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1 Puff

Amount Per Serving Calories 33Total Fat 2gCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gProtein 4g

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