For an easy and savory baked meringue recipe, try these Baked Cheese Meringues. They have the perfect pop of parmesan cheese flavor and are prepped in no time!

These beautiful little keto meringues bake up light and fluffy and they have that melt-in-your-mouth texture. Bet you can’t eat just one! Crispy and delightful, this baked meringue recipe is ideal for a special occasion, or for when the munchies strike.

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Baked Cheese Meringues

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Easy Meringue Recipe

  • Low carb and keto lovers have so many options when it comes to cheese recipes. Bake up a batch of these baked meringues for parties, potlucks, or anytime a snack attack hits.
  • Also called “keto popcorn”, savory meringues are as easy to make as they are elegant to look at! Offer these as an appetizer or top onto a low-carb soup or salad.

ingredients to make Baked Cheese Meringues, and egg whites whipped with cheese on the side.

Cheese Meringue Ingredients

CHEESE: Choose one or a variety of cheeses for a signature snack. Parmesan cheese has a bright, tangy flavor and melts well into the meringue. Finely shredded cheddar, Swiss, Gruyere, even a pre-packaged Mexican blend will create new variations.

SEASONINGS: This easy meringue recipe comes with even easier seasonings! Salt and pepper are the perfect complement to the tangy parmesan. But, it’s fun to experiment with new seasonings, too! Try this keto-approved spicy blend of Southwest Seasoning, or sprinkle on some Keto Dry Rub for a little color and a burst of bold flavor!

Let’s Make Cheese Meringue!

This simple meringue recipe has only 3 ingredients and super easy prep:

  1. Whip egg whites and fold in seasonings.
  2. Portion them onto a prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake as per the recipe below.

How Long to Bake Meringue

  • Bake until tops are slightly golden on top, about 30 minutes.
  • Turn the oven off and let cheese meringues dry out completely about 1 hour.

PRO TIP: Don’t remove the meringues from the oven too soon as the change in air temperature will make them crack and sink.

Baked Cheese Meringues on a baking sheet before and after being baked.

Meringue Tips!

  • Use large eggs to create the most height for the meringues.
  • Over mixing the meringue will prevent it from properly puffing up.
  • Pipe the meringue onto the prepared baking sheet for uniformly shaped meringues. Scoop batter into a zip bag and cut the corner off of one side for quick and easy piping.

PRO TIP: Use the leftover egg yolks to make these yummy Chocolate Coconut Cookies, or add some to this delish Keto Chocolate Mug Cake.

Why is My Meringue Runny?

Runny meringue can be avoided by thoroughly whipping the egg whites into stiff peaks. Add ⅛ teaspoon of cream of tartar per egg white to keep the whites stiff.

How to Store Meringue?

Keep cheese meringues in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Store them with a slice of bread to absorb any extra moisture. Enjoy them at room temperature or reheat in the oven.

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Baked Cheese Meringues

For an easy and savory, low carb and Keto snack try this cheesy baked meringue recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 10 Meringues
Author Holly



  • 4 egg whites
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 275°F. Grease a baking sheet and lightly dust with flour.
  • Whip egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  • Gently fold in cheese and seasonings.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon amounts onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Meringues should be slightly golden on top when done.
  • Turn off oven and leave the door open to let the meringues dry out for 30-60 minutes.


Make sure to gently fold in the cheese as you don't want to deflate the air bubbles.
Leaving the meringues in the oven with the door open lets them completely dry out on the inside. This will also stop them from cracking due to sudden temperature changes. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 26mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. 4 stars
    This recipe turned out delicious, but they definitely were not as nice as the ones pictured above. I should have piped them onto the baking sheet instead of using a tablespoon scoop (I followed the recipe card, and didn’t see this as a note in the blog post). I also ended up with more meringue mix than I could fit on one baking sheet. It made more than I expected. Next time I’ll be better prepared and make adjustments – perhaps scaling everything down or up to get even batches.

    Thank you for the recipe!