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How to Make a Parmesan Basket

This Parmesan Basket recipe creates delicate, lacy edges with thin, crisp edges and, of course, it’s delicious to eat! We’ll guide you through how to make a parmesan basket.

We love these cheese baskets with soft textures such as lettuces with acidic vinaigrette.

And this may be one of the only times I recommend the inexpensive shredded (not grated) Parmesan–you know, the kind in the bag at the deli.

The best part is it’s easy.

So easy!

You will also love the fact that the only ingredient here is Parmesan Cheese.

A 10-inch nonstick skillet and a glass are also needed.

parmesan baskets filled with baby lettuces

Parmesan Basket


Inexpensive shredded Parmesan Cheese

close up of parmesan basket

How to Make a Parmesan Basket:

Over medium-high heat, get a 10-inch nonstick frying pan hot, about two minutes.

Once the pan is hot, sprinkle shredded Parmesan into a disk shape–start in the center of the pan and sprinkle lighter towards the edges, so they are lacy.

When the disk underside is slightly golden, carefully remove the cheese disk using a spatula and your fingers.

Immediately drape the cheese disk over a glass, golden side up, and press gently to form the shape of the bowl.

Allow to cool, and then fill and serve.

Note: Once cooled, the Parmesan Baskets can sit for several hours before serving.

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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