Parmesan Salad Bowl

"This idea was the result of a comment on my parmesan crisp recipe stating that they liked to drape the crisp over a coffee cup while still hot to make a little bowl. I was about to prepare dinner, so I thought I would try it. This is a delicious way to serve anything that would taste good with parmesan cheese in or on it."
photo by Zurie photo by Zurie
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photo by Larry E Vaughn photo by Larry E Vaughn
Ready In:


  • 8 ounces coarsely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried sweet red pepper


  • Preheat broiler with rack on the middle shelf.
  • Place parchment paper to cover broiler pan.
  • Lightly spray with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Place 4 ounces of the grated parmesan in the center of the pan.
  • Flatten the Parmesan out into a circle about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Sprinkle with dried red sweet pepper.
  • Broil 3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and slip paper onto a cooking rack.
  • Prepare pan with a second sheet of parchment paper.
  • Prepare remaining parmesan and cook as before.
  • Meanwhile, remove parmesan from the first paper and drape over an inverted cereal bowl and let cool ten minutes or more.
  • Repeat this process for the second batch.
  • Makes two very pretty bowls.

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  1. Zurie
    Brilliant idea, and so easy! I can also imagine making small parmesan bowls and serving a poached egg and something light like finely sliced lettuce in it. Great recipe, thanks Larry!
  2. MaMere
    Awesome! Was the perfect Parm Bowl for a bed of Romaine, drizzled in a homemade Caesar dressing! VERY fancy, but VERY easy!
  3. Take a Letter Maria
    I have tried this with chedder cheese and made taco salads with it when doing the South Beach diet, parmesan would be great with a caesar salad inside. Thanks for the great recipe.
  4. Adopted Parisian
    Thank you for making me look like a gourmet! I served this with a colorful salad inside and my party guests were thrilled! I will make these again and again!


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