Sourdough Discard Cheese Crackers

Cheez-Its on steroids. These quick & easy cheese crackers, made from sourdough discard, are the ultimate crunchy cheesy snack. Its jammed packed with cheesy goodness and has a good kick– thanks to the addition of some cayenne peppers.

Try making them with any type of solid cheese. I love cheddar and white cheddar but I have made them using random combinations of assorted cheeses that are left over from the previous night’s cheese boards and they always come out ?. I mean, cheese, how could it be bad?

sourdough discard cheese crackers
sourdough discard cheese crackers

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Sourdough Discard Cheez-Its Cheese Crackers

Easy cheesy crackers with a kick– perfect way to satisfy your salty cravings or to snack on with a nice cold drink.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Rest time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Snack
Keyword: sourdough, sourdough discard
Servings: 4


  • 100 g cheese
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 50 g sourdough discard
  • 20 g all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Blend together cheese, seasoning, and sourdough discard. Transfer to a work surface and knead in flour. If it is too wet, add some more flour. Shape into a rectangle and roll it out into a rectangle 1/4" thick. Using a fork, dot holes all over the dough and then slice into squares.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the crackers are toasted and crisp. Halfway through the bake, check on the crackers to remove any pieces that cooked faster and break the crackers along the lines you cut and scatter them so they evenly cook.
  • Let cool completely before storing in a dry air-tight container where they can stay fresh up to a few weeks.

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