Not a fan of kale? These crispy baked kale chips will convert you! For the best result, don't overcrowd the pans. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2011

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Position racks in upper third and center of oven; preheat to 400 degrees F.

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  • If kale is wet, very thoroughly pat dry with a clean kitchen towel; transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle the kale with oil and sprinkle with salt. Using your hands, massage the oil and salt onto the kale leaves to evenly coat. Fill 2 large rimmed baking sheets with a layer of kale, making sure the leaves don't overlap. (If the kale won't all fit, make the chips in batches.)

  • Bake until most leaves are crisp, switching the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through, 8 to 12 minutes total. (If baking a batch on just one sheet, start checking after 8 minutes to prevent burning.)

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Note: Choose organic kale when possible. Nonorganic can have high pesticide residue.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

110 calories; 4.6 g total fat; 0.6 g saturated fat; 210 mg sodium. 642 mg potassium; 15.8 g carbohydrates; 5.6 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 5.3 g protein; 38329 IU vitamin a iu; 115 mg vitamin c; 37 mcg folate; 203 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 51 mg magnesium;

Reviews (22)

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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2016
LOVE this! I followed the instructions exactly with total success. Instead of regular salt I used sriracha salt which I finely ground with my pestle and mortar. Me and my co-workers loved the crunch and the touch of heat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2015
Tastey Chips Gives you the crunch required for mind set of Potatoe chips but healthier and fun to cook. First time cook without issues. Follow recipe every single step no short cuts. Impressed wife and friends. Pros: Perfect recipe without issues... Cons: None Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/17/2015
ALWAYS w/excellent results: 190 to 200 degrees F. Clean cut and season kale (onion-garlic salt paprika chile season etc. Put on a sheet pan do not heap and bake 1 hr. EXCELLENT results Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2014
I dry mine in the microwave for 1.30 mins and then spray lightly with light olive oil sprinkle with salt and put in oven for about 1 minute on 175 - no burnt taste Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/17/2014
Change temperature The chips are good but I cut the cooking time to 4 minutes and they started to burn. My next batch I did at 300 degrees and no burning. Pros: oil and salt make them tasty Cons: temperature is too high Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2013
Cooking time completely off Cooking times says 8-12 minutes. I decided to cook them 6 minutes to start off with. When I opened up my oven after 6 minutes a got a face full of smoke and two trays of black kale. Tried again with the second batch for 4 minutes. and that was much closer to being correct. Kale isn't cheap so I'm a little bummed that I wasted half of my money cooking as directed. Pros: healthy Cons: when cooked as directed your kale will burn and your house will fill up with smoke Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2013
These chips were amazing! These were really good! I actually love kale now;) I made a kale smoothie earlier and it was horrible. I didn't like it. But these chips are really delicious! I put a little too much salt more than what was given but otherwise it was yummy! They were gone in 2 minutes! I would definitely make these again:) Pros: Healthy delicious great snack low calorie Cons: NOTHING! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2013
Simply delicious!!! It was my first time trying kale chips and homemade made it even more awesome. It taste like Lays Potato Chips. The crunchy-nest is perfect. If you're the savory type this one will hit the spot. I'm just curious if it can be done with purple kale. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2012
Kale Chips Are Simple I made mine with lemon an cayenne for added detox power: awesomeveganblog.com/2012/12/12/kale-chips/ Pros: Easy healthful Cons: nothing!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2012
What a treat! Im on a diet and these were a very pleasant treat. Crunchy and salty with no grease and no carbs. Who knew that was even possible? Pros: All the crunch with none of the guilt Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/26/2012
Kale Chips Absolutely the worst tasting chips I have ever had. I have no plans to ever make these chips again. I can't believe all of the positive reviews. What are these people thinking? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2012
Love These! Prior to trying these I had never eaten kale. I love these can eat an entire batch in one day. I will admit that they are a bit finicky to cook. They must be watched very carefully as they can burn very quickly. Even though one batch was very crispy after coming out of the oven they lost their crispiness once stored. I popped them back into the oven the next day on a lower temperature and they crisped right back up and stayed crisp. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2012
Great way to eat your veggies! Boy oh boy. I can eat a week's worth of green veggies in one sitting with these kale chips. Delish! I agree with another reviewer that salt should be added sparingly. I used a good quality and very flavorful olive oil so I really didn't need much salt. I started by cutting the stems with a sharp knife but the easiest way to prepare the chips is simply to pull the leaves off the stems. Spin them dry in a salad spinner and these are ready to pop in the oven. I will definitely make these again. Who knows maybe I can even convince my teenager to eat some. Pros: Easy and fast Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2012
These kale chips were crunchy and delicious! I actually blow dried them to get them dry as towel drying didn't seem to do the job. I baked them on 2 sheets at 375 degrees for 5 mins then I switched the sheets and baked for another 4 mintues. They were perfect! But every oven is different. Next time I will try with some different spices. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2012
Betcha can't eat just one... Delicious! I was very surprised at how much I liked these. You HAVE to make sure the kale is dry otherwise you'll end up with steamed kale instead of crispy kale. I would also suggest tossing the olive oil and kale together spreading on the baking sheets - then adding salt (or whatever seasoning you are using). First batch for me was WAY too salty second batch not enough salt. I also add a little garlic powder and onion powder! Seasoning salt is another good choice for a little more flavor! FYI - To each his/her own BUT.... although cooking sprays may be quicker please take a look at the ingriedient list - they contain butane and propane! Why ruin healthy kale with that yuck....just saying!:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2012
Great snacking alternative! I made these as a side with some mozzarella stuffed turkey burgers I also got from this site. My husband who is not a veggie guy said these were a great substitute for potato chips. The only thing I changed was to put them on a rack on top of a pan and cook them for 20 minutes are 225. i don't have a salad spinner so I couldn't get them completely dry before putting them in the oven. I also used a olive oil spray rather than drizzling it on. They came out perfect! Pros: Quick easy healthy Cons: Need to watch closely so they don't burn Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
Tried it and failed I wish I knew what I did wrong. Mine came out burnt and made the whole house stink! 25 min seems like a really long time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Addictive! I eat my body weight in these. I can go through a whole head of kale in one sitting and don't feel guilty about it! Check often when cooking as the leaves tend to burn quickly. I have used a lower heat setting (350) with good success as well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
YUM! These are super quick and easy. They're like a delicate cross between potato chips and popcorn. Mine cooked very quickly. At 4 minutes when I went to turn the pan in the oven they looked done so I pulled them out and there were perfect. Pros: Quick easy and tasty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Smoked kale We put ours on the smoker. It blows away the oven version. I do agree though that it is difficult to cook them - they are either slightly moist or burnt. I will check them and take off what is done as need be and let the others bake longer Pros: yummy salty snack Cons: hard to get just right Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
awesome! These were so amazingly awesome! I will be making these every week! I accidentally used too much salt but they were still deliciously light & crispy. I think I may have almost burned them but I liked the flavor. Since I was using a small convection oven once I saw they were looking a little brown I turned it down to 325. & let them cook for a few more minutes. So easy to do! Highly recommended! Pros: crunchy & light Cons: can over-cook rather quickly. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Try Kale In A Fun Way This is a fun way to try an unknown green veggie. It crisps up in the oven and it's feather-weight in your mouth. A fun appetizer at a dinner party! I used cooking spray for the olive oil and saved time and energy. Read More