Crispy Everything Kale Chips Recipe - (2024)


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"Kale a Super-food that your Children will eat as a snack or a side. Or the Guys to enjoy as chips during the game. If you have leftovers try them tossed in a salad, soup, pasta, rice, in a sandwich..... One cup of raw kale contains 15% of the recommended daily value of calcium and Vitamin B6, 40% of the magnesium, 180% of the Vitamin A, 200% of the Vitamin C and a whopping 1020% of the Vitamin K. Also loaded with sulfur containing phytonutrients which have been shown to protect against many kinds of cancer.So don't just garnish with it! It does your body GREAT!"


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  • 8 cups kale (stems removed, chopped, washed and spin till almost dry)
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil or 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 -4 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
  • Dry Ingredients

  • 14 teaspoon sea salt, adding more if not using cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon poppy seed (optional)
  • 14 teaspoon celery seed (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon chives, chopped (optional)
  • 18 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon thyme (or herbs of choice)



  • Preheat oven to 375 and place rack on lower level in oven.
  • Mix the optional dry ingredients together. Mix and match to your likings or use all of them.
  • Toss the kale, garlic with oil to coat then sprinkle dry ingredients over to coat evenly.
  • Spread onto a baking sheet, and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until crispy and brown around the edges. Stirring 1/2 way through. If not crispy cook 5 more minutes till edges are lightly browned.

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  1. If there's any way you can make these in a dehydrator, do. The oven method requires hands-on attention and frequent stirring; the dehydrator method allows you to simply mix the kale and oil (& really any seasonings you prefer) and turn on the machine. I do highly recommend stripping the large stems off (fold the kale leaf in half and slip your paring knife down the stem): they're very stiff and hard to chew when left on. I LOVE Kale Chips now!


  2. The recipe is delicious, but the directions cause my kale to burn to a black smoking crisp. I have heard that there are different "kinds" of kale, and they cook differently. There is only one kind of kale available in my area, and apparently it cooks very fast. I found a similar recipe that suggested lowering the temperature to 250 degrees F, and cooking the kale for 30 minutes. This worked for me. But I will continue to use this recipe, because I love the flavor of the parmesan and seeds!

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  3. The perfect Kale chips! Olive oil, parmesan cheese, thyme, sesame seeds, garlic & onion powder, and kosher salt. A perfect 15 minute cook. Brought them to my neighbors BBQ and they were a hit with everyone, including kids and the people who never eat anything green! I will use this recipe again and again!

  4. My first adventure with kale!! :D I thought this was a good recipe to start with. I only added salt and some onion powder. Thought the fresh garlic would be good enough. VERY addictive! Two of us ate the whole tray easily. I'll definitely be making more. I did have to stair them up a couple of times because some pieces tended to burn while others stayed soft. It probably has something to do with how I cut the pieces. I'll figure it out! Thanks Rita!!


  5. Rita, I usually LOVE your recipes but I wasn't crazy about this one. I make Recipe #110071 about 3-5 times a week, so does my sister - I have to say I prefer the apple cider vinegar thing. I used parm, olive oil, garlic, salt, sesame seed, onion and lemon thyme. I'll try it again. Keep the recipes coming! ;-)


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  1. I wonder how many parents hear their kids say "I want more kale"? It is one of my favorite things to hear my 11 yo son say. This was a really good recipe. I think the only things I did differently was use garlic powder instead of whole garlic and nutritional yeast instead of parmesan. Super chips!




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How to make kale chips Martha Stewart? ›

Arrange kale on two rimmed baking sheets. Drizzle evenly with olive oil and toss. Season with salt. Bake, rotating trays once, until crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.

How to make kale chips Jamie Oliver? ›

Rinse and dry the kale leaves before removing most of the centre stalk, leaving long, thin pieces of kale. Toss the kale in the oil, then sprinkle with the sugar, cinnamon and ½ tablespoon of sea salt. Arrange the leaves in a single layer on a couple of baking trays and bake for 5 minutes, until crisp.

How do you keep kale chips crisp? ›

To keep them crispy, it is important to let them cool completely. Once cooled, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. You could also try adding a few grains of raw rice or silica packs (like those found in store-bought kale chips) to the airtight container. & Perfect for snacking!

Why are my homemade kale chips bitter? ›

Don't turn up the heat. High heat can burn the kale and make it taste bitter.

Does making kale chips destroy nutrients? ›

And unlike potato chips, kale retains its nutritional value when made into chips. Kale is high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamin A and calcium, as well as B vitamins, vitamin C and potassium. It's fat- and sodium-free, and the minuscule amounts of olive oil and salt used in my recipe barely bump up those amounts.

Are kale chips junk food? ›

In the long run, replacing high-calorie snacks (looking at you potato chips) with kale chips can be a helpful component to losing weight. That's because kale chips are more nutrient-dense and less calorie-dense. That's a fancy way of saying they help you feel full with less calories.

How healthy are homemade kale chips? ›

Kale Chips Offer a Reliable Source of Vitamin K

Kale is one of the best known dietary sources of vitamin K. One cup of kale, which would make a small serving of kale chips, contains 472 micrograms of vitamin K1. Adult men need at least 120 micrograms of vitamin K1, while women need at least 90 micrograms.

What kind of kale is best for chips? ›

Any variety of kale – curly or flat – can be made into baked kale chips. Some home cooks prefer to use flat lacinato kale, aka "dinosaur" kale, so named for its leathery appearance, and some like the frilly appearance of curly kale.

Are kale chips good for me? ›

Healthy alternative: Baked kale chips are much lighter compared to traditional potato chips or other fried snacks. They're low in calories, but kale is packed with vitamins and minerals, making homemade kale chips an ideal snack for any time of the day. They're even great as a side dish for burgers and sandwiches!

Why did my kale chips get soggy? ›

If the leaves aren't properly dried, the water can “steam” the kale chips while baking and lead to the dreaded soggy kale chip! Be sure they are nice and dry before you massage in the oil. A salad spinner works great; just be sure not to overload it so the leaves can properly dry.

Why are kale chips so expensive? ›

There's the cost of the actual ingredients, the labor costs to produce it, the packaging etc. And for kale chips, I think the two main factors are the food costs and labor costs. The ingredients for most kale chips are a base of raw cashews and nutritional yeast, both of which are pretty pricey.

What is the secret to kale chips? ›

To get perfectly uniform, crispy kale chips, the key is to bake them for longer, at a lower temperature. Baking kale chips at 300F for 20 to 25 minutes allows the vegetable to slightly dehydrate while it cooks, resulting in a perfectly crispy chip.

Are kale chips anti-inflammatory? ›

Kale Chips

Kale actually contains a phytochemical called beta carotene, which gets converted into vitamin A in the body. According to a 2021 study published in Frontiers in Nutrition, beta carotene displays antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may protect the gut lining and reduce intestinal inflammation.

Do kale chips make you gassy? ›

Kale also contains raffinose, an indigestible complex sugar that can cause excessive gas. One report, which analyzed more than five dozen studies on the gastrointestinal effects of low-digestible carbohydrates — including fiber — found that consumption leads to excessive gas, especially when eaten in large amounts.

Are homemade kale chips healthy? ›

Healthy alternative: Baked kale chips are much lighter compared to traditional potato chips or other fried snacks. They're low in calories, but kale is packed with vitamins and minerals, making homemade kale chips an ideal snack for any time of the day. They're even great as a side dish for burgers and sandwiches!

How to make kale taste better? ›

A teaspoon of minced garlic adds just the right amount of flavor. You can keep it simple or add salt, pepper, and/or other seasonings to taste. The kale is cooked in olive oil until bright green and tender.

Are kale chips good for liver? ›

Glucosinolates also help with the body's detoxification system. They stimulate the liver, helping it produce an enzyme that prevents free radicals from attacking our DNA. Kale has been shown to improve cardiovascular health as well.


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