Smoky Oven-Baked Potato Chips

Potato chips are no longer forbidden when you're trying to lose weight.  These crisp and tasty chips are made from thin slices of russet potato that are tossed in a small amount of oil and baked.

Health DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes about 6 servings (1 serving: about 11 chips)
  • Cook time:25 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Total:40 Minutes


  • 2 russet potatoes (about 11⁄2 pounds), scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Using a mandolin slicer or sharp knife, slice potatoes into 1/8-inch-thick rounds. Pat dry on layers of paper towels to absorb as much moisture as possible.

3. Toss potato slices with oil in a large bowl, then toss with smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; arrange in a single layer on baking sheets.

4. Bake until browned and potato edges lift slightly from baking sheets, 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

5. Cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 4.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 298mg

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