Hands-On Time
8 Mins
Total Time
23 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)

These chips are crispy, salty, and so easy to make. Opt for them instead of potato chips next time you're craving a salty snack. For a different flavor, try sprinkling the kale with grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, or sweet paprika before baking.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Rinse kale; drain well, and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Toss well. Place kale in a single layer on 3 (16 x 13–inch) baking sheets.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. (Watch closely to prevent leaves from burning.) Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Step 4

Kids Can Help: Once you've rinsed the kale, kids can help dry it and then drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.

Cooking Light Real Family Food

Ratings & Reviews

November 08, 2015
What the heck does "N/A mean? That sure is cryptic!!!  Someone please translate!

KarenWard's Review

September 10, 2012
Surprisingly tasty and simple to make. Just try it, really!

mycaligirl's Review

September 23, 2013
My kids are pretty good veggie eaters. Kale, not so much, but they LOVE these kale chips. My family of 4 can devour a whole bag (pre-cut) of kale chips in a matter of seconds. Even my picky hubs loves it. Don't waste your $$ on store bought kale chips. They expensive and don't taste nearly as good. My kids ask for these all the time.

KathleenLee's Review

July 23, 2014

veryslowcook's Review

December 07, 2014
Maybe I'm just a terrible kale-chip-maker, but only about half my chips had a really nice and crunchy texture. The others were too soft or too browned. The flavor, however, was perfect... it's just that they weren't awesome without the right texture.

GayleR's Review

September 07, 2013
Easy and addicting.

steponme's Review

January 31, 2014
Wow, first time I tried kale chips and they taste incredibly like potato chips! My new snack chip;-)

chughestx's Review

September 25, 2014
I don't know why the instructions say to store in an airtight container, because there won't be any left to store! These are delicious!

yaxkin369's Review

August 28, 2014
I am so addicted to kale chips

LiberatedFroggy's Review

November 16, 2013
Great! Simply toss in olive oil and whatever other flavors you like. Pop in the over. So quick! Make sure to watch them. Once they start to slightly golden take them out and cool! I made a small batch in my toaster over, just oil and salt, they turned out great. Next time I might use nutritional yeast, soy sauce, sesame seeds or Parmesan cheese.