Baked Potato Chips
These Baked Potato Chips are baked in the oven until they are crispy and crunchy for a healthier version of traditionally fried chips. Season them up any way you like for a homemade potato chip that is good for you, easy to make, and seriously tasty.
These healthy homemade Baked Potato Chips are crispy, easy to make, and a good for you snack your whole family will devour.
Plus with endless seasoning options, including the ten below, you will want to make these again and again. And with just 150 calories, they are a guilt-free snack. You may also love these Microwave Veggie Chips.
I don't know about you but I absolutely love homemade potato chips. I love how some are crispy and some slightly soft. And there is nothing better than a warm chip in my opinion.
Since most restaurant chips are deep-fried, they aren't the healthiest option. Luckily it is really easy to make an amazing crispy baked potato chip in your oven. It's the perfect snack or side dish and can be seasoned in so many different ways.
Depending on your oven and how you cut your chips, here are a few things to keep in mind.
If your baked potato chips are all the same thickness, some may cook faster than others. Just keep an eye on them and pull off any cooked chips before they burn.
Pro tip: Some people have trouble with their chips sticking to the pan. To avoid that, I recommend using parchment paper or a wire rack. You can also use aluminum foil, just coat it in cooking spray first.
And just in case you are wondering, this recipe absolutely works for homemade baked sweet potato chips. You also don't want to miss these Kale Chips, Apple Chips, Baked Wonton Chips, and Baked Tortilla Chips.
Are homemade baked potato chips good for you?
Potatoes get a bad rap when it comes to nutrition and healthy eating. However, potatoes do contain many nutrients and minerals and can be part of any healthy diet in moderation.
Specifically, potatoes have potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, copper, and water.
Many people think potatoes are unhealthy since normally they are fried in tons of oil or loaded with butter and sour cream.
However, when they are baked with heart-healthy olive oil, like in this recipe, they can be a healthy part of any diet.
Can you make chips in the oven?
You can definitely make potato chips, and all kinds of veggie chips, in the oven.
Starchy vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, or butternut squash work best. It is best to cook them at 400 degrees and they will usually take anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on the thickness of the chips.
If they are close to 1/8 of an inch, they will take closer to 15 minutes, and for 1/4 of an inch, closer to 30 minutes.
If your chips are varying thicknesses, just remove the crispy chips as they finish cooking so they don't burn.
What's the easiest way to make baked potato chips at home?
Personally, I think the easiest way to make baked potato chips at home is to grab a mandolin, thinly slice your potatoes into uniform slices, toss them in oil, and bake them for 15-20 minutes.
The end result is crispy, delicious potato chips that you can serve warm or cold.
This process can also be done with a very sharp knife but is a little harder and more time-consuming. Your other option for slicing is a food processor with a slicer attachment, but I find the slices aren't always uniform.
How do you make crispy potato chips?
The key to crispy chips is to use enough oil to just coat every single chip on both sides, without using too much oil. Using too much oil can cause the chips to burn more easily and become greasy and soggy.
Now is the fun part! Create spice and flavor combinations for your baked potato chips.
I like to add the seasoning as soon as the chips come out of the oven. Make sure they are nice and hot so that the seasoning sticks to the hot oil on the chip.
Here are some of my favorites:
- Chili and lime: Toss the chips with chili powder and cumin when they come out of the oven. Then squeeze fresh lime juice over the top. For a true Mexican chip, cover them in hot sauce as well.
- Parmesan Rosemary: As soon as the chips come out of the oven, sprinkle them with dried rosemary and Parmesan cheese.
- Ranch: Toss the freshly cooked homemade potato chips with homemade or store-bought ranch seasoning.
- Taco: Do the same as above but with taco seasoning instead.
- Barbecue: For barbecue style chips, you can use a barbecue rub or a homemade seasoning made with 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp onion powder, and 1/4 tsp chili powder.
- Nutritional yeast: If you want to add some extra nutrition as well as a Parmesan-type flavor, toss the chips with a hearty serving of nutritional yeast.
- Truffle: No one would blame you for drizzling your chips with a touch of truffle oil or using truffle salt.
- Furikake: I am obsessed with this Japanese seaweed and sesame seasoning. It tastes incredible on these homemade baked chips.
- Salt and vinegar: Drizzle the freshly cooked chips with a touch of white or malt vinegar and a good dose of salt.
- Fresh herbs: If I am serving these chips as a dinner side, I will usually toss them with whatever fresh herbs I have at home along with some lemon juice or Parmesan cheese for a fancier side dish.
How do you plan on seasoning your first batch of homemade chips? Comment below!
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most common questions about making these baked potato chips.
What are the healthiest baked potato chips?
The healthiest baked potato chips are always going to be homemade chips since you control the amount of oil, sodium, and seasoning.
If you are looking for store-bought baked potato chips, the healthiest option depends on your dietary needs. Baked Lay's and Baked Kettle Chips have about 120 calories per serving, but Baked Kettle Chips have less sodium. Popchips give you the largest serving size but has more sodium and fat.
Can these baked chips be made in the air fryer?
Baked potato chips can be made in the air fryer but it is harder to make a large batch. Slice the potatoes into thin rounds and place no more than two layers of potatoes in the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 320 degrees for 25-30 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes.
Baked Potato Chips
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- 2 medium potatoes (Yukon gold, Idaho, or sweet)
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
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