Best Kale Chips Recipe

By Andrea Villalba / January 22, 2015

If you are not a fan of kale but understand how nutritional it can be, then you are in luck. Kale chips are delicious according to kale lovers and haters alike. The crunchiness of these healthy snacks will leave your mouth watering for more.

Baked kale chips are not the hardest thing in the world to cook. The one key to cooking them correctly is not packing too many of them onto the pans at once. If you don't know how to cook kale chips, just keep on reading!

Makes: 4 servings
Time: 25 Minutes


  • 1 large bunch kale, tough stems removed, leaves torn into pieces (about 16 cups; see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Place the racks in the upper 3rd/center of your oven; preheat to 400°F
  2. Make sure that your kale is dry for this process. It is important that you thoroughly dry it with a clean towel. Patting works best. Lightly drizzle the kale with oil and add a sprinkle of salt. You want to massage the oil and salt onto the kale leaves making sure that it is evenly coated throughout. Place the kale on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Be sure that the kale does not overlap! Make multiple batches if they do not all fit.
  3. 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.)

Let this bake until you see that most of the leaves are crisp. Switch the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through, 8 to 12 minutes total. If you only have 1 batch, start checking on the kale after about 8 minutes in order to prevent them from burning.

Tips & Notes

  1. Make Ahead Tip: You are able to store this in an air tight container for up to 2 days.
  2. Note: Organic kale is best (duh) since non-organic made have pesticide residue


Per serving: 110 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 6 g fiber; 210 mg sodium; 642 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (767% daily value), Vitamin C (192% dv), Calcium (20% dv), Potassium (18% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat




About the author

Andrea Villalba

Andrea Villalba loves writing about how to live a healthy lifestyle. With a degree in communications and English, Andrea understands that it is the media’s job to share what science discovers and says in a language that the public can understand and apply to their own lives.