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Buttered or Air Fryer Spinach Chips

Crispy air fryer spinach chips are the bomb! A healthy snack with tons of flavor and fun to eat, make these in your Ninja Foodi or Cosori this week too.

spinach chips

Ever thought of the idea of making air fryer spinach? Not the mushy kind you’d use in quiche but crispy crunchy bits of green vegetable goodness! I bet your mouth is watering looking at the picture above too. You will love this easy air fryer recipe too once you try it. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Spinach

Ok so we started all of this because my kids LOVED the Ninja Foodi kale chips I made when we got this pot. Yes I too was apprehensive with this love/hate veggie but I kid you not these are amazing.

Then we made Instant Pot spinach. Great as a side dish with chicken it isn’t my favorite texture. I guess that is my biggest issue, not necessarily with the flavor of it. Make it like a chip though and OMG are these so good.

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Spinach Chips Air Fryer

What you need to make these is pretty basic, 3 ingredients and voila. THIS is the biggest tip by far that you have to remember. The drier the outside of the leaves are the crispier they’ll cook up. I just use a few paper towels and roll them up very gently so any liquid on the leaves is absorbed. Then you can spray on your oil.

  1. Fresh spinach leaves
  2. Olive oil spray
  3. Sea salt is best, a little larger than table salt.

You could even sprinkle on some chili flakes or dry Sriracha to add a bit of heat. The nice part is that these, and our air fryer jicama fries, use no breading at all. That makes them much lower in carbs and a keto friendly option that are great for you.

spinach in the air fryer

You don’t want to drench your pieces and weigh them down, that is why spray vs. drizzling is best. You can always season at the end too so don’t add too much at the beginning. There is nothing worse than a meal coming out perfect except there is too much salt which ruins it.

Are spinach and kale chips healthy?

Yes. Both are packed with vitamin K, fiber, iron and calcium too. Don’t be alarmed if your pee or otherwise is a bit tinted though at the end of the day, kinda’ an after affect of consumption. Both are healthy snacks that even kids love.

These aren’t the only vegetables you can slice and make into snacks though. We have made sweet potato chips and apple chips in air fryer with fruit too. Veggies do NOT need to be boring my friends. Make them fun especially if you have kids so they gain an appreciation for their natural flavors.

Mine are at the point where they’d rather eat a plate full of greens than meat any day of the week. I mean balance is everything and everything in moderation but when it comes to vegetarian dishes you really can’t go overboard.

Air Fryer Spinach recipe

Sea Salt Lime Spinach Chips

If you wanted to add a bit of Mexican flare a squeeze of fresh lime juice with the olive oil is a fun add in too. Combine that with a pinch of chili powder for added WoW.

  • Lay down a few paper towels folded. Pour leaves on top and gently roll them up to remove the water from the outside. The drier they are without water the crispier they will get.
  • Put into a bowl and spray with olive oil so all pieces are coated but not drenched. Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle sea salt on and toss so all pieces have salt. Spray air fryer basket with olive oil spray and pour in spinach.

Cook for about 6 minutes cook time (depending on how dry they are). Toss after minute 3 so they get nice and crispy. If after this time they aren’t as crisp as you’d like add 1 more minute at a time until they are perfect.

crispy spinach in air fryer

Easy and delicious, there you have it my friends! If you are still hesitant because it “just doesn’t sound good” you really have to give this air fried vegetables idea a try. You should definitely make air fryer vegetables with zucchini and squash mixed but this just takes it a step further to living a healthy life. Cucumber chips are great too.

This “magic machine” gives everything a deep fried texture on the outside without submerging it in oil, so less fat! It’s a win win.

Want to try these baked in the oven too? You can use our baked kale chips recipe for instructions and timing. It works the same way with both except with this you don’t have to remove any stems.

spinach chips recipe

Buttered Spinach Air Fryer

If you want it NOT crispy but rather cook the leaves so they are wilted with butter and soft you will follow these steps instead:

  • Use this air fryer cake pan.
  • Rinse about 10 oz. fresh leaves under cold water and squeeze out.
  • Add to pot with 2 tsp butter on top and season with 1 tsp garlic powder + pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Put into a preheated air fryer basket at 360 degrees F for about 3 minutes.
  • Open, stir, and if you want them softer then add another minute.

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Air Fryer Spinach

Crispy air fryer spinach chips are the bomb! A healthy snack with tons of flavor and fun to eat, make these in your Ninja Foodi or Cosori too.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, chips, ninja foodi, spinach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 5kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Lay down a few paper towels. Pour leaves on top and gently roll them up to remove the water from the outside. The drier they are without water the crispier they will get.
  • Put into a bowl and spray with olive oil so all pieces are coated but not drenched. Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle sea salt on and toss so all pieces have salt. Spray air fryer basket with olive oil spray and pour in spinach.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes, start at 6. Toss after minute 3 so they get nice and crispy. If after 6 min. they aren't as crisp as you'd like add 1 more minute at a time until they are perfect.
  • * For soft buttered spinach *
  • Rinse about 10 oz. fresh spinach leaves under cold water. Squeeze out water. Put these into a deep air fryer cake pan with 2 tsp butter on top and season with 1 tsp garlic powder + pinch of salt and pepper. Put into a preheated air fryer basket at 360 degrees F for about 3 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Spinach
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 5 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 116mg5%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2215IU44%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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