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Baked Easy Kale Chips Recipe

Easy kale chips recipe for everyone, even you non believers! We’ll convince you that kale chips are delicious too.

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“Kale Chips are Great” I kept hearing……”yeah right” I thought. Well, I’m not one to judge. We are trying to be smarter snackers, and my kids like those little packages of dried seaweed so I thought I’d try it. At $3 a bag I thought I’d try to make them myself. What do you know, we loved them!! Here is our easy Kale Chips recipe for you to become a believer too! (originally published 3/15)

I heard from a few people years ago how good kale chips were and like some of you my face cringed and thought “no way!”…..then I got curious.

  • I bought a bunch of kale at the store
  • I brought it home
  • Rinsed all the leaves off really good and put them all out on a paper towel to dry (needed to be really dry).
  • I even left them for a few hours to make sure there wasn’t any moisture left
  • I cut the middle rib off each piece (that wouldn’t be tasty) and ripped the leaves into larger bite size pieces
  • Then I got to seasoning
kale chips recipe

Later on I experimented with Ranch dry seasoning and that came out great too, shared below. I use Lawry’s seasoning for just about everything so I used that with my olive oil

Kale is a tricky vegetable. If prepared wrong you won’t like it…and it might detract you from ever trying it again. It is VERY tough if not steamed, cooked, or baked (air fryer kale chips are amazing too). There are different kinds of kale and they are quite different in their thickness and taste.

The best kale for kale chips is curly kale, in my opinion of course. The leaves are thinner with a lighter taste than other varieties.

Easy Kale Chips Recipe

What are the benefits of eating kale?

  1. Dark leafy greens are VERY healthy for you, spinach chips are amazing too
    1. High in iron (even more than eating beef)
    2. Kale has a lot of vitamin k in it (helps with blood clotting)
    3. It is high in vitamin a and c
  2. Kale has a lot of fiber which is great for digestion
  3. It is high in antioxidants
  4. Eating kale is a great detox food

Here’s a picture of our easy kale chips recipe in progress.

kale chips recipe

Tips for making this easy kale chips recipe

  • Wash your kale well removing the dirt
  • Spread them out so they dry completely (I use paper towels)
  • Remove the hard stalk in the middle of each piece of kale
  • Cut the kale leaves into large bite size pieces (so each piece is relatively the same size so they cook evenly, they will shrink)
  • Do not use too much olive oil or salt
    • Use the amounts I suggest below for an entire bunch of kale

2nd variety of ranch homemade kale chips

  • Use seasoned salt or Ranch dressing dry mix
  • (dry) instead of seasoned salt
  • Delicious and a twist on traditional kale chips
how to make kale chips

What you need to make this easy kale chips recipe

  • 1 bunch of kale – some varieties are very dark and others have thinner leaves, I prefer the thinner leaves if I can find it
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoned salt

Here are a few other easy kale recipes like this superfood smoothie to try when you’re done.

Here is how to make this easy kale chips in the oven below in the recipe card as well as how to make air fryer kale chips here!

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Easy Kale Chips Recipe

Easy kale chips recipe for those of you, like me, who weren’t believers. They really are good and tasty, even my kids liked them!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword kale chips, kale recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 41kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Preheat oven to 275. Wash your fresh kale and dry the leaves completely.
  • Remove middle rib pieces. Then cut each leaf into slightly larger bite size pieces. (will shrink when baked)
  • Put leaves in a bowl and massage olive oil into leaves, using hands is best.
  • Sprinkle seasoned salt (or Ranch seasoning) over leaves and massage in as well so every leaf is coated well.
  • Spread kale pieces on to a baking sheet so leaves aren’t overlapping.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then flip them over and bake an additional 10 minutes or until they are lightly browned and crispy.
  • Enjoy, immediately is best.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Kale Chips Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 589mg26%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 2165IU43%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Easy kale chip recipe

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