Once you Pop, you can’t stop–Kale Chips recipe

Last night I baked a batch of kale chips that were delish.  So delish that I decided to share with the world via Facebook the following status: “I just baked kale chips. I ate them. I ate ALL of them.”  That status prompted a flurry of comments, all of them demanding I post the recipe.

So, friends, here’s the recipe I used. It’s so dang easy I can’t even begin to explain.


1 bunch kale (I used Dinosaur kale, but any type will do)

Olive oil

Sea Salt

Optional: Nutritional Yeast

Optional: Pandora 80′s Pop Music station while you prepare.


1. Preheat oven to 350. Wash kale and dry thoroughly. Tear leaves into small pieces, discarding the thick stems. Put into bowl.

2. Drizzle olive oil onto kale and mix well. I like to get in there with my hands and massage the oil into the kale so everything is covered with oil.

3. Sprinkle some sea salt and nutritional yeast and mix in. The amount is up to you. I tend to go heavy on the nutritional yeast because I like the “cheesy” flavor it gives.

4. Spread the kale out in a SINGLE layer on a baking sheet (you can cover with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup). Pop into the oven for 10-15 minutes until crispy! To not burn the kale, you have to keep checking once you hit the 8-10 minute mark, depending on your oven.

5. Eat kale chips and ENJOY!!

PS. These can be made with other leafy greens, too. I’m experimenting with collards next!

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5 Responses to Once you Pop, you can’t stop–Kale Chips recipe

  1. Abbey Flaum December 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    YAY! We are Kale-aholics and I know we will try this one out soon!

  2. Lauren Slayton December 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    Always good, you can do them with Brussels sprout leaves too.

  3. (Mostly) Healthy Mom December 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    I also just made kale chips, and couldn’t stop eating them. They are so addictive. Even my 16 month old son couldn’t get enough. To tempt his tastebuds, I used a recipe from Veggiecation using cinnamon and sugar. Delish. The link to it is: http://mostlyhealthymom.blogspot.com/2010/12/corn-my-hero-more-kale-love.html. Keep these great recipes coming…I can use all the help I can get with my picky son :) Thanks!

    • Amanda December 16, 2010 at 10:21 am #

      Thank you so much for this new recipe….numnumnum!!! I’ll be posting more recipes soon!

  4. Randy February 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Collards work great, I’ve made them before. Others have told me that it also works well with beet greens and mustard greens.

    I recently saw a show where they put a thin white bean puree on the kale chips, that sort of interested me. I’ll have to try that soon.

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