How to Make Healthy, Crunchy Potato Chips

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I don't know about you, but I have a potato chip addiction. When I open a bag of potato chips, I have zero self control, which can be a problem for my waistline! That's why I am all about making healthier homemade versions of the things I love so I can enjoy them whenever I want without any guilt. Making potato chips at home is super easy and gives you that same satisfaction all the while sticking to your diet. Here's how to make healthy potato chips with only four ingredients, the help of a sharp knife, and a hot oven. You are going to love whipping up this lighter version of the classic chip. (And your salty, crunchy craving will be fixed!)

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 russet potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • Mandolin or sharp knife


This is a base seasoning for the chips, but you can add additional spices and vinegars.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Slice the Potatoes

Wash the potatoes thoroughly and pat dry. Slice the potatoes very thin (about 1/8" or thinner) using a sharp knife or mandolin.

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Step 3: Season the Potatoes

Place potato slices in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Step 4: Bake Potato Chips

Arrange the seasoned potato slices in a single layer on a cooling rack placed on top of a baking sheet to allow even cooking on both sides of the potato slices. Bake for 18 to 25 minutes until the potato slices are browned and crisp. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Serve immediately.

Image Credit: Leigh Ann Chatagnier
Image Credit: Leigh Ann Chatagnier


If you do not have a cooling rack, simply line a baking sheet with parchment paper and turn the potatoes halfway through the cook time. Potato chips are best served the same day.

Image Credit: Leigh Ann Chatagnier

Making healthy chips at home is easy and they are really delicious too! Serve these chips as an afternoon snack for your kids or at your next cookout for the perfect healthy side dish.