Crispy Kale Chips With Cheddar

Ramp up the flavor of this nutritious vegetable by baking it in the oven.

Crispy Kale Chips with Cheddar
Diane Boyd, RD

These kale chips are a party favorite, and take no time to whip up. Be sure, however, to keep an eye on them as they’re baking, since they can burn rather quickly. If you have any leftover fresh kale, you can store it, unwashed, in a plastic bag along with a moist paper towel. Refrigerate the bag. The leftover kale should be used within 2-3 days.

Recipe and photo by Diane Boyd, R.D. of Cape Fear Nutrition.

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Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

12 min.

  • 1 bunch of kale, washed and stems removed
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Himalayan salt
  • Powdered cheddar cheese (I like Cabot’s Cheddar Shake) or fresh Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400°.

Use paper towels to pat dry kale leaves.

In a bowl, add 6 kale leaves. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 minced garlic clove, and the juice of half a fresh lemon. Use your hands to massage into kale.

Repeat above procedure until you have used all kale.

Place kale on baking sheets (do not overcrowd.) Sprinkle kale with Himalayan salt.

Place in oven, and bake for about 12 minutes.

Remove from oven when crispy. Serve chips on a platter after dusting with cheddar shake or fresh Parmesan cheese.