Crispy Everything Kale Chips Recipe - (2024)


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"Kale a Super-food that your Children will eat as a snack or a side. Or the Guys to enjoy as chips during the game. If you have leftovers try them tossed in a salad, soup, pasta, rice, in a sandwich..... One cup of raw kale contains 15% of the recommended daily value of calcium and Vitamin B6, 40% of the magnesium, 180% of the Vitamin A, 200% of the Vitamin C and a whopping 1020% of the Vitamin K. Also loaded with sulfur containing phytonutrients which have been shown to protect against many kinds of cancer.So don't just garnish with it! It does your body GREAT!"


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  • 8 cups kale (stems removed, chopped, washed and spin till almost dry)
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil or 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 -4 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
  • Dry Ingredients

  • 14 teaspoon sea salt, adding more if not using cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon poppy seed (optional)
  • 14 teaspoon celery seed (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon chives, chopped (optional)
  • 18 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon thyme (or herbs of choice)



  • Preheat oven to 375 and place rack on lower level in oven.
  • Mix the optional dry ingredients together. Mix and match to your likings or use all of them.
  • Toss the kale, garlic with oil to coat then sprinkle dry ingredients over to coat evenly.
  • Spread onto a baking sheet, and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until crispy and brown around the edges. Stirring 1/2 way through. If not crispy cook 5 more minutes till edges are lightly browned.

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  1. If there's any way you can make these in a dehydrator, do. The oven method requires hands-on attention and frequent stirring; the dehydrator method allows you to simply mix the kale and oil (& really any seasonings you prefer) and turn on the machine. I do highly recommend stripping the large stems off (fold the kale leaf in half and slip your paring knife down the stem): they're very stiff and hard to chew when left on. I LOVE Kale Chips now!


  2. The recipe is delicious, but the directions cause my kale to burn to a black smoking crisp. I have heard that there are different "kinds" of kale, and they cook differently. There is only one kind of kale available in my area, and apparently it cooks very fast. I found a similar recipe that suggested lowering the temperature to 250 degrees F, and cooking the kale for 30 minutes. This worked for me. But I will continue to use this recipe, because I love the flavor of the parmesan and seeds!

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  3. The perfect Kale chips! Olive oil, parmesan cheese, thyme, sesame seeds, garlic & onion powder, and kosher salt. A perfect 15 minute cook. Brought them to my neighbors BBQ and they were a hit with everyone, including kids and the people who never eat anything green! I will use this recipe again and again!

  4. My first adventure with kale!! :D I thought this was a good recipe to start with. I only added salt and some onion powder. Thought the fresh garlic would be good enough. VERY addictive! Two of us ate the whole tray easily. I'll definitely be making more. I did have to stair them up a couple of times because some pieces tended to burn while others stayed soft. It probably has something to do with how I cut the pieces. I'll figure it out! Thanks Rita!!


  5. Rita, I usually LOVE your recipes but I wasn't crazy about this one. I make Recipe #110071 about 3-5 times a week, so does my sister - I have to say I prefer the apple cider vinegar thing. I used parm, olive oil, garlic, salt, sesame seed, onion and lemon thyme. I'll try it again. Keep the recipes coming! ;-)


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  1. I wonder how many parents hear their kids say "I want more kale"? It is one of my favorite things to hear my 11 yo son say. This was a really good recipe. I think the only things I did differently was use garlic powder instead of whole garlic and nutritional yeast instead of parmesan. Super chips!




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