Kale Chips (Plain & Cheezy)

Kale Chips (Plain & Cheezy)

Kale chip are a great snack to keep around- so try not to eat them all fresh out of the oven!

2-3 Cups

Updated: Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:03pm


Plain Kale Chips:

  • 1 bunch curly kale
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt (omit for Cheezy version)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Cheezy Plain Chips:

  • ½ cup nutritional yeast

Suggested Materials: If you have a dehydrator, you can use it to make raw kale chips.


  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment.
  2. For the Plain Kale Chips: Tear all kale leaves from stems, and wash well. Spin dry, or pat dry with a towel.
  3. Tear kale into six-inch pieces and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, massing gently to coat leaves.
  4. Layer kale evenly onto a large baking sheet- do not overlap pieces. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Bake until crispy and beginning to brown.
  5. For the Cheesy Kale Chips: Follow steps 1-3 above.
  6. Add nutritional yeast to kale and massage gently until leaves are coated. Layer onto baking sheet- do not overlap pieces.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until topping is dried and kale is just beginning to brown.
  8. Let cool and enjoy immediately. To serve later, store in an airtight container for up to a week.