Ranch Kale Chips

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This is super easy recipe for kale chips that I’ve been meaning to blog for a while…. but they go so fast I haven’t been able to get decent photos! Sometimes I buy those huge bags of kale at the grocery store to use in smoothies. Inevitably, we can’t get through the bag fast enough, so I’ll make a batch of these chips to finish it off.

This time though,  we used one of several monster kales grown in our garden this year:

Boy holding a large head of kale that is the same size as him.

Savory and crispy, these Ranch Kale Chips are our favorite road trip and camping snack! You only need three ingredients to make them and they’re so much healthier than regular chips…so it’s a win/win!

Process photo collage of the making of Ranch Kale Chips.

Kale is one of my favorite leafy greens to use as it is PACKED full of vitamins and other nutrients. Just one cup has over 100% of your daily dose of Vitamin C!

Ranch Kale Chips in a wooden bowl

So far we’ve tried ranch, chili lime, and Nature’s Seasoning (affiliate link) as flavoring for the chips. What other seasoning would you put on them? Let me know in the comments below!

Ranch Kale Chips

Ranch Kale Chips

Course Snacks and Appetizers
Calories 311 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch kale or a bag of pre-cut kale works too!
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ranch seasoning to taste

Other Items needed:

  • parchment paper
  • cookie sheet
  • gallon sized freezer bag

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Line the bottom of a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash kale and use a salad spinner to remove the excess water.
  • Cut or tear the leaves into “chip” sized pieces, removing the tough stems as you go.
  • Put olive oil and kale into the gallon freezer bag, seal (with air inside), and shake vigorously.
  • Place kale on top of the parchment paper, in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with ranch seasoning.
  • Bake until crispy, about 15-20 minutes (cooking times seem to vary depending on variety of kale etc.), checking periodically. They should have just a hint of brown on the edges.

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 639mg | Vitamin A: 12987IU | Vitamin C: 156mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 2mg
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If you like kale, give my BEEF, KALE, AND BUTTERNUT STEW a try or check out my KALE board on Pinterest!

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