Easy Kale Chips Recipe

Val Curtis

“Mom, I’m hungry!” I swear it is what I hear bellowing out of my beloved children’s mouths 70% of the time they speak. These kids are expensive y’all. They keep expecting to be fed and when I want to put healthy items, like kale chips, into their bellies, it can get really expensive, really fast. No lie, I grabbed a snack size bag for my kids and it was over $5.

Grow kale. You may not be the gardener type, but you can even stick it in a container and if your kids harvest it, they will be more likely to eat it….and it is the world’s easiest snack to make.

I love that these taste SO much better than the store variety and we can play with the different kale varieties – we prefer curly – and ramp it up with some awesome toppings. Your mind will be blown when you see how simple this is.

Here is a little PSA with love from me to you before you dig into the recipe.

kale chips PSA

…and now you know why I have to dye my hair.

Easy Kale Chips Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • A bunch of kale
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 and place a baking sheet covered with foil inside.
  2. Grab a bunch of kale.
  3. Place in a colander, clean, rip into 2" pieces and rinse.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil over the top.
  5. Toss the kale in the colander to ensure it is covered with EVOO.
  6. Using an oven mitt, grab hot baking sheet out of the oven. Pour kale out of the colander onto the baking sheet and separate.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes. Keep an eye on it around 25 minutes. Cooking times will vary based on ovens, the moisture level of kale, etc.
  8. Remove from oven and sprinkle with kosher salt.



Are you laughing that I mentioned using an oven mitt? Don’t. I know you are busy when you are making these and the last thing I want you to do is burn your hand. So there. I am looking out for ya.

Once you have mastered the basic version, try these. You won’t be disappointed!

Other kale chip variations:

Cheesy: Add grated parmesan with the EVOO (OMG! So good!)

Salt and Vinegar: add sea salt and red wine or malt vinegar

Salt and Pepper: add salt and pepper  ***insert eye roll***

Spicy: add red pepper flakes or add Siracha to the EVOO (Kapow!)

Our Fave: Add Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce with a splash of toasted sesame oil in the EVOO


Money saving healthy snacks with this easy kale chip recipe


This post was written by Val Curtis exclusively for BonBon Break Media, LLC.

Val is the Editor-in-chief of BonBon Break. A former middle school science/math/tech teacher, she put her career on hold to be at home with her son and daughter on an island in the Pacific Northwest. When Val breaks away from her keyboard, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, camping, photography, tidepooling, sailing and potlucks. She gets a kick out of combing the web for recipes and making them gluten free so she can share meals with her husband, family and friends. She is a tech-gadget geek who is poked fun at, but it doesn’t bother her a bit. Combining her love of photography, tech and graphics to create new, fun content for BonBon Break quenches her “thirst” for integrated technology.