Oven Baked Potato Chips

5 from 26 votes

Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients, these oven baked potato chips are perfectly crunch and loaded with flavor.

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Skip the store bought chips and make your own! These homemade potato chips are oven baked, so they are a healthier alternative and they are so simple to make! Seasoned with garlic and paprika, this is one tasty snack that you can feel good about!

Overhead shot of the oven baked potato chips with ketchup on the side

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Russet potatoes: These starchy potatoes are a top pick for the best homemade chips. Yukon Gold will work well too.
  • Spices: To season these chips, use paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. You can easily mix up your flavors with different spices though.
  • Olive oil: Because we oven bake rather than fry, we only need a small amount of oil. You can use olive oil like done here, but another high heat oil like canola or vegetable will work well.
Ingredients to make the recipe

How to make oven baked potato chips

  • Thinly slice the potato chips and pat them dry.
Slicing the ptoatoes
  • Place the slices into a bowl.
  • Add the oil and seasonings.
  • Mix well with your hands to coat all of the potato slices.
3 image collage to show how to mix the potatoes
  • Place the potatoes onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown and crispy. They will lift off the baking sheet when crisped.
2 image collage to show the potatoes before and after baking

Tips for making the recipe

  1. Pat the sliced potatoes dry with kitchen paper. This is to remove excess moisture. If you don’t, the potatoes are likely to steam rather than get nice and crispy.
  2. Don’t overlap the potato slices on the baking sheet. If you need to, cook them in two batches. If they overlap, they won’t get crispy all over.
  3. Slice the potatoes as evenly and thinly as possible. You might find that a mandolin works best and is super quick as well. If you cut them by hand, take your time and try and cut them into similar thicknesses so that they cook through evenly. A serrated knife can be a handy tool for this!
  4. Try different flavors! You can easily adapt these oven baked potato chips to suit your tastes, try chili powder, onion powder, za’tar, anything you have to hand! And be sure to try them with this french onion dip recipe!

Frequently asked questions

How long do they keep?

These baked potato chips will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for around 3 days. Be sure to let them cool completely before storing, and keep them covered so that they stay nice and crispy.

Are baked chips better for you?

Yes! Rather than deep frying the potatoes in lots of oil, we are able to use less meaning there’s lots less saturated fat. You can also control the seasonings and they don’t contain preservatives and additives to make them shelf stable.

Do you have to peel the potatoes?

It’s best not peel the potatoes to make these homemade chips. Just give them a good rinse under cold running water to remove any dirt. If you prefer, or if you have potatoes with very thick skins, you can peel them.

Close up shot of the oven baking potato chips to show the texture

These homemade baked potato chips are so quick and easy to make, with just a few ingredients and they are so crunchy and flavorful. Perfect for a family friendly snack!

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Oven Baked Potato Chips

Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients, these oven baked potato chips are perfectly crunch and loaded with flavor.
5 from 26 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Snack
Calories 179
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 russet Idaho potatoes (or Yukon Golds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice the potatoes into thin rounds using a sharp knife or a mandolin into 1/8” thickness. Use a paper towel to dry them really well.
  • Transfer the potatoes to the baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil on top and season with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss with your hands to combine.
  • Arrange the sliced potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet so they are not overlapping. Bake until crispy, about 20-25 minutes.

Notes

Storage: Keep the cooled potato chips in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. 

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 454mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 124IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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Overhead shot of the oven baked potato chips with ketchup on the side

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  1. I really appreciate how whole and natural these chips are. I know what’s in them and I control the sodium and fat. Thanks for great tips like making sure the slices are dry and not overlapping. We really enjoyed these and can’t wait to try with different herbs and spices.