Oven Baked Potato Chips

4.95 from 421 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! Also check out my sweet potato baked chips!

Overhead shot of the oven baked potato chips with ketchup on the side
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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 vegetable oil 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. Use a mandolin for the best results. I find that a mandolin creates the best results for even and crunchy potatoes. If you cut them by hand, take your time and try and cut them into similar thicknesses at about 1/8″ in thickness 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 421 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Snack
Calories 179
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

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Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Use a mandolin to slice the potatoes into thin rounds about 1/8” in thickness. If you do not have a mandolin, you can also do this with a sharp knife, but it's harder and takes more time.
  • Rinse the potatoes in cold water until the water runs clear. Then soak them in water for 15-30 minutes. Use a paper towel to dry them really well and dry the bowl used to soak them in.
  • Return the potatoes back to the dried bowl. Add the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss with your hands to evenly combine the potatoes with the seasoning.
  • Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking sheets and arrange in a single layer so they are not overlapping. Bake until crispy, flipping halfway through, 20-25 minutes.

Notes

Storage: Keep the cooled potato chips in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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.

Cuisine American
Course: Snack

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  1. Absolutely burnt to a crisp. Every single one of them. I baked for 10 min and then flipped and baked another 10 min. Inedible. So disappointing.

    1. So sorry to hear, how did they look on the first side before you flipped them? Since all ovens cook differently, I would suggest checking them after about 7 minutes of cooking time on the first side and adjust the cook time for the other side accordingly.

      1. I just tried this, did nine minutes and nine minutes and burned but almost not. I think I’ll try it again tomorrow or soon and probably try seven and seven or so as you suggested to Lindsey. An eighth of an inch thick doesn’t leave a lot of room for error; I just have to determine what works best in my oven. I checked mine with a thermometer a few years ago and it wasn’t exact temperature and I adjusted it, but I can’t remember the exact variance that remained.

        And yes, most modern ovens have a way to calibrate the temperature.

          1. Seven minutes and seven minutes was better. I watched them very closely near the end. Flipping them on two different trays while cooking makes the timing a little challenging. But this was definitely better. I did slice them with a mandoline slicer so they were uniform, but they didn’t all crisp at the same rate. They were okay, but I’m not sure it was worth the time involved to make. One note; on some I used Old Bay seasoning, on some salt, on some smoked paprika, and on some a combination. I couldn’t really tell much difference between the seasonings, but I didn’t put any on heavily. This is a great recipe for someone determined to make their snacks at home, but honestly, I probably won’t make it again.

      2. Hi, Yumna, I haven’t tried these yet, but look forward to it.

        Three questions for you:

        1) The recipe, along with a number of more recent comments, says:

        “…Bake until crispy, flipping halfway through…”

        but on one comment from Brian Feb. 22, he asks if they need to be flipped, and you said no…

        So… do they need to be flipped, or not?

        2) Also, is parchment paper needed, or would a bare non-stick baking sheet work as well? (does parchment paper not burn?? Sorry, I’m ignorant!!)

        3) Finally, the olive oil I currently have is a mixture of 85% regular olive oil, 15% extra virgin (Kirkland brand)… do you think that would be ok, or would the 15% extra virgin cause problems with smoking or burning or anything that way? Any idea on that?

        Thanks in advance for your thoughts on these issues!!

        1. Hi there! Sorry for any confusion here, I did recently update this recipe based on reader feedback so that old comment is no longer relevant. Since everyones oven will be different, I did update the recipe to have you flip them halfway through the baking time to make sure they cook evenly and also so you can keep an eye on how quickly they are browning. The parchment helps in two ways, to cook the potatoes evenly and also to keep the thin slices from sticking to the pan. Lastly, I think that blend should work out just fine as long as you stick to the oven temp listed in the recipe. Good luck!

  2. Yumna, these were fantastic. I followed your recipe and directions to the T and they turned out 5 star worthy. I thought I would have enough for lunch the next day, but my husband had different plans – dessert!😊 Thanks for sharing your recipe! Cheers to cooking!

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  3. mine were both overdone and raw on the same chip. i think i sliced them too thin. i wonder if lowering the temperature of my oven would help ? also a thicker chip ? i am sure that i did something wrong. what do you think for my next batch ? i will give them 5. stars because the mistakes are mine

  4. I don’t like to leave bad reviews but honestly, these were not good. I don’t understand how this recipe has 5 stars, especially based on the comments. They never got crispy and were far too oily.

  5. Just made these and they are awesome!! I burnt the first batch, but the second and third were perfect. Just took them out of the oven once they got brown. Should have checked on the first batch earlier. I decided to make these because my husband paid $6 for a bag of potato chips. No way!!! I’ll be making these lovlies on a regular basis now. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Hi I am planning on making these for my hubby but just wanted to ask I have read that you should soak the slices to get rid of the starch until the edges start to curl and then drain them and dry/pat dry with kitchen towel would this effect your recipe at all

    1. Hi Helen, you can do that if you want. It shouldn’t change anything. Just keep an eye on them – it takes some time for them to crisp, but once they start they can turn to burnt in a blink of an eye. I hope you enjoy!

    1. You may need to adjust your oven temp a little lower if it runs hotter to give them more time to dry out.

  7. This recipe is WAY off, take it from me. 15 minutes at 400 or they’re going to be burnt to a crisp like many other people have already mentioned in the comments.

    1. Hmm, I have been meaning to test this recipe again, thank you for the feedback and bringing the issue back to my attention!

    1. Hi Lucas, yes, you can! Hope you enjoy it! Just make sure you watch the potatoes. Once they start to crisp they can burn quickly.

  8. they were burnt too a crisp half way though cooking did you put the wrong time and temp? i wasted a lot of time and effort for nothing now im hot, in pain and hungry without chips 🙁

    1. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that. It sounds like your oven may run hot in comparison to mine. The times and temp are on track for what my oven does. You might try lowering the temp by 25 degrees and checking more frequently. Again, I apologize!

      1. This recipe is way way off. i never messed up any recipe because it was correctly given. 425 deg. is too high, and the 20-25 min time is too long. I burned the first batch I tried eventhough I only put it for 12 min. vs your requested 20-25 min. knowing this would be way too long. and it was. But what i did not know that 425 is also way too high. I burned the 1st bach so the next one I did 375 deg. for 8 min. and even that burned. I made this in a portable air fryer oven. I have made apple crisp in this oven. Same principle as potato chip, cut very thin and bake until golden crisp and it came out perfect. I don’t know what kind of oven you have, but if you noticed most of your comments were people burned it and messed it up. You need to correct it or take it off, this is totally wrong and misleading recipe

        1. Sorry these didn’t come out as expected for you. The recipe is designed for a regular oven, not an air fryer. Air fryers cook much faster than regular ovens.

  9. I made these and they are just like potato chips! I accidently burnt half of them but the ones that survived were crispy and delicious! What a great way to use some old potatoes!

    1. So glad they turned out well for you! Once they start to dry out and crisp up, they can go from crispy to burnt quickly. I am glad you were able to salvage some!

    1. If you are able to fit two pans side by side, that should be fine. I don’t recommend stacking them, as in one on the middle rack and one on the top rack. You’ll have to let me know what you think of the chips when you make them!

    1. Aw, bummer!! I am sorry to hear that! Does your hot run hot? You may need to lower the temperature a little if so, that way, they crisp up but don’t burn, and check on them more frequently when getting near to time.

  10. This is a great recipe! Mine did not turn out perfectly, but that’s my own fault and no reason to not give it 5 stars 😊 My potatoes were fairly small, and I think I sliced them a bit too thin. At 17 mins in 410 convention, the smaller pieces are a bit burnt. But we like things on the crispy side and they’re still yummy!

    1. Thank you! Definitely adjust the cooking time based on the size of the potato. Hope you continue to enjoy the recipe!

  11. This recipe is a lie as written. Nothing we tried in multiple cooks, measuring or timing was acceptable.

      1. Mine burned. I believe I need to reduce either the degrees or time. I’m experimenting today. I’ll send another email to let you know if the next batch wentbetter.

    1. I agree! I had to adjust temp and time to get them golden and decently crispy.

      I’m going to stick to deep frying in avocado oil. Potato chips aren’t supposed to be healthy anyway LOL

  12. I suppose it’s my oven, but at 15 min. Not close and at 20 min. they sent smoke alarm into screaming fits. Second batch lowered temperature, 18 min and better but not what I hoped for.

  13. 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.