These veggie chips are a Crunchy, crispy and a guilt-free snack that takes just 20 minutes to make! Low in calories and fat, and so much better than store bought!
I have always been a savory snacker.
Give me a pack of chips or some pretzels and I’m a happy man.
Since starting a healthier diet, I’ve made some smart swaps. Instead of reaching for a packet of my favorite salty snacks, I’ve started making my own.
Why you’ll love these vegetable chips
- Low calorie and low fat. There are less than 100 calories per serving and if made without oil, are completely oil-free.
- Satisfies the salty cravings. For all those times you crave chips, these are a healthier alternative!
- Ready in minutes. Less than two minutes prep time and under 20 minutes in the oven!
- Naturally gluten free and vegan. Perfect if you follow either of those diets!
Say goodbye to store-bought savory snacks as this WILL be your new favorite- They are crispy, crunchy, salty and seriously addictive.
What are veggie chips made of?
- Root vegetables: carrots, beetroot, and zucchini.
- Starchy vegetables: Sweet potatoes and turnips.
- Salt and pepper: to taste.
- Cooking spray: Optional, but recommended.
How to make vegetable chips
Start by slicing the vegetables using a mandoline or sharp knife. Add them to a mixing bowl and toss through salt, pepper, and if desired, a dash of oil.
Now, place the veggie chips onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove the chips from the oven and let them cool completely before serving.
Can I make this in the air fryer?
If you’d like to make air fryer veggie chips, cook the chips in a single layer at 200C/400F for 4-5 minutes, flipping halfway through.
There is no need to grease the air fryer beforehand.
Tips to make the best recipe
- Ensure there is no excess liquid on the vegetables before baking them, as you risk them becoming soggy.
- If your chips aren’t crispy after the 20-minute mark, continue cooking in 2 minute increments until done.
- Do not over-season the chips before cooking them. You risk the salt drawing out too much moisture.
- Nachos cheese– Toss through nachos cheese popcorn seasoning or for a plant based option, use nutritional yeast.
- Hot and spicy– Add 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and smoked paprika.
- Ranch– Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of dry ranch dressing.
- Cheddar cheese– Toss through 1/4 cup of finely shredded cheddar cheese before baking the chips.
- Salt and vinegar– Spritz white vinegar on the chips before baking them then sprinkle with sea salt once cooked.
Storing and freezing instructions
- To store: Leftovers can be stored at room temperature in an air tight container for up to two weeks.
- To freeze: Place the cooked and cooled chips in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer for up to two months.
What to serve with veggie chips
Like any good chip, serve these with your favorite dips and sauces. We love ranch dressing, cheese sauce, bbq sauce, and hummus. You can also enjoy it with classics such as salsa, guacamole, or hummus.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Homemade vegetable chips are a healthy and low calorie snack, packed with fiber and slow releasing carbs. However, Store bought veggie chips are loaded with calories and fat, and often also include added sugar.
Not necessarily. Most veggie chips use other vegetables, like beetroot, sweet potato, and green beans.
Any starchy potato, like golden Yukon or desire will work for this recipe.
Homemade Veggie Chips (No oil!)
- 1 large Golden Beetroot
- 1 large Beetroot
- 1 large Zucchini
- 1 Large Carrot
- 1 Small Sweet Potato
- 1 Small rutabaga or turnip
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper Adjust to taste
- 1 spray Oil Optional
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
- Slice all the veggies into uniformly thin slices with a knife or mandoline. In a bowl, toss them with the oil, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.
- Spread out on a baking pan lined with parchment paper, minimizing overlap. Bake for 10 minutes at 400F. Flip. Bake for another 5-10 minutes until crispy and slightly brown but not burnt. Watch them carefully and even remove some early if they are browning before the others.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before eating.