Peppered Kale Chips


Kale chips are veggie-centric appetizers or snacks. Sprinkle with black and cayenne pepper.

Peppered Kale Chips
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
1/2 cup each


  • 1 bunch (12 ounces) fresh kale

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. Remove and discard thick stems from kale. Tear leaves into bite-size pieces. Rinse and dry in a salad spinner or pat dry with paper towels.

  3. In a large bowl combine kale, oil, salt, black pepper, and, if desired, cayenne pepper, massaging with your hands to thoroughly coat. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes. Stir gently. Bake for 2 to 4 minutes more or until completely dry and crisp, being careful not to burn.


Store cooled chips in an airtight container. If necessary, re-crisp the chips by baking them in a 325°F oven for 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 100.4mg 502%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 382mg 8%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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