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Healthy Microwave Potato Chips

Updated on July 30, 2013
5 stars from 2 ratings of Microwaved Potato Chips

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A typical serving of potato chips is about 15 chips and has 10 grams of fat! When is the last time you ate just 15?

This "fit chip" recipe has only 0.2 grams of fat per 15 chips!!

Yes, You can STILL SNACK!

My husband and I have been on a clean eating journey and have easily eliminated bad foods from our diets. Giving up processed meats - no problem! Giving up preservative filled frozen foods - done! Giving up my potato chips....not so easy. If I have one weakness in life, it is a salty crisp potato chip. Before you tell me, I know. There are healthy potato chip options but they tend to be loaded with imitation products or very expensive. Neither one is what I am looking for!

So, I did the only thing that I know to do. I sat down and trusted my computer to find the answer and it did. I didn't believe it when I first read it but I can tell you that it is true. You can make healthy potato chips in your home microwave!

These chips have only 1 ingredient...potatoes! No oils, fats, additives, or junk. You can season them up in any way you would like. I suggest some bbq spice rub or some salt and vinegar- my favorites!

These aren't just for those looking to eat clean or for those looking to eliminate fat, calories and additives from their diets...these are for those who look to live frugally! A whole bag of potatoes cost about $3 and will make you approximately 4 "normal sized" bags of potato chips!

This recipe also works for those fancy vegetable and root potato chips! Try using carrots or sweet potatoes for a sweet version of the snack.

The steps are too easy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 18 min
Yields: 1 potato is about 15 chips (depending on cut size)


  • Potatoes
  • spices
single layer!
single layer!

Just a few quick steps!

  1. Slice your potatoes paper thin. As you can see from the picture, mine were a bit thicker but still turned out amazing! If you have a mandolin or food processor, that will cut your prep time down.
  2. Rinse the potatoes in cold water
  3. Dry potatoes in a salad spinner or with a towel
  4. Place a single layer of potato slices on a glass plate. Some people suggest using parchment paper on the top and bottom of this layer. I do not regularly keep this on hand so I just used a plate.
  5. Cook for approximately 8 minutes or until crispy!

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Anamika S - I hope you try them! Let me know if you come up with any amazing flavor combinations. I just made sweet chili and they were amazing!

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      RTalloni - let me know how they worked out for you. I did hear that some people had to go for 10 minutes but they they were still amazing! I hope you do try them!

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Hey Joe! The spice is totally up to you! I LOVE salt and vinegar chips so I sprinkled salt on before then vinegar after they were done. There are a lot of BBQ spice rubs that work well or you can create your own! I found a thai spice that was awesome! Garlic and salt are good too. Get inventive! My mother in law tried them with sweet potatoes and adored them. I would totally put tobasco on sweet potatoes! I hope you like them.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      May, could you please give me a heads up on a spice mix I can use? This snack should be an easy "sell" to my wife. You're looks so easy to prepare, just up my "hopeless in the kitchen" alley! Thanks for sharing this! Look out, Walla Walla potato farmers, here I come! Aloha, May!


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      Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Microwaved Potato Chips sounds awesome. I should try it too!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      I may give this a try today--thanks!