CSA Cooking: Kale Chips

I picked up kale from my local CSA last week.  I had eaten kale in the past and had even used it in my college waitressing days as a plate decoration, but I had never actually purchased kale for myself for cooking.  My recent kale chip making process was trial and error – and lucky for me I got it right on the first try!  I just had to keep checking the oven to see when the kale chips were perfectly cooked.  And I used a timer that counted up so I could record the exact cooking time to be able to share with everyone here on Food Marriage!

Kale Chips Recipe @FoodMarriage

If you’re a Food Marriage Instagram follower, you’ve already gotten a preview of my Kale Chips AND a sneak peek of the recipe!  That’s because it’s such an easy recipe I could type it right into a quick Instagram comment!  Many people think that kale chips are too difficult to make (or they’ve just gone about making them the wrong way before and they haven’t turned out right).  So before you give up on making vitamin-rich homemade kale chips, try out my recipe!!

Kale Chips

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 1 bowl of kale chips

Kale Chips


  • 1 bunch of kale
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt


  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Cut the stems off your kale and cut the pieces of the stems that grow up into the center of the leaves out. You will just want to work with the large leafy portion of the kale.
  • Rinse your leaves and spin them in a salad spinner to remove excess water. Even though the spinner will get a lot of the water off the kale, I recommend laying the kale out on paper towels to dry out even more.
  • Once the kale is dry, cut it into bite sized pieces.
  • Toss the bite sized pieces of kale in a bowl with a bit of olive oil until the leaves are well-coated.
  • Line baking sheets with foil. You will probably need 2 or 3 baking sheets for one bunch of kale.
  • Lay each piece of kale onto the baking sheet. Do not allow the kale to overlap at all. Each piece should be placed flat on the sheet.
  • Sprinkle salt over all of the kale.
  • Place baking sheets into 300° oven and bake for about 13 minutes.
  • If you want to test the chips as you go, take one out and try it. If it is gummy or chewy in any places, it is not done. When they are done, they will be very crisp and fragile. Be sure to keep a close eye on them as you get close to the 13 minute mark - they will burn very fast if left in a minute too long!
  • Remove baking sheets from oven and gently remove kale chips and place into a bowl. Enjoy!
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  1. Christine says:

    Well, hopefully my second round at these Kale Chips will be better. I think I put too much salt on them and made some of the pieces too small. It wasn’t a total failure but I know I can do better with such an easy recipe. I bought 2 bunches of kale and only used 1 so far……I’ll give it another whirl on the other bunch. Some of the pieces did turn out yummy.