Thought you couldn’t eat potato chips on a healthy vegan plant-based eating plan? Me too, but thankfully we were wrong! These healthy Homemade Vegan Potato Chips are easy and delicious!
Healthy snacking never tasted so delicious! This easy-to-make vegan recipe for oil-free potato chips is a serious game-changer.
This recipe is so good, that it was even published on the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies website.
You’ll love these potato vegan chips because they’re…
- Super crunchy
- Simple to make
I ordered this potato chip maker back in 2016 thinking it was too good to be true. But, I was totally surprised!
This little gadget makes crispy crunchy potato chips in your microwave in about 7 minutes. It comes with a potato slicer and recipe booklet and cost less than $15.
The chip maker shown in these photos is a few years old, but they have a newer version that should be just as good.
I am not a sponsor of this product or affiliated with the Chip-Tastic company. It’s simply a great kitchen tool that I enjoy. However, I do have an Amazon affiliate link included to this potato chip maker.
How to make healthy homemade potato chips
The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.
It really doesn’t get much easier than this because all you have to do is slice potatoes, season them, and microwave them for a few minutes. Easy-peasy!
Begin by washing your potatoes. I scrub mine and leave the peel on for extra fiber. I’ve used both Russet and red potatoes, and they come out terrific every time. I imagine almost any potato will work well.
Slice the potatoes using the mandoline that is included in the potato chip maker.
Place each slice in the Chip Tastic ring. It holds approximately 1 large potato at a time (36 chips). Sprinkle with seasonings, and place in the microwave.
The instruction booklet says it takes about 3-4 minutes, but I have found to get them crispy in my microwave, it takes 7 minutes. No oil is needed!
As unbelievable as it sounds, these vegan chips come out as crispy as any store-bought potato chips I’ve ever tasted!
The recipe booklet offers a number of different seasonings including barbecue, dill pickle, and salt & vinegar variations. In addition to potatoes, you can also cook sweet potatoes, apples, and pears. The book also says mango, but that sounds a little weird to me.
Healthy dips to try with these
Your Homemade Potato Chip Questions Answered:
- Q: Are potato chips vegan? Potatoes are vegan, so chips that have vegan seasonings without any dairy are also vegan. However, flavored store-bought chips often contain milk products.
- Q: Do I need to soak the potato slices before cooking? Nope. No soaking is required. Simply slice and cook.
- Q: Why are my homemade chips soggy? They weren’t cooked long enough. Microwaves vary, so if your chips are soggy, add a couple of minutes to the cooking time. They will become very crispy.
- Q: How do I keep my chips crispy? We never have any leftovers to keep, but I would suggest storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and then reheating them in the microwave for a couple of minutes to get them crispy again.
*Originally published January 2016.
For those concerned about microwave safety
Fear of microwaves is not science-based. We are surrounded by devices that emit minute quantities of electromagnetic radiation. A microwave is about as dangerous as a laptop, probably less as we don’t hold it in our lap while it operates. This article, Are Microwaves Safe, should be helpful.
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Homemade Potato Chips | Low-Fat in Microwave
- 2 large russet potatoes unpeeled, any kind of potato
- sea salt to taste
- chili powder to taste (optional)
- Begin by washing your potatoes. I scrub mine and leave the peel on for extra fiber. I’ve used both Russet and red potatoes, and they come out terrific every time. I imagine most any potato will work well.
- Slice the potatoes using the mandoline that is included with the potato chip maker.
- Place each slice in the Chip Tastic ring. It holds approximately 1 large potato at a time (36 chips). Sprinkle with seasonings, and place in the microwave. UPDATE: I purchased my ring back in 2015, and they have a newer version that I've linked.
- The instruction booklet says it takes about 3-4 minutes, but I have found to get them crispy in my microwave, it takes 7 minutes. No oil needed!
- As unbelievable as it sounds, they come out as crispy as any store-bought potato chips I’ve ever tasted!
- Try serving them with my French Onion Dip.
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About Terri Edwards
Hi guys! I am the content creator behind EatPlant-Based and a licensed Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I am passionate about sharing healthy recipes and tips to empower others to get healthy. I’m so glad you’re here! Read More…