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Homemade Potato Chips (Vegan & Oil-Free)

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!

crispy homemade potato chips in blue bow with dip in background

Healthy snacking never tasted so delicious! This easy-to-make vegan recipe for oil-free potato chips is a serious game-changer.

You’ll love these potato vegan chips because they’re…

  • Super crunchy
  • Oil-free
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • 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.

microwave ring with raw potato slices and bowl with more slices in middle

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

A full list of ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

It really doesn’t get much easier than this because all you have to do is slice potatoes, season them, and microwave 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 most any potato will work well.

Slice the potatoes using the mandoline that is included with the potato chip maker.

russet potatoes being sliced on mandoline over bowl

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.

raw sliced potatoes in microwave ring with bowl in middle

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, these vegan chips come out as crispy as any store-bought potato chips I’ve ever tasted!

cooked potato chips in microwave ring

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.

white bowl filled with crunchy potato chips and blue bowl full in background

Healthy dips to try with these

Your Homemade Potato Chip Questions Answered:

Q: Are potato chips vegan?

A: 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?

A: Nope. No soaking is required. Simply slice and cook.

Q: Why are my homemade chips soggy?

A: 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?

A: We never have any leftover to keep, but I would suggest storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and then reheating in the microwave for a couple of minutes to get them crispy again.

overhead photo of homemade potato chips in two blue bowls with dip

*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.

We should likely be more concerned about cell phone use than microwaves. Below are a number of articles from Harvard, OSHA, and the World Health Organization (WHO) that might help.

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crispy homemade potato chips in blue bow with dip in background

Homemade Potato Chips | Low-Fat in Microwave

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Potato chips CAN be healthy! This wonderful little potato chip maker comes with a potato slicer and costs less than $10. I never would have believed it, until I tried it for myself. It's true! We eat delicious, oil-free chips on our healthy diet all the time, and it only takes about 7-8 minutes in the microwave!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Slice the potatoes using the mandoline that is included with the potato chip maker.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. As unbelievable as it sounds, they come out as crispy as any store-bought potato chips I’ve ever tasted!
  6. Try serving them with my French Onion Dip.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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. We should likely be more concerned about cell phone use than microwaves. Included in the post above are a number of articles from Harvard, OSHA, and the World Health Organization (WHO) that might help.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 1gCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 9gProtein: 6.2g

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Harry

Saturday 29th of April 2017

I slice them then put them on a nonstick pan lightly sprayed with oil and convection bake them. If you are low or no oil, then bake them on a red silicone pyramid mat

Mimi

Saturday 16th of January 2016

I was so thrilled this really worked! Seasoned with Penzy's no salt Bavarian seasoning blend. The chips actually crunched! Amazing. Thanks for introducing this to me and all your wonderful healthy recipes.

EatPlant-Based.com

Saturday 16th of January 2016

You're so welcome, Mimi! We love this too. So amazing how crunchy they get and with zero fat! :)

Linda

Friday 15th of January 2016

Made these tonight - turned out great! Just increased cooking time as noted in recipe. Thanks!

EatPlant-Based.com

Friday 15th of January 2016

Awesome to hear, Linda! Guess what! We had them with tomato sandwiches and corn on the cob tonight too! :D

Jean

Monday 11th of January 2016

Great post. No link to Amazon.

EatPlant-Based.com

Monday 11th of January 2016

Hi Jean, the link to amazon is at the very bottom of page. There's a picture of the Chip-Tastic box and under it says, "Chip-Tastic is available on amazon for less than $10 and includes a potato slicer and recipe booklet. Click here for link to amazon." Click on the picture, and it will take you straight to it. Thanks for following!