Baked Potato Chips

My love for potatoes is strong. I could seriously eat them everyday, preferably piping hot and covered with melty cheese and bacon. But I won’t turn my nose up at a tasty potato dish or snack. That definitely includes a bowl of potato chips. I’ve even been known to have chip sandwiches. Just trust me on this one, they’re totally wrong but completely delicious.

I never put much thought into making potato chips at home, mostly because I didn’t want to fry them. Normally I’m totally okay with frying just about anything but when it came to chips, I wanted them baked with flavor. They don’t turn out as greasy and you can flavor them as you please, where as with frying that might prove a bit more difficult.

Last minute I decided to make two flavors. I was eager to try the paprika flavored chips but was dying to have something coated with garlic and cheese too. Again with the cheese, it’s kind of a must when it comes to potatoes. I can’t help it. Both flavors were good but my favorite of the two was definitely the garlic chips. They had a special extra something that the paprika chips didn’t have.

These are best enjoyed immediately but could potentially be stored in an airtight container and even reheated for further crispness.

Baked Potato Chips

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potatoes


Paprika chips:

  • 1 russet potato
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Garlic Parmesan chips:

  • 1 russet potato
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat an oven to 400°F. Line one baking sheet with parchment paper for each variety of chips you are making, set aside.
  • Using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife, cut potatoes into thin discs (as thin as you can get them).
  • Transfer slices to paper towels. Cover with a second paper towel and press down to force out as much moisture as you can.
  • In a large bowl, combine olive oil and dry ingredients for whichever flavor you are mixing. Toss in potato slices, coating well. Transfer to parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-25 minutes. Begin checking potatoes at 15 minutes, removing any that are done. Drain on paper towels. Return remaining potatoes to oven until crisp.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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18 Responses to “Baked Potato Chips”

  1. #
    Danae (The Busty Baker) — March 12, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Again, I’m seriously impressed with your knife skills. I would have bet on these being sliced with a mandolin as thin as they were! Mine would come out more like potato wedges than chips.

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    Cassie — March 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Oh yeah. I love potato chips and these look amazingly perfect. Love the garlic-parmesan flavor. Mouth is watering!

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    Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity — March 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I loath deep-frying anything and for some reason I’ve never thought about baking potato chips. That is all about to change. Thank you! :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — March 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Eating potato chips with less guilt! yes please! I am all about the garlic version!

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    Tracy — March 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    These look wonderful! I definitely want to try this since I love baked chips!!

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    Deborah — March 13, 2012 at 1:02 am

    I very rarely buy potato chips because I have no self control. I’m thinking I don’t need to feel guilty with these though, right?? :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Mmmm I am a potato girl too. These look delicious, especially dince I can eat more since they are baked :)

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    amanda @ fake ginger — March 13, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Yummy! Baked chips are the best!

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    Tracey — March 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I love baked chips! I usually end up eating way too many because they’re so easy to justify :) I’ve never tried to make them at home, these look great!

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — March 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Wow these potato chips look AMAZING! Love the idea of a garlic parmesan potato chip. YUM! I can’t wait to try making these. Thanks so much for the recipes. :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I LOVE potato chips. I could eat an entire bag in one sitting. Like, family sized bag. It’s a bad bad habit of mine but they’re just so addicting. Now that you made homemade ones (which never ever crossed my mind haha), I can be slightly healthier and be thrifty ;)

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    natalie (the sweets life) — March 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I’ve made these, but always without adding special seasoning–love your ideas!

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — March 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    awww I love your little helper!

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    Caren — March 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I am a huge potato fan myself and these look so good! I will have to try them too. Every recipe that I have tried from your site has been loved by all who I have shared with.

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    Julie @ Tastefully Julie — March 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    These look so good. Pinning to try later :)

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    Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking — March 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Oh these look so good and I am excited to try them. I am new to your blog. Glad I found it!!

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    Gabrielle — August 27, 2014 at 5:45 am

    I made these last night, the garlic parm ones, they were fantastic! This was my first successful attempt at a chip, period, let alone a baked one. I looked like a rockstar to my husband and 3 yr old ;) thank you! I found this recipe just by google, I will definitely stick around and try some of your other recipes :)

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      Rachel — August 27, 2014 at 7:47 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy more of my recipes! :)

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