Homemade Healthy Potato Chips in Your Microwave

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These chips are delicious as a snack and also make a great side with lunch or dinner.  They are best eaten right after cooking, but they are so easy you can make them any time.  Make them with plain salt or use your imagination and try garlic salt, seasoning salt, pepper, parmesan cheese….you name it!

olive oil
salt or other seasoning
(cooking spray optional)

Scrub potatoes well. I leave the skin on, but you can peel the potatoes if you like.

Slice as thinly as possible. If you have a mandoline or other slicer, use it to make the slices more even (but a knife works just fine).

Place potato slices in a bowl and mix with a small amount of olive oil to coat.

Spray a microwave safe dinner plate with cooking spray (if you used a lot of olive oil you can skip the spray, but I like to use less oil). Spread the slices in a single layer. If you have any thicker slices, put them on the outer edges.

Sprinkle with salt or other seasoning.

Microwave 3-4 minutes (depending on the power of your microwave) until slices begin to look a like they are cooking. Flip the slices over – CAUTION they will be very hot! Cook another 4 to 5 minutes or until just slightly golden. The chips will continue to crisp up after you take them out of the microwave.


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  1. I didn’t know it would be that easy to make chips in the microwave. Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. judy gardner says

    i had no idea that you could make chips in the microwave! thanks for sharing!

  3. This sounds great. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us all.

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