An awesome snack for anytime, great before dinner. Use grated Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese; if you like lots of cheese, you can use more.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

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  • Remove the stems and ribs from the kale, and shred the kale very thinly. Spread the shredded kale onto the baking sheets, and sprinkle evenly with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake the kale for 10 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning, until the kale is crisp and the cheese is browned.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 11.6g; fat 10.1g; cholesterol 29.7mg; sodium 223.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
YUM. I had been wanting to try kale chips, and then I saw this recipe. I rinsed and ripped up the kale and threw the pieces into a bowl. I poured in a small amount of olive oil and mixed it up so all the pieces were coated. Then I added salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I spread the pieces onto parchment paper on a baking sheet and baked them for 10 minutes at 350. I pulled the pan out, flipped them over, added the cheese, and then baked for another 4-5 minutes. They came out great! YUM! I think I will make them again tonight because I still have plenty of kale leftover! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2011
I prefer kale chips baked the traditional way without the cheese. In my opinion the cheese made the dish very heavy. Also mine was not truly "crisp" but more like lightly sauteed spinach. It was OK but I probably won't make it again. Read More
(11)
125 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
YUM. I had been wanting to try kale chips, and then I saw this recipe. I rinsed and ripped up the kale and threw the pieces into a bowl. I poured in a small amount of olive oil and mixed it up so all the pieces were coated. Then I added salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I spread the pieces onto parchment paper on a baking sheet and baked them for 10 minutes at 350. I pulled the pan out, flipped them over, added the cheese, and then baked for another 4-5 minutes. They came out great! YUM! I think I will make them again tonight because I still have plenty of kale leftover! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
On impulse I bought a 1 pound bag of kale in the produce aisle; never had kale in my life. So glad I found this recipe! The kale was prewashed and cut into small pieces. All I had to do was tear off a few stems here and there and spread the kale out onto the sprayed baking sheets. Then I sprayed the kale with cooking spray and sprinkled with seasoned salt and garlic powder before topping the kale with cheese. I had a cheddar/jack mix. I took it from the oven too soon thinking it was going to burn; but I put it back in because it was not crisp. After the ten minutes I took it out and it was crisp and delicious! Make sure to bake long enough to make it crispy and you will like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
Oh my gosh! I was so shocked at how good this was. I forgot to spray the pan, so I added a little olive oil to the top. I was skeptical, so I only made half of the bunch of kale, but immediately went back to make more. Sooooo good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2009
This was really good. I didn't bother to shred my kale so much - the curls in the leaves 'caught' the the cheese really well. I also sprinkled salt pepper and garlic powder on top as well as the cheese. I'll make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2010
Line the cookie sheet/s with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray(any flavor). Kale must be dry-use your salad spinner or blot dry with paper towels. Sprinkle kale with salt and pepper and any herbs/seasonings desired. Then sprinkle cheese on top and spray again. Bake as directed until crisp but not burned. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2009
This was surprisingly simple and very good. You have to like the flavor of kale. I did just as the recipe called for and used a few different kinds of cheese. Be careful there is a fine line between crispy and burned but even a little over done is still pretty good. Tearing the kale was a little time consuming but the result was great and different! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
My whole family liked this. My daughter and I liked it better without cheese until my son added salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2010
This recipe was fantastic. I couldn't really follow amounts and don't know what a bunch of kale is as I just had a big bag of prewashed so I just barely covered the baking sheet I used with the kale and then sprinkled it with enough cheese to glue it together. I did watch it rather carefully towards the end and waited until it was a nice golden brown before removing it from the oven. A bit longer then the 10 minutes in the original recipe. I'm sure everyone's ovens are different and that should be taken into account. This is a great way to get nutritous greens into kids. This definitely is a do-over recipe for me. Can't wait to play with the ingredients a bit too parmesan different spices etc. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Surprisingly delicious. Even my 11 year old loved it. I sprinkled sea salt, pepper and garlic powder over chopped kale leaves then topped with a mix of shredded jack/colby and mozzarella cheeses. I used a plastic box of precut kale, which filled one baking sheet after I chopped it up. I used probably a cup of cheese sprinkled on top. Absolutely yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2011
I prefer kale chips baked the traditional way without the cheese. In my opinion the cheese made the dish very heavy. Also mine was not truly "crisp" but more like lightly sauteed spinach. It was OK but I probably won't make it again. Read More
(11)
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