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Easy Paprika Kale Chips

A simple recipe for kale chips flavoured with paprika.

Crispy Kale Chips in white bowl

Kale chips or kale crisps as we are more likely to call them in the UK, are the most addictive homemade treat.

They are quick and easy to make, much healthier than traditional crisps and so, so tasty.

And the joy of them is you can choose your own flavours and make a different batch every time you make them.

a tray of curly kale

Why is kale so good for you?

We all know that leafy greens are good for us and we should all eat more to improve our diet and health.

Kale in particular is high in anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and full of fibre.

It truly is a superfood.

It's super high in Vitamin K, Vitamin A and Vitamin C and is a good source of Manganese, Potassium, Copper and Calcium.

Is it healthier to eat kale raw or cooked?

According to an article in Good Housekeeping, a recent study found that we get all the goodness from kale cooked or raw, so add it to salads, soups, stews and of course make kale chips.

Grilled Tandoori Tofu Skewers on a while floral platter

Eat the rainbow

It's true kale is a superfood, but it's important to eat a good range of vegetables to get as many nutrients as we can. 

The key thing is to try and eat the rainbow. A mixture of purple, red, orange, yellow and green vegetables are what we want to eat.

Try my grilled tandoori tofu skewers, shown above for a tasty rainbow hit.

close up of Easy Paprika Kale Crisps

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How do you make kale chips?

curly kale in a colander

1. Wash the kale

drying kale in a tea towel

2. Dry carefully until completely dry

chopping woody stalks from kale on wooden board

3, Cut off any thick or woody stems

curly kale on baking tray

4. Lay the kale on a baking tray

olive oil and spice in pinch bowls

5. Prepare a little oil and your chosen flavours

curly kale in a baking tray, sprinkled with paprika

6. Sprinkle the oil and spices over the kale

close up of curly kale in baking tray

7. Massage into kale, then spread in a single layer across 
the baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes until crisp

white bowl full of crispy kale chips

8. Enjoy!

   related - Cinnamon Apple Crisps   

Easy Paprika Kale Chips

close up of crisp curly kale chips

Paprika works really well as a flavouring for kale chips. I also added some cumin, onion powder and salt, but paprika remains the predominant flavour.

You also need a little oil to get that crisp finish, but not too much.

These chips only have 123 calories and just over 1 gram of saturated fat per portion. As well as containing all that kale goodness.

Happy days!

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Easy Paprika Kale Chips

Easy Paprika Kale Chips

Homemade kale chips flavoured with paprika.
prep time: 3 Mcook time: 12 Mtotal time: 15 M


  • 300g curly kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c/Fan 160°c/350°f/Gas 4.
  2. Rinse the kale in a colander.
  3. Dry with a clean tea towel and kitchen paper until the kale is completely dry. This is the most important step for crispy kale.
  4. Cut the woody stem of the kale with a small knife or scissors.
  5. Lay the kale on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  6. Mix together the salt and spice and sprinkle over the kale, drizzle over the oil and massage well into the kale.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, checking on it after 10 minutes. You want it crispy but not charred as it will just be bitter and nasty.
  8. When it comes out the oven, sprinkle with salt and leave to cool.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
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  1. How Crispy and flavorful. I can't wait to try these.

  2. I love these kale chips for an easy and healthy snack. The paprika adds such nice flavor. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes they are great, but rather addictive. At least they are healthy as well as tasty.

  3. Your recipe is SO addictive. going to try your parsnips next.

    1. Oh yes do try the parsnips. They are really good too.

  4. I've made plain kale chips and loved them, I can't believe I never thought to season them up! These paprika chips sound wonderful!

    1. Oh yes you should definitely try seasoning and spicing them. So, so good!

  5. I love making kale chips at home but have never tried them with paprika. These seasonings sound delicious! Can't wait to try them!

  6. I made your other kale crisp recipe and my daughter really liked them, although I wasn't so keen. I think I prefer it fresh. I will make these for my daughter this weekend. Thanks. Jill

    1. I am so glad your daughter enjoyed the kale crisps Jill and yes do try these too. Hopefully you will be converted too.


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