Homemade Low Calorie Potato Chips

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

Betcha can't eat just one!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large potato, scrubbed clean and sliced wafer thin
  • 12 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt or seasoning


  1. Pour oil in a plastic Ziploc baggie, along with whatever seasoning or spice preferred.
  2. Put potato slices in bag.
  3. Blow up the bag and quickly seal it shut.
  4. Shake vigorously until all the slices are coated.
  5. Arrange slices in a circle on a microwave-proof plate.
  6. Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  7. Turn chips over and re-arrange them so they cook evenly.
  8. Microwave again for 2 minutes.
  9. Turn.
  10. Watch them carefully and microwave again for about 2 minutes or until they start to brown.
  11. They must brown a little in places or they will not crisp up.
  12. Remove and let cool.
  13. The chips crisp when cooling.
Most Helpful

I used my food processor to slice the potato real thin, so preparation was a breeze. I tried adding a little vinegar with the seasoning and had a fantastic low-fat snack!

drea228a July 23, 2002

What an amazing way to make homemade chips! I made this over the weekend when I just had to much on something salty. I used salt, pepper and oregano(!) as my seasonings. I had a little problem while turning the chips over the first time; they kinda stuck to my microwave dish rather stubbornly, and some of them also fused together! Still, they turned out great, if a little odd-shaped :) I'll definitely make this again!

Anu February 19, 2002

This was wonderful! I love store-bought sweet potato chips, so I decided to try to make these chips with a sweet potato. They turned out great! Better than store-bought, and much less expensive! Plus, they're a great healthy snack. I didn't have to cook mine quite as long as the recipe suggests--mine began to turn brown during the first of the two 2-minute segments. Just take them out whenever they start to turn brown. You don't want to overcook them! Again, let me just say that these were super, and I'll definitely make them in the future!!

LeighAnn February 01, 2003