Make potato chips the healthy way! Whole30 potato chips are yummy and great as a side dish or healthy snack. These baked chips are so much better than store bought!
Original post: April 2017 | Updated: February 2023
Why This Recipe Works
Did you know that that baking one’s own potato chips makes them compatible with the Whole30 diet? Not that I’m following the diet at the moment, but I know a lot of you are checking it out this time of year. I’m hoping this will benefit you!
Whether you’re on the diet or not, these homemade potato chips are a great snack! I set this bowl between my teenage boys and when I came back the bowl was empty. Not a single lick saved for Mom. So, good for adults and good for kids!
Ditch store bought and go with homemade Whole30 chips instead!
Potatoes – Fingerling potatoes are super easy to cut into small potato slices, but you may use any variety of potato for this recipe. Sweet potatoes turn into delicious sweet potato chips or crispy sweet potato fries.
Oil – Best oils to use that comply with Whole30: Coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, canola oil, ghee and clarified butter. Coconut aminos can also be used!
Seasonings – Salt is really all you need and a little bit goes a long way. You may also consider adding any of the following herbs and seasonings: freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, parsley or paprika.
Yummy Healthy Snacks
- Coconut chips
- Tasty snack bites
- Plantain chips
- Pumpkin seeds
- Trail mix
- Kale chips
- Healthy breakfast muffins
How To Make Whole30 Potato Chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set aside. Wash the potatoes and slice potatoes to 1/4-inch thickness using a sharp knife. Place on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
Drizzle oil over the potato slices and toss to coat completely. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, turning potatoes with a spatula at the halfway mark.
Place on parchment paper to cool. Store in an air-tight container.
Pro tip: To make slicing easier, use a mandolin slicer to get the perfectly-size discs every single time.
- These oils should never be used if attempting to comply to the Whole30 program: corn, rice bran, soybean, peanut and vegetable oils. Be sure to read food labels carefully!
- Sprinkle garlic powder or onion powder over the potato slices for an added punch of flavor!
- These healthy chips are perfect snack foods! Set them out for the kids or at your next adult gathering and they will be the first things to get gobbled up.
- Change up the shapes of the potatoes and create French fries instead! Baking times will be about the same, but keep a close eye on them to avoid burning.
- You may also use a larger potato such as Russets and cut into triangles to emulate tortilla chips.
- Swap out potatoes with your favorite root vegetables! Or just add them to the mix for an extra delicious way to add flavor.
The following oils are Whole30 compatible when used in moderation:
- Coconut oil
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Avocado oil
- Sunflower oil
- Sesame oil
- Canola oil
- Safflower oil
- Clarified butter
Is Sriracha Whole30
Sriracha sauce is typically made using a mixture of chiles, vinegar, salt and sugar, making it Whole30 compliant.
Whole30 Honey Substitute
Any variety of natural fruit juice acts as a great substitution for honey when following the Whole30 program. Fruit juice should only be used as a sweetener when following this program.
Is Sesame Oil Whole30
Sesame oil is a Whole30 approved oil when eaten in moderation.
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FAQ About Homemade Potato Chips
Yes, homemade Whole30 chips are healthy. These chips are prepared following the Whole30 guidelines and will help you stick to the eating plan.
Yes, making potato chips at home are healthier than store bought. You can control how they’re prepared and what they’re topped with.
No, you do not need to refrigerate homemade Whole30 chips. They can be placed in an airtight container or Ziploc and kept in a cupboard or pantry.
If you can keep your hands from feeding you these chips, then they are going to be good for 2-3 days.
Delicious Potato Recipes
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- Chili-Topped Baked Potatoes – smother the potato with the delicious flavors of your chili and sour cream and cheese! Pile comfort food on top of comfort food for a warm, delicious meal.
- Feta Cheese Mashed Potatoes changes up the flavors of this comforting side dish. Make this recipe for your next meal!
- Twice Baked Potatoes is comfort food at its best! Also, this is a great freezer meal to freeze and eat at a later time.
- Loaded Baked Potato Rounds are a dream come true! Great as a filling snack or an appetizer for any gathering!
- Mashed Potatoes made in the Instant Pot are creamy, smooth, delicious and easy to prepare. No boiling or saucepan/stovetop cleaning required with this side dish!
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Whole30 Chips Recipe
- 24 oz fingerling potatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and set aside. Wash the potatoes and slice to 1/4-inch thickness. Place on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
- Drizzle oil over the potato slices and toss to coat completely. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, turning potatoes with a spatula at the halfway mark. Place on parchment paper to cool. Store in an air-tight container.
- Use any variety of potato for this recipe.
- These oils should never be used if attempting to comply to the Whole30 program: corn, rice bran, soybean and peanut.
- Best oils to use that comply with Whole30: Coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and ghee and clarified butter.
- Sprinkle garlic powder over the potato slices for an added punch of flavor!
- To make slicing easier, use a mandolin slicer to get the perfectly-size discs every single time.
- These healthy chips are perfect for snack time! Set them out for the kids or at your next adult gathering and they will be the first things to get gobbled up.
- Feel free to experiment with herbs and spices! Try topping the chips with cumin or fresh or dried parsley!