Fat Free Potato Chips #BetterWithReds


Fat Free Potato Chips #BetterWithReds

It is the middle of January, and I am sure some people have already thrown in the towel with their healthy eating resolutions.  This week I am working with a great group of bloggers, to bring you some healthy potato recipes to keep you on track.  We all know that fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet.  That includes red potatoes, which are naturally fat free and a good source of fiber.  Plus, look at all the fun and yummy things you can do with red potatoes – like fat free potato chips!


Today we are teaming up with Black Gold Farm to bring you this #BetterWithReds project.  Black Gold Farm is a family owned farm for more than 80 years, located in North Dakota.  Black Gold grows their red potatoes in 11 different states.  They are now an industry leader that ships more than 500 million pounds of potatoes each year.  Some of those get made into potato chips, and some end up in a bag at the grocery store for you to turn into anything your tummy desires.


Potato chips are a staple for a lot of people.  It is pretty much a crime to have a sandwich without chips, in my opinion at least.  They just go together!  But when you are trying to eat healthier, a bag of potato chips isn’t always the best thing to have on your shopping list.  Buying whole red potatoes, and making these fat free potato chips is a much better idea!  They are super simple too.  I honestly had my doubts, but they are darn good!

Fat Free Potato Chips #BetterWithReds

I have wanted to make these for years!   I can’t even remember where I first saw them.  I just know they have been in the back of my head forever.  All you have to do is thinly slice red potatoes (skin off or on, it is up to you), and microwave them.  You can toss them in a tiny bit of olive oil if you want, but not necessary if you line a plate with parchment paper first.  I went simple and just seasoned with salt.  But you could play with all kinds of flavors here, the possibilities are really endless.  I don’t have a mandolin, so I used the side of my box grater, and it worked perfectly.

Fat Free Potato Chips #BetterWithReds

We are hosting a Twitter Party this week too, I hope you will join us!  Wednesday the 22nd at 8pm EST search for #HeathyChoices.  It should be a lot of fun, and you should get lots of new ideas for how to enjoy your red potatoes.  There is an awesome GIVEAWAY too!  I really wish that I could win this one.

#BetterWithReds Giveaway

Thanks to:

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Fat Free Potato Chips

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Homemade fat free potato chips made in the microwave

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 2 large red potatoes
  • Salt or other seasonings


  1. Thinly slice potatoes using a mandolin or the side of a box grater.
  2. Line a microwave safe plate with parchment paper.
  3. Arrange sliced potatoes in a single layer over the paper. Season with salt or other seasonings.
  4. Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes. Check after 3 minutes to see if they are starting to turn brown. Once golden, they are done.
  5. Remove from paper, and allow to cool completely. They will get crispier once they are completely cool.
  6. Repeat with remaining potatoes.

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**I was not compensated for this post.   All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.  Black Gold Farms sponsored this giveaway, and sent me potatoes to make this recipe


  1. I love making a bright, vinaigrette or pesto-style potato salad or baking them into a fluffy frittata. Reds are my FAVE!

  2. I had no idea that you could even make chips in the microwave!

  3. I toss potatoes with a little olive oil and rosemary or thyme and roast them in the oven.

  4. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I am definitely going to try your potato chip recipe! I like to roast red pottoes with some garlic, onion, and Parmesan.

  5. I’d make these chips for sure!

  6. Oh I would make these for sure,they look fantastic!

  7. I would like to make baked potatoes

  8. I’m going to have to try these. They look delicious. I to boil and then quickly smash red potatoes. Add a little bit of sour cream, fresh chives if I have them and salt and pepper and they are delicious.

  9. I’ve been using the method for chips for a long time now, after investing in the microwave trays made for just this purpose. Easy and fat(processed) free.

  10. Barbara Mc / Whenihave Time says:

    Roasted Potatoes w/Rosemary.

  11. I love anything potato, so I am definitely going to try these!

  12. Slow roasted red potatoes with rosemary, garlic and sea salt!

  13. I haven’t really used these kinds of potatoes but have made microwave chips – so will try these next time I make them!

  14. Has anyone made this recipe baking them in the oven instead of using the microwave? Not a microwave fan. If so, how long did you bake them?

    Thanks, they look so good!

  15. Heather Wells says:

    We just roast them with a little oil and veggies

  16. M.J. Jacobsen says:

    Way cool, I love chips!

  17. Darlene Epps says:

    Potato chips in the microwave, who would of thought it.

  18. Michelle P. says:

    I like to bake red potatoes with a little butter and garlic salt!

  19. I love potatoes! Can’t wait to try these. My newish favorite way to cook potatoes is Greek. Roasted with chicken broth, lots of oregano & pamesan at the end!

  20. I roast them in oven with olive oil & sea salt

  21. LOL… My Better With Reds recipe tomorrow is almost the same thing!! Yours look great too!

  22. Wow..who knew? I had no idea you could make chips in the microwave. What a great idea!

  23. I love making oven fries, you can season them so many different ways and the reds come out beautifully!

  24. I would make a baked French fries with a yogurt dipping sauce

  25. I did these with sweet potatoes and have been meaning to do regular potatoes (or reds!) — yours turned out great!

  26. I think I will try both methods–not fond of the additives in store bought chips!

  27. My favorite potatoes are red. Perfect to make chips with them and fat free…yes!

  28. Love using baby reds in th crockpot with turkey, carrots, onions. Yummy on a cold day!

  29. LOVE these! They look delicious.

  30. These just blew my mind!

  31. Potato chips are my weakness. Thanks for sharing a healthier version. TASTY!

  32. Heather Spooner says:

    I love oven roasted red potatos. With salt pepper and garlic. Thanks!

  33. I love roasting them!

  34. i would love to try THIS recipe. I never knew you could do this in the microwave!

  35. These look fantastic! I am definitely going to try them!

  36. Ashley Mitchell says:

    Roasted potatoes with a little olive oil and italian seasoning!

  37. I definitely want to try those chips!!

  38. roasted red potatoes with garlic,but any recipe is better with potatoes in it!

  39. I’ve made this recipe with sweet potatoes but for some unknown reason, never thought to do it with red ones. Duh! I also love thick sliced potatoes baked in the oven.

  40. great idea!

  41. Oh, nom nom nom! I’d make these potato chips!

  42. Debbie Carney says:

    Love red potato’s, I will need to try this chips thing :)

  43. I love just mashing up with milk and light sour cream. Red potatoes are the best!

  44. I like to use them in curries and soups.

  45. Steak fries in the oven with rosemary, olive oil and sea salt. Yum.

  46. Roasted with a little salt and some garlic.

  47. I just enjoy a simple baked potato with a little salt :) it can be heaven if its done well!

  48. The only problem with potato chips is that they don’t make enough quickly enough! Although I guess that’s a plus for people like me? :)

  49. Shannelle says:

    My boyfriend and I love beet chips and I was wondering if I could swap the potatoes for beets in this recipe.

    Thanks 😉

    • That seems like it would work really well. The cooking time might be a little different, so keep an eye on it. But the method should work exactly the same!

  50. Susan Monk says:

    I would love to make these potato chips but do not have a microwave – can you make them some other way?

    • Feel free to use the oven. I would guess it would take 10-15 minutes, but I haven’t tried it. Just keep an eye on them. Enjoy!


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