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Fat Free Potato Chips

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 in a bowl

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 in a bowl

Yield: 2

Fat Free Potato Chips

fat free potato chips in a bowl

Homemade fat free potato chips made in the microwave

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 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.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

2 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 266Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 327mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 7g

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Susan Monk

Friday 28th of March 2014

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

Erin S

Friday 28th of March 2014

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!


Thursday 27th of March 2014

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

Thanks ;)

Erin S

Thursday 27th of March 2014

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!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Saturday 8th of February 2014

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? :)


Friday 31st of January 2014

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

Kim N

Thursday 30th of January 2014

Roasted with a little salt and some garlic.

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