December 16, 2012

Nacho Cheese Kale Chips

I've seen Kale Chips around on the food blog world for a while now.  Then a few weeks ago, when I ran into Shop-Rite for a quick pick up, they were sampling Kale Chips out to the customers.  Of course, I accepted.  I hadn't had them yet and was curious what it was like.  They had a couple of flavors and one was a Nacho Cheese flavor.  It was delicious, however I wasn't about to spend $7 on a small container of chips!

I left the store, with only what I went in there for, but I didn't forget the Kale Chips.  I decided that I had to finally try making them on my own, but I had to make them taste as yummy as the Nacho Cheese ones I had sampled in the grocery store!
I then remembered the Kernel Seasons Nacho Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning I have had before.  Bingo!  I could make these fat free chips and season them and still keep them totally guilt free!  Oh these were yummy.  Now I want to make even more flavored Kale Chips!
There is Jalapeno Cheese, Sour Cream & Onion, Chili Lime, and Salt & Vinegar...just to name a few!  If you haven't tried to make your own Kale Chips yet, I highly recommend you do.  Your getting a healthy punch with this treat and  you feel like your eating something you shouldn't be! :)

There are several recipes for Kale Chips on  I basically read the recipe for Baked Kale Chips and realized you can really do this anyway you want....just as long as your not adding moisture to you Kale.

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Nacho Cheese Kale Chips
a guilt free way to indulge!
  • 1 lb Kale, rinsed, stemmed, and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • cooking spray
  • to taste - approximately 1 tablespoon for 1 full pound kernal seasoning, nacho cheese flavor (or your favorite flavor)
Rinse and pat dry kale.  Making sure you get as much water removed from the leaves as possible.  This will make the crisping of the kale much easier.  

Spray kale with cooking spray and lightly coat with seasoning.  Spread out on baking sheet coated with parchment paper (to prevent sticking) and bake at 350 degrees, tossing frequently, until kale is dried and crispy but not burnt, about 10-15 minutes.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 cups


Parsley Sage said...

Nice! I fully support nachoey kale :) Looks fabulous

vanillasugarblog said...

I need to get going on these!
Have you seen how much they are at whole foods and TJ's?
Love nacho cheese on my kale. LOL

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Anonymous said...

Try massaging the kale with olive oil, salt, cayenne and a small spoon of agave, even though I just found out Agave has more sugar than high fructose corn syrup so somehting else to cut the salt could be good.... then bake.

Katrina said...

What temperature did you have the oven? The ones I just posted are a new way that I love. Preheated oven to 425. Then turn it off when kale goes in. Bake for 12-15 minutes. They were perfect. I've done it at 350 before for 12-15 minutes and there are always some burned ones.
Love the idea of nacho cheese flavor!

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