baked beet chips

Baked beet chips are a healthy snack that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating.  The best part about cooking this beet chip recipe instead of buying any type of veggie chips in the store is I usually find store bought veggie chips have a lot of additives in them.  Some have so many other ingredients I’m not sure how they have any room for the veggies.  These bed beet chips are just plain beets and some seasonings!  All of it good for you.

One thing I do want to warn you about with these is the baking process is kind of like waiting for an avocado to get ripe… not ready, not ready, not ready, not ready, oops, too late.  If you know what I mean.  They seem to go from not ripe enough to eat to over-ripe in an instant.  The same is true with beet chips.  They go from not being quite done and a tad soggy to burned in a flash.  So keep a close eye on them while they are baking for your first batch or so until you know exactly how long they take to cook in your oven.

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Healthy Baked Beet Chips Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Baked beet chips are a healthy, guilt free snack.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 medium beets. Mix red and golden to get a more colorful snack
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp dried chives (or substitute rosemary)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

  2. Using a mandolin, slice beets into 1/16 inch thick slices.  Mix the salt and chives together in a small bowl, press the salt into the chives with a spoon to break apart the chives more.

  3. Lightly coat 2 large baking pans with olive oil spray and line the beet slices across the pan. Sprinkle lightly with the salt mixture.  Do not overlap or the overlapping section will be soggy.

  4. Place the baking pans on the two lowest racks of the oven.  Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, reversing the position of the two baking trays from upper to lower half way through the baking to prevent burning of the beets on the lower pan.  NOTE: As they near the 10 minute mark, check them frequently to make sure they do not burn.  They go from not quite done to burned very fast.

Recipe Notes

You may have to do more than one batch to cook all the beet slices.  Add more of the salt mixture after baking if needed

Sliced beets in a baking pan
Sliced red and golden beets in a baking pan to make beet chips. Note, we cut the golden beets too thick in this photo.