Lemon Parmesan Kale Chips


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These lemon parmesan kale chips are almost TOO easy!

Ok, ok – too easy isn’t a thing. But these are pretty darn easy! You don’t even have to massage the kale! (See my Kale Salad recipe if you’ve never massaged your kale)

Put the kale in a big bowl

In the photos, I’m using some pre-chopped kale that we had in the fridge. The pieces are smaller than I would have made them. This batch turned out fine, it was just a bit harder to grab onto. I recommend cutting or tearing your kale into slightly larger pieces – maybe 2″ or so. They will shrink up a lot in the oven.

Add the rest of the ingredients for these lemon parmesan kale chips

Go ahead and toss it all in! Give things a good toss to be sure everything is fully coated and distributed.

Spread it out!

You want to give room for maximum air circulation, so avoid crowding or overlapping as much as you can. For this quantity of kale, I used 2 sheet pans. You can also work in batches if you don’t have more than one pan.

Low(ish) and Slow(ish)

These lemon parmesan kale chips will take a while to fully dry out. It’s important to keep the temperature low because we don’t want to ‘cook’ or toast the kale – we just want to dry it out completely.

Put them into a 200-degree oven and cook for 60-80 minutes, giving things a shake/toss every 20 minutes or so. This timing really depends on the size and moisture level of the kale, so it could take longer to get things completely dried out. If there is any bend or softness to the kale at all, it is not done,. That moisture could cause the lemon parmesan kale chips to be soggy and they will spoil quickly.


When the lemon parmesan kale chips are dried to crispy perfection, just toss them in a bowl and munch!

I doubt they will last long enough, but if you need to put them away, just keep them in an airtight container and they will be great for a few days.


Lemon Parmesan Kale Chips

Toss together a few simple ingredients and pop these crunchy lemon parmesan kale chips into the oven for a simple and healthy snack!


  • 4 cups kale, rinsed and cut or torn into 2” pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 12 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 tbsp bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine
  3. Spread evenly on 2 sheet pans (or work in batches) to give the kale plenty of space. Try to avoid overlap if possible
  4. Bake at 200 degrees for 60-80 minutes, tossing every 20 minutes, until completely dry and crispy

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