Baked beet chips are a tasty, healthy, homemade snack that you can cook in big batches in the oven! They're easy to make too!
Dried beet chips are an excellent alternative to potato chips or the pricey veggie chips you can buy at the grocery store. They're crunchy, colorful, flavorful, and packed with nutrition.
So, you can fully enjoy a handful or two!
After mastering zucchini chips and apple chips, we were ready for the challenge of drying out beets. (Yep...we love to snack around here.)
And, since October is "Unprocessed Food Month," it seemed like the perfect time to tackle this vegetable. It's a good example of how easy and fun it can be to make and eat clean foods.
Here's what you'll need to make baked beet chips:
- Beets - Any variety of beet can be made into a chip. Red and golden beets can usually be found in the grocery store. Chioggia beets are a pretty combination of yellow and orange.
- Olive Oil - Beet slices are coated in oil before and while they cook.
- Salt is used to bring out the natural flavor.
Please see the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list of ingredients with measurements plus recipe instructions.
Follow these steps to make perfectly crispy beet chips in the oven.
1. Scrub the beets and remove any dirt under running water. Trim off the leaves and stem. You don't need to peel them since the slices will be so thin.
2. Using a mandoline (or sharp knife), cut the beet into slices that are about 1/16 inch thick. Try to be consistent in the thickness so that the beet chips cook evenly.
We highly recommend a mandoline. I used a setting of 2. This gadget is really helpful for making chips because the slices need to be as uniform in thickness as possible for even baking.
Tip: Beet juice causes stains! Wear an apron, cover your wooden cutting board with plastic wrap, and wear gloves. Do what you must, depending upon your tolerance for mess.
3. In a large bowl, toss the beet slices with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and set aside for about 15-20 minutes so the beets can "sweat." This will reduce the moisture content and allow the chips to crisp up nicely. Use a paper towel to press out the excess juice before proceeding.
Note: If using different color beets, prep them in separate bowls, so they don't stain each other!
4. Place the beet slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. They will shrivel down a bit while they cook But, don't overlap the slices. Use several baking sheets, and work in batches if you don't have enough room.
5 - Bake beet slices in 350°F oven for about 15 or 20 minutes or just until the edges start to brown. Check at 15 minutes and then every 5 minutes thereafter, removing chips that have reached the desired crispness as you go.
Note: Thicker slices, or ones that have been heavily coated in oil, will take longer to cook. Beet chips will continue to crisp as they cool. Leave them on the baking sheet to cool for a crispier chip.
How to Serve
Baked beet chips are delicious straight out of the oven. But, they're sturdy enough to serve with a dip, such as guacamole. They're a beautiful addition to a charcuterie board too.
Store beet chips in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week, if you have any left. They're always better the day you make them and won't be quite as crispy after a day or two.
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Baked Beet Chips
- 3 Medium Beets
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Scrub beats and slice thin (about 1/16 inches with a mandolin or knife. (I used a 2 setting.)
- Toss beet slices with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Allow beet slices to sit for about 15-20 minutes to sweat out excess moisture. When the time is up, pat dry.
- Place beet slices in a single layer on 2 baking sheets. (I needed two baking sheets for the slices from 1 beet.) Don't overlap. Work in batches if necessary.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and edges just begin to brown. Check at 15 minutes and then every 5 minutes thereafter removing chips that have reached the desired crispness. Thicker slices or ones that have been heavily coated in oil will take longer to cook.
- Beet chips will continue to crisp as they cool, especially if you leave them on the baking sheet.
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These beet chips are SO yummy, I need to make them more often.
I so enjoy your site. I'm becoming a vegetarian and need all the help I can get. Thank you
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