Instant Pot Kale Chips

Kale chips in a white plate with Allspice around the plate

Instant Pot Kale Chips are the perfect way to add more greens to your daily diet. They're not only great as a quick and healthy snack, but they have an incredible crunch to them as well

Forget about greasy potato chips, and make kale chips instead. The kids will love having something new and different - and they'll be putting something healthy in their bellies.

Just 6 minutes are needed, and only 4 simple ingredients are all that it takes!

Kale chips in a white plate with Allspice around the plate

The best part about eating kale chips is that they have the crunch of fried potato chips without all that extra grease and fat! Be kind to your heart and health, and try out this delicious superfood recipe.

It's a great way to introduce a new way of cooking a healthy ingredient to the family to show them just how versatile healthy eating can be.

Why this recipe works

It's amazing how many people overlook kale. Yes, it's green and looks a lot like lettuce and spinach, but it's so much more than that! It's a superfood for a reason - and a simple way to add great nutrients to your day.

  • You can make a simple snack with a crazy good crunch in minutes
  • Adding salt and parmesan is a fast way to add flavor
  • It's a great way to use up leftover kale easily

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Recipe Ingredients 

ingredients needed to make Instant Pot Kale Chips

Kale - Buy it at the store or use garden fresh kale. Just make sure to clean it and dry it off before cooking.

Oil - Olive oil works great. Coconut oil and avocado oil are great options to use as well.

Garlic powder - Just adds a good boost of flavor.

Salt - To taste.

How to make Instant Pot Kale Greens

Gather up the four easy ingredients and get ready to love your new crunchy snack!

Step One: Add all the ingredients into a glass mixing bowl. Stir gently to combine. (you want the kale to be covered with the oil so that it crisps up) 

Step Two: Put the air fryer basket into the Instant Pot. 

Step Three: Add the coated kale into the air fryer basket. 

Step Four: Place the Air Fryer lid on top and air fry for 5 minutes at 300 degrees. 

Step Five: Once the cooking time has passed, serve! 

Instant Pot Kale Chips

Can I cook kale without an Air Fryer Lid?

Yes, if you don't have an air fryer lid, you can still use your Instant Pot to cook kale. All you need to do is:

  1. Place all four ingredients in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add the Instant Pot lid and then set it to High pressure for 3 minutes.
  3. Do a quick release.
  4. Serve.

For more pictures and details, check out my Instant Pot Kale recipe.

Variations

The great thing about cooking kale is that it takes on the flavors of literally anything that you season it with. This means that you can use Italian seasoning, Everything Bagel seasoning, or even just a little bit of chili powder as well.

The best way to change up kale chips is to change up how you season. Have fun with the flavors and make them taste new and unique each time.

Add bacon - Yes, bacon! Bacon will add fat content to it but also loads of flavor!

How to serve

The great thing about making this easy kale recipe is that you can serve it with anything that you want. (or enjoy it on its own!)

Some food pairing ideas could be:

Recipe Notes

  • You do need to rinse the kale before cooking. To dry off the water, pat it dry between two clean paper towels or use a salad spinner to get off as much of the excess water as possible. The kale needs to be dry to crisp up properly in the Instant Pot.
  • There is no need to trim off the stems of the kale unless you want to.
Instant Pot Kale Chips

FAQs

What are good toppings for kale chips?

Kale toppings are fun to choose from! Some of the best toppings for kale chips are black pepper and salt, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese.

Why are my kale chips not crispy?

If the kale chips are crispy, you might not have dried them off enough after cleaning them.

Be sure to carefully dry them so that they don't become soggy during the cooking process.

How do I reheat leftover kale chips?

While it is possible to reheat kale chips, they really are best eaten fresh. If you happen to have too many, add them to the top of a salad in place of croutons to gobble them up!

You can store them in a plastic bag for later, but it's hard to keep that same crunch factor when they're not hot and fresh.

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Kale chips in a white plate with Allspice around the plate

Instant Pot Kale Chips

Instant Pot Kale Chips are a fast and easy way to have a healthy snack option! Simple ingredients for a crunchy texture!
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Course: Appetizer, party, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chipss, healthy, Instant Pot Kale Chips, kale
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into a glass mixing bowl. Combine well so that the kale is covered.
  • Place the bowl full of coated kale into the air fryer basket inside the Instant Pot.
  • Put on the airr fryer lid and air fry at 300 °F for 5 minutes.
  • Do a quick release - and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal Carbohydrates: 12g Protein: 4g Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Sodium: 7007mg Potassium: 426mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 6693IU Vitamin C: 81mg Calcium: 111mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • You do need to rinse the kale before cooking. To dry off the water, pat it dry between two clean paper towels or use a salad spinner to get off as much of the excess water as possible. The kale needs to be dry to crisp up properly in the Instant Pot.
  • There is no need to trim off the stems of the kale unless you want to.
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