Secret Recipe Club, No Guilt Microwave Potato Chips

My Secret Recipe Club assignment this month is simply.foodThe Secret Recipe Club is a group of bloggers who try each other’s recipes secretly, and then post the results all at the same time on a monthly reveal day.  It is a great way to meet other bloggers, visit new sites and stretch yourself in the kitchen

5 minute homemade potato chips  is a vegetarian blog and Nayna, from UK, has all kinds of unique recipes in her index

easy homemade chips

I was drawn to a recipe for one of my favorite indulgences, potato chips

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Her recipe for potato chips here caught my eye for 3 reasons:  It’s fast, easy and no mess!

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Use a mandolin [carefully] or a food processor to slice your potato as thinly as possible…sorry Lynn 🙂

lay on a paper towel to dry

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Spray a microwave safe plate with olive oil spray and lay potato slices out in an even layer without overlapping

Spray potatoes lightly with more oil and season with salt and/or any other seasoning you wish

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Microwave on high for 2 minutes and then turn chips over

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Microwave for 2 more minutes on high.  See how they are starting to crisp up? Magic!!


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • microwave


  • 1/2 large baking potato
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil spray


  • Wash the potato. Slice them into paper thin slices with a mandolin or food processor
  • Lay slices on paper towels to dry
  • Spray a microwaveable plate with olive oil spray and lay the potato slices on the plate, being careful not to overlap. One half of potato will take 2 batches to cook
  • Spray with a little more oil and season with salt. Add pepper or any other seasoning you desire
  • Cook the chips on high for 2 minutes. Turn chips over and microwave 2 more minutes. Turn chips again and return to oven for 1 more minute. Check to see if they are crisp. Continue to cook if needed, checking every 30 seconds.
  • Makes 2 servings, about 24 chips
Keyword healthy chips, microwave potato chips, potato chips
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After 1 more minute, 5 minutes total, they were perfect!  Light, crispy and delicious!

microwave potato chips

You can serve them with a little sour cream and chives if you like


Seasoning possibilities are endless~I am a plain salt lover, but you could easily use any seasoning you want

potato chips

Just remember to season well, after spraying with oil and before microwaving.  The oil helps grab the seasoning and keep it on the chips

Nayna says these are “Healthy and delectable potato chips, that are irresistible and totally guilt free!”

NOTE:  These were pretty popular, so I tried making them without turning them every 2 minutes and the result was the same if not better!  My microwave rotates automatically while cooking, so experiment with your oven and time and find what works best.  For me it is a simple 5 minutes from raw to crispy heaven!


“Look Gigi, they’re so thin they’re almost see-thru!”

Nayna used safflower oil for her chips and peeled her potatoes first. Her recipe says to cook for 6 minutes, so carefully monitor your cooking time, which can vary with the thinness of potatoes and your microwave oven

I didn’t peel my potatoes and used olive oil spray because that’s what I had.  My potatoes cooked in 5 minutes

Next time you get a chip craving, try these!  Not only are they great tasting, you will feel like a magician in the kitchen!

5 minute homemade potato chips

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25 Responses to “Secret Recipe Club, No Guilt Microwave Potato Chips”
  1. Lynn says:

    If they’re healthier you can eat more… right? Sounds like a fun little snack Jenna and I’m glad to see you using the guard on your mandolin:@)

  2. Mary says:

    I’m a potato girl Jenna so I’ll have to try these healthier chips! Love your blind taste tester 🙂

  3. Wow. I’ve never made potato chips before. And in the microwave??? How cool is that! I’m totally going to have to make these. Thanks!

  4. I will have to try this. I am a chip addict, and try not to keep them in the house. With my part Irish background, I have never met a potato I didn’t like.

  5. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh my word, these I have to try. I love potato chips and these sound fabulous.

  6. These sounds amazing Im saving the recipe. love this!!

  7. Im sure these are amazing! look awesome! Im saving this recipe!!

  8. Rachel says:

    ok this is an AWESOME idea! who knew?! i can’t wait to try this! i bet it would work with sweet potatoes too…

  9. Thankou for cooking from simplyfood, I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe.

  10. What a fantastic healthy snack. I think I’m going to do this tomorrow!

  11. CraftyHope says:

    Holy cow! How awesome. I had no idea you could make potato chips in the microwave. Of course, in my house they’d be eaten before I get the other half of the potato sliced and cooked. Oh, and my microwave is broken so that’s no good. I’m definitely going to be keeping these in mind when I get a new microwave though. Thanks.

  12. Veronica says:

    Now that’s fun! And potato chip glasses – extra fun! haha

  13. I’ve always wanted to try these! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe:)

  14. Haha. Such a cute picture!

  15. teaandscones says:

    Okay. These mite be very dangerous. I would rather have chips than sweets when I eat snacks. I have to try these.

    Chip glasses. The new Black!!

  16. Sharon from says:

    This is great! They look so good and it’s so simple! Can’t wait to try it out.

  17. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    What a great recipe, we will love these chips. Hope you are having a great fall day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. What a fabulous idea. Thanks for linking up at Foodie Fridays. I look forward to seeing you and your posts again this week.

  19. Lynn says:

    OMG! Dangerously good, thank you for a fun treat idea, they worked out perfectly! My super strong microwave only took 3 minutes:@)

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