Have you ever wanted to make your own homemade potato chips but thought you were limited to baking them in the oven or frying them? You can also make microwave potato chips in less than 5 minutes and they are much healthier than store bought chips.

I love making these for my kids because I know they are healthy. My toddler and baby love how crunchy the chips are and like to choose their own seasoning.

These simple and tasty homemade potato chips are ideal for a quick healthier snack! Microwave potato chips make it easy to give everyone a unique flavor in just a few minutes for much cheaper than store bought chips!

Homemade Potato Chips Made In The Microwave

My mother-in-law actually introduced these homemade potato chips to me a few years ago. She gave us this funny red plastic plate with holes in it and showed us how we could make potato chips in the microwave. At the time, I thought it was a funny “As Seen On TV” kind of product and it stayed in my cabinet for a long time.

After I found out I have gallstones and started to consciously eat healthier to try to gain some control over my health, I pulled those funny plates back out. I also discovered that you can make potato chips in the microwave on a regular plate. When using a regular plate, just be sure to coat the bottom of the plate with oil so they don’t stick. I used a spray can of olive oil. Also, regular plates get VERY hot in the microwave, so just be careful when you take the plate out.

To make homemade potato chips in the microwave all you need to do is slice a potato into thin slices, spray a plate with oil, lay the potato slices on a plate in a single layer, season them and then microwave them for about 4 minutes. Really, that’s all there is to it!

I definitely recommend using a mandolin to slice the potato. The key to these potato chips working is that they are sliced very, very thin. I tried using a regular knife, but I could not get them thin enough to make good microwave potato chips.

Something else to consider – go light on your seasoning, especially the salt. A little seasoning goes a very long way with these chips and you don’t want it to be overpowering. I really like this seasoning salt or try something different, like Ranch dressing mix or BBQ meat seasoning. It’s up to you!

It should only take about 4 minutes in the microwave for each plate, but you may want to start with 3 minutes and see how yours are turning out. I also found that microwaving them on a regular plate took slightly longer and it helped to take them out halfway through, peel them off the plate and lay them back down. That gives the bottom the chance to circulate some air and get nice and crispy.

These simple and tasty homemade potato chips are ideal for a quick healthier snack! Microwave potato chips make it easy to give everyone a unique flavor in just a few minutes for much cheaper than store bought chips!

The only drawback to making your homemade potato chips in the microwave is that you are limited to very small batches. However, the upside is that you can change up the seasonings with each plate of chips you make.  This makes it easy to give your kids a totally different flavor than what you like to eat.

To store the chips for later, place them in a ziplock bag in your pantry. They stay good for a week at least, but to be honest they don’t usually last more than a day or two before we eat them all.

Have you ever made homemade potato chips in the microwave before? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Homemade Potato Chips In The Microwave

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 19 minutes

Homemade Potato Chips In The Microwave


  • 1 Russet Potato
  • Your favorite seasonings
  • Olive oil spray


  1. Thinly slice your potato
  2. Lay the slices on a lightly oiled plate
  3. Season potato slices
  4. Microwave for about 4 minutes
  5. Remove plate from microwave - It will be HOT!
  6. Take your potato chips off the plate and repeat until you have the amount of chips you want
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26 Comments on Crazy Microwave Hack To Make Healthy Potato Chips

  1. Deana
    September 7, 2015 at 11:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Ok for how quick and easy this is I have to try it!

  2. Debi
    May 21, 2015 at 5:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing your recipe on Weekend Bites! Find it on tonight’s features on Practical Parenting Ideas as part of our Summer Barbecuing post!

  3. Lisa Savage
    May 17, 2015 at 6:49 am (2 years ago)

    I would never have thought to make crisps in the microwave – am totally going to try this though! Thank you so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou

  4. Vickie@Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
    May 17, 2015 at 4:22 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve never thought of using the microwave for potato chips. Great idea. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  5. Angelina
    May 14, 2015 at 12:41 am (2 years ago)

    Where were you and this recipe when I was growing up? When I was younger our kitchen under went a renovation for like 2 years straight and we had no stove or oven…. Only a microwave. We microwaved everything. This microwave potato chip is such a good idea!

  6. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
    May 11, 2015 at 10:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Amazing…I can’t believe that you can make those in the microwave! They look delicious! Thanks for linking up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!

  7. Diane
    May 7, 2015 at 9:39 am (2 years ago)

    This is an interesting idea! I must try this out! Thanks for linking up at #PureBlogLove link Party. The party is live tonight. Hope to see you there!

  8. Theresa @DearCreatives
    May 5, 2015 at 11:31 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve never tried doing this! I just might have to sometime.Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon. Have a great rest of your week!

  9. Marina
    May 3, 2015 at 6:00 am (2 years ago)

    I am trying this today!

  10. Jerusha (@TheDisneyChef)
    May 1, 2015 at 7:09 am (2 years ago)

    I ordered something similar from Japan and it was so crazy to use, but you can’t argue with the results! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  11. Rhonda Gales
    April 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Stopping by from Sunday’s Best linkup. I’m a lover of all potato chips, and I can’t eat just one. I love the idea of being able to make my own, especially in the microwave. I love Sandra Lee products too, so I’ll have to check out her plates. So glad you linked up, hope you will share more of your great posts.

  12. Elaine
    April 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm (2 years ago)

    This intrigued me!! A smaller batch would be perfect just my husband and myself!! Going to try!! I would love if you stopped by my place and shared your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party. I’d love to have you!!

  13. Jessy @ The Life Jolie
    April 30, 2015 at 10:55 am (2 years ago)

    This is awesome- I ever thought to make something like this in the microwave. This is also very dangerous for my waistline…

    I stopped by from Cook it! Craft it! Share it!

  14. Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    April 30, 2015 at 10:02 am (2 years ago)

    So cool! I have tried them in the oven, and they were good, but they take quite a while, I am so gonna try this. Great tip. And they look delicious!

  15. Debbie Rodrigues
    April 30, 2015 at 9:16 am (2 years ago)

    I don’t think it can get any easier than that so it is perfect for a non-cook like me. 😛
    I pinned it for later because I totally must try.
    Thank you so much for sharing it!

  16. Benita
    April 29, 2015 at 11:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try these. They look so good! Have a great evening!

  17. Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle
    April 29, 2015 at 6:22 pm (2 years ago)

    What a wonderful idea, I love that you can totally customize them to everyone’s taste, and small batches are like a built in portion control! We would love for you to share with us at Party in Your PJs, our weekly link party.

  18. Julie
    April 29, 2015 at 11:38 am (2 years ago)

    Woah, these are making me hungry. I had no idea this was even possible, something fun to try out some time soon. thanks.

  19. amy
    April 27, 2015 at 7:29 am (2 years ago)

    Hi! Visiting from Motivational Monday. These look delicious and I think I will make some!

    • Kristen Miller
      April 27, 2015 at 7:34 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by.

  20. Erlene
    April 26, 2015 at 11:04 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve tried making chips in the microwave and just placed them on a napkin, but I’m wondering if the plate helps cook them faster? Would love if you shared this on the Merry Monday Link Party.

    • Kristen Miller
      April 27, 2015 at 5:48 am (2 years ago)

      I think the plate does help. They probably glued to the napkin right?

  21. Creative Mama Renee
    April 13, 2015 at 9:30 am (2 years ago)

    Making a small batch of potato chips might not be a bad thing. Usually when I want to indulge I only want a few bites of something, so this would be a great alternative to a whole bag of chips!

  22. Chastity
    April 10, 2015 at 9:52 am (2 years ago)

    I had no idea you could make these in the microwave. Can’t wait to make some!


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