Baked Beet Chips

Seasoned with a bit of rosemary and salt, these Baked Beet Chips make for a fun and healthy snack!

Seasoned with a bit of rosemary and salt, these Baked Beet Chips make for a fun and healthy snack!“I want to pick from the basket.”  If Robbie had his way, he’d pick from the basket for every meal of the day.  To explain a bit, Laura and I keep a basket of Robbie’s snacks on the kitchen counter.  It started as a way for us to keep the kitchen organized as we were ending up with bags of graham crackers, boxes of raisins, packages of Goldfish crackers, bags of sunflower seeds, etc strewn all over the place.  We started letting Robbie pick from the basket if he ate all of his dinner.  Toddlers like to have a say in things everything, so the basket thing had a secondary benefit there, too.

Seasoned with a bit of rosemary and salt, these Baked Beet Chips make for a fun and healthy snack!Robbie loves carbs.  His preschool teacher nailed it back when he first started eating solid food.  She said “It looks like you’ve got a carb-lovin’ kid.”  And boy was she right.  That kid loves crackers.  And chips.  And anything crunchy.  Ask him to eat cheese?  No way.  But hand him a cheese cracker?  Gone.

As parents, we’ve managed the cracker and chip obsession by limiting what’s included when we let him “pick from the basket.”  Of course, that defeats the initial purpose of the basket which was to keep the kitchen counter organized.  But that’s life with a toddler!

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a bag of beet chips in the store.  I wondered if I could get Robbie hooked on those since they’re “crackers.”  That led to me deciding to make a batch of Baked Beet Chips here at home, and sure enough Robbie liked ’em.  Of course he liked them…they were crunchy.

Seasoned with a bit of rosemary and salt, these Baked Beet Chips make for a fun and healthy snack!Baked Beet Chips

I’ve made baked sweet potato chips before, and those were absolutely delicious!  (Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve ever made those for Robbie.  I’ll have to make a batch soon and put those in the basket!)  These Baked Beet Chips followed a pretty similar process, and sure enough they got nice and crispy.  Laura has loved beets ever since I met her, so she was all in on these beet chips, too.

Seasoned with a bit of rosemary and salt, these Baked Beet Chips make for a fun and healthy snack!In order to make these beet chips (or those sweet potato chips), you really need a mandolin.  (This is the one we have, and it works great.)  But have you ever sliced beets before?  If someone looked at that mandolin after I sliced those beets, they’d swear that something really bad happened.  The mandolin, kitchen counter and my hand looked like a murder scene.  There was red beet juice everywhere!  It cleaned up fairly easily once I got the sliced beets in the oven, but the initial scene could’ve passed for a low-budget horror flick.

I chose to keep the seasonings for these Baked Beet Chips fairly simple.  A combo of dried rosemary and kosher salt did the trick.  Although I did learn one little tip: sprinkle the kosher salt on when you flip the “chips.”  If you add the kosher salt with the olive oil, then it sorta dissolves and leads to a way too salty batch of chips.  You could certainly play with other seasonings here based on your taste preferences (or what you have in the spice rack).

Seasoned with a bit of rosemary and salt, these Baked Beet Chips make for a fun and healthy snack!All together, these Baked Beet Chips made for a fun and healthy snack.  Will I be keeping a batch of these in the basket at all times?  Nope.  That’s too much work.  But are they a fun way to mix things up on occasion?  Absolutely!  I hope you enjoy these beet chips as much as Robbie does!

If you make a batch of these Baked Beet Chips, swing back by and leave a comment.  Or better yet, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog)!

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Seasoned with a bit of rosemary and salt, these Baked Beet Chips make for a fun and healthy snack!

Baked Beet Chips

Seasoned with a bit of rosemary and salt, these Baked Beet Chips make for a fun and healthy snack!
5 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 89kcal

Ingredients

  • 6-8 large beets can use various colors and varieties
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ Tbsp dried rosemary
  • ½ Tbsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Line 2 standard baking sheets with parchment paper; set pans aside.
  • Clean and scrub beets. Using a mandolin, slice beets very thin (~1/16”).
  • Place sliced beets in a large bowl. Add olive oil and rosemary; toss until beets are well coated.
  • Transfer beets to prepared baking pans. (Tip: Make sure beets do not overlap, or they won’t get crispy.)
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove trays from oven and flip beets over. Sprinkle tops of beets with kosher salt. Continue baking for 5-15 more minutes, or until crispy. (Note: The baking time changes based on the thickness of your beets. Keep a close eye on the beet chips after the first 20 minutes or so.)
  • Remove pans from oven; let beet chips cool on pan until completely cool.

Seasoned with a bit of rosemary and salt, these Baked Beet Chips make for a fun and healthy snack!

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30 Comments

    1. I have to be honest here, Alexandra. Beets aren’t my favorite veggie. I can deal with ’em, but they just don’t land at the top of the list. Turning them into beet chips, though? Delicious! I love the crunch. Thanks so much, my friend!

  1. 5 stars
    Robbie is a kid after my own heart. Gimme alllll the carbs and I’ll just skip protein (unless it’s peanut butter). And I’m glad he liked the beet chips! Beets are one of my favorite vegetables and the only reason I don’t prepare then at home (but rather buy those packaged beets from Trader Joe’s) is so my kitchen doesn’t look like a crime scene, as you described. . .I get enough of that when I use red food coloring :). But I’ll make an exception for these because they sound AWESOME!

    1. Oh man, you and Robbie are like 2 peas in a pod. Crunchy, roasted peas that is. 🙂 Beets really are a mess to cook with, but man are these beet chips a fun way to eat your veggies! Just don’t let Cookie come walking through the kitchen while you’re making them. I could see her getting beet juice on her paws and then running down the hall. Oops. Haha!

  2. 5 stars
    Robbie is soooo sweet! These beet chips look fantastic. I love beets and this is the coolest way I’ve seen how to enjoy them! I’m addicted to salty snacks so these will fit the bill perfectly!

    1. I am SO addicted to salty snacks, Kelly. Every afternoon around 5:00, I always go poking around the pantry to see what I can find. Coincidentally (or perhaps not) that’s when Robbie is looking for a snack, too. The apple (or chip in this case) doesn’t fall far from the tree! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Like Robbie, I’m a huge carbs fan too! That’s why I’ll never understand a low carb diet…or be able to try one. These beet chips are not only pretty, I bet they’re so good too! Good for Robbie that he enjoys them! Another veggie to enjoy is never a bad thing 😉 Wish I had a huge bowl of these right now! They wouldn’t last very long, I know that for sure! Have an awesome week, David 🙂

    1. I would fail miserably at a low carb diet! I mean the only saving grace would be I could eat a lot of steak. Haha! Seriously, though, I love carbs…and Robbie totally gets his cracker-love from me. I was a little surprised he liked beet chips, but it was a great discovery for sure! Thanks so much, Dawn. Hope your week is off and running to a great start! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Of course Robbie liked beetroot chips! They not only are super crunchy but also carbs. Sadly, I’m a carb-loving person myself. And while I can easily live without potatoe chips or crackers, pasta, bread, baked desserts, and especially ice cream are the culprits. Probably I will never be able to give up on these things. And while I’m not a huge fan of potato chips, I like some other vegetable options once in a while. Beetroot chips lightly seasoned with rosemary and salt sound super tasty! I’ve also recently thought of making parsnip chips, and I think this recipe will perfectly work!

    1. You know, I’m right there with ya on the carb-loving train, Ben. We just try to keep it all in moderation around here. Moderation as in we don’t eat the entire bag of chips in a single sitting. Haha! I’m curious if parsnip chips would work? I bet they will. I mean beets and potatoes both work well. Keep me updated on the adventures with the ‘snips!

    1. Perfect timing then, Gerlinde! These beet chips are a tasty (and easy) way to cook beets. Sure, they don’t replace tortilla chips…but they are way healthier! 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind words, my friend!

  5. I am also a carb kid, no doubt, I eat everything else – like cheese – but if I had to narrow it down, carbs would be the very last thing I’d ever want to give up. And who doesn’t love crunchy stuff? Bring on the beet chips!

  6. 5 stars
    Those bags of beet chips at the store are ridiculously expensive! I’m a lot like Robby….give me something crunchy and I’m all over it. These beet chips would be a better option for me than just a bag of chips. I’m going to be trying these soon!

    1. Tell me about it, Kathy! No need to spend an arm and a leg for those beet chips when they’re so easy to make at home. These beet chips are quite tasty for sure. They don’t replace the bag of chips, but they help offset the crunchy craving that arrives about 5pm every day! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Hey, David! What a clever recipe! I love beets and Im a little like Robbie in that anything crunchy is a favorite! Thanks for the tip about the oil and salt, too, I’d never given that much thought! Great recipe, thanks!

    1. Come about 5:00 every day, I go on a hunt to find some sort of crispy, crunchy snack in the pantry. I wonder where Robbie gets it from!? 🙂 Baked beets are totally easy to make…even if your counter looks like a murder scene afterwards. Haha! Thanks, Laura!

  8. 5 stars
    
Beets are my jam! I have yet to find a beet salad I didn’t like, but I’ve never tried beet chips. I love that I can quickly make this healthy snack in less than an hour is pretty awesome. I love goldfish crackers, i never buy them but I love them haha.

    1. I’m right there with ya on the Goldfish crackers, Mary! We keep ’em around because of Robbie, but truthfully I think Dad eats just as many as he does. Haha! Beet chips are a fun way to turn a veggie into a snack. Cheers, my friend!

  9. 5 stars
    I’m with Robbie in the carb loving camp and need healthy, delicious options like these beet chips to calm the cravings! These sounds amazing, David and so pretty too!

    1. I’m all about the crispy snacks, too, Marissa! I wonder where Robbie gets it from?? 🙂 Beet chips are a fun way to turn a veggie into a snack!

  10. 5 stars
    Kids and carbs! It’s a battle. These beet chips are a brilliant solution — and a super delicious one at that. I love things like this that are perfect for the kids and sophisticated enough for the adults at the same time. YUM!

    1. Oh man, Robbie and carbs! It’s a constant battle! I mean I get it, though. I do love a good crunchy chip myself…so I can’t blame him! 🙂 I won’t be making beet chips all the time, but they sure are a fun ‘distraction’ on occasion. Just don’t look at my kitchen when I’m done slicing all those beets! Haha! Thanks, Valentina!

  11. 5 stars
    Finally. Thank you David! Another use for my mandolin other than just slicing potatoes. I mean there are a whole load of things you can do with a mandolin but I forget I have one and often just reach for the chopping knife! Can’t wait until fresh Scottish beetroots are in the shops to give this recipe a try!

    1. Haha! I’m not gonna lie, Neil. Our mandolin is used mostly on potatoes, too. 🙂 But every once in a while, it’s fun to mix it up and throw some beets in there. These beet chips are a fun snack for sure! Aside from slicing all the beets, they’re surprisingly easy to make, too!

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