Black Bean –Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Kale Chips

black bean stuffed sweet potatoes & kale chips

Black Bean –Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Kale Chips

Kale chips.

Have you heard of these?

They’ve been somewhat of a sensation in the food blogosphere lately, or perhaps a while back (food trends move fast!).

I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but being a fan of all things green and leafy, and all things oven-roasted, decided to give it a try.

The verdict?

Delicious! I think what surprised me the most (aside from the fact that even a particular diehard veggie-hating frat boy ate them) was that they were, in fact, crispy, not just oven-roasted greens. Like shatter-in-your-mouth crisp. Mmm.

Kale Chips

Inspired by Honest Fare

  • 2 bunches kale
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Wash kale and tear into chip-sized pieces, removing tough and bitter stems.
  3. Toss with olive oil, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Spread onto a greased baking sheet and bake for approx. 12 min, or until crisp and starting to brown (but be careful not to burn, or it will taste bitter).
  5. (Repeat with remaining kale. I used one very large bunch, and it yielded 3(!) pans.)
  6. Sprinkle with sugar while hot.


  • Feel free to change up spices, or go simple with just salt, pepper, and olive oil. A sprinkle of sugar helps cut the bitter veggie taste. Amounts are inexact; the huge bunch of kale I used yielded 3 pans!
  • I served them with this easy recipe from Eating Well (so good and so easy! I ❤ sweet potatoes)

that's alotta kale

Now that’s alotta kale.

P.S.: this is a shout-out to you, seester. Now go and make kale chips!


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Cleo on March 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Hahah thanks! I will try it! They really don’t look crispy in that photo they look raw!


  2. Posted by numnumnum on March 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    they are raw in the second photo!
    they are so so good though.


  3. Posted by Jiu Ma on March 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    This dish looks very healthy, which is just what Jiu Jiu needs right now. Thanks for sharing.


  4. +1 for kale chips. I made them, and my “broil” setting burnt them to crisps! But the ones that survived were awesome!


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