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bowl of air fryer kale chips with nutritional yeast.

Air Fryer Kale Chips

You’re going to love these Air Fryer Kale Chips that have a cheesy flavor, but are 100% vegan and dairy-free. This recipe is perfect for a quick, healthy snack. These easy kale chips are ready in 12 minutes.

  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 batch curly kale, washed and patted dry
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Remove the leaves from the stems of the kale and place them in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the olive oil, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to massage the toppings into the kale leaves.
  3. Pour the kale into the basket of your air fryer and cook on 390 degrees F for 6-7 minutes, or until they are crispy. 
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. If you are using a small air fryer, then cook your kale chips in two batches. You don’t want to overfill the air fryer basket.
  2. You can use other types of kale besides curly kale, but curly kale works best.
  3. Store your cooked kale chips in a zip-top bag for up to 5 days.
  4. If you don’t have nutritional yeast or you don’t like it, just leave it out of the recipe.
  5. OVEN INSTRUCTIONS: You can make kale chips in an oven. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F for about 12-15 minutes.

Keywords: cheesy kale chips, air fried kale chips, kale chips using nutritional yeast