Crispy Baked Yellow Squash Chips

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer is finally here!  Summer in California not only means beautiful beach and pool days it also means that zucchini and a variety of summer squash are finally in season and not getting shipped to us from some other country (aka Mexico). I picked up these beautiful yellow squash at the farmer's market over the weekend and since I am a huge fan of veggie chips I decided to give these a shot at chip life.  They did not disappoint. 

What you will need:
  • 2-3 yellow squash 
  • Coconut oil cooking spray 
  • Garlic salt
  • Pepper
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Wash and slice your yellow squash super thin (the thinner the better). 
  3.  Place the sliced yellow squash in between two sheets of paper towels and press down to adsorb any excess liquid.
  4. Place your sliced yellow squash onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Try to give each little slice it's own space and if you need to use more than one baking sheet do so. 
  5. Lightly spray the sliced chips with coocnut cooking spray. 
  6. Sprinkle a little garlic salt and pepper on top. 
  7. Bake for two hours.  At the end of the one hour mark flip the chips.  You want to bake until each chip is nice and crispy.  Keep an eye on your batch of chips and remove the chips that crisp faster and keep the ones in that are still a tab bit wet until they have achieved the ultimate chip like consistency.
  8. Let them cool and enjoy! 
* These are the freshest right out of the oven and are best eaten right away and not made to store.





These baked veggie chips are addicting, totally satisfying and a super healthy guilt free snack.  Both my boys and I gobbled up each and every last one before my husband even got a taste (woopsie), but that's a good sign right?

See also:
Crispy Green Bean Fries
Baked Thyme Onion Rings (my fav)
Baked Parsnip Fries (my boys favorite) 
Zucchini Fries
Flourless Zucchini Brownies (make these)

26 comments:

Kate Smith said...

Did you use a mandolin to cut these? They look delicious. I can't wait to try it. http://lettuceandlibraries.weebly.com/

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Kate- I wish I had a mandolin! I need to up my kitchen gadget collection ;) I used a sharp knife to slice these.

Faith said...

oh wow do those look amazing.

The Annessa Family said...

JUST got some fresh squash at the farmers market and will be trying this tonight!

Brooke
www.MarvelousLoveBlog.com

Simply LKJ said...

I will definitely have to try making these. They have the best squash right now at the farmers market.

Kim Lee said...

I love doing this very same thing with sweet potatoes. I will definitely try it with yellow squash and zucchini!

Melissa Blake said...

those look delicious!!

Ashley Brown said...

yum never tried it with squash!

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Lindsay said...

The perfect summer snack. Love your recipes!

Jennifurla said...

A great treat

Jamie said...

So perfect! I love all of the squash that is available during the summertime, and have been craving chips lately!

charlottelawrence said...

yummy! these look fab!

Ambria Haught said...

Wow! I seriously thought those were tortilla chips at first!! They look PERFECT for tommorow :)

Annabelle Coakley said...

I've not read your blog since you had just had your youngest son and I've recently just got back into reading blogs. I completely forgot how beautiful and inspiring your blog is, I love your recipe ideas, I tried to make these the other day but they just didn't come out properly so I will definitely try this recipe now.

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colleen said...

such a good use for these as they're popping up at the farmers market more - thank you!

lisajed said...

Love your blog. Some of my family's favorite recipes have come from you. Quick question - can I use something other than the coconut oil cooking spray? My husband eats paleo and the spray has soy. Thanks!

My-cliffnotes said...

Yum

My-cliffnotes said...

Happy birthday to your man!

These look delish

Na'Tasha Miller said...

What kind of sauce is that you are dipping in?

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Never thought of making squash chips and we even grown some in our garden! I definitely need to try this.

Brittany said...

these looks legit! excited to try them!!! my kids loved veggies that are baked... but we've never tried squash. don't ask me why. this is great though! pinned and trying ASAP!

debmcmc said...

I've got a batch of these in my dehydrater . Saw them in a Mennonite food store and thought why didn't I ever try that! Bought their purple sweet potato chips ohhh yum!

debmcmc said...

I've got a batch of these in my dehydrater . Saw them in a Mennonite food store and thought why didn't I ever try that! Bought their purple sweet potato chips ohhh yum!

dimplemakani said...

Really lovely recipe :)

D x

Perfect Fries said...

Maybe this is one of the things that we will look forward for each summer. Thanks for posting.

Tina Lavato said...

Definitely going to try these! Saw a small bag in a chic food store for $9.95 -- sounded so tasty and I thought, heck I could probably make them myself :-)

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