Air Fryer Beet Chips

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For a crispy, colorful snack that is sure to turn heads, air fryer beet chips are a great option.

Made in minutes with nice crispiness, these beet chips are irresistible once you get snacking!

crispy beet chips on white plate on wooden board
Air fryer beet chips are so good!

Recipe Tips

Before you make beet chips in the air fryer, you should quickly read through these recipe tips so that you know just what to expect!

  • Beets have a tendency to stain clothes, surfaces, cutting boards, hands, etc. So, when you make this recipe, wear/use things you don’t mind getting stained!
  • Make sure to scrub the beets very well with a vegetable scrubber. This will remove the earthy taste that some people don’t enjoy. Alternatively, you could also peel the beets but we don’t usually do that.
  • Make sure to cut the beets into slices of even thickness. This works best with a mandolin but you can also try it with a knife if you don’t have one.
  • You can always modify the spice blend for these beet chips. We like keeping it simple with salt and pepper but you could always add seasonings of your choice.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you want the exact steps for how to make beet chips in the air fryer, you can follow the recipe instructions with process photos in this section.

If you’re feeling confident and just want the cooking time and temperature without visuals, you can skip below to the recipe card!

scrubbing beet with water and pad in metallic sink
Scrub the beets.

First, scrub the beets really well in the sink with a vegetable scrubber.

beets on white cutting board with ends cut off
Cut off the ends.

Then pat the beets dry with a paper towel (you don’t want to stain a good dishtowel) and trim the ends off.

Do this on a cutting board that you would be okay with if it got stained.

beet slices on white cutting board beside mandolin
Slice the beets.

Then cut the beets into 1/8 inch thick slices using a knife or a mandolin (this is the preferred way since results are more even).

Try to cut the beet slices as even as possible.

raw beet slices in silver mixing bowl on white counter
Add the beet slices, oil, and spices to a bowl.

At this time, preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

While you wait for the air fryer to heat, add the beet slices into a mixing bowl. Also add in the oil, salt, and pepper.

sliced beets with spices in silver mixing bowl on counter
Make sure the beets are evenly coated in oil and spices.

Gently toss the beet slices until they are coated evenly.

beet slices in black air fryer tray on counter
Add some of the beet slices to the preheated air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add enough beet slices for one even layer into the air fryer basket.

A little overlap is okay since they shrink up, but it shouldn’t be too much.

cooked beet chips in black air fryer tray on counter top
Cook the beet slices.

Cook the beet slices for 13-16 minutes until crispy but not burned on the outside edges. Keep in mind that they will get a bit crispier as they cool.

There’s no need to flip the slices but check on them every few minutes and move them back into place in case they moved due to the air currents.

beet chips laying on cooling rack on white counter top
Place the beet chips on a cooling rack.

Once cooked, remove the beet chips from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack.

Some beet chips might be done a minute or two before the others – just remove them and leave the others in.

Once the beet chips are all removed, add the second batch to the air fryer to cook. Repeat until all the beet chips have been cooked. Enjoy!

air fried beet chips on white plate with wood underneath
These beet chips are ready for snacking!

Storage Tips

Air-fried beet chips are best enjoyed fresh out of the air fryer once they have cooled a bit.

If you have leftovers, you can store them in a container or bag at room temperature.

We recommend eating them sooner rather than later since they will lose some of their crispiness over time – but you probably won’t have them long anyway!

Related Recipes

If you enjoyed these veggie chip recipes, you’ll definitely want to try out these other air fryer chip recipes!

air fried beet chips on white plate with wood underneath

Air Fryer Beet Chips

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Air Fryer Beet Chips are crispy and delicious. Easy to make and full of color, these chips are lightly seasoned and sliced thin to make the perfect snack!

Ingredients

  • 2 small beets
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Scrub the beets really well in the sink with a vegetable scrubber.
  2. Pat the beets dry with a paper towel, then trim the ends off. Do this on a cutting board that you would be okay with if it got stained. Then cut the beets into 1/8 inch thick slices using a knife or a mandolin (this is the preferred way since results are more even). Try to cut the beet slices as even as possible.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. While you wait for the air fryer to heat, add the beet slices into a mixing bowl. Also add in the oil, salt, and pepper and gently toss the beet slices until they are coated evenly.
  5. When the air fryer is hot, add enough beet slices for one even layer into the air fryer basket. A little overlap is okay since they shrink up, but it shouldn't be too much.
  6. Cook the beet slices for 13-16 minutes until crispy but not burned on the outside edges. Keep in mind that they will get a bit crispier as they cool. There's no need to flip the slices but check on them every few minutes and move them back into place in case they moved due to the air currents.
  7. Once cooked, remove the beet chips from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack. Some beet chips might be done a minute or two before the others - just remove them and leave the others in.
  8. Once the beet chips are all removed, add the second batch to the air fryer to cook. Repeat until all the beet chips have been cooked. Enjoy!

    Notes

    • It's best to prepare the beets in older clothing on an older cutting board since beets can stain (mostly clothing, dishtowels, hands, cutting boards) very easily!
    • You can skip the pepper if you don't want them to have a slight peppery kick.
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 31Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

    This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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