Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips - healthy, delicious and you won't believe how easy they are! Made in the microwave!!

I’m headed back to the States after a wonderful visit with my daughter and her family in London. I’m feeling a bit sad, knowing my time with this delightful family is over, for now.  I’ll be missing them along with the everyday life I get to experience (hectic as it can be with three little girls under six years old!). At the same time, I’m VERY excited to get back to my husband and our life together.

My girlies

As I’m winging my way through “the heavens”, headed home, I thought I’d share a fun recipe that I made this past week for sweet potato and parsnip chips …………….. in the microwave! You know the ridiculously expensive, “gourmet” chips that you find in the fancy markets? Well you can make them yourself, in minutes! I had seen a recipe online, but it sounded too good, too easy to be true …………….. but it’s not!

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips - healthy, delicious and you won't believe how easy they are! Made in the microwave!!

I actually tried these in the oven and in the microwave and ended up liking the results better in the microwave and it certainly was a lot quicker. The only benefit to making them in the oven is that you can make a lot more in one batch. I think they come out crispier in the microwave and in the time it would take for oven chips, you could do several batches in the microwave. You’ll want to give these a try, they’re fun, delicious and definitely much healthier than store-bought chips that are fried in lots of oil.

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips - healthy, delicious and you won't believe how easy they are! Made in the microwave!!

P.S. ………….. and if your diaper changing table is near a window, or if you just happen to be outdoors  today, look up and remember Psalm 19:1 and the One who made the beautiful skies above. I will be thinking of it for sure, as I glance out the plane window and smiling as I recall little Lilly and my wonderful visit with her, her sisters, mum and dad – in London! Cheerio!


Sweet Potato & Parsnip Chips – Microwave Style

1 medium sweet potato, very thinly sliced
1 medium parsnip, very thinly sliced
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
½ teaspoon sea salt

1. Slice sweet potatoes and turnips into thin (1/8-inch) rounds. (I used a mandolin but you could use a sharp knife or even a vegetable peeler.)

2. Toss the slices in a medium bowl with oil, seasonings and salt – to coat evenly.
3. Coat a large microwavable plate with cooking spray or place a piece of parchment paper on microwave plate. Arrange veggie slices in a single layer on the plate or parchment paper.
4. Microwave, uncovered, on high until some slices start to brown, 2 to 3 minutes (depending on potato thickness and microwave power). Turn the slices over and continue microwaving until they start to crisp and brown around the edges, 2 to 4 minutes more. Check frequently and rearrange slices as needed to prevent scorching.
5. Transfer the chips to another plate and allow to cool completely. (Chips will crisp more as they cool.) Repeat with the remaining veggie slices.Adapted from Eating Well

22 thoughts on “Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips”

  • Thank you for this recipe. I was looking for a healthy snack to do and stumbled on to this. I didn’t have parsnips but I added some regular old potatoes in there with my sweet potato and it turned out quite well.

  • Bittersweet, indeed. I am praying for your transition home.

    Great work, grandma, in the Scripture memory. We have a tape of our daughter at age 2 reciting Psalm 100. It is so fun.

  • First of all, what a precious video of your little granddaughter reciting the Word of God. They are NEVER too young to learn to hide His Word in their hearts.

    The recipe sounds delish. I love those kinds of chips, but, as you said, the expense of them makes them quite prohibitive.

    Thanks for sharing,

  • What a sweet child! She is just a doll. I’m glad you had such a good visit. The chips look wonderful as well and I think using the microwave to make them is a fabulous idea. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • I looooove the video and she’s so adorable!! I’m a big sweet potato fan, as well as parsnip too, but never made homemade chips. I agree, store bought can be quite oily, and I love how these look. Looks easy enough and I’d love to try this this week!

  • Chris…glad you had a wonderful visit with your family! Your ‘girlies’ are beautiful. As are these chips! I can’t believe they are made in the microwave! It’s the thought of making an oily mess that usually prevents me from making chips! And these sound healthier,too! : )

  • Your girls are adorable! Safe travels to you. Nice to know that the chips can be done in the microwave with great results. They look delicious.

  • marvellous chips! your grandchildren are very adorable and i’m sure they will all miss you very much as well. It’s almost 7.30am now, the sun is rising , no diaper table here but looking out there, it’s beautiful, it’s going to be a good day!

  • These little girls are soooooo cute… I can imagine why you are kind of sad to get back home! I want to test these microwave chips too!!!!

  • While I love to come home to where life is ordinary and peaceful, it breaks my heart to leave the grandchildren to head back to Australia. I feel like I miss out on so much by not being there.

    Love your chips! I’m off to the kitchen to try them.

  • O.K., forget the recipe today, this is THE cutest video I have seen in a long time, she is just adorable! I have watched it at least six times. And you are teaching her bible verses by heart in such a fun way!!! You are both such a gift to each other.

  • I’m happy and sad that you are coming home – it must be hard to leave and difficult to stay knowing Scott is
    starving at home – hope he hasn’t been reading your blog lately. I have missed you – just knowing we couldn’t talk. But knowing you were loving Caite and those little girlies was almost too much to take in.
    Safe flying – hope it’s not too long before you can come see the Nashville sky – we have the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. God paints in a new shade of pink every night and it is fun to share that with the kids.love regina

  • These do sound delicious and so easy. I’m surprised they crisp up better in the microwave than the oven but I’ll take your word for it. I love sweet potato anything and enjoy sweet potato chips as well. I’ll definitely give these a try.

    Hope you have a safe flight home.

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