Air Fried Veggie Chips

Think you hate veggies? Think again! With this recipe you can whip up a batch of air fried veggie chips for a quick, healthy snack that’s tasty and easy to make. With just a sweet potato, a zucchini, and some carrots, you’re all ready for some munching solo. 

The best part? The air fryer does all the work! Just drizzle with olive oil and seasonings. Then, let your air fryer turn these simple veggies into crispy, crunchy chips.

A white bowl filled with a mix of vegetable chips sits on a striped cloth next to an air fryer.

What Are Veggie Chips?

Veggie chips are a tasty, variation of traditional potato chips. They are made from a variety of vegetables (root vegetables work best!) like sweet potatoes, zucchinis, and carrots, offering a crunch and a burst of natural flavor that we all enjoy in potato chips. 

A white bowl filled with homemade air fried veggie chips, including slices of zucchini and sweet potato, placed on a striped cloth background.

Veggie chips are thinly sliced and lightly seasoned. They are sprayed with a little oil and then cooked. This makes them get that perfect crispy texture. By air frying these chips, we cut the calories and remove the extra grease of deep frying. 

But, we keep the crispy goodness that makes chips so irresistible. These veggie chips are great as a light side dish or a healthy snack. They are also a fun way to eat more veggies. Veggie chips are a versatile choice that fits into any meal plan.

Ingredients Needed 

Let’s talk ingredients! Each one plays a role in creating the perfect batch of air-fried veggie chips and are easily found at any grocery store. These simple ingredients come together to create a snack that packs flavor and crunch:

Two zucchinis, three carrots, one sweet potato, and small bowls of salt and pepper are arranged on a white marble surface.

Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe

  • Sweet Potato: The star for sweetness and a robust texture. Choose medium-sized sweet potatoes for easier slicing and consistent cooking.
  • Zucchinis: These add a mild, slightly earthy flavor that compliments the sweetness of the sweet potato. Their high water content helps balance the crunch.
  • Carrots: For a touch of color and a natural sweetness. Carrots crisp up beautifully, offering a delightful contrast.
  • Olive Oil or Olive Oil Spray: A drizzle or a spritz helps the seasoning stick and encourages the veggies to crisp up without becoming dry. Opt for extra virgin or avocado oil for the best flavor.
  • Kosher Salt or Sea Salt: Larger grains provide a better crunch and more controlled seasoning.
  • Pepper: Just enough to enhance the natural flavors of the vegetables without overpowering them.
  • Garlic Powder: For a little snazzy flavor to the chips.

Equipment Needed

  • Air Fryer: The key player in getting those veggies perfectly crispy without the need for deep frying.
  • Mandoline Slicer or Sharp Knife: For slicing your veggies consistently thin, which is crucial for even cooking.
  • Large Bowl: To toss the veggies with olive oil and seasonings, ensuring an even coat.
  • Spatula or Tongs: Handy for flipping and removing the veggie chips safely from the air fryer.

Tools You’ll Need

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Mueller Pro-Series All-in-One, 12 Blade Mandoline Slicer for Kitchen, Food Chopper, Vegetable Slicer and Spiralizer, Cutter, Dicer, Grater, Kitchen Gadgets Sets with Container, White Sand/Dark Grey
Fullstar Mandoline Slicer for Kitchen, Cheese Grater Vegetable Spiralizer and Veggie Slicer for Cooking & Meal Prep, Kitchen Gadgets Organizer & Safety Glove Included (6 in 1, White)

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With these tools at your disposal, you’ll turn those fresh veggies into irresistible chips in no time!

How to Make Air-Fried Veggie Chips: A Step-by-Step Guide

Follow this visual guide for how to make this yummy snack.

Step 1: Prep Your Veggies

Using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife, carefully slice the sweet potato, zucchinis, and carrots into thin, even pieces. This ensures they crisp up nicely and cook evenly. Add your sliced vegetables into a mixing bowl.

A glass bowl filled with sliced zucchini and carrots on a white marble surface, next to a green and white mandoline slicer.

Step 2: First Batch: Sweet Potato

Place the thinly sliced sweet potatoes into a single layer into the air fryer basket. Avoid overcrowding to promote even cooking. Drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or olive oil spray and season generously with kosher salt and pepper. Toss well to coat each slice evenly.

Two glass bowls on a marble surface, one containing slices of sweet potato and the other with mixed slices of zucchini and carrot.

Step 3: Air Fry Sweet Potato Slices

Air fry at 320°F for 10-15 minutes. It’s important to check halfway through and give them a shake or use tongs to flip the slices for uniform crispiness. Remove them when they’re golden and crispy, and set aside.

Slices of seasoned sweet potatoes arranged in the basket of an air fryer on a marble countertop.

Step 4: Second Batch: Zucchini and Carrots

Now, place the zucchini and carrot slices in the air fryer basket. Repeat the process of drizzling with the remaining olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper. Make sure they’re evenly coated.

Slices of zucchini and carrots seasoned with herbs inside an air fryer basket.

Step 5: Air fry the Rest of the Veggies

Air fry the second batch at 320°F for 20-30 minutes. As with the sweet potatoes, check them halfway through and stir or flip as needed. This batch may take longer due to the moisture content of zucchinis and the density of carrots.

Step 6: Batch Cook 

Depending on your air fryer’s capacity, you may need to cook the vegetables in multiple batches. This ensures each piece cooks thoroughly and gets that desired crispiness.

Slices of zucchini and carrots cooking in an air fryer basket, slightly browned and seasoned.

Step 7: Monitor the Veggies

Keep a close eye on the air fryer during cooking, especially as each vegetable might cook slightly differently. Remove any pieces that are done to avoid burning.

Step 8: Cool and Enjoy Your Crunchy Snack! 

Allow the veggie chips to cool slightly on a wire rack or a clean plate; they will continue to crisp up as they cool down. Enjoy your homemade air-fried veggie chips as a snack or as a side dish.

Find the measurements and full recipe below in the recipe card!

Tip: Why Cook Veggie Chips in Small Batches?

For the best results, cook them in small batches. This will give them the ultimate crispiness and perfect texture. Here’s why this method works wonders:

Ensures Even Cooking: 

By not overcrowding your air fryer basket, you allow hot air to circulate freely around each slice of vegetable. This air circulation is key to getting each chip evenly crispy. Overcrowding can lead to some chips cooking faster than others or even some ending up soggy rather than crispy.

Tailor The Cooking Time: 

Different vegetables cook at different rates. For instance, sweet potatoes may crisp up quicker than zucchini or carrots due to their texture and sugar content. Cooking in batches lets you set the time for each type of vegetable. This ensures each one is cooked just right.

Prevents Steaming: 

Too many vegetables in the air fryer at once can create steam from their released moisture, which can make your chips limp instead of crisp. Small batches ensure that the veggies have enough room to release moisture. This won’t change the air fryer’s cooking environment.

Easy Monitoring:

With fewer items in the basket, it’s easier to keep an eye on your food and make necessary adjustments. You can stir, flip, or remove pieces that are done without disrupting the cook time of others.

A white bowl filled with crispy vegetable chips placed on a striped cloth, positioned in front of an air fryer on a marble countertop.

Serving Suggestions for Air Fryer Chips

These air-fried veggie chips are great alone but you can also pair them with a dip to make a balanced, enjoyable snack.

Here are some ideas or use your favorite dip:

  • Hummus Dip: Pair your veggie chips with a bowl of rich, creamy hummus. This dip not only adds a protein boost but also complements the earthy flavors of your chips with its smooth texture and savory taste.
  • Ranch Dressing: Dip your crispy veggie chips into a bowl of light ranch dressing for a tangy and creamy treat. You can opt for a store-bought version or whip up a healthier homemade ranch with Greek yogurt as the base to keep it light yet flavorful. 
  • Greek Yogurt Dip: Mix Greek yogurt with herbs and spices. For example, use dill, garlic powder, and lemon juice. This makes a high-protein dip that adds a refreshing twist to each bite.
  • Guacamole: Opt for a homemade guacamole to add healthy fats and fiber to your snack. The creamy texture and vibrant flavors of avocado and lime make guacamole an irresistible pair for your crispy chips.
  • Fresh Salsa: Salsa is loaded with tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. It offers juicy, fiber-rich balance to the crispy chips. It has a tangy, slightly spicy flavor.
  • Cottage Cheese: For a simpler option, try cottage cheese as a dip. It’s high in protein and has a mild flavor that lets the natural taste of your veggie chips shine through. Sprinkle some pepper or chives on top for an extra zing.
  • Nut Butter Spread: For a sweet twist, serve your veggie chips with a small bowl of almond or peanut butter. It is especially tasty with sweet potato chips. They offer a delightful contrast between sweet and savory.

Leftovers: Storing Your Homemade Veggie Chips 

This is a small batch recipe but you will likely have a few left over veggie chips in this recipe. Storing your leftover chips properly ensures they stay as crispy and delicious as when they first came out of the air fryer. Here’s how to keep them fresh:

Cool Completely:

Before storing, allow your veggie chips to cool completely on a wire rack or a tray. This helps prevent steam from building up, which can make the chips soggy.

Airtight Container:

Transfer the cooled veggie chips into an airtight container. If you’re stacking them, place a piece of parchment paper or paper towels between each layer to help absorb any excess moisture.

Room Temperature Storage:

Keep your container at room temperature in a dry place, away from direct sunlight. This setup helps maintain the crispiness of the chips for a few days.

Reviving Veggie Chips:

If your chips have lost their crisp over time, don’t fret. Just pop them back into the air fryer for a few minutes at 320°F to re-crisp them before serving.

By storing your extras you can enjoy your air-fried veggie chips all week long—perfect for a quick snack or a crunchy addition to any meal! These pack well for tomorrow’s lunch too!

A hand holding a seasoned sweet potato chip over a bowl filled with similar chips.

Time to Make Some Homemade Chips 

Ready, set, snack! Are you ready to make our favorite veggie chips which are crispy, light, and utterly addictive? The next time you want an easy, delicious snack for a movie marathon or to jazz up your mid-afternoon munchies, remember your air fryer is ready. It can transform plain veggies into snacking gold. 

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A white bowl filled with homemade vegetable chips, including slices of zucchini and sweet potato, placed on a striped cloth background.

Air Fried Veggie Chips

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  • Author: The Solo Spoon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Snacks


Make delicious air fried veggie chips with sweet potato, zucchini, and carrots. This easy snack is perfect for solo munching—your air fryer does all the work!


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 3 large carrots
  • 24 tbsp olive oil
  • Kosher salt or Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder


  • Thinly slice the sweet potato, zucchini and carrots using a mandoline or sharp knife.
  • Place the sweet potato in the bottom of an air fryer in an even layer.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and toss with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Air fry at 320° for 10-15 minutes, depending on your air fryer. Be sure to check half way through to make sure they aren’t burning. Remove from the air fryer and set aside.
  • Next, add in the zucchini and carrots, tossing again with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper.
  • Air fry for 20-30 minutes. Again checking to ensure they aren’t burning.


Note: Depending on the size of your air fryer, you will need to do this in batches. Be sure to check on the vegetables throughout the cooking process to ensure nothing is burning. Be sure to remove any cooked pieces and allow the remaining to cook through.

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