Smoked Paprika Potato Chips

Crispy and smoky…

When you have a hankering for smoky or spicy chips, skip that snack aisle and head over to those fresh vegetables. Making smoked paprika potato chips takes well less than an hour, and will bring a heck of a lot more earthy flavor to your snacking experience.

In terms of heat: There’s sizzle here with the smoked paprika, but not an overbearing spiciness. This is a very family-friendly spicy snack. If you want a little more punch, add a pinch of cayenne pepper powder or hot paprika to the oil mix prior to coating the chips.

Like spicy snacks? Check out our jalapeño pretzels and our chipotle lime popcorn, too! They take snacking to a whole different level.

Smoked Paprika Potato Chips

Smoked Paprika Potato Chips

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line two baking sheets with foil and lightly spray each with canola oil or cooking spray.
  • Thinly slice the russet potatoes (skin on) into chip-like pieces. Rinse the raw chips, then allow them to dry on paper towels. Pat the chips with another paper towel to speed up the drying.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the smoked paprika, olive oil, and salt. Stir until fully combined.
  • Add the raw potato chips to the large mixing bowl and fully coat the chips with the smoked paprika/oil mix.
  • Evenly space the raw chips on the baking sheets, providing room on all sides to allow each chip to brown evenly.
  • Place the baking sheets in the oven, and bake the chips for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve.


If you want a little more heat, add that pinch of cayenne pepper during step 4.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content. It was originally published on November 4, 2016.