I never fathomed consuming an entire bunch of kale in one sitting until I found myself at the bottom of a plate that once held a tower of these Cheesy Kale Chips. Yikes!

Excessive? Maybe. Regrettable? I mean 1 cup of cashews is a lot for one person but KALE right?!

All joking aside, I know a dehydrator is not the most common kitchen appliance around. I got mine from Aldi for about $20 a few years ago while I don’t dehydrate often, I will say that these kale chips alone, make finding the space and few extra bucks totally worth it. I promise you!

Cheesy Kale Chips


  • 1 bunch of kale

Cheese Sauce:

  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked
  • 1 tbs nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup plant milk


  1. Wash, de-rib and dry kale. Rip into chip/bite size leaves.

  2. Combine all cheese sauce ingredients in a high speed blender until it reaches creamy texture. About 1-2 minutes.

  3. Pour sauce over kale and massage into leaves to thoroughly coat.

  4. Arrange massaged kale onto the dehydrator trays - try not to over lap. Dehyrdate overnight or until crispy - roughly 12 hours.

Recipe Notes

Soak cashews in water for 4 hours or overnight. Short on time? Pour boiling water over them and soak for 5 minutes.