Cajun Rutabaga Chips

These oven-baked rutabaga chips are a low-carb, healthy alternative to the classic potato chips. With a spicy Cajun seasoning rub, they're a flavourful snack to munch on guilt-free.

Oven-Baked Cajun Rutabaga Chips


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs10.5 g3.8%
of which Sugars7.1 g7.9%
Fibers4 g14.3%
Fats4.9 g7.5%
of which Saturates0.7 g3.5%
of which Omega 30.1 g10.8%
Proteins1.9 g4.1%
Calcium74 mg7.4%
Vitamin A18 mcg2.5%
Vitamin C40 mg52.9%
Iron1.2 mg7.8%
Potassium505 mg14.4%
Sodium68 mg3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal93 4.7%
Macro split
  • net carbs 49%
  • sugars 33%
  • fats 23%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 9%
  • fibers 19%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
93 per serving

After the success of our keto daikon chips, we have a brand-new, low-carb veggie crisps recipe for you. These oven-baked rutabaga chips with Cajun seasoning are so tasty and healthy you'll come back for more.

We sliced rutabaga into super-thin chips, seasoned them with a spicy Cajun-style rub and a dash of extra virgin olive oil. Then, we slow-baked them in the oven until dry and crispy. In one hour, you can have mouthwatering chips with a fraction of the calories than classic fried potato crisps.

Cajun seasoning is a brilliant spice blend that works well with pretty much anything. Its hot and spicy flavour pairs wonderfully with rutabaga, and thanks to paprika, it gives a lovely reddish tone to the chips. You can use store-bought Cajun seasoning or make it from scratch following our recipe below.

Rutabaga, also known as swede or yellow turnip, belongs to the cabbage family. It has a light yellow flesh and a mildly sweet, earthy flavour. Despite being a root vegetable, it has far fewer carbs than potatoes or parsnips, making it a perfect keto-friendly alternative.

Weight-by-weight, rutabaga has almost three times fewer carbs than potatoes. A 100g serving provides only 3 grams of net carbs (the amount of digestible carbohydrates), nearly 5 times less than those found in potatoes. So, if you're following a ketogenic diet or looking for a low-calorie option to classic crisps, these swede chips are just perfect.

To make them even healthier, we opted for baking them with a little oil instead of deep-frying them. This way, we were able to cut the fats in half, which means fewer calories too. A 25g (1 oz) serving of these rutabaga chips provides only 89 calories but packs almost 20 % of your RDI of fibres — all with just 6 % RDI of fats.


Measuring System
Cajun Seasoning
Oregano1 tsp
Thyme1 tsp
Paprika1/2 tsp
Cayenne Pepper1/2 tsp
Garlic Powder1/2 tsp
Black Pepper1 pinch
Salt1 pinch
Rutabaga (peeled)630 g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil20 mL

Step 1

Peel the rutabaga and then use a mandolin slicer or sharp knife to slice the swede into very thin chips (1).

Ensure the chips are 1 to 2 mm thick, or they won't crisp up as nicely (2).

rutabaga chips
rutabaga chip thickness

Step 2

Combine the Cajun seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.

In another bowl, toss the rutabaga chips with the olive oil.

Then, tip in the cajun spice mix and rub the chips thoroughly until they're well coated.

cajun spiced rutabaga chips

Step 3

Now, arrange the seasoned chips flat on a baking tray lined with parchment paper (1).

You can keep them close to one another as they will shrink a lot while cooking. As they might not fit all into one tray, we recommend baking them on multiple trays.

Bake the chips for 25 minutes at 120 °C (250 °F) in fan mode or at 140 °C (285 °F) in static mode.

Once they look smaller and curled up, flip them upside down and swap the trays top to bottom and front to back (2).

rutabaga chips on a baking tray
baked rutabaga chips

Step 4

Bake them for a further 25 minutes and flip them again.

After this time, remove the chips that feel dry and hard and transfer them onto a wire rack.

Return the tray to the oven and keep baking those still moist and soft, checking them every 5 minutes.

Let the baked rutabaga chips cool down completely onto a wire rack, as they will crisp up even more.

oven baked cajun rutabaga chips


These chips are best when consumed on the same day as they will lose some of their crispiness when stored for longer.