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How to Make Homemade Chili Flakes – Recipe
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How to Make Homemade Chili Flakes – Recipe

Use your dehydrator (or oven) to make your own chili flakes at home. They’re perfect for dashing over pizza or any other food for a bit of zing and flavor. A great way to preserve your pepper harvest.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32
Calories: 22kcal


  • 8 ounces chili peppers of choice


  • Clean and dry your chili peppers.
  • Slice each in half lengthwise for smaller peppers, or into rings for thicker walled peppers.
  • Set them into your dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 130 degrees F for 12 hours, or overnight. You may need to dehydrate longer, depending on the air conditions.
  • When the peppers are completely dried through and brittle, place them in a plastic baggie and seal. Crush them with your hands, or with a towel if your skin is sensitive, as some of the powder may leak through.
  • Pour into a shaker and use as needed.
  • The crushed chili flakes will last indefinitely, though they will lose color and potency over time. They’re best used within a year.


Makes about a cup or so of crushed chili flakes.


Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1875IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.4mg