Homemade Sweet Potato Chips for Dogs

Prepared properly, sweet potatoes make a safe and nutritious snack for your dog. Here's the recipe.

Are sweet potatoes safe for dogs to eat? The answer is a resounding yes, as long as the sweet potatoes are cooked first. In fact, prepared properly they are very nutritious and good for dogs, just as they are for people.

Sweet potatoes rank very high on the nutritional value scale, containing plenty of beta carotene, vitamin C, and other nutrients that are great for the immune system. Daisy loves them and I love giving her a snack that's good for her, though I try not to overdo it. If she had her way, her slim, girlish dog-figure would be long gone!

Buying fresh produce and making your dog's snacks in your own kitchen is easier than you might think. One potato goes a long way, so it's economical, too.

Here's the recipe. Step-by-step pictures are below.

Daisy's Sweet Potato Snacks


1 sweet potato - smooth and uniform in size
cutting board
a sharp knife or mandolin slicer


Scrub the sweet potato thoroughly with a vegetable brush. It's important that it's good and clean. I don't peel mine, but you can if you want.

Carefully slice the sweet potato into discs about one-eighth inch thick or just a bit thinner for crunchier chips. They bake better when they're uniform in size. To make the slices uniform in size, use a mandolin slicer.

Arrange sliced potatoes on an ungreased baking sheet or pizza pan. I didn't have a problem at all with the potatoes sticking.

Bake in preheated 300 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Check thinner chips sooner. For some of my thicker slices, I turned them over and baked an additional five or 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Store in bags. If they're nice and dry and crisp they should keep well at room temperature. If they're not quite as dry, then store in the refrigerator just to be safe.

When preparing sweet potato snacks for your dog, scrub the sweet potatoes well.
Scrub the sweet potato well using a vegetable brush.
It's important that the food you use is as clean as possible,
especially since you won't be peeling the sweet potato.

Using a knife or mandolin slicer, slice the sweet potatoes into thin discs for crispy chips.
Slice the sweet potato into thin discs.
It's much easier with a mandolin slicer. I didn't have mine yet
when I made this batch of chips. 

Bake sweet potato slices in the oven as directed in the recipe.
Arrange slices on a baking pan, place in the oven and
bake at 300 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.

Wait patiently with your dog while the sweet potato chips are baking.
Wait patiently with your dog until the chips are nice and crisp.

Cool the sweet potato chips then give the dog a taste. Yum!
Cool the chips then let the dog give them a taste test.
Daisy loves her sweet potato chips!

Store your dog's homemade sweet potato chips in a plastic bag.
Store the baked chips in a plastic bag. 

P,S. Yes, these sweet potato snacks are perfectly fine for adults. Try some salt or cinnamon if you bake up a batch for yourself. Dogs don't need the extra flavor.


  1. Oh I am going to try making these for my dogs. Thank you for sharing this easy recipe.

    1. My pleasure, Sandy! Hope your dogs enjoy the treats!

  2. I can see Daisy loves these. A healthy snack & easy to make. Sharing this :)

    1. "Easy" is my middle name, Fay! Thanks so much for visiting, commenting, and sharing!

  3. I am so surprised-one, that dogs eat sweet potatoes and two, that you don't have to grease the pan or the potato slices! Who would have thought a one ingredient recipe would make a healthy snack for human and dog?

    1. It is rather surprising that you don't have to grease the pan. Good observation, Carol! And oh, yes, dogs do like sweet potatoes. They really do make a good, healthy snack.

  4. I don't have a dog, but this snack is great for me!

    1. Definitely true, Candy. Enjoy your healthy chips!


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