A super easy recipe for Sweet Potato Dog Chews.

You folks LOVE Flora’s 3-Ingredient Dog Treats so much that I figured you were ready for another super easy treat for your 4-legged loves. Enter this Sweet Potato Dog Chew! And if you thought a 3-ingredient recipe was great, I know you’ll love a 1-ingredient recipe even more.

Sweet, sugar-faced Golden Retriever with a sweet potato chew in her mouth.

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

S.J. SEWARD

First things first…

Can Dogs Eat Sweet Potatoes?

I chatted with my vet before I made these Sweet Potato Dog Chews and got the thumbs up, with the caveat that these are ‘snacks’ and not her primary diet. Per our vet’s recommendation, Flora is on a grain-based diet, important for the amino acids, which grains are rich in.

Supplementing her grain-based diet with Sweet Potato is not only just o.k. but actually good for her. Sweet Potatoes are rich in Vitamins A, B6, C and calcium, potassium, and iron; the benefit they have for humans is the same benefits for our puppers.

All that being said, it is not recommended for dogs to eat raw sweet potatoes. Dried, dehydrated and cooked sweet potatoes are much more digestible for dogs.

Sliced Sweet Potatoes on cutting board and on rack before going in oven.

So, back to these yummy and healthy chews:

Truly, it’s just a matter of slicing your sweet potatoes and drying/dehydrating them in either your dehydrator or your oven. That being said, the thickness that you slice them is important. Too thin, you end up with sweet potato chips and too thick, and you have sweet potato leather/rubber.

How Long Does it Take to Dehydrate Sweet Potatoes?

Well, it can take a while! Low and slow is best. If you don’t have a dehydrator, that means you will tie up your oven for the better part of a day. The chart in the recipe gives 3 different temp settings to use as a reference, you’ll need to just check from time to time.

Sweet Potato Dog Chews in a jar and laying on a white counter, viewed from overhead.

How Thin Should I Slice Sweet Potatoes for Dog Chews?

So, what’s the Goldilock’s thickness for these Chews? My Trial and error showed that between 1/4″ (.635cm) and 1/3″ (.846 cm) is the Sweet Spot (see what I did there?) for Sweet Potato Dog Chew thickness.

Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 7 minutes

A super easy recipe for Sweet Potato Dog Chews. Loaded with vitamins and iron, you can feel good about a treat that they love too.

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 3-4 inches in diameter)

Instructions

  1. Wash Sweet Potatoes
  2. Preheat your oven or dehydrator. See Note below.
  3. To soften your sweet potato to make it easier for slicing, microwave each sweet potato for 1 minute. Add 30-second increments until it is just soft enough to cut safely.
  4. With a knife or a mandoline, slice the sweet potato. For small dogs, cut the sweet potato into rounds, and for larger dogs, cut lengthwise.
  5. Cut your sweet potatoes to a thickness of between 1/4" and 1/3"
  6. Place slices on a rack so that the air can circulate on all sides, leaving space between the slices.
  7. Place sweet potato slices in your oven or dehydrator and dehydrate per the chart below.
  8. Let cool and store in an air-tight container.

Notes

  • Dehydrate at 115° for 10-12 hours
  • Dehydrate at 135° for 6-8 hours
  • Dehydrate at 200° for 2-3 hours


Check your sweet potato chews after the shorter time period. Bear in the mind, the dryer (crunchier) they are, the longer that you can store them at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

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Looking for more goodie recipes for your 4-legged love?

We have several dog treat recipes. Check out this very popular 3-Ingredient Dog Treats recipe, these Cheddar Cheese Dog Treats, and these Pumpkin Dog Treats. Or, you can head over to see all of our dog treat recipes in one place!

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Sweet, sugar-faced Golden Retriever with a Sweet Potato Dog Chew in her mouth.

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2 Comments

  1. garlic & dogs

    October 18, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Your recipie for dog sweet potatoes says to add garlic powder. I found this, “According to the Merck Veterinary Manual, garlic and other members of the allium family, including onions, contain thiosulfate, which is toxic to dogs but not to humans. Thiosulfate causes oxidative damage to red blood cells, resulting in hemolytic anemia.”

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    • lynn

      October 19, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Hi Danny,

      Thanks for reaching out. But I think you may have my recipe confused with someone else’s. My sweet potato dog treat recipe is just dehydrated sweet potatoes and I don’t believe that there is a mention of garlic powder anywhere in the post; but I am human so if there is a mention of garlic, I’d really appreciate you letting me know where so I can correct it. Like you, I am well aware of the danger of both garlic and onions to dogs and would never add it intentionally.

      Here’s the link to the post again…
      https://nourishandnestle.com/sweet-potato-dog-chews-recipe/

      I hope you do figure out whose dog treat recipe does have garlic powder so that they can correct it. I’d hate for well-intentioned pup parents to add that ingredient to their treats.

      Reply

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