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Sweet Potato Dog Chews Recipe

This a super easy recipe for homemade 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.

I’ll show you how to make dehydrated, sweet potato dog chews.

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


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 that grains are rich.

Supplementing her grain-based diet with Sweet Potato treats is not only just o.k. but actually good for her. Sweet Potatoes are rich in Vitamins A, B6, and C and calcium, potassium, and iron; the benefits for humans are the same 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. These sweet potato dog chews are ideal as a nice treat for your pooch.

How to make sweet potato dog chews: 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 with 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 potato chews?

Well, it can take a while, but your dog will let you know these homemade sweet potato dog treats are well worth the wait! 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 the 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.

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

how thin should i slice sweet potatoes for the dog chews?

So, what’s the Goldilock’s thickness for these chews? When I was experimenting with how to make these sweet potato dog 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

A super easy recipe for homemade Sweet Potato Dog Chews. Loaded with vitamins and iron, you can feel good about a dog treat that they love too.
4.58 from 35 votes
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 7 minutes
Course Dog Treats Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 18 kcal


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


  • Wash Sweet Potatoes
  • Preheat your oven or dehydrator. See Note below.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cut your sweet potatoes to a thickness of between 1/4" and 1/3"
  • Place slices on a rack so that the air can circulate on all sides, leaving space between the slices.
  • Place sweet potato slices in your oven or dehydrator and dehydrate per the chart below.
  • Let cool and store in an air-tight container.


  • 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.


Serving: 1gCalories: 18kcalCarbohydrates: 4gSodium: 7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
Keyword chews, dog, recipe, sweet potato
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In addition to these homemade sweet potato dog chews, 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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  1. 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.”

    1. 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…

      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.

  2. Thanks for this recipe/idea. Also looked at your 3 ingredient dog treats as my Bonnie just got diagnosed as being allergic to almost everything. Only: Eggs, Barley and Potato did not come back positive. No fruits were tested so I might be able to introduce a few and peanut butter later on. Thanks again

    1. Hi Leon,

      Poor Bonnie! These sweet potatoes chews will thankfully work for her as that is the only ingredient. Let me know how your sweet girl likes them.


  3. I tried making the sweet potato chews this afternoon in the oven. They were in for about 3 hours.

    They didn’t turn out like the ones I buy at the pet store. The ones at the pet store are harder, and they say on the package that they just have one ingredient – sweet potatoes. The ones I made were soft in the centre. The dogs liked them, but they don’t look like what I was expecting.

    Would I have better results if I tried using a dehydrator?

    1. Good Morning Sherri,

      I would recommend dehydrating them a bit longer. If your sweet potato slices are just a tad thicker, then it will take longer. Does your oven have a convection setting? That would also help dry them out. You could go ahead and put them back in now, even if they’ve been at room temperature for a bit.

      The drier they are, the longer they will last at room temperature.

      Let me know how that works.


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