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Dehydrated Sweet Potato Dog Treats

These dehydrated sweet potato dog treats are an easy and tasty treat for your four-legged best friend. Plus, these natural rawhide alternatives are packed with antioxidants and fiber!

A plate of dehydrated sweet potatoes with a dog eating one off the plate.

So, I did one of those things where you buy the big bag of sweet potatoes and put them in the depths of the pantry because the bag is so massive and then proceed to forget about it. Thankfully, I remembered these sweet potatoes before they went bad, so I decided to make my own sweet potato dog treats for Rhubarb!

I had made other dried dog treats, like these Chicken Jerky Strips, so I used that as my starting point. And it worked! These dehydrated sweet potato treats are super simple to make and only require one ingredient – sweet potatoes!

Grab your baking sheet and wire rack and let’s get dehydrating!

A dog taking a dried sweet potato from a hand.

Ingredients for Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes

To make these dehydrated sweet potato dog treats, you just need a baking sheet, a wire rack, and a tasty sweet potato!

Sweet Potato: The star of the show! Sweet potatoes are a great way to make natural chewy treats for your dog because they are cheap and the high fiber content means they develop a tough texture when dried. This tough texture is great for your dog’s teeth and to keep them entertained. Bonus? Sweet potatoes are also healthy for dogs, containing a bunch of vitamins and minerals!

A plate of dried sweet potato treats on grass.

How to make Dehydrated Sweet Potato dog treats

To make these dried sweet potato dog treats, you just need a baking sheet, a wire rack, and a couple of hours with an oven. And even though a couple of hours seems like a long time, this time in the oven is critical to creating a chew-resistant treat.

Step 1: Cut
Slice the sweet potato into ¼ inch thick pieces using a sharp chef’s knife.

A sweet potato half sliced into even rounds sitting on grass.

Step 2: Rack
Place sliced sweet potato onto a wire cooling rack that’s set on top of a baking sheet. This will allow air to circulate around the sweet potatoes while they cook, drying them out from every angle.

Sweet potato round slices laid out on a wire baking rack.

Step 3: Dry
Set on the middle rack of a 225°F (107°C) oven. Cook for 2 to 3 hours, flipping the potato pieces over after an hour until the potato is very dry and a bit crispy. (The longer they bake, the longer they will keep stored because the moisture will be lower).

A plate of dried sweet potato treats.

Recipe Tips

Variations: You can cut sweet potatoes any way you like and then bake them as noted in the recipe. While we did round shapes here, you could cut them into strips for more jerky-like sweet potato chews for dogs.

Storage: These can be stored covered loosely at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. If they dry out longer in the oven, they will keep longer at room temperature too. Just be sure to label them with a date so you can remember when they will go bad.

Like these Treats? Try These!

After these dehydrated sweet potatoes, your pup will be begging for more homemade treats! Good news – Rhubarb and I have a few more for you to try.

A dog taking a dehydrated sweet potato treat from a hand.
Dehydrated Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Dehydrated Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Yield: 20 treats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

This dehydrated sweet potato dog treats recipe uses just your oven to create a chewy, enriching, healthy homemade dog treat they'll LOVE!

Materials

  • 1 large sweet potato

Instructions

  1. Cut: Slice the sweet potato into ¼ inch thick pieces using a sharp chef's knife.
  1. Rack: Place sliced sweet potato onto a wire cooling rack that's set on top of a baking sheet. This will allow air to circulate around the sweet potatoes.
  2. Dry: Set on the middle rack of a 225°F (107°C) oven. Cook for 2 to 3 hours, flipping the potato pieces over after an hour, until potato is very dry and a bit crispy.

Notes

Store dried sweet potato loosely covered at room temp for up to 2 weeks (the longer they dry out in the oven, the longer you'll be able to store them).

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