Organic Sweet Potato Chews Recipe for Dogs

(Always Use Organic When You Can)

Wash a sweet potato (yam), the really orange variety. Cut down the middle lengthwise. Then cut long lengthwise slices about 1/4 of an inch wide (for crispier chews) and place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet.  If your dog prefers chewier, cut a little thicker, about 1/3 of an inch wide.  Always err on the thicker side.  You can also cut them french-fry style!

Put in the oven at 250 degrees for about 3 hours. This leaves them kind of chewy, but you could also bake them a little longer to get them crunchy.

If you have a dehydrator, place them neatly (not touching) on your dehydrating trays and set at 125 degrees F.  I let them dehydrate overnight, about 12 hours.  I really, really, really LOVE my Nesco Food Dehydrator, and it has served me very well over the years!  It comes with 4 square trays (expandable to 8 trays total), and puts out 700 watts of drying power for quicker dehydrating!  I highly recommend!

REMEMBER to either refrigerate or freeze all natural treats to avoid spoilage and insect infestation.

 

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17 Responses

  1. Julie Air says:

    Hey Bree,

    We have a new long coated, old fashioned German Shepherd. Her name is LeAir and she’s beautiful, very intelligent and lots of fun. She just turned 1 year old. She’s on Innovia. She loves sweet potato treats, so I’m going to try making them for her. She also likes banana chips, apples & oranges. We share a snack together most nights.
    Thanks for the recipe. God Bless, Julie Air

  2. Stephanie says:

    Finally a recipe for sweet potato chews that does not require special equiptment. Nice and simple. Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it out!

  3. Jen says:

    I thought that potatoes were not good for dogs…? Now this is only what I have read in an article somewhere onling, although I’ve seen it a few times. Are sweet potatoes different??

  4. Mark Schu says:

    Jen, I was confused also until I remembered that Sweet Potatoes are not actually “Potatoes” at all! They are from the morning glory family…

  5. Carol says:

    I am going to try these. How do you store them? In an air tight container or in the refrig?

  6. Molly says:

    Is there also a way to make sweet potato dog treats using a dehydrator…..? I have one of those and heard this was also possible. If so, do you dry them raw? What would be the value, if any, to raw/hydrated and baked I wonder…..?

  7. Gerry says:

    I bake sweet potatoes, mash them, mix them up with cooked chicken or tuna, and spinach; dry them in the oven on a low temp. My dog loves them, as do all the neighbor dogs, and I like knowing what’s in the treats I give them.

  8. Day says:

    I need help with puppy food!

    I’ve been hearing a lot about fresh, organic, and natural food. A girl at work told me about “Freshpet”–it’s new but apparently really healthy. Has anyone heard of it??

    Thank You!

  9. Cindy says:

    Thanks for the recipe – this is easy to make and my dogs (a bichon and a shih-tzu) love them! The shih-tzu is on a wheat and yeast free diet, and sweet potatoes are her favorite. (She’s on Natural Balance)

  10. connie russell says:

    for people looking for good dog food, go to dog food analis.com it is a great web site. it has all the pros and cons and will let you know if the dog food is recomended or not.there are 100s of dog foods and most are no good. this web site is all alphbetical order. i did lots of recerch. i feed my chinese crested innova dog food. and yes sweet potatoes are a great treat. connie

  11. connie russell says:

    for people looking for good dog food, go to dog food analis.com it is a great web site. it has all the pros and cons and will let you know if the dog food is recomended or not.there are 100s of dog foods and most are no good. this web site is all alphbetical order. i did lots of recerch. i feed my chinese crested innova dog food. and yes sweet potatoes are a great treat. connie

  12. marie says:

    My dog loves them and so do I….

  13. Melissa Derby says:

    Hi, This recipe sounds great. We have a chocolate lab and we just found he was allergic to wheat products. I so want to give him a treat that will actually taste good because the treats without wheat don’t smell that good to me – of course, I’m thinking of myself. Cooper might just love them as he LOVES food of any kind!!! Thanks, Melissa

  14. susie says:

    we are always looking for new treats for our black lab bracken. we are going to try the sweet potato, sure he will love it. could it be mixed into his dried food.

  15. Karen says:

    I am so happy to have found this site. I have two shelties, and one has become intolerant of wheat and oats, so we have a wee bit of a challenge to find treats that she can digest.

  16. BrindlePitt4Me says:

    Found your recipe the other day and immediately added sweet potatoes to my shopping list. I have a Nesco dehydrator too and couldn’t wait to make these. I made sure I got the biggest sweet potatoes I could find at the store cause my Pitts are real chewers, and WOW does this chews satisfy them. I cut them real thick and sure they need a good 12 hours in my dehydrator. All in all, what a warm fuzzy feeling giving my pups homemade treats and saving a lot of money on any store bought sweet potato chews. AT least I know there are no added unknown ingredients! Thank you so much for this recipe. love your site!

    • Bree says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, and appreciate the compliments too! My Boxers love these and I make them often! Since they can take around 12 hours, I usually put them on around 7 or 8 at night, so they’re still dehydrating when I get up in the mornings…best for me so I can keep an eye on the finished product! 🙂

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