Super simple sweet potato dog chew recipe

Super simple sweet potato dog chew recipe

by Jenny Ostoj April 30, 2020

These days, many people are finding themselves baking and cooking more at home. I’ve personally spent a lot more time in the kitchen, which also means I've enjoyed way more than my fair share of homemade brownies, cookies, and scones. To the point that my waistband has officially called for a time out. ⁠;-)

So I’ve started seeking out recipes and treats to make for the pups instead. One of our current favorites is SUPER easy and only takes one ingredient: A sweet potato or yam!

Our pups love sweet potatoes, and I had been purchasing packaged chews at the pet store. They are great because they have a long shelf life and aren't perishable like the homemade version, but I have found that it is way more cost-effective to make these at home and save our budget for the fancier treats that we can't DIY.

This little guy LOVES his sweet potato treats.

Dog eating sweet potato chew treat

Dried sweet potato chew recipe



It's so simple! Just one yam or sweet potato.


  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Wash the sweet potato or yam.
  • Cut either down the middle lengthwise, then cut long lengthwise slices about 1/3 of an inch wide, or slice them (as pictured) 
  • Place on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake in oven at 250 F for 3-4 hours
  • The thickness of the cut and the length you leave them in the oven will impact the chewiness. Sometimes we bake them longer for a crunchy snack. Our pups enjoy them both ways!
  • Cool before serving to your pup and store the remainder in the refrigerator. 

Dried sweet potato chew dog treats

I hope your pups enjoy this super simple treat! Let me know in the comments if you have found that they like them more chewy or crunchy!

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