Make Your Own Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats in the Microwave (Recipe)

Recently there has been a lot of news regarding the dangers associated with certain dog treats, particularly those made with chicken or sweet potatoes, and dogs becoming ill or dying – particularly from kidney failure.  A great way to avoid these dangers is to make your own treats!  Plus, you have the added assurance of feeding your dog something freshly made by YOU and they are a lot cheaper than store-bought treats too.

I already love to make homemade potato chips in the microwave for the humans in our family to eat, so I slightly adapted that recipe to make homemade sweet potato dog treats for our Toby.  They are easy to make and Toby LOOOOVES them!

Ingredients:  Sweet Potatoes, Cooking Spray

Start by scrubbing potatoes well.  I leave the skin on, but you could peel them if you like.  Cut into 1/8″ thick slices.

Spray a microwave-safe dinner plate lightly with cooking spray.  Spread the slices out so they aren’t overlapping.  If you have any thicker slices, put them on the outer edges.

The next step of actually cooking them will vary greatly depending on the wattage of your microwave oven.  I have a small 600 watt oven so I cook them for 5 minutes on one side.  Flip them over and cook for 5 minutes on the second side.  Flip again – cook 2 minutes.  Flip again – cook 2 minutes.  If your oven is more powerful, I would recommend starting with 3 minutes per side.  Keep flipping and cooking until the slices have started to turn crunchy.  They will continue to crisp up after you remove them from the oven.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for several days, but if your dog loves them as much as Toby does, they probably won’t last that long!  If you try the recipe, please come back and tell me how your dog likes them!

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Comments

  1. Wow — that looks so easy! I’m going to try it!
    thank you for sharing
    Robin

  2. Cool Thanks I am sure my dog will loves these and they are super easy and cheap to make

  3. I had no idea you could make any kind of chips in the microwave. I don’t have a dog anymore but I really want to try the “human chips.” Can you do the same thing with regular potatoes/chips?

  4. Yes, you can. Here is my recipe for “regular” potato chips in the microwave: http://www.thriftyjinxy.com/2012/07/recipe-make-your-own-homemade-healthy.html (But the dog ones are also perfectly edible for humans if you like sweet potatoes. Just slice them more thinly for better texture.)

  5. Awesome! thanks for sharing.

  6. cool idea, i’m gonna try this. My dog thanks you!

  7. Anonymous says:

    FANTASTIC treats. Thank you for the idea and directions. Easy to make and our dogs love them. I’ve stored the extras in a zip lock bag, but seriously doubt they’ll be there for long. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This is a great idea because you could make smaller batches as needed. In less time… brilliant!!

  9. great idea but would it be easier to put the slices on a wooden BBQ stick.?.Then you don’t have to flip it all the time

  10. I am going to try these for our Great Dane Zeus, Hope he likes these. I guess if he doesnt people can eat them..:)

  11. I just made these and my furbaby loves them !

  12. Cybie, Cedie and Deenie Marie our 3 Brittanys love, love, love them. Deenie is diabetic so very good treat for her. Thank you

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