Baked Sweet Potato Chips

DF GF

These baked sweet potato chips are crunchy, addictive and made with only three simple ingredients. Skip the store-bought chips and make these instead!

I grew up loving chips and still to this day they’re a bit of a weakness. We typically don’t keep chips on hand for snacking, but occasionally we’ll buy tortilla chips to have with guacamole or “healthy chips” as a treat. But lately I’ve been making my own!

I’ve made my own tortilla chips and pita chips, but I’ve been having fun making vegetables chips as well, including zucchini chips and kale chips. All the recipes are pretty similar (except for fancy kale chip flavors) and the ingredient list is really short — thinly sliced veggies, a little oil and sea salt to taste.

Lately I tried my hand at making baking sweet potato chips and I’m addicted. They’re so easy and so dang tasty.

Baked homemade sweet potato chips on a bowl and topped with flakey salt. A bowl of herby creamy dip is beside the chips.

How to Slice Sweet Potatoes for Chips

One helpful kitchen tool when making baked sweet potato chips (or any veggie chips for that matter) is a mandoline slicer. Not only does it make the slicing process a breeze, but using one will also enable you to get thin, even slices so all your chips will be done baking at the same time. If you don’t have a mandoline slicer, no worries — just use a sharp knife to create thin slices. Try to make them as even as possible.

Side by side photos comparing sweet potatoes sliced with a mandoline vs a knife.

This photo shows the difference between sweet potato chips sliced with a mandoline and sweet potato chips sliced by hand with a knife. As you can see the ones sliced with a knife are slightly thicker and a bit uneven. They will bake up just fine, but some will cook faster than others.

Sweet Potato Chip Variations:

I’m sharing a basic recipe for baked sweet potato chips with a little oil and sea salt, but you can totally get creative with spices to create different flavors. I personally like making a sweet/savory version by adding 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to this recipe.

Thin slices of sweet potatoes on a cookie sheet.

How to Serve + Store Sweet Potato Chips

These chips can be eaten plain as a snack or served with a dip. They would be excellent with my avocado ranch, hummus, almond pesto dip or black bean dip. For these photos, I served the sweet potato chips with plain Greek yogurt topped with spices.

Homemade sweet potato chips are always best eaten right away, but they can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 days. If they get soft, you can pop them back in the oven to crisp up again before serving.

Sweet potato chips in a bowl and one chip being dipped into a bowl of creamy dip.

For this recipe, one serving of chips = 1 whole sweet potato and comes in at just 144 calories and 3 grams of fat. The chip loving, volume-eater in me is jumping for joy at these stats considering most packaged chips have around 150 calories for 7 chips!

More Sweet Potato Recipes You’ll Love:

If you make these sweet potato chips be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how they turn out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

4 from 9 votes
These baked sweet potato chips are crunchy, addictive and made with only three simple ingredients. Skip the store-bought chips and make these instead!
Baked homemade sweet potato chips on a bowl and topped with flakey salt. A bowl of herby creamy dip is beside the chips.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2-1 Tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt + more if needed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 275°F.
  • Wash sweet potatoes and slice thinly with a mandoline slicer or sharp knife. No need to peel the potatoes.
  • Place potato slices in a bowl with oil and sea salt. Start with 1/2 Tablespoon of oil and add more if needed. You want the sweet potato slices lightly coated. Toss to combine until all slices are lightly coated with oil.
  • Set slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes, flipping the chips every 15 minutes and watching them carefully as some might start to brown faster than others.
  • Chips are done when they’re golden in color and crisp.
  • These chips are best eaten right away, but they can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 days. If they get soft, you can pop them back in the oven to crisp up again before serving.

Notes

  • You can also use a dehydrator to make sweet potato chips. Lay chips on dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 125°F for 12-20 hours or until crisp.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 of recipe Calories: 144kcal Carbohydrates: 26g Protein: 2g Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 367mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato chips

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

Please leave a comment and star rating on this post and share on social media using the hashtag #eatingbirdfood. I love seeing your recipe shares!
This post may include affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




    29 comments
    1. Melissa
      July 22, 2021 AT 11:36 am

      What time and temp would you airfry these at?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 22, 2021 AT 4:53 pm

        I haven’t tried it, but I’d start with 350F for 15 or so minutes.

    2. Annette
      July 29, 2020 AT 12:58 pm

      These look delicious! I once went to a restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, where they had smoky guacamole with sweet potato chips… a super yummy combo!

    3. Paula Zugmaier
      July 22, 2020 AT 5:07 pm

      5 stars
      We absolutely love these! I think I was stuck in baked sweet potatoes drenched in butter and brown sugar OR the delicious (yet high calorie) sweet potato casserole and these are a wonderful and welcome change! I introduced my daughter to your website and she actually told me about making them this way first. She has become a faithful EBF fan also!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 22, 2020 AT 11:21 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Paula!! I’m so glad you guys are loving the recipe. 🙂

    4. Marina
      April 13, 2020 AT 2:58 am

      5 stars
      Are these potatoes cooked first or raw? I can’t imagine it ok to eat raw dehydrated potatoes.

    5. Vick king
      November 4, 2018 AT 12:25 pm

      5 stars
      Sweet potato chips are wonderful healthy treats for your dogs too. FYI

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.

5 SECRETS TO
HEALTHY SNACKING

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring!

FREE EMAIL BONUS

GET A 3 DAY CLEAN EATING MEAL PLAN

Subscribe to our list and get your free printable PDF of the 3 Day Clean Eating Meal Plan and Shopping List!

X