Sweet potato dog treats recipe

Easy Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipe

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Here at The Paw Institute, we like to make healthy and yummy treats at home for our dogs. They’re cheaper than buying treats all the time and you know exactly what has gone into your homemade dog treats so it’s a win all round.

There are loads of amazing and healthy recipes you can make for your dogs and most of them take hardly any time and are much loved while still being healthy. We all know humans can be fussy but thankfully, most dogs aren’t!

Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipe

Sweet potato is great for dogs. Sweet potatoes are beneficial for dogs due to their high nutritional value. They are rich in fibre, vitamins (such as A, C, and B6), and minerals (including potassium and manganese), promoting digestive health, immune function, and overall well-being. Additionally, sweet potatoes are low in fat and contain antioxidants that support heart health and may reduce inflammation. Their natural sweetness also makes them a tasty and nutritious treat option for dogs, whether served cooked or dehydrated.

That makes this sweet potato dog treats recipe the perfect one if you’re trying to give your dogs more treats with less fat and antioxidants that can help the heart and reduce inflammation. These types of treats are perfect after any surgery your dog may have had, along with peppers that are known to reduce inflammation.

These sweet potato dog chews are super simple to make and depending on the size of your dog, depends on how many you want to make and how big you make them. Max loved these and we made sure to make small treats so he didn’t have too much in one go and could still enjoy them.

Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Now if you have bigger dogs it might be worth making bigger sweet potato dog treats. They can be used as chews if cut into chunky chip style and it’ll mean your bigger dog takes longer to eat and enjoy it.

These sweet potato treats aren’t for all dogs, so we would suggest only using one potato to start with to see how your dog gets on with them and if they’re a hit, you can make even more. There’s nothing worse than wasting food and they can still be used up by pawrents if your dog doesn’t like them.

Other Dog Recipes

If your dog was a fan of this sweet potato dog treat recipe then you might want to look at our other recipes that might suit your furry friend. Take a look at all of the dog recipes below and pick something out to make them happy.

Peanut Butter Bone Dog Treat Recipes

These peanut butter dog treats are perfect for smaller dogs that love a good treat packed with goodness and healthy ingredients such as oat flour and bananas. They’re super simple to make, loved by all dogs that have tried them and are the perfect homemade dog treats anyone can make.

Chewy Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipe

We really hope that your dogs love these chewy sweet potato treats, ours do. Remember you don’t have to use a whole bag of potatoes on your first attempt, depending on the size of your dog, just use one or two potatoes so that you can see if they like them.

We’d love to know what your dogs thought about this sweet potato dog treats recipe and if they loved them or hate them! Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family who have dogs so they can cut their costs buying treats and ensure their dogs are eating healthier.

These will keep in an air-tight container for a week, however, if you still have them after a week we would all be amazed!

Sweet potato dog treats recipe

Easy Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipe

Treat your pup to these simple, delicious, and nutritious sweet potato dog treats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 12 Slices


  • Air Fryer
  • Chopping Board
  • Sharpe Knife


  • 1 Sweet Potato


  • Cut the ends off of the sweet potato. For the rest of the sweet potato, cut into slices about 3mm thick (As thick as a £1 coin).
  • Place the slices in the slow cooker, making sure they are not cover one another.
  • Cook at 200℃/390℉ for 6 mins.
  • After the first cook, cook again in the slow cooker at 150℃/300℉ for 22 minutes.
  • The slices will look a little like dried fruit slice, some may be a little crispy, some a little chewy. This is absolutely what you want.
  • Once the sweet potato slices have cooled, store in an air tight container. Give them to your dog as a treat as and when you want.
Keyword Sweet Potato