Sweet Potato Jerky Dog Treat Recipe

by Melissa Chichester

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to overly processed dog treats, this recipe is easy, affordable, and something the pups will love.

Plus, there’s only one ingredient: sweet potatoes!

Sweet potatoes have many beneficial components for dogs, including a high fiber content, they are rich in beta-carotene, and are a good source of potassium. They are also low in fat and sodium.


One sweet potato (or two, if you want to make a larger batch)


Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees. Scrub the sweet potato to remove dirt from the skins, but leave the skins on the sweet potato.Cut into thin slices (no more than ½ inch thick) and place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours for chewy treats; bake longer for a crunchier consistency. Flip the treats about halfway through baking time.

Store in refrigerator in a glass container for up to two weeks.

Tip: These can also be made in a food dehydrator.