Crispy Baked Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

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Sneak Peek: Crispy Baked Homemade Sweet Potato Chips are thin slices of sweet potatoes coated with olive oil, then baked in the oven. Resistance is futile!

Baked Skinny Sweet potato Chips

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My daughter-in-law gave my family the nickname, “the condiment family.”  Now that I think about it, she might be right. 

Do you have a refrigerator door full of condiments? If so, let’s talk.

We love to dip.  Not the nasty kind of dip that rots out your lower lip.  We’re talking about various condiments like mustard, ketchup, ranch dressing, sweet and sour sauce, salsa, etc.

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What is a good dip for Sweet Potato Fries?

We love MayoChup. We also love it with French fries (and just about everything else, too). It’s sold in the same aisle as mayonnaise, steak sauce, etc.

Frozen sweet potato fries vs. crispy baked sweet potato chips:

Frozen sweet potato fries from the store are excellent and straightforward to prepare. But if you would rather have half the calories for just a little more effort, these chips are delicious.

They do require attention in the oven, however, as some will cook more quickly than others due to slight irregularities in thickness. Perfection is overrated!

How to prepare homemade sweet potato slices:

slicing raw sweet potatoes

See how thin those slices are?  You need a mandolin to do this easily. The one pictured is older and still available, but I have and love the one linked to previously and recommend it.

If you don’t get the potatoes sliced thin enough, they won’t get crispy. Of course, you can try with a sharp knife.  A food processor with a thin slicing attachment would also work.

What Do You Serve with Crispy Sweet Potato Chips?

Chicken Salad or Ham Salad is particularly tasty when served on top of sweet potato chips.


FAQ Homemade Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Do I need to soak the sweet potato slices in water before baking?

No. If you peel and slice the sweet potatoes ahead of time, cover them with water to prevent discoloration. Drain well and dry the chips before spraying them with oil and putting them into the oven.

The key to crispy baked sweet potato slices is to slice them very thin.

How do you keep sweet potato chips from getting soggy?

Slice them very thin, spray them with oil, and eat them while they are still hot.

What else can I do with sweet potatoes?

Are you a bread baker? Try these Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls. Do you also have some white potatoes in the pantry? Look up this recipe for Sweet and White Mashed Potato Swirl. Do you like to cook fancy? Don’t miss these Spicy Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Balls–they’re perfect for Thanksgiving.


Skinny Sweet Potato Chips

If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately to Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon! Paula


Crispy Baked Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

Homemade sweet potato chips baked in the oven turn out crispy when sliced thin and given a light coating of oil.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Vegetables and Side Dishes
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato - 5 inches long
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or use a silicone baking sheet (my choice) or parchment paper. Slice the sweet potatoes into very thin slices.
  • In a large bowl, toss potato slices with oil and salt to coat lightly. Lay the slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Turn over each chip and bake for 5 minutes more or until chips are crisp. Watch carefully at the end so they don’t burn.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Homemade Sweet Potato Chips
Serving Size
 
1
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
159
Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
62
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
23
g
8
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Essentials

Author: Paula Rhodes
Course: Vegetables and Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keywords: crispy sweet potato slices, baked sweet potatoe slices, diet food, snacks, sweet potato chips, sweet potato recipes
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40 Comments

  1. I find that chipotle flavored things go really well with the sweet potato fries at Costco. Sometimes I just season the fries with some powered chipotle directly. But the other way you could do it, to meet the condiment requirement :-), would be to make a spicy chipotle mayo kind of dip. Mayo is the only thing that I can think of that would not be too over-powering for the sweet potatoes. The spicy stuff works well I think because it compliments the sweetness without fighting with it. Hope that helps!

    And thanks for the link to my blog about Costco!

    1. Kimberly, Great idea. I love mayonnaise with regular french fries. So I think the chipotle would be just the right touch. I will try it.

      So excited to find your blog because I luv Costco!

  2. that does sound good. paula, maybe you could come up with some type of “sweet potato fries” dip, and sell it! even though the ingredients sound easy to you, someone like me would spend money on it because i wouldn’t want to go to the trouble of mixing stuff together. it could even be a dip under the product line named “the condiment family.” wouldn’t that be cute?

  3. Susie – Great idea! Paula, if you need someone to tell you it’s a good idea and to go for it…call Mom 😉

  4. I grew up with sweet potatoes in any form you can think of. Honey mustard goes great with sweet potatoes fries. Salsa and guacamole go better with sweet potato chips. Lastly, brown sugar and butter sauce (sage and cinnamon optional) goes well with the fries. Enjoy!

    1. I’m going to try the honey mustard first and then the butter sauce. Awesome ideas–thanks for sharing.

  5. I like a chipotle ketchup because you can have all the smokiness of a chipotle mayo with none of the greasiness. Plus, the pretty color contrast against the orange flesh of the sweet potato goes well:
    1/3 cup ketchup
    1 teaspoon honey
    1 teaspoon lime juice
    1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

    For a sweet tooth day – what about apple sauce mixed with cinnamon, or some smooth apple butter?

    1. Thanks Kate for taking the time to type out the recipe. Can’t wait to give it a try. Bet it’s good on other things too.

  6. Try apple butter as a dip. A local restaurant serves their sweet potato fries with apple butter…and its just so good!!

  7. Anna Ruth says:

    I agree with Rebecca! Honey mustard is my go-to dipping sauce for anything sweet potato. I like to sprinkle them with cayenne or chili powder before baking as well.

  8. Carol Dueck says:

    Recently I was in my hometown and of course was off to Costco to do a bit of shopping. They were sampling sweet potato fries with a new dressing called Roasted Garlic and Chili Aioli….I am hooked…it is scrumptious…I bought 3 bottles and now eat it on spuds , fish..in sandwiches….Its great.

  9. A dipping sauce of greek yogurt + sweet chili sauce is the best on these!

    1. Danielle, That is absolutely brilliant. Will give it a try! Paula

  10. Patty Nickolaus says:

    Try making a dip with greek yogurt to which you add a tad bit of honey, agave, sorghum or powdered stevia, and a little cinnamon!!! Out of this world good!

  11. Patty Nickolaus says:

    Also, minced FRESH garlic and a little sea salt in some greek yogurt would be a nice try!

  12. BreaLeigh says:

    I happen to like horseradish with my sweet potaote chips. I sprinkle a little cinnamon on them after I remove them from the stove. I also like a sweet hot mustard with them.

  13. have you considered using a baking rack rather than putting them directly on the baking sheet? that way they’re not sitting in the oil getting soggy on the other side. works great for fried food that you re-heat in the oven like frozen chicken nuggets or corn dogs

    1. Good suggestion Darbo. But I wouldn’t be too crazy about having to wash the rack. 🙂

  14. That’s what the dishwasher is for silly

  15. Some sot of lite honey mustard is the best for sweet potato chips and fries! You could add a little cinnamon sugar, too! That’s how it’s done down South. 🙂

  16. wasabi ketchup! a favorite bar of mine serves sweet potato fries with wasabi ketchup and they are awesome! Just mix a little premade wasabi paste (found in asian grocery stores) with some ketchup until you get your preferred level of zing! I suppose you could sub regular prepared jarred horseradish, if you can’t find wasabi paste.

    1. Wasabi ketchup? Inspired! Seems like it might taste something like cocktail sauce. Can’t wait to give it a shot. pr

  17. I was just curious as to what the serving size is for these chips (since you indicated that the nutrition facts are for 2 servings)? I am hoping to make these chips for my health class’s final project 🙂

  18. My favorite dip for sweet potato fries is Greek yogurt or light sour cream mixed with a little lime juice and chili powder. Perfect complement for the flavors.

  19. Erin Bliss says:

    Hungry Girl has a great sweet potato fries recipe that is low in calories and high in flavor. One or two good size sweet potatoes makes a lot! Plus it’s super simple since she doesn’t do a lot of steps.
    I’ve also found that if you’re fairly careful you can even lower the use of oil/spray to reduce calories further.

    1. Erin,
      Thanks for the tip. I will check it out.

  20. An even easier way – and with fewer calories — Bed, Bath and Beyond sells a silicone rack and mandolin for around twenty dollars (less with coupon!) and all you have to do is put it in the microwave for a few minutes. No oil necessary, and no burning. Works with other potatoes and some fruit (apples, pears).

  21. Sprinkle chips “gently” with cayenne pepper after the oil and before cooking…believe munchers will like the smoky heat n sweet crunch regardless of the dip served.

    1. Sally,
      This sounds fantastic! Must try soon.

  22. I found your blog through pinterest.
    I like BBQ sauce with my sweet potatoes.

    We recently went to a restaurant that served sweet potato fries, they had “marshmallow fluff” as the fries dipping sauce, I did NOT like it.

    1. Jen,
      BBQ sauce? I know my husband would go for that. I agree with you on the marshmallow fluff.

  23. I absolutly love this dip for sweet potato fries.
    1/4 cup of light or low fat mayonaise
    1/4 cup of sour cream (love Daisy Light)
    1 to 2 TBS’s (to taste) Valentina Mexican hot sauce
    mix well,
    Then mix in juice of one half a lime.

    This quick to make, spicy, creamy refreshing dip is perfect with sweet potatoes!

    1. Sherry,
      Love the sound of your dip recipe. Can’t wait to try it out.

  24. Here in Nova Scotia, curry mayonnaise is served with sweet potato fries. I’m trying these chips tonight! Thanks!

    1. Hi Sue,
      I’m assuming you just add a little bit of curry to some mayonnaise. Sounds really good. Must try. Thanks for sharing.

      1. Yes, add curry to your taste. I use fat free mayo myself.

  25. Hi Paula, I love sweet potato chips and most of the time I have them with a garlic aoli ..! It’s so nice!
    (saying that, I love anything garlic lol)

  26. CURRY KETCHUP! I’m telling you. This with sweet potato is the bomb diggity.

  27. Patricia Graham says:

    5 stars
    easy, healthy and tasty.