Sweet potato chips stacked on a white board.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

If you’re looking for a tasty, crunchy, and satisfying snack, baked sweet potato chips are the perfect choice. These homemade chips are easy to make and offer a delightful alternative to store-bought varieties. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a batch of crispy, flavorful chips that everyone will love.

Sweet potato chips in a bowl.
Sweet Potato Chips. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

There’s something uniquely satisfying about making your own sweet potato chips. The process is straightforward, and the result is a batch of chips that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with a hint of natural sweetness. These chips are perfect for snacking, serving at parties, or even as a side dish for your favorite meals.

What to Serve with Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet potato chips are incredibly versatile and can be paired with a variety of dishes and dips. Here are some ideas to enhance your snacking or dinner experience:

1. Dips and Sauces: Sweet potato chips pair wonderfully with a variety of dips like this delicious paleo-friendly dip. Try serving them with guacamole, salsa, or a tangy homemade aioli. For a more adventurous option, pair them with a smoky chipotle dip or a creamy avocado dip.

2. Sandwiches and Burgers: Serve your sweet potato chips alongside your favorite sandwiches or burgers. Their crispy texture adds a delightful crunch that complements the softness of the bread and the juiciness of the fillings.

3. Salads: Add a handful of sweet potato chips to your salads for an extra layer of texture and flavor.

4. Soup: Pair your sweet potato chips with a bowl of warm chicken and tortilla soup. The chips can be used for dipping, or simply enjoyed on the side for a contrasting crunch.

Sweet potato chips on a napkin and baking sheet.
Sweet Potato Chips. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Fun Variations and Substitutions

While the classic recipe for baked sweet potato chips is fantastic, there are several ways to switch things up to keep your snack game exciting:

1. Seasonings: Experiment with different seasonings to add new flavors to your chips. Try sprinkling them with smoked paprika, garlic powder, or a touch of cinnamon for a sweet and savory twist. You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.

2. Oils: Olive oil is a great choice for these chips, but you can also try other oils like avocado oil or coconut oil. Each oil will impart a slightly different flavor, allowing you to customize your chips to your taste preferences.

3. Vegetables: While sweet potatoes are the star of this recipe, you can apply the same technique to other root vegetables. Try using parsnips, carrots, or beets for a colorful and varied chip selection. Just remember to adjust the baking time as needed for each type of vegetable.

Sweet Potato Chips Pinterest pin.
Sweet Potato Chips. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Tips for Perfect Sweet Potato Chips

Achieving the best results with your sweet potato chips involves a few key techniques. Firstly, use a mandoline to ensure that your sweet potato slices are uniform in thickness, which helps them bake evenly and become crispy without burning. It’s crucial to spread the sweet potato slices in a single layer on the baking sheets to prevent overlapping, as overlapping slices will steam rather than bake, resulting in soggy chips.

If necessary, use multiple baking sheets or bake in batches. Keep a close eye on the chips as they bake, since oven temperatures can vary. Checking them frequently will help avoid burning, ensuring the chips are golden brown and crispy around the edges when done. Lastly, allow the chips to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes after removing them from the oven. This cooling period helps them crisp up further.

Conclusion

Baked sweet potato chips are a delightful snack that you can enjoy any time of the day. They are easy to make, customizable with various seasonings and dips, and perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re snacking solo or entertaining guests, these chips are sure to be a hit.

Give this recipe a try and discover how simple and satisfying homemade sweet potato chips can be. With their perfect crunch and delicious flavor, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought chips again. Enjoy the process, experiment with different variations, and savor every crispy bite!

Sweet potato chips stacked on a white board.

Sweet Potato Chips

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 51 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes
  • cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Use a mandoline to cut sweet potatoes into super thin ¼-inch slices.
  • Pile sliced sweet potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Gently toss to coat, then spread rounds in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle chips lightly with salt (and pepper, if using).
  • Bake for 10 minutes, flip, then bake for an additional 5-10 minutes (depending on size & thickness) until chips are crispy and golden around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets.
  • Store in an airtight container!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 0.4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 245mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3218IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.2mg
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