Sweet potatoes can be transformed into crispy and delicious homemade sweet potato chips in a mere 5 minutes in the microwave!


Holy cow, I managed to cook, photograph and schedule a blog post with a 2-year-old and a 3-week-old!

Maybe I can do this mom-of-two-kids-food-blogger thing after all.

In reality, I shouldn’t brag too much, seeing as this recipe doesn’t really take more than 10 minutes to make. Oh well. Baby steps.

And I burned one batch of these sweet potato chips because the baby was crying and needed to be burped and I thought an extra 15 seconds in the microwave was a good idea. I guess this is going to take a little more practice.


These are super easy and were one of the first things I wanted to make after I got my mandoline. I love that they get nice and crispy without deep-frying. And they literally only take minutes to make. Great for a quick snack and my daughter loooooves them. I can’t wait to try this with regular potatoes, and maybe even parsnips or carrots. How fun!

If you’re still feeling snacky and are looking for something healthy, try bite-sized zucchini pizzas, cherry vanilla yogurt bites, or olive oil and rosemary roasted almonds.



Required for this recipe:

Sweet Potato Chips - Microwave - 5 minutes!

Sweet potatoes can be transformed into a crispy and delicious sweet potato chip in a mere 5 minutes in the microwave!


  • 1 large sweet potato, scrubbed clean and any brown spots trimmed off
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper






  1. Cut off ends of sweet potato and slice using the thinnest blade on a mandoline. Take care to keep all 10 of your fingers attached.
  2. Put in a bowl and add oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat. I use my hands.
  3. Cut out a piece of parchment paper in a circle to fit the tray in your microwave. Place sweet potatoes in a single layer on tray. Microwave on high power for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes or until crispy but not browned. Watch carefully for the first batch or two to determine the proper time since all microwaves are slightly different. 3 1/2 minutes was my perfect number. Repeat this step until all chips are cooked. Best served immediately.

serving size: 1/2 sweet potato

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1/2 a sweet potato

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 93 Calories
  • Total Fat: 2.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 446.2mg
  • Carbohydrates: 17.2g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Protein: 1.4g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: Great! These homemade sweet potato chips are a great snack to satisfy that need for something crunchy and salty.
Husband’s take: Him: “They sound good, are we having them for dinner?” Me: “No, I ate them all.” Him: “Oh.”
Changes I would make: None. Might be fun to play around with spices and seasoning though.
Difficulty: Easy, as long as you have a mandoline and keep all of your fingers.


Sweet potatoes can be transformed into crispy and delicious homemade sweet potato chips in a mere 5 minutes in the microwave! Get the easy method and recipe on RachelCooks.com!