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!

Sweet potato chips are great dipped in creamy jalapeño ranch dip or homemade French onion dip. Or try them with French fry dipping sauce

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.


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Sweet Potato Chips -- in 5 minutes!

Sweet Potato Chips - Microwave - 5 minutes!

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Sweet potatoes can be transformed into crispy and delicious sweet potato chips 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 Serving Size: 1/2 sweet potato
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 561mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

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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.