Complete Guide to Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes

dehydrated sweet potato
To make dehydrated sweet potatoes, slice them into thin, even pieces. Dehydrate them in a food dehydrator at 135°F until they are crispy. Store dehydrated sweet potatoes in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for 6–12 months.

What is the Best Way to Dehydrate Sweet Potatoes?

The best method for dehydrating sweet potatoes is using a food dehydrator. A dehydrator uses low heat and a fan to remove moisture from the sweet potatoes, resulting in evenly dried slices or cubes.

Another common method of dehydrating sweet potatoes is to use a conventional oven. Thinly sliced pieces are placed on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and dehydrated at a low oven temperature until dry.

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dried sweet potato

Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes Recipe

  • Author: Patrick
  • Total Time: 8 hours, 30 minutes


This nutritious dehydrated sweet potato recipe is made with only one ingredient – sweet potatoes! Easy for beginners and experts alike, you can make these dehydrated sweet potatoes in a food dehydrator at home.


  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes


  1. Clean your hands and table tops, and sterilize all the equipment.
  2. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.
  3. With a mandoline slicer or sharp knife, cut them into even slices, or dice them into small cubes.
  4. Blanch the sweet potatoes by boiling them for 2–3 minutes, then immediately place them in ice-cold water to stop the cooking process. This will help preserve their color and nutrients.
  5. Use cold water to rinse them and let excess water run off of them by placing them in a strainer.
  6. Pat the sweet potatoes dry with a paper towel to remove as much moisture as possible.
  7. Arrange the sweet potato slices or cubes in a single layer on a dehydrator tray, leaving space between each piece.
  8. Set the dehydrator to 125–135°F (52–57°C) and let it run for 8–12 hours or until the sweet potatoes are dry and crispy.
  9. Once the sweet potatoes are dehydrated, let them cool completely and store them in an airtight container or zip-lock bag in a cool, dry place.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Drying Time: 8 hours


  • Serving Size: 25g
  • Calories: 98kcal
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 249.5mg
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

What Do Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes Taste Like?

Dehydrated sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, with hints of caramelized sugar and a slightly earthy flavor. Some people describe the taste as slightly smoky or woody. If the sweet potatoes are thinly sliced or shredded while dehydrating, the flavor becomes more concentrated, and the texture is chewy rather than crispy.

Can You Dehydrate Raw Sweet Potatoes?

Yes, you can dehydrate raw sweet potatoes. But, they will retain a dull color that is not as bright as blanched sweet potatoes. Also, they’ll give you a raw, uncooked taste upon rehydrating.

Pale yellow dried raw sweet potato pieces
Dehydrated raw sweet potato

How Long Does it Take to Dehydrate Sweet Potatoes?

The total dehydrating time can vary, but for best results, dehydrate the sweet potatoes at 135°F for 8–12 hours.

What are the Benefits of Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes?

As with other dehydrated foods, dried sweet potatoes have many benefits:

  • Antioxidants. They contain antioxidants like beta-carotene, which can protect the body against oxidative stress and inflammation.
  • Easily rehydrated. Soak them in boiling water or add them to soups, stews, and curries.
  • Healthy snack. Dried sweet potatoes are naturally low in fat and calories.
  • High in fiber. Dietary fiber promotes healthy digestion, aids in weight management, and lowers the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
  • Pet-friendly. Dried sweet potato is a natural rawhide substitute for dogs.
  • Portable: They are lightweight and occupy minimal space, making them an excellent option for backpacking, camping, or travel.
  • Rich in vitamins. They are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.
  • Shelf Stable. Store them at room temperature with little chance of spoilage.

How Long Does it Take to Rehydrate Dried Sweet Potatoes?

Follow these simple steps to rehydrate sweet potatoes:

  1. Put the dried sweet potatoes in a bowl or container.
  2. Add enough boiling water to cover the sweet potatoes. Use 1 cup of water for every 1 cup of dried sweet potatoes.
  3. Allow the sweet potatoes to soak in the water for at least 15 minutes or until they are fully rehydrated.
  4. After soaking, drain any excess water and use the sweet potatoes in your favorite recipes.
rehydrating sticks of sweet potato
Rehydrating sweet potato

Storage and Shelf Life of Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes

Dried sweet potatoes last for 6–12 months when stored in an airtight container at room temperature in a cool, dry place. For long-term storage, you can use vacuum-seal bags and place the sweet potatoes in the freezer.

Patrick Anampiu

Patrick has a farming background and is a full-time food writer and recipe creator. His goal is to help you discover how fantastic it is to dehydrate and preserve food by sharing his knowledge. Outside of the kitchen, Patrick enjoys outdoor activities and exploring nature in all its beauty.

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