I Made Microwave Sweet Potato Chips That Turned Out Incredibly Crispy!

Craving a quick and healthy snack? Let me show you how to make these crispy, delicious sweet potato chips in your microwave in just minutes! It is super easy, nutritious, and perfect for when you need that crunchy fix without the fuss.

Check out the video below where I show you how to make these microwave sweet potato chips—it’s super easy!

Troubleshooting Tips for Perfect Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Here are some practical troubleshooting tips that I have learned for making microwave sweet potato chips that could help ensure they turn out great every time:

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  1. Uneven Cooking: If some chips are cooking faster than others, try slicing them more uniformly. Use a mandoline slicer for consistent thickness. Also, rearrange or rotate the chips halfway through cooking to help them cook evenly.
  2. Sogginess: To avoid soggy chips, ensure the sweet potato slices are thoroughly dried after washing. Excess moisture can steam the chips instead of crisping them. Additionally, do not overcrowd the plate; air needs to circulate around each chip.
  3. Chips Sticking: If chips are sticking to the parchment paper or plate, lightly brush the paper with a bit of oil before laying down the slices. This can help prevent sticking without adding too much extra fat.
  4. Chips Not Crispy: If the chips aren’t getting crispy, extend the cooking time in short bursts, checking every 30 seconds to avoid burning. Remember, they will continue to crisp up as they cool.
  5. Burnt Chips: If chips are burning before they become crisp, your microwave might be too powerful for the initial cooking time suggested. Try lowering the power setting or reducing the cooking time and increase it gradually as needed.
  6. Flavor Too Mild or Overpowering: If the seasoning isn’t to your liking, adjust the amount before cooking. Start with a light sprinkle and taste a chip before adding more; it’s easier to add more seasoning than to fix over-seasoned chips.

Seasoning Ideas for Sweet Potato Chips

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  1. Classic Salt & Pepper: A simple sprinkle of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper brings out the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes.
  2. Sweet Cinnamon: Combine a pinch of cinnamon with a little sugar for a sweet and warming twist that’s perfect as a snack or even a dessert.
  3. Smoky Paprika: Smoky paprika adds depth and warmth. For an extra layer of flavor, mix it with a bit of garlic powder.
  4. Spicy Kick: If you enjoy a bit of heat, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper or chili powder can spice up your chips. Adjust the amount to suit your spice tolerance.
  5. Herb Blend: Dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or oregano offer a fragrant note. Toss these with olive oil before coating the sweet potato slices.
  6. BBQ Style: Mix brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder for a BBQ-style seasoning that adds a rich, savory-sweet flavor to the chips.

Let’s spice up your sweet potato chips! Whether you like them sweet, smoky, or with a kick, I’ve got some awesome ideas to make every bite even more delicious.

Check Out Also: 9 Foods That Explode In The Microwave (Don’t Try This at Home).

Crispy Microwave Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

Recipe by Jen Evansy
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Course: Appetizers, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Make your own healthy and crunchy sweet potato chips in minutes using only your microwave. With basic ingredients and easy steps, enjoy a tasty and wholesome snack bursting with natural flavors. Whether for a quick treat or a movie night, these homemade chips are sure to hit the spot.

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  • 2 Sweet Potato, washed and thinly sliced

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil


  • Preparation: Wash the sweet potato thoroughly. Choose your preferred variety of sweet potatoes; for instance, jewel sweet potatoes have a vibrant orange color and a subtle sweet taste.Preparation–Sweet potato Chips
  • Slicing: Using a sharp knife, potato slicer, or food processor, slice the sweet potato into thin rounds. Thinner slices will cook faster.Slicing–Sweet potato Chips
  • Seasoning: Place the sweet potato slices in a bowl. Add salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Mix well to evenly coat the slices. You can adjust the seasoning according to your preference or omit it altogether.Seasoning–Sweet potato Chips
  • Preparation of Tray: Cut a piece of parchment paper into a circle to fit the tray of your microwave.
  • Arranging Slices: Arrange the seasoned sweet potato slices in a single layer on the parchment paper-lined tray, ensuring none of the slices overlap.Arranging slices
  • Microwaving: Microwave on high power for about 5 minutes. Check for crispiness; they should be crispy but not browned. Cooking time may vary slightly depending on your microwave’s wattage.Microwaving
  • Checking and Adjusting: If the chips are not yet crispy enough, continue microwaving in one-minute intervals, checking after each interval.Checking and Adjusting
  • Cooling: Once done, remove the sweet potato chips from the microwave and transfer them to a plate to cool.
  • Final Touch: Some chips may still be slightly soft in the middle initially, but they should firm up after a few minutes.

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  • Slice Uniformly: Try to slice the sweet potato into uniform thickness to ensure even cooking. This will help prevent some chips from burning while others remain undercooked.
  • Microwave Power: Microwaves vary in power, so keep a close eye on the chips during cooking to prevent over-browning. Adjust the cooking time accordingly to achieve the desired level of crispiness.
  • Pat Dry: Before seasoning the sweet potato slices, pat them dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. This will help the seasoning adhere better and promote crispiness.
  • Use a Mandoline: For consistent thickness, consider using a mandoline slicer to cut the sweet potato into thin slices. It’s a quick and efficient way to achieve uniform results.
  • Rotate the Tray: If your microwave has uneven heating, rotate the tray halfway through cooking to ensure all the chips cook evenly.
  • Cool Completely: Allow the sweet potato chips to cool completely on a wire rack after microwaving. This will help them become extra crispy as they dry out.
  • Store Properly: To maintain crispness, store any leftover chips in an airtight container once completely cooled. Enjoy within a few days for the best texture.

Nutrition Facts

  • Total number of serves: 4
  • Calories: 110kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 4g

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About Jen Evansy

Nutritionist, researcher, avid home cook, and writer interested in everything nutrition and food-related. Striving to inform, encourage, and inspire all the readers to make healthy and informed choices when it comes to cooking, food, diet, and nutrition.