Sweet Potato Chips Snack or Appetizer

Looking for an appetizer or snack that’s a little different…not the same old avocado dip or chips and salsa? If you like sweet potatoes…and maybe even if you think you don’t like sweet potatoes, here’s a great Paula Deen recipe you just might want to try. It’s called Sweet Potato Chips and I found it in her cookbook, The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook.


When I had friends over a couple of weeks ago for a cookout, these were a huge hit. We ate so many, we almost didn’t have room for our burgers!

I only cut up one good size sweet potato and it made a couple of cookie sheets worth of chips. They aren’t really like chips…a little thicker than that. I left the skin on the potato when I made these. Just slice your potatoes about a 1/4 inch thick and then dip them in some melted butter. Hey, you know a Paula Deen recipe is going to have butter in there somewhere!  This pic was taken after the butter treatment.


Chop up some honey-roasted peanuts in your little mini chopper or Cuisinart…and sprinkle them across the tops of your sweet potato chips.


Pop ’em in the over at 450 degrees for approximately 15 minutes. Mine cooked faster than that…so check them often. Here’s how they look when they are all done. I forgot the salt sprinkling (at the end) that’s mentioned in the recipe…but they tasted great! Seriously…we couldn’t stop eating them!


Here’s a printable version of this tasty recipe.

Sweet Potato Chips

A wonderful appetizer or snack your guests will love.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 4


  • 2 Large sweet potatoes
  • 8 Tablespoons 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 Cup honey-roasted peanuts chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450º
  • Line two large baking sheets with foil; lightly grease
  • Slice potatoes to 1/4 inch thick
  • Dip potatoes in melted butter and arrange on baking sheet so chips don't overlap
  • Sprinkle with peanuts
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes
  • Sprinkle with salt
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  1. The Bloom Girls says

    Hi Susan,
    They look delicious and super easy!
    I hope all is well!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Glenda/MidSouth says

    They look so good! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Susan, this is wonderful and quick to make, too! This recipe will be in my stash. Thank you!

  4. Dena ~ swaddlecottage says

    Those look so yummy!!!! I'm going to have to try these 🙂


  5. Tamara Jansen says

    Oh man, that looks delicious! But I'm going out tonight with the Big Guy and our new SUV 🙂

  6. Bonafide Southern says

    Those look delicious! I have that same cookbook, but I've never noticed that recipe before. I'll definitely have to give it a try…SOON! Thank you for sharing.

  7. That looks so good. I am headed to Annapolis tomorrow and then on to Savannah to help move Brent, Katie and the two grandchildren. Hope to make a visit to Paula's place while I'm there.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog redo. Guess I will be reposting the link on Met Monday. I guess it didn't qualify for Show and Tell, because the link was removed twice. Oh well.

  8. Kathleen says

    I love sweet potatoes! And what a great way to serve them Susan!
    Thank you for the recipe!

  9. Blondie's Journal says

    This sounds delishious, Susan. When I read "Sweet potato chips", I thought, oh, I've made those, but I can see that the paenuts are the "wow" factor!!

    Hubby loves honey roasted peanuts so this is going to be whipped up soon!! Thanks so much!!


  10. They do look good. The appetizer thing is such a conundrum. You want to serve a little something but you have also planned a great dinner and you want people to eat it. This way they are at least getting a serving of vegetables.

  11. Yummy, yummy in my tummy!

    I listened to Cate this afternoon while I was out driving …. she has a great on-air presence. (I must tell you my former son-in-law owns five radio stations here in Bend ~ and one of them is a country station KSJJ!) But I like listening to Cate.

  12. This is wonderful! Sweet potatoes are so healthy, and I never thought of making fries. These look delicious. I have been chasing goats and repairing goat holes in the fence. I did not think it was possible to be this tired!!! Bandwith had to cook tonight. LOL
    XX 00

  13. Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria says

    Oh Susan this looks YUMMY Girl…I will try this for sure when I have compnay next month…Thanks my friend…May you have a great weekend…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  14. Mrs. Teapot says

    I love sweet potatoes, and these absolutely delicious. What a great, healthy snack/appetizer.

    Thanks for stopping by today and encouraging me to post today's dinner on Foodie Friday… I did and glad I did so ; )

    Love your blog… it's a keeper.

    -Mrs. Teapot

  15. Holy Mother of Mercy I have GOT to make these! They look SOOOO good! And they just could be KINDA healthy, right???:) Thanks so much for this recipe, Susan. Have a GREAT weekend! HUgs, Pinky

  16. perennialgardener says

    YUM! What a tasty treat! 🙂

  17. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says

    Oh be still my heart! I don't think there's a bad way to prepare a sweet potato! These look so amazing. Bet they'd be great with Emerald Pecan Pie pecans too. Oh yummm.

    Have you had sweet potato fries yet? I always order them when we go to the Elephant Bar Restaurant. Steve usually hates sweet potatoes & he even liked these! ☺ diane

  18. definately i'll be trying this,it looks really good..love coming to visit.
    have a great weekend.


  19. Wow, that sounds really yummy! I just may make those tomorrow to take along as part of our coffee host duties at church on Sunday. That if we don't eat them all. LOL!

  20. Sharing with Sherri says

    Sweet potato chips! I love a yummy snack that's good for you too!!
    I just made honey roasted almonds, I'll bet they would be good with those too!

    Have a great weekend!!

  21. Kimberly says

    my mom made these when I was growing up, and I have made them for years. That's what I love about Paula Deen. She has re-popularized all the "old South" favorites. Yum. 🙂 KIM

  22. These do look good!

  23. Allidink says

    Oh yum! I love sweet potatoes! Thanks!

    All the best,

  24. Wow, they look delicious, and it sounds so easy!

  25. Michelle says

    Now I don't cook…but, I might be able to pull these off!!

  26. Joy Cate says

    So, Helen, your former son-in-law is one of the Gross boys? They've offered me a job several times. I keep turning them down.

    By the way, Susan will be in Bend next summer whether she likes it or not. Looks like there's going to be an event she'll need to attend.

  27. Joy Cate says

    Oh, and thanks for the compliment. I actually thought I had an off afternoon. ; )

  28. Interesting! Must taste like a Pecan pie??Will have to try them sometimes. Thanks for sharing. Isn't she a scream? Typical down home Southern gal..but her marketing mind is fabulous. Do you think she ever gets tired? Her husband seems like he is so laid back..wonder if he likes all the attention?

  29. The Fajdich Times says

    I love Paula……these sound great. Can't wait to try:)

  30. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    I'm going to try those for sure, as we love sweet potatoes. I have that same cookbook. Love & blessings from NC!

  31. I'm not a huge fan of sweet potatoes, but my man is. I'm sure he'd LOVE this. I once had sweet potatoes that I did like, in the form of crunchy french fries with a garlic aioli. YUM!

    I love Paula. I make here Pimento Cheese dip, always a hit. And Gooey Butter Cake. It's so good it's just wrong, lol.

  32. Just me again..Just wanted to say that I am totally amazed that so many people have never had sweet potato fries. It amazes me, I guess, because I grew up on them. We still eat them all the time. The frozen ones are delightful, cooked in the oven..
    I am so anxious to try this recipe…

  33. Lilly's Home says

    This is fantastic!!! I must try it!!!

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