Your boring, sad, soggy nachos just got a GLOW UP. These Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos are fulllll of nutrition and they are SO delish! A real crowd pleaser. You’ll love them!
You can serve these Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos as a shareable appetizer for a football watch party, or as an entree at dinner!
ingredients you need for loaded sweet potato nachos
You can really add any and all toppings you want to these SP nachos, but here are some suggestions for you!
- Sweet potatoes (duh)
- Variety of spices
- Bell peppers
- Black beans
- Cherry/grape tomatoes
- Shredded Mexican cheese
- Optional additions: plain Greek yogurt, salsa, cilantro, crushed tortilla chips
recipe for the best nachos
I think it’s safe to say that everyone loves traditional, queso-soaked nachos, but I don’t always feel great after eating a whole plate of them by myself. That’s not the case with these SP nachos! They fill me up, taste amazing and provide quality nutrition all at the same time. WIN-WIN-WIN.
When it comes to nachos (and honestly, any meal), you want to get a good balance of the following:
- Healthy fat
These nachos deliver all of the above! You are getting lots of fiber from the wide variety of vegetables, healthy fats from avocado, and plant-based protein from black beans (and a small amount from cheese)!
You can also add meat to these nachos for an added protein boost if you’d like. I absolutely love them with shredded crockpot chicken taco meat on top! You could also add ground beef with taco seasoning, or meatless crumbles — whatever you prefer!
sweet potato nutrition facts
Sweet potatoes are by far my favorite starchy veggie. They are packed with nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and many other vitamins and minerals. But also… they taste amazing in any and all forms. Sweet potato nachos, roasted sweet potatoes, sloppy joe stuffed sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato casserole…
Honestly, I have a hard time trusting people who don’t like sweet potatoes. I mean, WHAT is not to like?! These nachos might be one of the smartest appetizer inventions I’ve ever come across. Mexican food + sweet potatoes = match made in heaven.
other appetizers to serve at a football watch party
Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos are just one of many delicious apps you can serve! Here are a few other ideas for your next gathering for the big game:
- Healthy Baked Spinach Dip
- Easy Mexican Corn Dip
- 3-Ingredient Guacamole
- Fresh Homemade Salsa
- Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Sliders
inspiration behind these loaded sweet potato nachos
I originally came across this recipe idea from Bucket List Tummy’s blog, who also happens to be a Registered Dietitian! Go check out her site for more delicious recipes and awesome information on intuitive eating. : )
Okay, recipe time!
Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos
- 2 large sweet potatoes or 3-4 small/medium, sliced into rounds
- 1.5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup black beans no-salt-added, drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup frozen corn
- 1/2 cup bell peppers chopped
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 jalapeños sliced
- 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese more if desired
- 1 avocado diced
Optional Toppings: plain Greek yogurt, chunky salsa, cilantro and/or tortilla chips
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Cover large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Slice sweet potatoes into thin, ~¼ inch rounds and transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and spices and arrange evenly over sweet potatoes; toss to evenly coat.
- Spread sweet potato rounds into an even layer on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake sweet potatoes for about 25 minutes. Flip them over at 15 minutes using a spatula to cook evenly.
- While they are baking, chop up the bell peppers, onion, jalapenos, avocado and/or any other desired toppings. Drain and rinse black beans & measure out corn; set aside.
- Once sweet potatoes have baked for a total of ~25 minutes, flip once more. They should be close and piled on top of each other; then top with corn, black beans, peppers, onion, jalapeños and shredded cheese.
- Place baking sheet back in oven and bake for an additional 6-7 minutes, or until cheese melts.
- Remove from oven and add diced avocado and any other toppings you'd like! Serve hot.
- Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Be sure to tag me on IG at @wellnessforthewin if you try this recipe, or share the love by pinning this on Pinterest! Can’t wait to see your variations of these delicious nachos!