Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

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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!

loaded sweet potato nachos

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
  • Onion
  • Black beans
  • Avocado
  • Corn
  • Cherry/grape tomatoes
  • Jalapeños
  • Shredded Mexican cheese
  • Optional additions: plain Greek yogurt, salsa, cilantro, crushed tortilla chips
sweet potato rounds

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:

  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Healthy fat
loaded sweet potato nachos

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…

loaded sweet potato nachos

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:

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

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Shanna Hutcheson
Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos put a fun & healthy twist on traditional nachos by swapping out tortilla chips for sweet potatoes without sacrificing flavor! It's a perfect dish to share with friends or keep all to yourself! It can easily be modified to fit your personal preferences.
4.92 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 348 kcal


  • 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.


    These Sweet Potato Nachos are meatless, but they taste great with my Crockpot Chicken Tacos on top if you want to add meat! 


    Calories: 348kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 12gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 252mgPotassium: 862mgFiber: 10gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 25065IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 204mgIron: 2mg
    Keyword appetizer, gluten free, snacks, super bowl party, sweet potato nachos, tailgate
    Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
    loaded sweet potato nachos

    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!

    Enjoy! 🙂


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    1. 5 stars
      This was absolutely amazing. First time I’ve felt 100% guilt free devouring a pile of nachos! Make it, you won’t regret it. I used a red onion & red pepper instead, but otherwise followed the recipe to a T.

      1. Mmmm, sounds so delicious!!! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback – I’m so happy you loved them! This recipe is one of my faves too. 🙂

      1. Woo hoo! So glad you love these nachos! They are one of our faves too! And you can’t beat a recipe that tastes amazing leftover, too. ; )

    2. 5 stars
      10/10 I’ve already recommended to all my friends. Best nachos ever.
      The only thing we did different was use a taco seasoning packet because we were lazy.

    3. 5 stars
      These are amazing, so simple and easy but still feels like I’m getting a full nutritious meal. I added some leftover pulled pork to mine last time and it was so good!!

      1. Oh my gosh, sounds delicious with the pulled pork addition! I do love this easy & healthy recipe too! Thanks for sharing!!

    4. 5 stars
      SO delicious! It says they make good leftovers but we wouldn’t know because we devoured it all. Only change we made was the hubs used a whole bag of frozen corn because “you can’t have too much corn” 🙄

      It was so good that these meat lovers didn’t even miss the meat.

      1. Hahaha, this made me laugh!!! I’m so glad you loved it so much you ate it all at once! Lesson learned for next time. ; ) Yay! Thanks so much for your review!

    5. 5 stars
      The easiest recipe that turned out AMAZING!! Very satisfying and keeps you full. Will definitely be making these again and I can’t wait!

    6. One of my very favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes and to use the peppers in my fridge that always seem to just sit there! Lol. This recipe is delicious. You cannot go wrong. And even just the seasoning + sweet potatoes would be good on their own if you didn’t have all the extra fixings on hand!

    7. 5 stars
      One of my all time favorite recipes from Shanna! We make these so often. I would have never thought to make nachos with sweet potatoes! I love how nutritious this meal can be loaded with allllll the plants!

    8. 5 stars
      We’ve been making this almost weekly for the past two years! I love to change the meat and topping each time. Highly recommend!

      1. Yay, thank you!! Definitely depends on what you have available to you at the time. It does inevitably become a little soft the next day after storing in the fridge, but if you have an air fryer, that would be the BEST option to reheat and crisp it all back up a little bit! Otherwise you could definitely pop in the oven for a few minutes or microwave for the quickest option!

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