Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos
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!
the contrast of sweet and savory is perfect and hits all the right notes.
Ah, yay!! So glad to hear you say that! I couldn’t agree more – one of my faves! 🙂 🙂
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.
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. 🙂
This is one of my favorites! So, so good! Even good as leftovers!!
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. ; )
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.
Haha, oh yay!! We love these, too! So easy and yummy – no shame in using a taco packet! ; )
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!!
Oh my gosh, sounds delicious with the pulled pork addition! I do love this easy & healthy recipe too! Thanks for sharing!!
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.
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!
The easiest recipe that turned out AMAZING!! Very satisfying and keeps you full. Will definitely be making these again and I can’t wait!
Aw, yay! I love to hear that! Thank you so much Casey! 🙂
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!
Haha, yes, it’s a perfect way to use all the toppings! Thanks for your review!
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!
Yessss, such a good one! Dietitian-approved meal, for sure. 😉 Thank you so much!
We’ve been making this almost weekly for the past two years! I love to change the meat and topping each time. Highly recommend!
Aww that makes me so happy that it’s in your regular rotation! Thanks for sharing and your review!
What’s the best way to reheat? Back in the oven? Thinking microwave would soften them.
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!