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Epic Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

by Capri Lilly

These Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos are made with perfectly seasoned sweet potato rounds, Cuban-style black beans, spicy salsa, and guacamole. Drizzle some cilantro avocado crema and vegan cheese on top and you have the perfect healthy snack!

Sweet Potato Nachos

I will be the first to admit, I am obsessed with sweet potatoes! And, why shouldn’t I be?! They are highly nutritious, super tasty, and incredibly versatile!

I probably have sweet potatoes at least twice a week, whether its a dish of perfectly oven-roasted sweet potato fries, seasoned sweet potato cubes, or sweet potato mash. Right now, I have a ton of sweet potatoes in my pantry so I decided to make these delicious loaded sweet potato nachos!

Sweet Potato Nachos is the perfect snack you can whip up in no time! They are perfect for those special game days, movie nights, or simply when you want a delicious, healthy snack.

Here’s What You Need

3 Large Sweet Potatoes: I like to use long sweet potatoes that are not too big so that I can have the perfect chip-like finish. 

1 Can of Black Beans: The Cuban-Style black beans from Trader Joe’s are PERFECT for this recipe (pictured below), but you can also use plain black beans. Just be sure to season your black beans with ~1 tsp Cumin, ~½ tsp garlic, salt, and pepper. 

1 Large Avocado: You can cut the avocado into cubes and sprinkle it on top. My favorite is to make guacamole! For quick and simple “guacamole” for this recipe, simply smash the avocado with 1 lime juiced and a pinch of salt. 

1 cup Salsa: I have an easy Homemade Salsa Recipe that takes five minutes to make. (Linked Here). You can also use your favorite pre-made salsa.

Seasonings: Paprika, Cumin, Chili Powder, Salt, and Pepper

Trader Joes Cuban Style Black Beans

How to Make Sweet Potato Nachos

It’s super easy and can be done in a few simple steps! 

  1. Prepare the Sweet Potato Chips
  2. While the Sweet Potato Chips are in the oven, prepare your nacho toppings. (We will get into all the yummy toppings in just a minute!)
  3. Once the sweet potato chips are done, assemble your nachos! 
  4. ENJOY!!
healthy sweet potato nachos

How to Make Sweet Potato Chips

making sweet potato chips

First, preheat your oven to 425°F. To prepare the sweet potato chips, simply cut the sweet potato into ¼ inch dials.

Seasoned sweet potatoes

Then, transfer the dials into a medium-sized bowl and season with smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and a tablespoon or two of olive oil. I’ve found that it is best to season the sweet potatoes in a bowl so that you can mix the ingredients together and ensure all the dials are fully coated.

how to make sweet potato chips

Then arrange all of the dials onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and transfer them to the preheated oven. Roast the potatoes for 15 minutes and then remove them from the oven and flip each dial onto the other side. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.

baked sweet potato chips

When the sweet potato chips are done they should be firm and golden with crispy edges. 

What are the best nacho toppings

The beauty of these delicious healthy nachos is that the sweet potato chips can hold up to whatever you put on top so you can add whatever toppings you like! These nachos are easily customizable. You can keep them vegan (as I have in this recipe) or you can add shredded chicken or ground beef!

Here are my favorite toppings and what I use for these tasty nachos!

Each of these toppings can be prepared while the sweet potato chips are roasting in the oven!

Making Nachos Healthy

You may be asking yourself, “Are these nachos healthy?”. The answer is Yes! 

  • Sweet Potatoes are incredibly nutritious and filled with tons of fiber and antioxidants
  • Both the sweet potatoes and black beans provide a healthy amount of protein
  • The guacamole and avocado crema provide essential amino acids and heart-healthy fats
  • Plus, you are making them at home which means these nachos will be void of artificial ingredients and added sugars!

Here's a Quick Video on how to make these Epic Loaded Sweet Potato nachos!

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5 from 6 votes

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

These Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos are made with perfectly seasoned sweet potato rounds, Cuban-style black beans, spicy salsa, and guacamole. Drizzle some cilantro avocado crema and vegan cheese on top and you have the perfect healthy snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Mexican, Vegan
Keyword: healthy nachos, healthy snack options, sweet potato nachos
Servings: 2
Calories: 608kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 1 Large Avocado
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, as desired
  • 1-2 Limes, Juiced
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes into 1/4" dials. Then, transfer the dials into a medium-sized bowl and season with smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and a tablespoon or two of olive oil.
  • Then arrange all of the dials onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and transfer them to the preheated oven. Roast the potatoes for 15 minutes and then remove them from the oven and flip each dial onto the other side. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • While the sweet potatoes are in the oven, prepare the toppings. Warm the black beans, adding lime, salt and pepper to taste. Smash Avocado with 1 lime juiced and ~1/2 tsp salt.
  • Transfer the sweet potatoes to a plate and top with your favorite toppings

Video

Notes

Try my Homemade Salsa Recipe and make salsa in less than 5 minutes for this recipe! 
Drizzle these Nachos with Cilantro Avocado Crema for the perfect finish!

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9 comments

Leslie jay May 3, 2020 - 3:43 pm

5 stars
This was fire! I love how the recipes are healthy, taste absolutely delicious, make me feel like a master chef, yet also have such simple directions

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Capri Lilly May 4, 2020 - 6:49 pm

Thanks Leslie!! I am so glad you like the recipes!

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Vicky July 3, 2020 - 8:21 pm

5 stars
I’ve had loaded white potatoes but not sweet potatoes!! Can’t wait to try these!!

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Capri Lilly July 3, 2020 - 9:06 pm

Hi Vicky! Sweet Potatoes gives it a completely different flavor! I love it! I hope you enjoy!

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Patty at Spoonabilities July 3, 2020 - 8:25 pm

5 stars
This recipe is definitely on my list for the weekend! As a sweet potato fan, I can’t wait to give them a twist with this healthy recipe!

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Gita July 3, 2020 - 8:58 pm

5 stars
What a great concept! Definitely going to try this!

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Capri Lilly July 3, 2020 - 9:07 pm

Hi Gita! Hope you like!

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Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry July 3, 2020 - 9:21 pm

5 stars
I do love my nachos but can sometimes feel a little guilty after eating them! This sounds like a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a favourite treat!

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Michelle July 4, 2020 - 3:19 am

5 stars
Brilliant recipe. You’ll never miss the cheese in these for sure. Sooo good

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