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Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

  • Author: Jessica Beacom
  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 10 min (using premade chips)
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Cuisine: Grain-Free, Egg-Free
White ceramic casserole dish filled with sweet potato chips topped with melted cheese, shredded chicken, black beans, salsa, diced tomatoes, and a Southwest Ranch Dressing to create the ultimate Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos.

Ingredients

For the Sweet Potato Chips*:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, very thinly sliced (a mandoline works best for this)
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil (or other cooking fat of choice)
  • Salt

For the Toppings (use as few or as many as you like):

  • 6 ounces shredded, cooked chicken or taco meat
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese (such as cheddar, Monterey jack, pepper jack, a Mexican blend or mozzarella)
  • ½ cup black or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup corn (fresh or frozen; thawed and well-drained)
  • ½ cup diced tomato
  • ½ cup salsa of choice
  • Fresh cilantro, sliced green onions, diced red onion or bell pepper, black olives, diced avocado or guacamole, etc.

For the Southwest Ranch Dressing:

Instructions

To Make the Sweet Potato Chips:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325℉. 
  2. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Toss the sweet potato slices with oil. Place slices in a single layer on the baking sheet taking care not to crowd them then sprinkle with salt.
  3. Place baking sheets in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through cooking time, or until slices are lightly browned and crisp on the edges.
  4. Remove chips to a wire cooling rack to rest while you repeat with the remaining sweet potato slices.

To Make the Nachos:

  1. Layer ½ of the sweet potato chips (homemade or store-bought) onto a baking sheet or in a glass baking dish. 
  2. Top with ½ of the chicken or taco meat, beans or corn if using, and cheese. 
  3. Repeat with this layer, ending with cheese on top. Place baking sheet or dish into the oven and bake 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. While the nachos are baking, combine all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Remove pan from oven, add salsa, diced tomatoes, sliced or diced onions, chopped cilantro, avocado or guacamole, etc.
  6. Drizzle Southwest Ranch Dressing over nachos and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Notes

*You can also substitute 8 ounces of pre-made sweet potato chips. 

Note: The nutrition information for this recipe will depend on whether or not you use premade, bagged sweet potato chips or homemade chips and the amount and/or types of toppings you use. We recommend using the free recipe analysis feature of MyFitnessPal to calculate this information for yourself based on the ingredients used.