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)
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)
- ⅓ – ½ cup diced tomato
- ⅓ – 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:
To Make the Sweet Potato Chips:
- Preheat the oven to 325℉.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove chips to a wire cooling rack to rest while you repeat with the remaining sweet potato slices.
To Make the Nachos:
- Layer ½ of the sweet potato chips (homemade or store-bought) onto a baking sheet or in a glass baking dish.
- Top with ½ of the chicken or taco meat, beans or corn if using, and cheese.
- 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.
- While the nachos are baking, combine all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
- Remove pan from oven, add salsa, diced tomatoes, sliced or diced onions, chopped cilantro, avocado or guacamole, etc.
- Drizzle Southwest Ranch Dressing over nachos and serve with lime wedges, if desired.
*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.