Looking for a new recipe to shake up your dinner routine? These sweet potato nachos are just the thing! Read on for the full recipe.
Whether you’re looking for a party appetizer that hasn’t been done a million times, or a new dinner that’s fun and different, these sweet potato nachos have you covered.
The best thing about this dish, besides being loaded with healthy ingredients, is how versatile it is.
Swap out ingredients based on what you like, or what’s in your pantry, and boom. You have a whole new flavor profile.
Today, I’m going to share my own personal favorite ingredients for this dish, but don’t worry. I’ll also share some great substitutions to really make this dish your own!
Sweet Potato Nachos
Not only does this recipe make a great appetizer for a party, but it’s filling enough to be dinner for your family as well! The complex carbs, healthy fats, and proteins combine together to give you a well rounded dish you can feel good about offering up at the dinner table. Or indulging on at the appetizer table.
Don’t stress too much about having every ingredient on hand. What I love about this dish is that it’s flexible! Ingredients are easily replaced and left out depending on what you like ad what you’ve got on hand. At the end of the recipe, I’ll share some of my favorite replacements!
- 3-4 Sweet Potatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 tbs extra light olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 lb fajita chicken meat
- 2 ears of corn on the cob
- 1 1/2 c cooked pinto beans (or canned)
- 1 chopped red onion
- 1-2 chopped tomatoes
- fresh guacamole or avocado slices
- pickled jalepenos
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Place thinly sliced sweet potato rounds on a baking sheet and brush with oil. Lightly salt and pepper them, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until they’re cooked through and lightly crispy on the outside.
- While sweet potatoes are cooking, sautéed up your chicken meat. I like to buy the frozen fajita meat because it’s so fast to cook, but that’s a personal preference.
- When your potatoes are done cooking, transfer them to a platter or plate.
- Top with chicken, pinto beans, corn, tomatoes, onion, and guacamole to taste.
Need some ideas to change things up? Here are some of our favorite alternative serving ideas for these nachos:
- Use seasoned ground turkey instead of chicken meat.
- OR, use no meat at all and offer up a vegetarian option.
- Swap the pinto beans for black beans.
- Use pickled red onions to kick up the flavor profile.
- Add a sprinkling of your favorite cheese.
- Top with avocado ranch dressing (we love Tessemae’s!)
- Serve “deconstructed” nachos with dip for your pickiest eaters.
- Top the whole dish with cheese and bake it to create a casserole.
Sweet Potato Nachos: Your New Favorite Dinner
This is one of my family’s favorite dinners. Even my pickiest eater (who in all fairness, loves sweet potatoes) ate the entire plate without complaint. It gets requested regularly, and since there are so many different ways to serve it, I don’t mind making it over and over!
Whether you’re looking to shake up your dinner rut, or need something fun and different to bring to a party, give these sweet potato nachos a try.