Healthy Sweet Potato Nachos

These healthy sweet potato nachos are a superfood snack you can feel good about that only takes 15 minutes to make!

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It’s no secret nachos are one of our favorite snacks. They can be surprisingly healthy if you load them up with fresh veggies and protein. But what if you could make totally guilt-free nachos with superfood ingredients like sweet potato and avocado? That’s where our healthy sweet potato nachos recipe comes in!

With only 168 calories and tons of vitamins and minerals (like potassium, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C) per serving, these healthy sweet potato nachos really are a superfood snack. Make them as an appetizer to share with friends and family, or serve them as a light lunch for two. No matter what, you’re going to love these flavorful and nutritious nachos!

What This Recipe Entails

These healthy sweet potato nachos are the perfect snack or appetizer for two if you love nachos but want them to be a little extra nutritious!

  • Prep time: 5 minutes if you use store-bought chips; 45 minutes if you choose to make your own
  • Cook time: 10 minutes

You can be ambitious and make your own sweet potato chips for the recipe, or use store-bought and enjoy this as a quick and easy 15-minute snack that bakes in the oven.

Sweet potato nachos with black beans, corn, avocado, and goat cheese.

Ingredients For Healthy Sweet Potato Nachos

These healthy sweet potato nachos are packed full of superfood ingredients for extra nutrition in every bite:

  • Sweet potato chips
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Lime juice
  • Salt
  • Jalapeno
  • Red onion
  • Avocado

As we mentioned, you can make homemade sweet potato chips if you’re feeling ambitious – we like to use this recipe by A Spicy Perspective. Note that if you choose this method, you’ll have to leave yourself plenty of time to make the chips as they take about 45 minutes. We also find that homemade chips tend to get a little soggy when baking the nachos, so you’ll probably want to eat them with a fork if you go this route!

Alternatively, you can use store-bought sweet potato chips – like these ones – for quick and easy prep and an extra sturdy nacho base. We definitely recommend this option if you’re making these nachos as a midnight snack or whipping up a giant batch for your Super Bowl party.

As with any nachos, you should always use the freshest produce possible as these flavors will really shine! Slightly brown avocado or overripe onion can make or break this dish. Keep it light and fresh with perfectly ripe produce and these nachos will be simply irresistible.

Sweet potato nachos with goat cheese and black beans.

How To Make Our Sweet Potato Nachos Recipe

Sweet potato nachos are super simple to make in just a few minutes. Assemble the ingredients in a shallow oven-safe pan, bake, and enjoy!

Here’s a step by step breakdown for making our healthy sweet potato nachos recipe:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. 
  2. Then, mix together the black beans, corn, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Next, fill a 10-inch cast iron skillet with a layer of sweet potato chips. Top the chips evenly with crumbled goat cheese, the bean and corn mixture, diced onion, and diced jalapeno.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes, until warmed through.
  5. Finally, top with fresh avocado slices and serve hot.

Using Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can make your own sweet potato chips at home for this recipe! We recommend this recipe from A Spicy Perspective

Here are a few things we learned when experimenting with this that might be helpful if this is your first time making homemade sweet potato chips:

  • You really need a mandoline slicer to get super thin slices of potato. If they’re too thick, they won’t crisp well in the oven, and you’ll end up with burnt edges and soggy centers. We set our mandoline to the 1mm setting and it worked great.
  • Sweet potato chips will shrivel significantly when they bake, so we recommend using a potato with a very round shape to get slices with the biggest diameter possible. Just make sure whatever potato you choose will still fit on your mandoline!
  • One medium sweet potato is about the right amount of chips for one batch of our nachos. You should be able to bake all the chips on 2 extra large baking sheets.
  • Let the chips cool to room temperature before making nachos with them.
A pan of sweet potato nachos.

What To Do With Leftovers

Leftover sweet potato nachos don’t really keep the best, so we recommend only making as much as you’re going to eat in one sitting.

That being said, no nacho should ever go to waste! So if you do happen to have some leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the oven at 300 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Just note that they will likely be soggy, like any other leftover nachos.

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Healthy Sweet Potato Nachos

These healthy sweet potato nachos are a superfood snack you can feel good about that only takes 15 minutes to make!
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 5 ounces canned whole kernel corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 4 ounces sweet potato chips
  • 2 ounces goat cheese crumbled
  • ¼ small red onion diced
  • 1 small jalapeno diced
  • ½ medium avocado sliced

Instructions

  • First, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Next, combine the black beans, corn, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Fill a 10-inch cast iron skillet with the sweet potato chips. Top them evenly with the crumbled goat cheese, bean and corn mixture, onion, and jalapeno.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes to melt the goat cheese and warm everything through.
  • Top with avocado slices and serve.

Notes

Sweet potato chips: You can make homemade sweet potato chips for this recipe if you’re feeling ambitious – we like to use this recipe by A Spicy Perspective. Note that if you choose this method, you’ll have to leave yourself plenty of time to make the chips as they take about 45 minutes. We also find that homemade chips tend to get a little soggy when baking the nachos, so you’ll probably want to eat them with a fork if you go this route! For more tips on making homemade sweet potato chips, read our blog post above.
Alternatively, you can use store-bought sweet potato chips – like these ones – for quick and easy prep and an extra sturdy nacho base.
If you don’t have a cast iron skillet: Use any oven-safe baking dish, or even a sheet pan lined with foil. Just make sure to pile up the chips so they’re overlapping slightly.
Serving size: These nachos can serve about 4 people as a light appetizer or snack. If you’re planning on having these nachos as a meal, it will serve about 2 people.
Leftovers: Leftover sweet potato nachos don’t really keep the best, so we recommend only making as much as you’re going to eat in one sitting. 
That being said, no nacho should ever go to waste! So if you do happen to have some leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the oven at 300 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Just note that they will likely be soggy, like any other leftover nachos.
 
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Author: Nicole
Calories: 168kcal
Course: Appetizer, Appetizers, Lunch, Snack, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Fusion, Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, black beans, cinco de mayo, corn, goat cheese, jalapeno, nachos, red onion, super bowl, superfood, sweet potato

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4834IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg

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