recipes May 05, 2021

In Southern California, there is no shortage of Mexican food restaurants and you don't have to drive far for a taco shop.  We love our Mexican food and a platter of loaded nachos with a good margarita or Corona is always fun to share with a group.

I'm always looking for a substitute for the chips in the nachos because they are the one thing that takes an otherwise healthy meal to unhealthy. 

Sweet potatoes, in place of chips, can be thinly sliced and crisped in the oven before adding the rest of the toppings. 

Use all the fresh toppings you want.  It's an easy-to-make meal that only requires a bit of chopping and slicing.    


Sweet Potato Nachos  

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes


  • 2-3 sweet potatoes sliced in 1/4" rounds
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • cheddar cheese shredded or your favorite cheese
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 2-3 green onions sliced
  • 1 can black olives sliced
  • 1 avocado cubed
  • 1-2 tomatoes diced 


1. Prehead oven to 425 and line a cookie or baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.  Slice sweet potatoes into 1/4" rounds and toss in a bowl with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper.  Stir to cover evenly. 

3.  Place sliced sweet potatoes on the baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 20 minutes.

4.  Remove from oven and add black beans and cheese over top of potatoes.

5.  Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

6.  Remove from oven and top with green onion, jalapeno, olives, avocado, and tomato. 

7. Serve immediately with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole. 

Keep potato rounds in a single layer the best you can to get crispy potatoes.

This is step 4. I used queso cheese. 

Finished nachos!  Vegetarian friendly.  

Enjoy this healthy nacho recipe using all fresh ingredients.  Add your favorite toppings or meat.  There are endless possibilities! 

Until next time

Be fit, be strong, and enjoy this healthy nacho dish


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