Sweet Potato Nachos

  Aug 31, 2016  |  #Entrees

Hi, friends! We’re talking about sweet potato nachos today and we’re halfway through the week, so it’s going to be a good one!

Don’t you all just love football season? I do! And you know what else I also love?

The food.

And the tailgating.

And the social aspect of it.

Sweet Potato Nachos

So, in celebration, I’ve joined a group of pretty cool bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! — to bring you 64 tailgating recipe ideas for a terrific football party.

I’m a born and bred New England Patriots fan. Being from Rhode Island, we are “wicked” serious about our New England teams.

However, living down in North Carolina has brought on a new love for the Carolina Panthers. So I’ll route for both teams, until they play each other..

While I’m not the kind of person who can sit still for three hours watching a game, there are usually so many other things going on (great apps, beer, conversations, complaining about referee calls) that it becomes totally manageable.

Also, when the Patriots are playing, I can be fine without interruption. And when there’s good food around me, I’ll survive, like these nachos or smashed sweet potatoes. 

As an extreme tailgate lover,  I especially love those tailgates that have creative apps and sides.

Don’t get me wrong –  I love my chips and salsa, and veggies with an avocado bean dip, but sometimes a girl just wants to branch out, amirite?

Like try something new, or sneak in some nutrients (okay, maybe that’s the dietitian side of my head talking). So, I perfected some sweet potato nachos for you.

And by perfected, I mean cooked a few batches, ate them, and cooked a few more.

These Sweet Potato Nachos Are:

  • Cheesy
  • Customizable
  • Higher nutrient bang for your buck
  • Good for crowds
  • Easy to prepare

This is a recipe that we make quite often during the week because it’s easy to put together, and there’s not much manual labor involved aside from cutting the sweet potatoes and vegetables.

You let the oven do all the work!

Sweet Potatoes Nachos

I just realized as I’m typing this that you could totally do this with sweet potato fries as well. They would be like “cheesy fries.”

So if you aren’t too keen on sweet potato discs or nachos, sweet potato fries with all the toppings may be a good option!

Easy Sweet Potato Nachos are gluten-free and full of veggies. These are an easy appetizer idea for holidays and gatherings || gluten-free appetizers, easy nachos
Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potato Nachos

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These customizable sweet potato nachos are great as an appetizer or side dish for football season! Easy to make for groups.


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 ear of corn, or 1/2 canned corn
  • ¾ cup Black beans
  • ½ cup peppers, sliced
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, sliced
  • ½-1 cup shredded Cheese, I used parmesan and cheddar
  • Tortilla chips for topping, optional
  • Toppings:
  • Avocado, Greek Yogurt, Sour Cream, Salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with cooking spray
  2. Slice sweet potato into ¼ inch coins and place in large bowl. To large bowl, add olive oil and spices and arrange evenly over potato coins.
  3. Transfer rounds to baking sheet, and top with sea salt and pepper
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes, turning them halfway
  5. While they are cooking, cook your corn and black beans, and slice your peppers and tomatoes.
  6. Once sweet potatoes are done, transfer to baking sheet (they should be close and piled on each other), and top with beans, peppers, tomatoes, cheese and chip crumbles.
  7. Turn oven down to 400 and bake them for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  8. Top with avocado, more chips (if desired) and greek yogurt or sour cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 636mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 14gSugar: 13gProtein: 23g

You may also like my sweet potato pizza crust and sweet potato turkey burgers!

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These are going to be even better in the late fall/winter months because they are comforting. Sweet potatoes are nice and starchy, meaning good cool weather, comfort food.

And, don’t forget to check out 63 other tailgating recipe ideas!


Other Tailgating Recipes: 

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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Black Bean & Corn Salsa by Body Rebooted
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Grilled Asparagus Spears by Celebrating Family
Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn by Club Narwhal
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Sea Bass Skewers and Blackbeard Cocktails by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
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Easy Chicken Roll Ups with Cream Cheese and Veggies by Family Food on the Table
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Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Meatballs by Honey & Birch
BBQ Chicken Wontons by Lauren’s Kitchen
Loaded Tailgate Tots by Life’s Ambrosia
Ricotta and Fig Bites by Living Well Kitchen
Tailgate Tacos by Lizzy is Dizzy
Nashville Hot Chicken Wings by Loaves & Dishes
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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tailgate Bloody Marys by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Sweet Korean Chicken Wings by Macheesmo
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots by Me and My Pink Mixer
Beer Sangria by Mixplorology
Crab Pretzels by Mom’s Messy Miracles
Hot Bacon Dip by Nik Snacks
Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar by Off the Eaten Path
Chowder Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers by Order in the Kitchen
Old Fashioned Sweet by Peanut Blossom
Baked Mac and Cheese Cups by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Texas Toothpicks with Buttermilk Ranch by See Aimee Cook
Pretzel Turkey Meatballs by Shaws Simple Swaps
Hearty Vegetable Chili by Simple and Savory
Focaccia Pizza by Simplify, Live, Love
Sweet Potato Skins Stuffed with BBQ Ranch Pulled Pork by Sustaining the Powers
Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites by The BakerMama
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad by The Creative Bite
German Potato Skins by The Crumby Cupcake
Old Bay Trail Mix by The Culinary Compass
Meat Lover’s Pizza Bites by The Life Jolie
Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip by The Mexitalian
Grilled Asian Chicken Wings & Shishito Peppers by The Secret Ingredient Is
Blackened Shrimp Tacos by The Speckled Palate
Honeydew Melon Refresher by Two Places at Once
Grilled Sauerkraut Stuffed Brats by West via Midwest
Sausage Apple and Sage Hand Pies by What A Girl Eats

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What’s your favorite tailgating food?

26 responses to “Sweet Potato Nachos

  1. I love football! I’ve gotten to where I can watch most the game, with a few breaks here and there. Nachos are so good and I love this more nutritious take here! Thanks for sharing ALL those recipes with us!

  2. Oh my brother would totally laugh in my face if I brought this over for football, but thats ok because that means more for me!! 😉

  3. WOAH, how in the world did you gather so many recipes? And these look like they would take nachos up about 20 notches. I absolutely love smothering nachos with all the toppings. 🙂

  4. Omggg, sweet potato nachos, seriously, why have I not thought of doing that before??
    This looks delicious, what an awesome twist on the original nachos!
    Off to fill out that survey now!

  5. This recipe looks awesome! It’s so creative. I love sweet potato anything, so I’ll have to give this recipe a try. I usually don’t eat cheese, so I wonder if a sprinkle of nooch on top would suffice?

    I have a whole bunch of avocados that need used…so guacamole with these nachos…be still my heart <3

  6. Yaassssss.. I’ve been making versions of sweet potato nachos for years now. As soon as I discovered the combination of melty cheese on sweet potatoes I was completely addicted. So easy. So friggen delicious. Love your idea to add some tortilla chips on top for crunch!

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