Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Nachos

  Mar 28, 2020  |  #Entrees

This sheet pan sweet potato nachos recipe is an easy vegetarian nachos recipe, great for a quick weeknight dinner, or even a pantry meal! Customize your toppings and include your favorite plant-based options to make these loaded nachos vegetarian. 

closeup of vegetarian nachos recipe | Bucket List Tummy

These sweet potato nachos first came about as an appetizer for football season. We all know that football food is the best part of the sport!

Like this Avocado Bean Dip, Vegan Edible Cookie Dough and Mexican Corn Dip. All delicious football foods. 

But, these sweet potato black bean nachos are also great for summer nights, or heck, any busy weeknight. This sweet potato nachos recipe comes together with minimal ingredients and can really be put together based on what you have. 

We like to make a bunch in advance and have them post run!

What Do You Need For These Sweet Potato Black Bean Nachos?

  • sweet potatoes
  • black beans
  • shredded cheese
  • corn (canned or frozen)
  • tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • pepper

ingredients for loaded sweet potato nachos

Other Topping Ideas for Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Get as creative as you’d like with this sweet potato nacho recipe. You don’t have to just keep them as vegetarian bean nachos.

Consider adding:

  • crushed tortilla chips
  • avocado
  • greek yogurt or sour cream
  • pinto bans or garbanzo beans
  • shredded chicken, pork or beef
  • cilantro
  • jalapeno

How To Make Sweet Potato Chips for Nachos

The next time you find yourself looking for a recipe for sweet potato nachos, save this!

To make life easier, try to find thin sweet potatoes – thin and long. If you can’t find those, any sweet potatoes will do. Just take care when cutting them!

You’ll want a sturdy cutting board. You’re going to slice the sweet potato lengthwise, into coin shapes. 

Sweet potato cut into coins roasted on baking sheet

You don’t want them too thick where they don’t cook evenly. But, you also don’t want them too thin where they’ll get mushy and you can’t add many toppings.

I usually cut them about an inch thick. 

How to Cook Sweet Potato Nachos 

Before adding the toppings, I like to bake the sweet potatoes as a base. To do so, set the oven to 425 and bake for 40-45 minutes, flipping them once. Make sure you do flip them to make sure both sides cook evenly!

Sheet pan sweet potato nachos on baking pan with blue napkin

While the sweet potatoes are baking, cook your beans and corn and any other veggies.

Once the sweet potatoes are done, add your toppings, adding the cheese last. I like to lay the sweet potatoes close together on a baking sheet so it’s okay if the toppings fall off or cheese gets between the sweet potato nachos.

cut sweet potatoes on sheet pan topped with beans, tomatoes and shredded cheese

I actually think having the cheese melt over everything makes these vegetarian nachos taste that much better!

All the flavors covering the tops and sides of the potato nachos. 

My Favorite Traits About These Vegetarian Bean Nachos are:

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

closeup of sweet potato nachos on sheet pan topped with black beans, corn and cheese|

These plant based nachos are a recipe that we make quite often during the week because paleo nachos are 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!

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

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

sweet potato nachos in blue serving bowl topped with avocado and sour cream

Other Recipe Ideas for Kids

Sweet potato nachos are great for kids because you can have the kids help you make them, and add their favorite toppings!

Some other kid-friendly recipes they may love include these kid friendly french toast sticks,  sweet potato pizza crust and sweet potato turkey burgers!

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.

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
closeup of sweet potato nachos on sheet pan topped with black beans, corn and cheese| Bucket List Tummy

Sweet Potato Nachos

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

These customizable sweet potato black bean nachos are great as a weeknight dinner, vegetarian nachos recipe, or football food. Easy to make for groups and great for kids!

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup corn (can use canned/frozen)
  • 3/4 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
  • Tortilla chips for topping
  • Toppings: Avocado, Greek Yogurt, Sour Cream, Salsa

Instructions

  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: 534Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 491mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 12gSugar: 11gProtein: 23g

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31 responses to “Sheet Pan 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!

  7. My family loves nachos. And I bet they gonna love when I make them this recipe. Looks fantastic! And it’s so healthy too. Oh, I can wait to give this a try.

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