Sweet Potato Nachos – Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-Free! – 80 Twenty Nutrition

Sweet Potato Nachos – Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-Free!

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Looking for a healthier take on nachos? My Fully Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos have you covered! They’re vegan, paleo and gluten-free (you can use cheese if you want to but it’s totally optional). Whether it’s game night or you’re trying to get a handle on those junk food cravings, these nachos are a great fit. I make these for dinner when I’m wanting something filling but healthy and gets me my salt fix. Then there’s enough leftovers for the rest of the family or for lunches (you’ll be the envy of all your coworkers)!

Sweet Potato Nachos - Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free - with black beans and avocado crema - recipe by Christy Brissette best healthy food blogger and media registered dietitian nutritionist and President of 80 Twenty Nutrition in Chicago

Have you ever made sweet potato chips? Don’t worry, super easy as long as you:

  • Create even slices

That’s the absolute key. If your sweet potato slices are different thicknesses, your cooking time will be all over the place. The result? Some burnt chips and some mushy chips. Not what you or I had in mind, is it?

Unless your knife skills are chef-worthy I’d suggest you get a mandoline slicer or use a slicer attachment on your food processor (my preferred method). This guarantees even slices every time.

I also leave the peel on my sweet potatoes because fiber!!! Not only will that help you feel full for longer (goodbye hangry outbursts), but there’s plenty of nutrients in that skin. It also helps your chips hold together better and crisp up more around the edges.

If you don’t have the time/energy/desire to make your own sweet potato chips, I get it. Don’t stress and just grab some prepared sweet potato chips or other fiber-rich healthyish chips and you can cut to the chase and add on those toppings!

Sweet Potato Nachos - Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free - with black beans and avocado crema - recipe by Christy Brissette best healthy food blogger and media registered dietitian nutritionist and President of 80 Twenty Nutrition in Chicago

Another optional step: topping these sweet potato nachos with my Avocado Crema (highly recommended). Sure, you could use store-bought guacamole or smash up some quick guac too.

I created and shared this  recipe for a live TV segment live on WGN-TV in Chicago on Healthy Junk Food Alternatives You Can Make at Home.

Media dietitian nutritionist Chicago TV Christy Brissette president of 80 Twenty Nutrition on WGN doing a nutrition segment and recipe demo for National Junk Food Day

Lunchbreak: Healthier junk food recipes

(If you have a sweet tooth/chocoholic tendency like I do, I also shared my super easy recipe for Chocolate Pistachio Truffles in that segment).

Chocolate Pistachio Truffles - vegan gluten-free no refined sugar recipe only 4 ingredients no bake - Christy Brissette media best registered dietitian nutritionist Chicago - 80 Twenty Nutrition

Now back to the nachos!!!

Sweet Potato Nachos - Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free - with black beans and avocado crema - recipe by Christy Brissette best healthy food blogger and media registered dietitian nutritionist and President of 80 Twenty Nutrition in Chicago

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Recommended Tools for this Recipe

Food Processor

Breville Sous Chef Food Processor or Cuisinart Food Processor

Mandoline Slicer

Mueller Austria 5 Blade Adjustable Mandoline Slicer or Swissmar Borner Mandoline

Recommended Ingredients for this Recipe

Vegan cheese 

Daiya Vegan Cheese Shreds or Vegan Chao Cheese Slices

Sweet Potato Chips (if you don’t have time/aren’t up to making them yourself)

Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips Made with Coconut Oil or Late July Organic Sweet Potato Multigrain Tortilla Chips 5.5 oz ( 2 Pack) (not paleo)

Sweet Potato Nachos – Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-Free

Sweet Potato Nachos - Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free - with black beans and avocado crema - recipe by Christy Brissette best healthy food blogger and media registered dietitian nutritionist and President of 80 Twenty Nutrition in Chicago

Hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

Other delicious and healthy vegetable chip recipes:

Zucchini Chips

Kale Chips

Did you make these Sweet Potato Nachos and love them? Tag me on Instagram @80twentyrule and #80twentyrule. I’d love to see your creations!

Sweet Potato Nachos - Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free - with black beans and avocado crema - recipe by Christy Brissette best healthy food blogger and media registered dietitian nutritionist and President of 80 Twenty Nutrition in Chicago

 

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Sweet Potato Nachos - Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-Free!

Craving nachos but want a healthier option? Try these fully loaded sweet potato nachos. Sweet potatoes give you plenty of fiber, good carbs and beta carotene and these delicious toppings will make these nachos a fan favorite!
Servings 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
  

Sweet Potato Chips

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Avocado oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Nacho Toppings

  • 1 cup cheese or vegan cheese, shredded (optional; leave out if paleo)
  • 1 small tomato diced
  • 1/2 small white onion diced
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup canned sliced black olives (optional)
  • 8 rings pickled jalapenos diced
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup guacamole or Avocado Crema (see recipe link in post and in Recipe Notes)
  • 3 tbsp cilantro chopped (optional)

Instructions
 

Sweet Potato Chips

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Slice the sweet potatoes (skin on) into 1/4 inch slices. You can use a knife but it works best if you use the slicer attachment on your food processor or a mandoline so the slices are all the same thickness. In a large bowl, toss with the sweet potato slices with the avocado oil and spices.
  • Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the sweet potato rounds on the baking sheets in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes and then flip the sweet potatoes over and bake for about 6 more minutes or until they start getting golden and slightly crispy. Be sure to keep an eye on them so they don't burn!
  • Take the sweet potatoes out of the oven. Top with the cheese or vegan cheese if using.

Nachos

  • Put your sweet potato chips on a large plate or platter. Decorate with toppings and enjoy!

Notes

Try my Avocado Crema for the perfect creamy sauce for these Sweet Potato Nachos.
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