Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potato Irish Nachos :: prepare to fall in love!
These orange beauties are what happens when you combine the flavor fiesta of Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with the ingenuity of good old fashioned Irish Nachos.  Translation?  They’re insanely delicious and just may convince that sweet potato skeptic in your wolfpack to abandon ship on their stubbornness and dive right in!

Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potato Nachos




Yield 2-4 servings


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • a few ounces of grated cheese [cheddar, gouda, pepperjack, mex blend, etc...]
  • a spoonful or two of your favorite healthy oil [spray or regular]
  • chili powder, to taste
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • a sprinkle or two of cayenne pepper [or paprika!]
  • and all your favorite nacho toppings!
  • To take the savory-sweet combo a step further, grab some ground cinnamon and sprinkle that over the sweet potatoes too! I tried this the other day and practically swooned into my plate; SO GOOD!


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Next grab your sweet potatoes and scrub them clean!
  3. Remove the skin with a veggie peeler and slice into discs with a sharp knife or mandolin.
  4. Drizzle, rub, or spray the slices with your favorite healthy oil [I love using EVOO and/or coconut oil] and arrange in a single layer [though some overlapping is a-ok!] on a baking sheet or pan.
  5. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until tender.
  6. Top with your choice of veggies, beans, and cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is hot and bubbly!
  7. Lastly, layer on cold toppings such as greek yogurt or sour cream, guacamole, salsa, green onion, and anything else you might be jonesin' for. Then simply introduce them to your face! You're welcome.

Courses appetizer

special diets and such

vegansaurus chefs skip the cheese entirely or add some vegan cheese instead!  You can also make them with butternut squash! [recipe]
t-rex chefs feel free to grab some bacon (yeah, I said it!) or add some shredded chicken or pork and have at it. This would be a fabulous way to use up leftovers from the night before!
feeding a crowd? Simply grab a few more sweet potatoes and some extra toppings and you’re good to go!  These make excellent party food and the leftovers can be popped in the microwave [or back in the oven!] and enjoyed the following day.

irish nacho topping inspiration:

black beans
fresh or pickled jalapeno peppers
greek yogurt or sour cream
banana peppers
black olives
chopped green onion
shredded romaine lettuce, spinach, spring mix
yellow corn or mexi-corn with peppers
chopped bell peppers or sweet mini peppers
leftover veggies salvaged from the back of your fridge
and so. much. more.

For crispier potatoes you can try [this faux-frying technique] on for size or even whip them up [casserole-style]

No excuses; make them!

Savory Sweet Potato Nachos

so . . . how are they?!

Sweet, savory, and will forever be in recipe rotation in my kitchen. think it’s my goal in life to get everyone hooked on savory sweet potatoes in some shape or form. Ok one of my goals, that is.  Somewhere between learning how to sew and world domination…

Though I may just be watching too much Pinky and the Brain again.

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Frances Stiles

I gave up chips over 2 years ago now…can’t believe I can actually say that! Anyway, this is an incredibly tantalizing substitute. I need to try them. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Jenn!

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

Yummmm this sounds so good!!! I love sweet taters!

Angela Ignasky

Sounds deeeeelish! I should make this for my next family get-together. I love sweet potatoes all ways, but I typically favor sweet rather than savory recipes. I need to step outside of the box more!


Oh my gosh Jenn these sound amazing!


I literally eat a loaded sweet potato as part of my lunch every single day. I bake 5-10 at the beginning of the week and then reheat with leftover chicken, beans, roasted veggies, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, parmesan, etc. I would eat it for all 3 meals of the day if I didn’t think it would turn me bright orange!


These look so yummy! And I only like savory sweet potatoes!


I love sweet potato fries and sweet potato tater tots, but I’ve never had (or even heard of!) sweet potato chips before. This is an awesome idea. Definitely planning on making them once I get home. Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Valley Chow

What an absolutely fantastic idea! Never even gave that a thought to use sweet potatoes for nacho chips, brilliant 🙂

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Oh man, these are getting made SOON! Look delish & I can only imagine the sweetness of the potatoes compliment the cheese & salsa perfectly. Yum!


I LOVE this idea!! Seriously..genius!! 🙂

Jane | Not Plain So Jane

I’d pick sweet potatoes over regular any day – although regular are still soo good for you 🙂
I have no clue the brand or even what it’s called, but my Mom used to use this nifty little electric gadget to slice her potatoes extremely thin so they cook crisp super quick. It would be good with this recipe to mimic the crunch of nachos!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

I would KILL for this right now. I actually did something like it long ago, but the lazy man’s version – I used frozen sweet potato waffle fries. You rock!

Sarah Pie

Those look yummy!! I never would have thought to use sweet potatoes to make nachos out of (I guess that’s what you’re for right?)


Where have these been in my life? They look amazing. I definitely have two sweet potatoes I am going to be using for this soon. Lately I have just been roasting plain sweet potatoes and topping with coconut butter. It is a cross between a side for dinner and dessert.


Wow those look amazing! I love sweet potatoes, i love them roasted, mashed, in fry form, any which way I will eat them…including this way now 🙂

Beth Sheridan

Oh that looks wonderful! I love any kind of potato, any way its fixed, so I’m sure I would enjoy these as well 🙂

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often

That looks so good!! I have made sweet potato fries, and a burger, but nachos!! Yum! Will be making these for sure! New follower, and hoping to join in on the linkup tomorrow.

Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit

Such a clever (awesome!!) idea. Can’t wait to test it out. 😀

Jan Sproutsnsquats

Wow these look awesome! I’ve bookmarked them and am definitely going to give them a go.

Victoria @ Reluctantly Skinny

We were just talking about making Irish Nachos! I’ll have to give these a try. Great idea!


GENIUS! Absolutely genius. This is the best recipe I have seen all month. I am so making this!


Oh my goodness… this sounds like an AMAZING recipe! I’ve just started enjoying sweet potatoes (I used to hate them), and this seems like an ideal way to enjoy them!

Janel Gradowski

I’m the only one in my house that likes sweet potatoes. I think you’re right, though. These could convert the rest of the family!


Oh my heaven – this looks amazing. I will have to try them out. My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is in a frie form. :-/

Eileen Likes To Eat

What a creative “nachos”! I love baked sweet potatoes. Definitely want to try this soon!

Kadee Cramer

And now I know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow. =)


Oh my, these look so incredibly good! I just bought some sweet potatoes, so I might just have to make this!

-Melissa @ Fit ‘n’ Well Mommy

char eats greens

These have my mouth watering like CRAZY!!!! Gah! Want some for breakfast haha

Miss Smart

I’ve been doing this with purple sweets, and they are phenomenal. I actually haven’t used cheese, though, so I guess they aren’t really nachos…more like a springboard for FUN. 😉

meghan @ scratch-made wife

I’ve served the husband chickpea burgers, but we’ve never had sweet potato chickpea burgers. Wow. Now I have to check those out! We were planning to have sweet potato and black bean enchiladas tomorrow night – a first. Here’s hoping they go over well!

Amanda @ Sistas of Strength

Just clicked over here from Brittany’s blog…these look incredibly delicious. YUM YUM YUM.

kate@kate marrin life + style

These are genius. Simply genius!!