A few days ago I was craving for chips, unfortunately (or fortunately for my clean eating) we didn’t have any in our pantry. But I did still have the sweet potato that I bought a few days prior that I completely forgot about. So I decided why not try to make homemade and healthier version of the traditional nachos. Gosh, was I glad I went through with this recipe because it was delicious! Also the replacement of the chips with the sweet potato not only adds fibre but also a lot essential vitamins like Vit. A and C. Serve them hot for your group of friends or just simply for you during those lazy days at home.
Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos
- 1 large sweet potato (or use 2 medium size ones if for a group)
- Ground Turkey
- Green Onions
- Tomatoes (could also use cherry tomatoes)
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 3 tsp of smoked paprika
- Optional: Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt (healthier choice)
- Nutritional yeast (since I didn’t use cheese, you can sprinkle some on top of your nachos if you want a cheesy taste if you’re avoiding dairy)
- Preheat oven to 425 Farenheit.
- Slice your sweet potato as much as you can, about 1/8 inch thick.
- Prepare your vegetable toppings for the nachos.
- Once your sweet potatoes are sliced, make sure you coat them in olive oil.
- Then place your sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, spread evenly to ensure equal roasting time for each piece.
- Let it roast for about 12 mins. After 12 mins take it out to flip, then put it in for another 12 mins in the oven.
- While your sweet potatoes are in the oven, cook your ground turkey.
- Once the turkey has browned, add in some garlic powder and black pepper. Mix it in with the turkey. Then add in your 3 tsp of smoked paprika.
- NOTE: The amount of garlic powder, black pepper and smoked paprika really depends on your taste. But what we’re really going for is bbq-like smokiness for our ground turkey.
- After the full 24 minutes are up and you want the chips a little bit crispier, put them in broil for about 3 minutes. Check to make sure they do not burn!
- Then take it out from the oven and start plating. Start with a layer of sweet potatoes on the bottom, then add in a little bit of your turkey and so on. Add your vegetables and top it all with your guacamole and sprinkle some nutritional yeast.