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Sweet Potato Nachos

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These sweet potato nachos are loaded with salsa, chicken, beans, peppers, cheese, and guacamole to create the perfect game-changing appetizer.

Sweet Potato Nachos - The perfect game day finger food. Sweet potato fry nachos are 100 times better than regular chips!
This post has been sponsored by Fresh Cravings. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

NACHOS. Sweet potato nachos. As in sweet potato fry nachos, baked to a crisp, then loaded with everything good in this world. Tender shredded chicken, spicy authentic salsa, black beans, fresh peppers, and gooey cheese. A sheet pan of sweet potato nachos – what more could a girl ask for?  😍 😍 😍

Sweet Potato Nachos - The perfect game day finger food. Sweet potato fry nachos are 100 times better than regular chips!
We’re gonna dig into these bad boys ASAP but first, can we talk about grown-up things for a minute?

Grocery budgeting. 😱 Last month we started actually budgeting our grocery spending. What that means for us is that we’re setting aside a certain amount of income that we allocate towards food each month and sticking. to. it. It also means finding creative ways to sneak in extra savings so we can stretch that budget a little further – AKA iBotta offers that pay us back in cash rewards for things like the salsa we put all over these nachos and obviously, regular printed coupons.

Admittedly, we should have started grocery budgeting a loooooong time ago. But now that we’re finally in a groove with what food is for blog recipes and what food is for just us, it’s more realistic (read: easier) to do. So far, the best part about budgeting is that it makes grocery shopping less stressful.

Ok. Grown up talk is over. Now let’s get back to our regularly scheduled nacho-discussion, shall we? 🤗

These nachos can be eaten one of two ways. You can make yourself look like a hot mess and go at them with your hands – which I recommend. Or you can try to be dignified and attack them with a fork. To each their own, my friend. With this nacho situation, it’s all about the toppings and how messy we can get.

Sweet Potato Nachos - The perfect game day finger food. Sweet potato fry nachos are 100 times better than regular chips!
Layer up the cheese and the beans and the peppers and the salsa – and then add more of the salsa so you can dip the fries in it because the salsa is THAT good. I’m using Fresh Cravings Chunky in this recipe, but they also have a Restaurant Style that is perfect for dipping because it’s blended.

I picked out this Fresh Cravings salsa specifically for these nachos because…

  1. It has just exactly the perfect amount of spice! This is a revelation.
  2. It’s the freshest tasting salsa available. They use fresh, vine-ripened vegetables in this refrigerated salsa and it is never cooked or pasteurized. So it tastes like that glorious stuff you can make in the middle of summer thanks to garden goodies.
  3. The texture is perfect. This salsa still has bold crunch to it which adds another layer to the nacho mouth party.
  4. It’s available at Walmart which means eeeeeeveryone can find and enjoy its goodness – check here to find your nearest store. (You can find it refrigerated in the produce section)
  5. It’s already a great buy – considering it costs less than $3 per container – but when you factor in the iBotta reward, you only pay $1.98 for 16 oz of salsa.. Hitting those budget goals like a boss. 😎

Sweet Potato Nachos - The perfect game day finger food. Sweet potato fry nachos are 100 times better than regular chips!
Sweet Potato Nachos - The perfect game day finger food. Sweet potato fry nachos are 100 times better than regular chips!Sweet Potato Nachos - The perfect game day finger food. Sweet potato fry nachos are 100 times better than regular chips!
Alright, nacho-lovers – how do you feel about this situation? Are you cool with sweet potato fries being a nacho base? If you’re hesitant, just trust me. I would never steer you wrong – especially when it comes to nachos. 😘

I suggest that you make these for date night. Or girls’ night. Or your next game day gathering. Or New Years Eve. The sooner the better. Just don’t forget to tag me on the Insta to show off your nacho game!

This recipe was created in partnership with Fresh Cravings. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that we love!

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Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potato Nachos - The perfect game day finger food. Sweet potato fry nachos are 100 times better than regular chips!

5 from 3 reviews

These sheet pan sweet potato nachos are loaded with salsa, chicken, beans, peppers, cheese, and guacamole to create a perfect game-changing appetizer.

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings as an appetizer
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked

Ingredients

Nachos
1.5 pounds sweet potato fries (frozen)
1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
1 – 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup Fresh Cravings salsa (I used restaurant style, hot crave!)
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 avocado, cubed
fresh cilantro
Chicken
1 pound chicken breast
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Chicken
Preheat oven to 375º. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil. Place chicken breast on the baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle on seasonings. Bake 25 minutes, flipping halfway. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cooled, shred the breasts and set aside.
Nachos
Bake sweet potato fries according to instructions. I find that it works best to divide the fries between two sheet pans, making sure they’re spread in a single layer. Once they’re done, remove from oven and set aside.
Set your oven to broil – low.
Starting with just one sheet pan, sprinkle half of the chicken, cheese, beans, and bell pepper. Layer up the sweet potato fries from the other sheet pan and add the remaining chicken, cheese, beans, and bell pepper.
Return to the oven and broil for 5 minutes.
Remove and add avocado, red onion, cilantro, and any other toppings of your desire. Dig in!

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28 Comments
  • Nicole Shillings
    December 30, 2017

    Oooh, I just love sweet potato fries!!! What a fantastic idea! I think this may appear at our Super Bowl Party this year!

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      So do I! It’s perfect for game day parties!

  • Michelle
    December 30, 2017

    What a unique idea…sweet potato nachos. A great flavor combo you have here.

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Soooooo much better than regular nachos!

  • Joyce
    December 30, 2017

    Drooling looking at this recipe. I love sweet potaotes

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Me too! They make this dish so much better.

  • Rezel Kealoha
    December 29, 2017

    These look insanely good. Love how you made it in a skillet too. Must of gotten some good flavor in there!

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Oh yeah! Any excuse to use the cast iron. :)

  • Misha
    December 29, 2017

    I make sweet potato chips all the time and now I’m tempted to kick up my game a notch with this recipe!

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Well, aren’t you fancy!? Homemade sweet potato chips would make this even better!

  • April
    December 29, 2017

    Sweet potatoes and nachos are two of my favorites foods! I have to try this out. It looks very good.

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      These nachos are right up your alley! :)

  • I love that you use sweet potatoes for these nachos! What a great twist on the traditional. And since sweet potatoes are healthier than regular, you can eat more, right?! :)

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      YUS! Nachos are already amazing and sweet potatoes make them even better! And yes… definitely healthier. ;)

  • Catherine Brown
    December 28, 2017

    Awesome idea! I love sweet potatoes and I love nachos… perfect way to combine both! ;-)

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      It’s the best of both worlds!

  • Yvonne
    December 28, 2017

    Great idea! I bet my sons would like this. I will have to try it out for Super Bowl.

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Trust me – it’s a game day hit every time!

  • Alecia
    December 28, 2017

    That looks delicious! I’m a huge sweet potato fan, I can’t wait to try this

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Hope you enjoy!

  • Elizabeth | The Recipe Revival
    December 28, 2017

    This looks like an easy guilt-free meal! I love the use of sweet potatoes!

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Yes! I’ll take sweet potatoes over regular any day!

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    December 28, 2017

    I would eat this a fun MEAL on the weekend. I love cooking with my cast iron skillets. Makes a great presentation too. Perfect to make for movie night!!

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      I am never opposed to making a meal of nachos! Enjoy. :)

  • Sarah
    December 27, 2017

    I love sweet potatoes when they are prepared in a savory manner! These nachos sound killer!

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Same here! Enjoy!

  • Jere Cassidy
    December 27, 2017

    Excellent idea using sweet potatoes for the nachos. This is a must try.

    • thefitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Let me know what you think!

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