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Black Bean Sweet Potato Nachos

Black bean sweet potato nachos are a simple, healthy delicious meal or snack! Sweet potato medallions smothered with nacho toppings like black beans, salsa and are drizzled with avocado crema.

These vegan sweet potato nachos are sure to become your favorite game day snack! Naturally gluten-free, these vegan nachos are easy to make and can easily be made paleo and Whole30 friendly!.

Rectangular plate filled with black bean sweet potato nachos.

Why you will love sweet potato nachos

  • Who doesn’t love nachos! Especially when they are piled high with your favorite toppings! These nachos are made with baked sweet potato slices instead of tortilla chips and are packed with flavor! 
  • Vegan sweet potato nachos are topped with good for you ingredients that will leave you feeling good and energized!
  • These nachos are super versatile. Add your favorite toppings, you can make them work for any diet and kids especially love them!
  • This recipe can be made paleo, Whole30, or vegetarian friendly.
Hand holding a single sweet potato black bean nacho.
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Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Black beans
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Avocado
  • Lime juice
  • Milk of choice
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Salsa

How to make black bean sweet potato nachos

  1. Wash and peel: First, start by washing your sweet potatoes. 
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes into ½ inch slices using a sharp knife. Place the sliced rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  3. Bake in the oven: Place sweet potatoes in preheated at 400F in the oven for 25 minutes. Flip and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes. 
    How to make sweet potato nachos.
  4. Season the black beans: While sweet potatoes are cooling, season black beans. Drain and rinse the canned beans.
  5. Add the black beans to a bowl 1 tsp. cumin, 2 tsp. chili powder, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes.
  6. Add 1/2 the salsa to the black beans after cooking.
    How to make black beans for nachos.
  7. Take the rounds out of the oven and let slightly cool
  8. While the black beans are cooking smash and avocado in a bowl. Once mashed, add the remaining salt and garlic powder. Add coconut milk and stir well.
    Steps how to make avocado crema.
  9. Top the sweet potato medallions with black bean mixture, the rest of the salsa and avocado crema, layering them if necessary.

    Note: To prepare dried black beans in place of canned, check out all my tips on how to make black beans in the instant pot!

Sweet potato nachos common questions

What makes these nachos healthy

  • Baked sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, are low in fat and a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium, magnesium and copper. 
  • Black beans are packed with fiber, full of protein and will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Avocados provide healthy fats and fiber which are both very filling and satisfying.

How to choose the best sweet potato to make nachos

Look for sweet potatoes that are the thickness of your fist (vs. long and thin), since the thicker the potato, the more toppings you can add when you cut them down into medallions and use them for chips. 

How to cut sweet potatoes into rounds

First wash and dry the sweet potato and lay it down on the cutting board and carefully cut it into rounds, about ½ – ¾ inch thick (about ½ the thickness of your pointer finger). It is important that you cut them about the same thickness so they will cook evenly. 

Tip: Keep the skin on the potatoes, as they help keep the potatoes together during baking. The skin also provides extra fiber and is safe to eat! Just be sure to wash them first!

How to make sweet potato chips.

How to tell if a sweet potato has gone bad

  • Look for sweet potatoes that have smooth skin and feel heavy for their size, also check for large blemishes. 
  • Sweet potatoes that have started to go bad have wrinkled skin, may start growing eyes and may feel soft when you squeeze them.

Other toppings you may love for this recipe

  • Jalapeno (fresh or canned)
  • Chopped roasted red peppers
  • Red onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Chopped roasted veggies
  • Cheese ( Dairy or non-dairy)
  • Sour cream (vegan or regular)
  • Shredded crockpot chicken (not vegan)
  • Ground beef (not vegan)
Black bean sweet potato nachos on a white plate with avocado on the side.

How to reheat these nachos

Avocado crema does not keep well overnight, as it tends to brown. So nachos with avocado crema may not do well reheated. 

However, you can make extra baked sweet potato medallions to reheat and make into nachos later.  

To reheat in the oven

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Place the cooked sweet potato rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • Top with black beans, salsa and avocado crema.

To reheat in the air fryer

  • Place sweet potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer. 
  • Turn the air fryer on 375F and cook the sweet potato rounds for 5 minutes to reheat. 
  • Top with black beans and other toppings. 

Substitutions

  • Sweet potatoes: if you don’t have sweet potatoes on hand, you can substitute them with butternut squash, white potatoes, 
  • Avocado Crema: You can also use store bought guacamole or omit if you do not like avocado. 
  • Black Beans: You can also use pinto or kidney beans. For paleo or Whole30, omit beans and add shredded chicken or ground beef.
  • Toppings: Feel free to switch out and add any of your favorite toppings. See post for recommendations.
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Hand holding a single sweet potato black bean nacho.

Black Bean Sweet Potato Nachos

Healthy, simple and delicious, these black bean sweet potato nachos are sure to become one of your favorite game day or weeknight snacks. With just a few ingredients, these gluten free, vegan, dairy free nachos are packed with flavor and so filling.
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: dinner, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: black bean sweet potato nachos, sweet potato nachos, vegan sweet potato nachos
Prep Time: 4 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 34 mins
Servings: 2

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Wash and cut the sweet potatoes into 1/4-1/2 inch rounds.
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper, spray with non-stick spray.
  • Place the sweet potato round on the baking sheet and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off, remove the sweet potato rounds from the oven and flip them over. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • While the sweet potato rounds are cooling, rinse and drain a can of black beans.
  • Add the black beans, 1 tsp. cumin, 2 tsp. chili powder, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder to a bowl. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • After cooking, add 1/2 cup of the salsa to the black beans and stir well.
  • While the black beans are cooking smash and avocado in a bowl. Once mashed, add the remaining salt and garlic powder. Add coconut milk and stir well,
  • Assemble the sweet potato nachos making one layer of potatoes, Top with black beans, avocado sauce and salsa, continue to stack the sweet potatoes and layering with the toppings.

Notes

Other toppings you may love for this recipe:

  • Jalapeno (fresh or canned)
  • Chopped roasted red peppers
  • Red onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Chopped roasted veggies
  • Cheese ( Dairy or non-dairy)
  • Sour cream (vegan or regular)
  • Shredded crockpot chicken (not vegan)
  • Ground beef (not vegan)
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
487
Fat
 
16
g
Carbohydrates
 
74
g
Fiber
 
24
g
Sugar
 
9
g
Protein
 
17
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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Recipe Rating




Shar

Sunday 12th of July 2020

Absolutely delicious. 10/10!

Colleen

Tuesday 14th of May 2019

LOVED the flavors in this recipe - have shared with many friends!

Lien

Monday 18th of September 2017

Guilt free and absolutely delicious! Thanks for the quick, healthy and tasty recipe.

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty

Saturday 13th of February 2016

I find this recipe very interesting! I'm pinning it! I'm always looking for healthy recipes for me and my family! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

Emma

Thursday 11th of February 2016

I love avocado and I love sweet potato but I never cook with black beans so I should really try this combiantion. #freefromfridays