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I am totally obsessed with sweet potatoes and have been eating them like crazy these days. They are sweet, so I feel like I am getting a treat, when in all actuality, they are a super-nutritious veggie! It’s football season, which also happens to be sweet potato season, so I decided to make these gems the base of a favorite football food, nachos! For a quick how-to, watch Festival’s dietitians make Sweet Potato Nachos right here at Lambeau Field:

 

When the game is on, I need a homegating recipe that is simple and quick! Add some melted cheese, fresh cilantro, creamy avocado and tangy Greek yogurt into the mix, and I am totally smitten.

Sweet Potato Nachos

To get started, peel and chop the sweet potatoes in to chip-size rounds. You can achieve this by using a mandoline or a standard kitchen knife (the mandoline is easier and quicker, but not everyone has one at home, so the knife works just fine). Toss the potato rounds in olive oil and lightly season with salt and black pepper.

Sweet Potato Nachos

Arrange the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, spread out. Place in a preheated oven set at 400°F. Let them bake for about 10 minutes; flip each round and bake for another 10 minutes. The chips should be slightly crisp and just starting to darken on the edges.

Sweet Potato Nachos

In a greased baking dish, layer the nachos. Start with a layer of sweet potato chips, followed by black beans, corn and shredded cheese. Continue until you have 3 layers, finished with cheese on the top.

Sweet Potato Nachos

Bake the nachos for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.  {Seriously, is anything better than melty, gooey cheese?}

Sweet Potato Nachos

Slice the nachos in to 6 portions and place each on a plate. Top with cilantro, sliced avocado and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt or any of your favorite nacho toppings. Serve these at your next homegating party, and your guests will definitely be asking for more!

Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potato Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch rounds
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup canned corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups colby-jack cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large avocado, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the sweet potato rounds on a large baking sheet. Toss in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes or until crisp. At 10 minutes, flip each potato round with a spatula.
  3. In a greased baking dish, assemble nachos. Layer ⅓ of the sweet potatoes on the bottom, followed by a layer of black beans, corn and cheese. Repeat layers, finishing with cheese on top. Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  4. Remove pan from oven, divide in to 6 dishes and top with cilantro, avocado and Greek yogurt. Serve immediately. 

Yield: 6 servings

Per Serving*: Calories 310, Total Fat 18g (Saturated 7g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 400mg, Total Carbohydrate 28g (Dietary Fiber 7g, Sugars 8g), Protein 11g, Vitamin A 360%, Vitamin C 50%, Calcium 25%, Iron 6%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

Have a question about nutrition? Our Mealtime Mentors would love to help! Reach out at AskFestivalDietitians.com or find them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

 Sweet Potato Nachos

 

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

 

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