Sweet potato nachos are a quick and easy appetizer for two. Featuring baked sweet potato rounds loaded with refried beans, melty cheese, and roasted jalapeño slices – they’re spicy, delicious, and guaranteed to be a hit with any sweet potato fan!
I have some bad news. Sweet potatoes taste nothing like tortilla chips.
The good news is you won’t care. Not. At. All.
That’s because sweet potato nachos are fantastic in a way chips just can’t compete with.
Don’t get me wrong, traditional nachos are awesome. I’d devour a chip-filled tray of toaster oven veggie nachos any day of the week.
But for a fan of baked sweet potatoes, these nachos will be a Whole ‘Nother Level of Deliciousness.
- 1 Sweet Potato, about 6 ounces, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil or Grapeseed Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 Jalapeño, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup Vegetarian Refried Beans
- 1 tablespoon Enchilada Sauce
- 1/4 cup Canned Corn, drained
- 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese
Optional Toppings :
- Chopped Cilantro
- Lime Wedges
- Green Onions
- Chopped Tomatoes
- Adjust the toaster oven rack to the lowest position and preheat to 425°F.
- Place sweet potato slices in an even layer on a small roasting or baking pan. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Turn slices over and repeat.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Carefully flip the sweet potatoes over and sprinkle pan with jalapeño slices. Continue to bake, until the sweet potatoes are browned and fork-tender in the middle, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan, but leave the toaster oven on.
- In a small bowl, mix the refried beans and enchilada sauce together until combined.
- Push the cooked sweet potatoes slices close together on the pan and spread with bean mixture. Top with the corn, jalapeño slices, and cheese.
- Return the pan to the toaster oven and bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Garnish with your favorite toppings and serve warm.
To cook in a convection toaster oven reduce the temperature to 400°F and begin checking sweet potatoes for doneness after 15 minutes.
To make spreading the refried beans easier use a rubber spatula.
For evenly cooked slices look for a sweet potato that is long with an even width throughout.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: Half of Pan
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 14.5gSaturated Fat: 6.7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3.7gSugar: 1gProtein: 10.2g
Steps and Tips
The sweet potato veggie-base starts with the easiest toaster oven snack, roasted sweet potato rounds. They’re slightly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and so simple to make.
You just slice a sweet potato into ½-inch rounds, oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast.
Want to up the “Nacho” factor?
Season them with a little cumin and chili powder or your favorite southwestern spice blend.
The trick is to cook the rounds long enough so the middles are tender but not squishy. That way they can hold your toppings. For our toaster oven that’s usually about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how wide/thick the sweet potatoes are.
And to make sure your slices brown evenly use a fork or spatula to gently flip them halfway through the cooking time.
Make Your Nachos Spicy (Or Not)
These nachos taste great without jalapeño so no worries if you’re not a fan.
But if you like things spicy, the perfect moment to add your jalapeño slices to the pan is when you flip the sweet potato rounds.
It’ll give them just the right amount of time in the toaster oven to get crispy without burning.
Once your sweet potato base is ready it’s ALL about the toppings.
Like these baked egg tostadas, making nachos is an excellent opportunity to clean out the fridge.
Leftover vegetarian refried beans taste great with a little enchilada sauce. And who doesn’t like corn? But if beans and corn aren’t your jam throw on your favorite toppings instead.
Cover everything with plenty of cheese and toss the pan back in the toaster oven.
Five minutes later your nachos will be warmed through and covered in stringy, gooey, melty cheese.
Customize Your Nachos
- Meaty: Add shredded cooked chicken or browned chorizo sausage before the cheese.
- Dairy-Free: Skip the cheese and top your warmed nachos with chopped avocado and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.
- More Veggies: Add fresh baby spinach, leftover roasted vegetables, or chopped bell peppers before the cheese.
Finish those already-going-to-be-yummy-nachos with cilantro, green onions, salsa, or anything your heart desires.
Lastly, squeeze half a fresh lime over the whole pan. Trust me, it’ll make all of the flavors pop, especially those earthy refried beans.
Then dig in!
hmmm…did I forget to mention they’re messier too? You’re definitely gonna need more napkins!
Looking for more toaster oven appetizer recipes? Here are some of our favorites.
- Toaster Oven Baked Potato Wedges (Everything Bagel Style)
- Quick Crispy Polenta Dippers With 3 Easy Sauces
- How To Make Kale Chips In A Toaster Oven
- Toaster Oven Baked Pita Chips
(This sweet potato nachos recipe was first posted on Food Fanatic)