These sweet potato nachos are so delicious and the perfect gluten free and vegan version of the classic loaded nachos! The sweet potatoes are a nutrient dense and filling alternative to the tortilla chips traditionally used making this the ultimate comfort food that feels really indulgent despite it actually being healthy and high in protein.
This is a recipe I used to make when I first went gluten free back in 2014 and had to learn how to cook. Back then, I wasn’t vegan so would make this using meat and dairy products, however, I have since revised it a couple of times to create this new version. Initially I made this vegan by just swapping to a meatfree vegan chicken substitute and dairy free cheese, however, it has since evolved even more to a completely plant based recipe due to the beans and sweetcorn. You could still add in a vegan chicken substitute if you think you will miss it but I don’t personally think these sweet potato nachos need it.
This is packed full of flavour without being too spicy. I only add a pinch of chilli into the mixture as I want this to be enjoyed by everyone, however, if you like your food a little spicier you could add more. I have also left the jalapenos out of the mixture, whereas before they were included, which allows you to really personalise and add your preferred amount at the end along with extra toppings.
I usually scatter around two tablespoons of the jalapenos on top along with shredded lettuce, additional coriander and my Easy 5 Minute Guacamole recipe which you can find here on top of my sweet potato nachos. I also mix a little dairy free plain yogurt with lemon juice, salt and pepper in place of sour cream and drizzle it over my sweet potato nachos and sometimes add my Fiery Tomato Salad.
This is quite a versatile recipe as you can substitute ingredients depending on what you have to hand. For example I use black beans in this but kidney beans would work, as would a white onion instead of red or green pepper instead of red. If you wanted, you could even make this mixture to add to the top of nachos made with tortilla chips if you are short on time.
I have noted that the sweet potato rounds will need to be baked for 45 minutes, however, ovens do vary so yours may need slightly longer or slightly less time. Turn the slices over after around 25 minutes and remember to keep and eye on them to ensure they do not burn.
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