There are some nights we just want something light, fast, and yummy and this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos checks all those boxes.  Plus, this dish is perfect for football watching; think upcoming Super Bowl, especially if you are looking for something that won’t leave you feeling- UGH!  It is fresh, clean, and packed with goodness.


Servings:  One cookie sheet is enough for dinner for 6 people and enough for a snack for 8-10 people.



  • Blue Chips (enough to line a cookie sheet)

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Mixture

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2-2 cups black beans (This is about 1 can or if you are like me and soak your beans over night, start with about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cup dry beans).
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Olive oil for sauteing
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 ounces of goat cheddar cheese (to grate over the black bean mixture)

nachos ingredients

Avocado Salsa

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 16-20 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • Handful of cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Line a cookie sheet with foil and cover with a layer of blue chips.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Sweet Potato and Black Beans

  • In a large pan, warm olive oil over a medium heat.
  • Add the diced onions until translucent.
  • Add the sweet potato and garlic and saute until the sweet potatoes are soft; about 10-12 minutes.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and lower heat to simmer until the water is gone.
  • Place the mixture over the chips and grate the cheese on top.
  • Place the cookie sheet on the top shelf in the oven (these will cook in about 10-12 minutes).

While the Nachos are in the oven make the salsa.

Avocado Salsa

  • Mix all the ingredients!

avocado salsa

When the cheese is melted, remove the chips from the oven.

sweet potato and black bean nachos

Serve with Greek Yogurt and enjoy!