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Overhead view of baked sweet potato nachos layered with tomatoes, sour cream, lime and guacamole on a baking sheet

Sweet Potato Nachos

These Sweet PotatoNachos are a fun and delicious appetizer made with layers of baked sweet potato, cashew queso, pico de gallo, avocado and a vegan cauliflower walnut filling. Serve with your favorite side dish or protein for a healthy and veggie packed lunch or dinner to satisfy that veggie nacho craving. Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword paleo nachos, plantain nachos, vegan nachos
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 227 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes look for ones that are similar in size and shape
  • 4 oz tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeños cut into rounds
  • 1/2 red onion cut into thin slices
  • 3.5 oz vegan sour cream for serving
  • Lime wedge for serving


  • 2 medium avocados
  • A handful of fresh cilantro , finely chopped
  • Juice from half a lime
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Lightly spray 1 large (or 2 medium) baking sheets with avocado oil spray or olive oil spray. You can also line it with parchment paper for easier clean up.

  2. Peel sweet potatoes and use a mandolin on the third setting (about 1/6 inch) to slice. You can carefully cut with a sharp knife but you’ll find it much harder to get even slices.

    Sliced raw sweet potato rounds on a wooden cutting board beside a mandolin
  3. Spread the sweet potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet(s), trying not to overlap them too much.

    Bake for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway. They should be starting to crisp on the edges and soft in the middle.

    Overhead view of baked sweet potato nachos layered with tomatoes, guacamole, onion, lime and cilantro on a baking sheet
  4. Meanwhile, finely chop the tomatoes, slice the jalapeños and slice the onion into thin slices.

  5. Make the guacamole: Mash the avocado using a fork then add in the finely chopped cilantro, lemon and season with salt and pepper.

    Top view of easy homemade Guacamole in a white bowl
  6. Layer the sweet potato nachos with tomatoes and jalapeños.

    Overhead view of baked sweet potato nachos layered with tomatoes, sour cream, lime and guacamole on a baking sheet
  7. Add the onion plus a dollop of dairy-free sour cream, guacamole and some extra cilantro and lime slices!

    Best served fresh or on the same day.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Nachos
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.