Sweet potato nachos are a delicious and healthy twist on traditional nacho recipes! Potato nachos are a quick and easy gluten free appetizer to make for game day, or for a healthy snack.

My New Year resolved to make some of my favorite foods healthier. Mr. Fearless Dining often says I could live on nachos…and he is right. What better recipe to make healthier than my favorite nachos recipe?

These potato nachos are healthy, delicious, and full of protein. They are also vegetarian and naturally gluten free, so I will be able to enjoy them anytime. This recipe is also perfect for a party!

If you love nachos, don’t forget to check out my easy 3 ingredients homemade bean dip and nachos recipes.

You will love how crispy the potatoes get without frying…and they have fewer calories because they are baked.

How do I thinly slice potatoes?

The first step to making these sweet potato nachos is to slice the potatoes thinly. You can slice your potatoes a few different ways:

  • With a mandolin slicer. I love my slicer, but do make sure to use the vegetable grip so you don’t accidentally cut your finger!
  • You can also use a food processor if you have one that will slice.
  • A simple sharp knife will do if you don’t have either of these machines. Just be careful of those fingers!!

When you watch the big game, do you put out a table full of appetizers like a buffet? You may like these BBQ Chicken Nachos.

Can I fry the potato slices?

You can fry the potatoes if you want your potato nachos to be really crispy!

Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:

My secret “hack” to get crispy potatoes is to brush olive oil onto each slice and bake them for 10 minutes before topping them.

Brushing Sweet Potatoes with olive oil.

I used Ro*TEL spicy tomatoes and refried beans for this baked sweet potato nacho recipe. Feel free to use your favorite refried beans and chunky salsa if you prefer.

You only need sweet potatoes, shredded cheese, Ro*TEL or salsa, refried beans, and cilantro to create these nachos. Garnish with sour cream, guacamole, and scallions!

Sweet Potatoes sliced on a cutting board.

Take a large sweet potato and slice it thinly. Brush olive oil on each slice, then bake the sweet potato slices for 15 minutes.

Beans and salsa on sliced sweet potatoes.

Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven. Top with beans and Rotel. You can verify if Rotel is Gluten Free.

Pre-baked nachos with shredded cheese.

Finally, top with cheese and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes.

A close up of Sweet Potato Nachos .

When should I serve nachos?

These nachos are the best hot right out of the oven! These nachos make a delicious appetizer for game day or any party!

More Delicious Potato Recipes To Try:

Sweet potato nachos on a wood cutting board

Sweet Potato Nachos

Sandi Gaertner
Easy sweet potato nachos.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people
Calories 134 kcal


  • 1-2 large sweet potatoes skins washed and sliced thinly
  • 1 can Rosarita Refried Beans
  • 1 can RO*TEL
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • cilantro


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray olive oil on a cookie sheet.
  • Lay sweet potato slices across pan.
  • Brush olive oil on each slice.
  • Bake 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with beans, Ro*TEL, and cheese.
  • Return these to the oven for 5-8 minutes.
  • Serve hot.


1. Use a mandolin slicer to slice your sweet potatoes, especially if you like them thinner and crispy.
2. Check ingredients on the refried beans you use to verify they are gluten free.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 137mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g
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  1. I like your ”hack” and I do the same with anything having the same styles, like sandwich.
    And this nachos looks great for the appetizers or snacks for weekend!

  2. 5 stars
    I love sweet potatoes and I love nachos, what a great idea in combining them! I can’t wait to try it.

  3. OH. MY. YUMMMMMM! I most definitely will give these a try!! Curious: Were you able to get the potato slices crisp enough to mimic nachos?

    1. Hi Jacquee. They were very crispy, but the part where the refried beans sat got a little less so after a few minutes. You can easily pick them up to eat.

  4. These look so good! I love sweet potatoes and nachos, so sounds like a match made in heaven 🙂