What to Make With That Sweet Potato In Your Pantry
Which raises the question: why make roasted sweet potato chips for your nachos?
- Maybe…you have a sweet potato among your stash of food and want to put it to delicious use.
- Maybe….it’s because these healthy nachos look super delicious!
- Maybe…you (yes you) are “the chosen one” to bring Roasted Sweet Potato Chips to THE FOREFRONT OF THE COMFORT FOOD WORLD!!!
Then again, maybe you have a hankering for nachos, are out of tortilla chips, and are willing to give this roasted sweet potato chip idea a try- using a sweet potato you don’t want to see go to waste.
That’s a great reason as well…
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ROASTED SWEET POTATO CHIPS FOR NACHOS
Makes: Enough for 1 to 2 People Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes
1 large sweet potato (unpeeled), cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds
1 Tbsp. olive oil (canola or vegetable oil works as well)
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
Nacho Topping Idea
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
2 Tbsp. red onion, diced (or use whatever onion you have)
1/2 cup jarred hot banana pepper slices, drained and chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Salsa and sour cream for topping (optional)
Preheat oven to 400° F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper (or aluminum foil).
In a large bowl whisk together oil, paprika, allspice, and salt. Add sweet potato rounds and toss to coat each with oil mixture. Evenly space each sweet potato round on prepared sheet pan. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make the nacho topping, in a bowl combine olives, green pepper, red onion, and banana peppers.
To assemble nachos, remove roasted sweet potato chips from oven. Use tongs to arrange the sweet potato chips in the center of the sheet pan. Evenly spoon on topping mixture, then sprinkle with cheese. Broil in the oven on high for 2 minutes. Serve with salsa and sour cream (if using).
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