I had this idea to bake sweet potato chips and make nachos and also wanted to do a different vegan cheese using nutritional yeast. I saw it put together, taste tested along the way, and was worried hubby wouldn’t be pleased as there was no meat or cheese. I was pleasantly surprised when he dug in, ate them all, almost liking the plate and said “Awesome!” which was funny because it isn’t a word he normally uses in general.
Sweet Potato Nachos
makes 4 servings
4-5 large sweet potatoes, sliced (used a food processor to slice them approx 1/8″ thick)
1 15oz can of organic black beans
2 organic vine ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 bell pepper chopped (used a mix of red, orange, and yellow peppers)
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1/4c chopped fresh cilantro
1 avocado, mashed
cheese sauce (recipe below)
Other desired nacho toppings
Preheat oven to 400. Spray 2 baking sheets (lined with foil, optional) and arrange sweet potato slices in a single layer. Bake potatoes for 15 minutes, flip potatoes over, rotate pans and cook another 15 minutes. Check for doneness, potatoes should be done but depending on thickness may require a little more cooking. If cooking longer watch closely. Potatoes will get slightly harder as they cool. Arrange sweet potatoes on plates and top with cheese sauce, beans, peppers, tomatoes, and avocado. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Dig in and enjoy!
Queso/ Cheese Sauce
1/2c nutritional yeast*
1/4c flour, all purpose wheat flour or gluten free all purpose
2 TBSP corn starch
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
2 TBSP hemp oil (alternatively you can use olive oil)
1c salsa of choice, optional (add if you want to make queso and omit oil)
Combine dry ingredients in a sauce pan, whisk in water. Heat on medium until just boiling and simmer to thicken. Depending on intended use if it is too thick add 1/4-1/2 cup of water if adding optional salsa don’t add additional water. Remove from heat and stir in oil unless adding salsa to make queso add in salsa.
*Nutritional Yeast “On average, 2 tablespoons provides 60 calories with 5 g of carbohydrates (of which 4 g is fiber). A serving also provides 9 g of protein and is a complete protein, providing all nine amino acids the human body cannot produce.” read more here.
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