Sweet Potato Irish Nachos

These Irish nachos style baked sweet potato wedges are topped with my favorite nacho toppings and they are dangerously good!! Such a fun sweet potato recipe!

These Irish style baked sweet potato wedges are topped with my favorite nacho toppings and they are dangerously good!!Sweet Potato Irish Nachos

These Irish nachos are great for any party appetizer, or a recipe idea for St Patrick’s Day or the Superbowl. Some other party go-to’s are Greek Loaded Nachos, Jalapeno Popper Nachos and Cheesy Baked Sweet Potato Skins.

Irish nachos are basically loaded nachos made with french fries in place of the tortilla chips. I was really in the mood for them, especially after my husband would not stop talking about this pub he went to that makes the best Irish nachos. My wheels started turning and I knew I had to make them healthier.

Hello sweet potatoes to the rescue! Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, and their crispy skin and sweet flesh are perfect when pairing with the savory-spicy seasonings.

Helpful Tips:

  • I find cutting them into wedges help keep them sturdier rather than cutting them into thin fries and it’s quicker to cut. If you have an air fryer you can use this to cook the fries as well.
  • I combine a full fat sharp Cheddar from Cabot with a combination of light Pepper Jack cheese to give it a little spice.
  • Feel free to top these with anything you like, a dollop of sour cream or also pico de gallo could also be fun.
  • Top with some shredding chicken or beef, or even chickpeas for added protein and make it a meal!

These make for a great lunch or could be fun football food for this weekend. Enjoy!

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These Irish style baked sweet potato wedges are topped with my favorite nacho toppings and they are dangerously good!!
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Sweet Potato Irish Nachos

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227 Cals 9 Protein 28 Carbs 9 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Lunch
CUISINE: American
These Irish style baked sweet potato wedges are topped with my favorite nacho toppings and they are dangerously good!!

Ingredients

For the Potatoes:

  • cooking spray
  • 4 medium, about 7 oz each sweet potatoes, skin on
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Coarse salt and fresh-cracked pepper

For topping:

  • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese, I used Cabot
  • 1/2 cup Pepper Jack light cheese
  • 1 medium scallion, chopped
  • pickled jalapeño slices
  • 4 tbsp tomato, diced small
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • sliced black olives, optional
  • salsa, for dipping

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 425°F.  Lightly spray a baking sheet with oil.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes in half, the place the cut side down on a cutting board and carefully cut each half into 3 equal sized wedges. This will give you 24 wedges total.
  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes and oil; toss well. Season with paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  • Place potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheets and bake in the center of the oven, uncovered for about 9 to 10 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from oven and place fries into four small oven-safe dishes (or one large dish for sharing), top with bell peppers, cheddar and jack cheese and return to oven for about 2 minutes, or until the cheese melts. Finish with scallions, jalapeño, tomato, cilantro and black olives. Serve with salsa on the side.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1sweet potato with toppings, Calories: 227kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 189mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 10g
Blue Smart Points: 10
Green Smart Points: 12
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 6
Keywords: healthy loaded sweet potato fries, Irish nachos, irish nachos recipe, st patrick's day snacks, Sweet Potato Irish Nachos, sweet potato recipes

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79 comments

  1. Made this recipe tonight and it’s DELICIOUS!!!! Thank you!!!

  2. I made these. They are so wonderful and well worth the 10 weight watcher points. I have to say I was reluctant to eat the skin but it’s texture after cooking in such a hot oven was really good. It was crispy and very satisfying.

  3. I made these.  They Tasted so decadent. I didn’t have all the toppings and I know with jalapeños and cilantro, they would be twice as tasty.  And the skin is so much better than a regular white potato.  

  4. I haven’t made the nachos yet but I have made the sweet potato wedges twice as a side dish and they are sooooooo good!  Made them tonight with your pollo sabroso and it rocked. Veggies on the side of course.  

  5. Just FYI, I put the recipe into WW online, and it said 10 smart points per serving.

  6. This is one of my favorite recipes, but I recently moved from California to New York and I am having such a hard time finding sweet potatoes! The grocery stores I visit just seem to have yams. Would yams work?

  7. I made these tonight and they were delicious! I used greek yogurt for sour cream and cut most of my potatoes into slices. I'll definitely be making these again!

  8. These are amazing, made a perfect lunch today! Makes the sweet potatoes perfectly flavorful. Go home and make these immediately! We make something from your website at least weekly, thank you thank you for such flavorful recipes that are also healthy!

  9. This is a winner!! Hubbie and me are gobbling up now!! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Made this dish tonight for my husband and my son who is on Weight Watchers. Paired it with your Salsa Verde burgers using ground turkey. They both went crazy about this meal. Said it was a twelve for sure. My son even took pictures and is posting them on Facebook. Thanks Gina for making me look good as a cook.

  11. These are so yummy !! I never would have thought to make nachos with sweet potatoes. Thank you for the recipe !

  12. Substituted the sweet potatoes with butternut squash and it was Delicious!!

  13. I just made this tonight because it was a cooler night to justify turning on the oven. I'm so glad I did. I love all the flavors. I made two different bowls so that hubby could make his as hot as he wanted and I could tame mine down a bit. Love it!!

  14. What temperature do you cook the potato wedges on? Or do you broil them?

  15. Hey Gina, I love your recipes, but am curious. I put this into my WW recipe saver to make for dinner and it said that it came up with 10+ points. I am not sure why there is such a difference. I will probably still make it, but I was just wondering why the difference.

  16. Although I just have some baked sweet potato earlier, I can definitely eat some more. This look absolutely delicious. Yum!!

  17. Oh, so different but oh, so yummy!!! I can't believe this is skinny!!! I am making this again and again.

  18. I made these last night for my husband and I and they were amazing! So simple and delicious! My husband has declared these a new favourite, and they will definitely be going into our regular recipe rotation. Thanks so much!

  19. Sitting here with a full stomach and satisfied on only 6 pts! This was absolutely delicious!

  20. Those pic make my stomach rumbles 🙂 im going to ask my wife to try this recipe ASAP ahaha

  21. Thank you for this recipe! We have an irish wood oven pub where we live and they have these but obviously a lot less healthy and more expensive! I will be making this in the near future!

  22. These are so good! I want to eat all of them myself!

  23. Fantastic! So easy, and my picky eater husband loved them. They have the fun factir of cheating on our healthy eating plan, without setting us back. I will certainly make these again (and again).

  24. I just made this dish tonight. Amazing. I have made multiple recipes from Skinny Taste and you never disappoint. Thanks for such a clever and wonderful recipe. Keep the recipes coming. :). I went right by the recipe.

  25. While these looked delicious they were just ok. I think these would be better using frozen crispy sweet potatoes such as Ore Ida as the fresh ones got rather mushy. I will try these again using the frozen ones.

  26. Made these today for me and my girls (2y/o and 4 y/o) without the jalapenos and they were AMAZING!!! The girls gobbled them up!

  27. Tried this recipe today but did not have the right size sweet potatoes to make the wedges (mine were to large) so I took out my mandolin and sliced the sweet potatoes into chips. Worked great and they are delicious!

  28. Wonder why they're called Irish nachos, I live in Ireland and in all my life I've never seen or heard of them! Great site.

  29. These look soooo good. My husband doesn't like sweet potatoes but I may make these anyway

  30. My son doesn't care for sweet potatoes but LOVED these! We've had them a few times since.

  31. I also made these and they were excellant. Going to make the caulifower tots tonight.

  32. I made these and my family LOVED them! I added some plain greek yogurt in order to have a sour cream effect and it was awesome! This will definitely be in our dinner rotation!

  33. I had seen these type of potato dish in that villa where i stay in Spanish hotel last year during summer vacations. I love cooking and traveling. I would like to cook this crispy and delicious Spanish Cod with Ratatouille & Potatoes and serve to my family with our own hands. Hope they like it and give some appreciation also. Thanks for sharing its recipe!!
    vakantievilla rojales

  34. I made these tonight and although we didn't have black olives on hand (added black beans instead) they were incredibly delicious!! This is probably one of my favorites, along with the bangin shrimp!

  35. I made these over the weekend and they were wonderful! They were even great the next day as leftovers.

  36. I made these last night and my husband and I both loved them!! He is a fan of all the food I have cooked from your site. He thinks you are the greatest. So do I! Thanks for all the care you take to make these dishes so healthy and, even better, delicious.

  37. My fiance would love these!

  38. Wow and again an amazing recipe idea which I will definitely try! i'm just wondering about the points.. Seems a little low to me. My App is telling me already 6 points ONLY for a little sweet potato 🙁 I'm doing WW in Germany, maybe we kinda calculate the points in a different way…

    Cheers
    Yulia

    www.eatcooksmile.com

  39. Made these last night and they were so good! Added banana pepper rings instead of jalapeños because my little ones can't take the heat. Think I might be addicted now.

  40. These were delicious! What a great and FAST dinner idea. Thanks!

  41. Awesomeness!

  42. what's the white stuff on top? is it sour cream or greek yogurt? i have made these three nights in a row and they are delish!!!! i am fighting not to make it again tonight for dinner……. lol

  43. Those olives would definitely add up to the taste, plus it looks quite healthy.

  44. Simply delicious

  45. These look sooo good! For sure going to be on the menu soon!

  46. We have a little get together this weekend to celebrate my birthday, will definitely be making these!! They're perfect snack food and healthy! Have a crazy craving for them already! Thanks so much.

  47. Had these last night for supper and added turkey taco meat to give it a bit more with a drizzle of sweat chili sauce……AMAZING! And so filling!

  48. I love sweet potatoes! And this looks super delicious. How 'hot' would you say this is, though?

  49. Oh my these look delicious!! 🙂

  50. These look absolutely amazing…. I am going to have to get my wife this page so she can add it to her Pinterest page and menu! These look like a great post workout meal (I love sweet potatoes after a heavy lifting session)!

  51. My husband is going to freak! He loves anything that has to do w/jalapenos or nachos. LOL Looks so good! Thank you for all that you do!
    Pinned!!
    K-

  52. Get out of town with these! They look INCREDIBLE, Gina.

  53. Making these for game one tonight … Adding a dollop of ff Chobani plain yogurt. Yummy! Go Sox!

  54. These look really good!

  55. Those look really tasty! What a great idea!

  56. I caution you to make this recipe because you will addicted. This is soooo goood i have made it 3 times in the last week.

  57. This looks heavenly!!

  58. I am going to "cheat" a bit and use a bag of Alexa sweet potato fries I have already in the freezer and season them up. I can eat a sweet potato just plain so I am sure these are going to be wonderful and perfect for game time. Thanks Gina.

    Nancy – Charlotte NC

  59. Do you peel the sweet potatoes? I have no idea if the skin is edible, because I have been too busy eating less healthy white potatoes. 🙁

  60. Nachos in sweet potato form? Genius!

  61. I'm drooling! They look fabulous!!! I definitely will be trying these this weekend. YUM

  62. Making these tonight! Just bought all the stuff!

  63. Delish!

  64. This looks amazing, i was just thinking of what to do with my sweet potatos.

  65. This looks amazing. My mouth is watering.

  66. These look awesome. They remind me of the ones I had with fried plantains in Puerto Rico a few years back. Can't wait to try them!

  67. OMG these look amazing! We need a cookbook update. Wehn is it coming out. Every recipe you post makes me drool. I have the Santa Fe Chicken in the crockpot right now! Thanks for such yummy healthy recipes. I don't even follow WW I just like to eat healthy.

  68. Looks amazing!! I have leftover potatoes that I was just looking what to do with them…Now I know! Thanks! Another delish recipe!! I cook from your website at least 2-3x/ week and bake once per week. I love it. Thanks Gina!!

  69. totally weird combo that will now haunt my very soul until i make it!

  70. These look absolutely delicious Gina!! Love the idea of using sweet potatoes instead of chips for a healthier version of nachos 🙂

  71. Those look amazing!!!! I will have to try this.

  72. Can't wait to make these!!

  73. I always enjoy the recipes you post and this is right in line with the others. This looks amazing and I will definitely be making this recipe this weekend. Thanks for posting! Oh and I'm adding it to my Pinterest as well 🙂

  74. These look amazing!