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Sweet Potato Irish Nachos

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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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Sweet Potato Irish Nachos

5 from 4 votes
These Irish style baked sweet potato wedges are topped with my favorite nacho toppings and they are dangerously good!!
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
These Irish style baked sweet potato wedges are topped with my favorite nacho toppings and they are dangerously good!!
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 sweet potato with toppings


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


  • 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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Serving: 1 sweet potato with toppings, Calories: 227 kcal, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 189 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 10 g


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80 comments on “Sweet Potato Irish Nachos”

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    Diane Cameron

    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.

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    Diane Cameron

    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.  

  3. 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.  

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    Courtney Bean

    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?

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

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    Vanessa Worrell

    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!!

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    September Bustamante

    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.