Sweet Potato Nachos with Tempeh and Roasted Vegetables
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5 from 1 vote

Sweet Potato Nachos with Tempeh and Roasted Squash

A million times healthier than nachos with fried tortillas, these Sweet Potato Nachos are loaded with roasted veggies, fresh veggies, protein-packed tempeh, and creamy avocado.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Nachos
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa


For the Potatoes and Squash

  • 2-3 small sweet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 zucchini or yellow squash, sliced

For the tempeh

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sweet yellow corn
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 avocado, smashed
  • 2 large limes
  • Salsa, use your fav
  • Cotija cheese, crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line 1-2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl toss together the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, ground cinnamon, cayenne pepper and fresh ground salt and pepper. In a separate bowl toss together the zucchini and yellow squash with the olive oil, salt, and pepper until coated.
  • Transfer the sweet potato rounds and squash to the prepared baking sheets in a single layer. Transfer to the oven and roast for approximately 25 minutes (the sweet potatoes) and 15 minutes (the squash), or until cooked to desired doneness. 
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a large cast iron skillet or serving platter.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, gently toss together the halved cherry tomatoes and the diced bell pepper, red onion, jalapeño, corn, and cilantro.
  • Top the “nachos” with the fresh mixed veggies, smashed avocado, chopped green onion, green onion, salsa and lots of cotija cheese.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 1218mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1705IU | Vitamin C: 81.9mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 3.3mg
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