ALL THE JOYS OF SHEET PAN NACHOS
Nachos on a sheet pan has become one of our favorite family dinners. First, it’s quick: from start to finish, you can have dinner on the table in just 30 minutes. Second, it’s easy: there are literally three steps, and you can mix or match any toppings that your heart desires. Chop and prep any items, mix with some seasoning (I love Trader Joe's Chile Lime, or Tajin which can be found at most grocery stores) or just layer on the pan and let it cook. Perfect for any worn out evening, last minute dinner plan for the family, or an afternoon snack.
Another reason why I just love this nacho recipe is that it's so packed with healthy vegetables alongside some tasty protein and healthy grains, you won't even miss the meat. This Vegetarian Black Bean and Sweet Potato Pan Nacho Recipe is made with a lot of things I think most people already have on hand in the kitchen, but feel free to add any additional leftover chicken (if you must! But give it a try without the meat, first. Trust me!) or other fiesta-loving crunchy vegetables to spruce it up. But, honestly, you probably won’t need the sprucing! The simplicity of this recipe is what makes it such an easy, delicious, and awesome go-to recipe.
After preheating the oven to 350°F and lining a sheet pan with either foil or parchment paper, you’ll want to chop up the sweet potatoes, scallions, and grape tomatoes. Toss the sweet potatoes and some black beans with some vegetable oil, a teaspoon of chili lime seasoning, and juice from ½ a lime. Layer your sheet pan with salty, crunchy tortilla chips, followed by the sweet potato mixture, then the chopped tomatoes, sliced scallions, and finally a healthy dose of shredded Mexican cheese. Bake until the potatoes are soft and the cheese is melted, usually about 20 minutes.
These nachos are excellent when topped with some fresh sliced avocado, cotija cheese (Feta is a great alternative if you can't find Cotija), chopped cilantro, salsa, sour cream, lime wedges, and even Pickled Onions. The beauty of nachos is that you can always get creative with what you add: extra cheese? Sliced jalapenos? What do YOU like to add to spice up your nachos?!Print