“This is actually a really healthy recipe with loads of good stuff,” says fitness expert and author Joe Wicks.

“It’s one of the best things to make as a family, and then all just steam into when it comes out of the oven. Cheese all dripping down your chin… Mess everywhere… Fighting over the last crispy bits!”

Sweet potato nachos
Sweet potato nachos (Dan Jones/PA)
Sweet potato nachos
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Nutrition Facts
Sweet potato nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 935mg41%
Potassium 1479mg42%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Fiber 19g79%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 33633IU673%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 267mg27%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sweet potato nachos

Tuck into slices of sweet potato loaded with veggie mince, beans, cheese and salsa.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Sweet potato nachos40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course, starter
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4
Calories: 535kcal
Author: Joe Wicks


  • Large baking tray
  • Large frying pan


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes peeled and sliced into 5mm thick coins
  • 1 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60 g Cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 tbsp low-fat natural yoghurt to serve

For the spiced mince

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 100 g veggie mince or minced beef
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch of chilli powder
  • 130 g frozen sliced bell pepper or the same amount of fresh, sliced

For the refried beans

  • 400 g black beans drained but liquid reserved
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

For the salsa

  • 200 g cherry tomatoes roughly chopped
  • big handful of fresh coriander finely chopped
  • 1 lime juice
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan.
  • Toss the sliced sweet potatoes with the oil and salt on a large baking tray, then spread them out into a single layer (you may need a second baking tray). Roast for 30–40 minutes, flipping them over halfway through, until starting to turn golden.
  • For the spiced mince, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook for about five minutes until translucent. Add the mince, breaking it up with your spoon, and cook for a few minutes according to the packet instructions, or until the mince is no longer pink if using beef. Stir in the cumin, coriander, paprika, chilli powder and frozen (or fresh) sliced peppers. Stir until the peppers have defrosted and warmed through (about five minutes if using fresh, until softened). Tip into a bowl and set aside.
  • For the refried beans, return the same pan to the heat and add the drained beans along with 100 millilitres of the liquid reserved from the tin, the salt and cumin. Mash with a potato masher in the pan, loosening with more bean liquid as needed, to make a creamy, slightly chunky paste. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Mix together all of the salsa ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Once the potato nachos are roasted, top with spoonfuls of the refried beans, followed by a layer of the mince mixture and finally sprinkle over the grated cheese.
  • Return to the oven for 10–15 minutes until the cheese has melted and crisped up in places.
  • Remove from the oven, top with the salsa and some dollops of yoghurt, then serve.


Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 935mg | Potassium: 1479mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 33633IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 6mg

Feel Good Food by Joe Wicks is published by HQ. Photography by Dan Jones. 

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