Tasty Plates

Sweet Potato Nachos

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend full of rest and a hint of adventure. My husband and I had the lovely opportunity to escape to Bend, OR – one of our favorite places on earth! Normally, this is a place of hiking and adventuring for us; however, we took the time to relax and hit up the town. We had an absolute blast with our friends. Definitely was a weekend for the books!

Last week, I took a challenge by Chelsea’s Messy Apron to create a dish using Alexia Foods frozen sweet potato fries. Let me tell you… they are AMAZING. These fries may come frozen, but they taste as fresh as ever and completely melt in your mouth.

I had actually planned a nacho dish for my husband and I that night but when I saw these fries, I knew I had to use them. I admit I have never been much of an experimenter when it comes to mixing completely flavors that I would consider different food genres; however, I just could not pass up this opportunity – after all, I was not giving up my need for nachos OR sweet potato fries. A compromise was in order.

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Is your mouth watering yet?

I made this dish for the first time last Wednesday. I couldn’t help myself (like I really tried!) so I made it again tonight for us and some friends for Sunday Football night.

It is such an easy meal. This serving size served four of us comfortably. I am in love with this meal not only because it tastes amazing, but it’s pretty guilt-free! Use avocado – all the avocados! I am a huge fan of avocado as they contains omega-3 fatty acids which pretty much helps your body in every way possible – I tend to add them in whatever meal I can. I also prefer to use ground turkey over beef simply because I feel it is less fatty and oily.

Bake the sweet potato fries for 15 minutes in a medium-shallow pan on 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until they are starting to crisp at the ends. While sweet potato fries are baking, cook ground turkey on medium-high heat in a medium sauce pan and add half a package of Old El Paso Original Taco Seasoning to the pan.

Once the sweet potato fries are done, add cooked ground turkey and chopped red onion to the pan and bake for another 5-7 minutes. Once done, put remaining toppings of avocado, tomato, lime creme, and cilantro. You’re done!

Lime Crema: In a small bowl, mix thoroughly 1/3 cup of mayo (I used olive-oil mayo), zest and juice of 1 lime, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, and 1 cup of light sour cream or greek yogurt.

I hope you guys love this meal as much as I do! I would love to hear your feedback or what you experiments you may have done on your own dish!

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Sweet Potato Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of Alexia Foods Sweet Potato Fries
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup of cilantro
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 packet Old El Paso Original Taco Seasoning

Lime Creme:

  • 1/3 cup of mayo of choice (I use olive-oil based mayo)
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup of light sour cream or greek yogurt

Directions:

  1. Bake sweet potato fries on 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until ends are slightly crisped.
  2. While sweet potato fries bake, brown the ground turkey in a medium sauce pan on medium-high heat. Add half a package of taco seasoning.
  3. Add ground turkey and chopped onion to fries. Bake 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add remaining toppings of avocado, tomato, lime creme, and cilantro.

Lime Creme:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk mayo, zest and juice of lime, chopped cilantro, and light sour cream or greek yogurt.
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