A fun, fresh twist on nachos, these Loaded Sweet Potato Fries are filling, healthy, and delicious! Plus they’re naturally dairy-free and gluten-free so you can enjoy them any night of the week.
1 pound sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean with skins on
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 pound ground dark meat turkey (light meat will also work)
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon mild chili powder
1 head romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 scallions (white and green parts), chopped
Easiest Guacamole or 2 medium ripe avocados, sliced
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut the sweet potatoes into matchsticks, being careful to cut into evenly sized pieces. The thinner you slice the potatoes the faster they will cook.
Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and ½ teaspoon salt, tossing to coat. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan. If the potatoes are overlapping use a second pan.
Bake the sweet potatoes for 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from the oven when the potatoes are lightly browned and tender all the way through. They may not be super crispy, but as long as they’re tender and browned they’ll be perfect in this recipe.
While the potatoes cook, heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, the onion, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft.
Turn the heat to medium-high, add the turkey, ¼ teaspoon salt, cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is browned and cooked through.
To serve, place sweet potatoes on a plate. Top with lettuce, the cooked turkey mixture, tomato, guacamole or avocado, and scallions.
This is a very kid-friendly meal, but here are some options for resistant eaters:
- Serve all the parts separately on his or her plate. Think fries, some cooked turkey, sliced potatoes, and guac.
- If he needs something to dip the fries in guacamole is a great option. If all else fails organic catsup or sour cream might make dipping more enticing.