Sweet Potato Nachos

Ok.  So, NES watches football.  Fall Sundays mean football in our house.  And football in our house means nachos.  And usually, nachos mean lime tortilla chips, peach salsa, pulled pork and cheese.  They are really good.  Really.  NES suggested the pulled pork.  It was a great addition to BB's original nachos.

But.  I think this all may change.
Because I discovered the amazingness that is sweet potato nachos.

They were supposed to be at least health-ier than, well, other potato nacho-type things.  But healthy or not, they are tasty.  A few bacon bits may or may not have ended up on top.

It's basically baked sweet potato pub fries and sweet peppers covered in cheese.  With a little salsa and sour cream on the side.  Since we don't do the other toppings around here.
The recipe told me to cut each sweet potato into six pieces.  I decided those would be huge pieces, and just made rather large, but not ginormous pieces.  I got maybe 8-10 per potato.  And thinking I'd only have 6 pieces per potato, I got three potatoes.

So I ate the last one for lunch this week.  Even better.
I think there's a new football food around here.

Sweet Potato Nachos
from Skinnytaste.com

Cooking spray
4 medium sweet potatoes, skin on
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

1/2 bell pepper, thinly sliced
approx. 1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
salsa and sour cream for serving

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Spray the baking sheet with cooking spray.

Cut the sweet potatoes into 8-10 wedges (be careful!).

Combine the sweet potato wedges and oil and toss until coated.  Add the paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Toss to coat.

Lay the potato wedges on the baking sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes per side.

Congregate the fries in the center of the baking sheet and top with cheese and bell peppers.  Return to the oven until cheese melts, approximately 2 minutes.

Serve with salsa and sour cream.


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