Vegan Loaded Potato Nachos

I spent most of last week in Ohio, the first part for work, and the weekend to see family. I had so much fun spending time with my parents and my friends from back home. I’m so blessed! Naturally, the trip included a stop at Chipotle… all three generations of us love Chipotle!


Cute, right? My mom and my grandma are the best! (Thanks, Dad, for taking the picture!)

Needless to say, life in my corner of the world has been a little insane between traveling and working, with a to-do list that seems to grow exponentially every time I check something off. It’s weird how that happens, but I swear that’s what’s going on. It’s not that I don’t know where the time goes, it’s just that there are too many things fighting for time. But I’m not the only one who feels this, right?

So in case you find yourself in need of a comfort food recipe, that won’t take up your whole evening to prepare, I’m posting this recipe for you. It’s not the lightest recipe, but it’s a good way to use up some of those potatoes in your garden, and it will definitely fill you up and leave your satisfied. So here you go!

vegan loaded baked potato nachos

Loaded Potato Nachos

  • 4 small potatoes or 2 large potatoes
  • 3/4 cup black beans, cooked, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Pico de gallo or a tomato based salsa
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Optional: Lettuce, cheese, plain Greek yogurt, etc.

Using a mandolin slicer, I sliced my potato into thin “chips” and spread them out on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Then I baked them in the oven for about 20 minutes, flipping a few times to make sure they didn’t stick to the pan, and keeping them crisp on both sides.

Then I topped them with the cheese and beans, and popped them back into the oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt, and let the beans get warm. Then I topped with salsa and avocado. They’re like a slightly healthier version than regular nachos. (I know I’m slightly kidding myself when I saw these are “healthy” but they are healthier. Small wins.) If nothing else, it’s a little bit of built in portion control, since you can’t just grab more chips from the bag. And as long as you loaded it up with tomato salsa and black beans, I won’t tell anyone if you decide to eat nachos for dinner 😉 I’m sure these would be even more amazing with sweet potatoes!

Time to get back into the swing of things here in Virginia!

What’s your favorite nacho topping?


  1. YUM! must go buy potatoes NOW!

  2. Yum! I have a couple of sweet potatoes sitting on my counter… I think I know what I’ll be having for dinner! 🙂

  3. This is gonna sound weird but there’s a cafe in NYC that puts relish on their nachos and it’s insanely delicious! Since eating there I now always put relish on my nachos!

  4. Awww, what a lovely family photo. Such pretty ladies! 🙂 My fav nacho toppings are very un-vegan. haha I’d say cheese and beef chili.

  5. LOVE that picture of you three! Also, love nachos so much! I am a fan of black olives, jalepenos, and cheese on mine 🙂

  6. You look so much like your mom – pretty ladies!!

    And I love adding olives to my nachos. Sounds weird, I know, but they add the perfect little salty bite!

  7. This sounds awesome Liz! I have been craving so much junk food lately and it’s been hard to try and find some good substitutes so I’ll have to try this one out soon!

  8. Love your leopard print shirt, it’s so cute! My favorite nacho topping is just plain hot salsa actually. I’m not much of a loaded nacho type of girl!

  9. I make something like this all of the time! I use sweet potatoes often but lately I have been back to the good old standard white potato. My to-do list lately is just like yours lol

  10. Oh yum. I have yet to try nachos with potatoes instead of tortilla chips, but no matter the base, they have to be loaded with cheese and salsa.

  11. Not alone at all! I’m in the same boat just trying to get caught up after being away for a week. I swear I keep adding to my to-do list faster than I’m crossing things off! AH.

  12. Looks soooooo good!

  13. you guys are soo adorable. I am buried in to-do list as well and it sucks 🙁 on a side note, thanks for this awesome idea.

  14. Love the pic of you and your mom and gramma. Too cute 🙂

  15. This looks like a good recipe to break in my new mandolin!

  16. These sound SO perfect!! I bet they would be great with a vegan “cheese” sauce, too!

  17. Such a lovely family! I like nachos, but hate bacon or mushrooms or weird things that get thrown on. Keep it simple: avacado, salsa, cheese!

  18. Slightly obsessed with this recipe of yours. Nachos are my favorite food and I love how healthy you made these! Yum!

  19. These look so delicious!! My favorite nacho topping is hands-down guacamole/avocados, but then again, I’ll pretty much put them on anything! I hope your week gets a little less crazy!!

  20. Your family is beautiful, love that you all enjoyed spending time together. I think this would be great with sweet potatoes. my favorite nacho topping is guacamole or avocado.

  21. Aw, your mom and grandmother are so pretty! It’s so neat to see three generations together.

    These nachos look amazing! I love the idea of using potatoes for chips and I’m all for a quick meal. I feel exactly the same as you- running around like a headless chicken trying to work through my never ending to do list. I have to remind myself to just breathe. And eat nachos. 😉

  22. What a good idea! Sounds delicious!

  23. Ohio! I love reading about when bloggers come visit here because I feel like we have the most boring state ever… Not really, but it feels like that sometimes! 🙂 My mom is heading up to Columbus this weekend for a possible WF and TJ trip so I may just have to tag along.

  24. Love the picture! 🙂
    And the recipe sounds great. I’ve always liked the idea of using potato instead of corn chips for nachos. I’m a sucker for corn chips, but I’ll have to try this out sometime!

  25. You look so pretty in the picture with your mum and nan 🙂

  26. What a great way to use those potatoes, avocados, and black beans on my counter! Thanks for the inspiration! 😀

  27. Totally know what you mean about the fighting for time thing–I feel like accomplishing things is a never ending cycle! If my day was somewhat productive and somewhat enjoyable, I think that’s a balance.

  28. Rosie, I just wanted to tell you how proud I am that you are racnhieg out for your dream, utilizing your God-given talents for the good. I am motivated now to stretch out my rod, just like Moses, regardless to how I have to struggle. I will continue to believe God for His direction, and favor. May the true blessings of God’s abundance resonate throughout everything you do, and flourish!

  29. I saw the post you shared on IG about these Nachos and they look so yummy. I have to recreate them at home. Being a potato eating addict, I can’t pass on these. The recipe seems easy and I’m sure the end-result is delicious. 🙂


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