Mexican Turkey Sweet Potato Nachos

By Team Turkey
Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Appetizer, Main Course, Entrée
25 MIN

About this Dish

Who says healthy can’t be fun? With Mexican Turkey Sweet Potato Nachos, you get everything you love from a delectable tray of nachos just a little bit lighter! Sweet potato rounds add a hearty and sturdy support for Mexican spiced ground turkey, cotija cheese, salsa verde and other delicious toppings.

We have plenty of Mexican-inspired turkey dishes the whole house will love! More of a taco person? Lose the shell and go for some extra crunch with lettuce wraps. How about giving Turkey Romaine Tacos with Jicama Slaw a whirl? If you’re more in the mood for classic nachos, we have those, too. Cheesy Turkey Nachos are hard to resist.

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turkey romaine taco recipe
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Now on to the recipe details…

Cooking Style
Air Fry, Bake
Ground Turkey
Dish Type


1 lb ground turkey

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp turmeric

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground pepper

4 sweet potatoes, scrubbed, dried and sliced into 1/4” thick rounds

4 tablespoons Tajin seasoning

3 tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 c cotija cheese

10 oz can of black beans, rinsed and dried

1/2 c pickled onions

1 c salsa verde, store-bought

1/2 c cilantro, roughly chopped



In a large saucepan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering.

Add the ground turkey and spices. Gently break up the ground turkey with a wooden spoon and cook until golden, about 3-5 minutes.

Once cooked, remove from heat and set aside until you’re ready to use the turkey. This will keep refrigerated for up to 4 days; reheat slowly over low heat in a pan on the stovetop, stirring frequently.


In a large bowl combine the sweet potato slices, Tajin and olive oil making sure each slice is coated on both sides.

Working in batches, air fry the sweet potatoes in a single layer at 400°F for 9 minutes or until crispy.

Preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Distribute the air-fried sweet potatoes over the pan and then top with Mexican Spiced Ground Turkey, cheese and black beans.

Bake for 6 minutes.

Remove from the oven and immediately cover the nachos with pickled onions, salsa verde and finish with a sprinkle of cilantro.