Tasty Paleo Nachos

Paleo Nachos

These paleo nachos are a delicious replacement for the traditional recipe that you have probably seen and eaten before.

Like all nachos, these go well with some guacamole and are also great for sharing with your friends, family or whomever you’re cooking for.

The most challenging part of this recipe is getting those sweet potato chips to be nice and crispy. I find getting them as thin as possible and having the oven preheated at the correct temperature helps a lot. If both of those fail to get the chips crispy, you could try shallow frying them in some organic coconut oil.

If you want to see how to do this paleo nachos recipe visually, then be sure to check out the video below. I go through all the steps to perfecting this recipe and anything else you might need to know.

Paleo Nachos Recipe

Prep time
15 Minutes
Cook time
20 Minutes
Total time
35 Minutes


Sweet Potato Chips

  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil

Beef Topping

  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp. garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. red chili, minced
  • 500g (17 oz.) ground beef
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin, ground
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 500g (17 oz.) diced Tomatoes canned
  • Salt & pepper to season


Sweet Potato Chips

  1. First, preheat an oven to 200°C or 390°F.
  2. Next start by cutting the sweet potatoes really thin. The thinner you can get them the more corn chip like they will be.
  3. In a bowl, mix the sweet potato chips with the coconut oil.
  4. Place the sweet potatoes onto a tray as a single layer and season lightly.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. You can flip them halfway through the cooking process to help encourage them to get more crispy.
  6. Whilst they’re baking prepare the beef topping.

Beef Topping

  1. Place a frypan over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil.
  2. Once the pan is hot, add the onion, garlic, and chili to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Next, add the ground beef and cook for a further 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add the paprika, cumin, tomato paste, tomatoes and bring to a simmer.
    Simmer for 20 minutes uncovered.

Assembling the Nachos

  1. Now on a serving plate, place the sweet potato chips.
  2. Place the beef topping on the top of the chips.
  3. Add any extras such as guacamole or tomato salsa (These are mentioned below in cooking tips)
  4. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • If you’re looking to have a paleo friendly guacamole with this recipe or simple tomato salsa, then we have the perfect recipes for both of those.
  • As I mentioned above getting the sweet potato chips as thin as possible is the best way to get them as crispy as possible. An alternative you can also try is shallow frying them rather than oven baking. Either way, you still get a delicious paleo nachos meal.
  • If you like your nachos nice and hot, then don’t be afraid to add a little bit more chili than what I have specified in this recipe. Just make sure you keep tasting the beef mix to make sure you don’t go too overboard with the chili.

Nutritional Information

If you’re wondering how much of an impact these delicious nachos might have on your diet, then you can find the nutritional information below.

Keep in mind this is only an estimate and will vary massively depending if you have extras with it such as guacamole or tomato salsa.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 433g (15.27 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 168.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.7g 29%
Saturated Fat 11.9g 60%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 107mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 47.8g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8.2g 33%
Sugars 5.7g
Protein 41.9g 84%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

If you have any thoughts, feedback or anything else regarding this paleo nachos recipe, then feel free to leave a comment below.  If you have any awesome combinations that you would love to share, then feel to tell us about that as well.

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