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Potato Nachos
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Potato Nachos


Potatoes, cheese and delicious veggies? Umm... yes please! Perfect for your next get together or to just enjoy at home.



  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 5 green onions
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped tomato
  • Optional toppings:
    salsa, guacamole
    or sour cream


Preheat the oven to 400 F. Spray a large baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Wash and pat dry potatoes using a paper towel. Slice into ¼-inch thick rounds. Add potatoes to a large mixing bowl and add oil, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Bake for 20 minutes then turn over
potato rounds and bake for another 20 minutes. Add beans and cheese and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Add the rest of the toppings. If desired, serve with salsa, guacamole and/or sour cream.

Dietary and Nutrition


Potatoes are a nutrient-rich food that can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. A medium-sized red potato (about 3 inches in diameter) with skin has 150 calories, 0.3 grams (g) fat, 4 g protein, 34 g carbohydrate, 3.6 g fiber and 38 milligrams sodium. Additionally, potatoes are an excellent source of potassium and vitamin C, and they provide many other vitamins and minerals.

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Field to Fork Potatoes! (FN1795, Reviewed Jan. 2020)

More than 5,000 varieties of potatoes are grown throughout the world. The average person in the U.S. eats 124 pounds of potatoes every year. Potatoes can be used in a wide variety of recipes.

Potatoes From Garden to Table (FN630, Reviewed Jan. 2024)

Home-grown potatoes, or those purchased at a farmers market or other venues, are a nutritious part of a healthy diet from early July until the following spring in northern areas.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.