Potato Nachos

potato nachos on a platter
Source: https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/potato-nachos


6 small red potatoes, skins on (1 pound)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil or cooking spray
8 ounces lean ground turkey (15% fat or less)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 tomato, diced
3/4 cup peeled and diced cucumber
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
3/4 cup salsa


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Slice potatoes into small circles about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Lightly coat the potato slices with oil (or spray for 3 seconds with cooking spray).
  4. Arrange slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the oven at 450 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, depending on desired darkness.
  5. Meanwhile, add ground turkey and chili powder to a skillet. Cook, stirring over medium heat (300 degrees F in an electric skillet) for 8 to10 minutes or until turkey browns.
  6. Remove potatoes from the oven.
  7. Transfer baked potatoes to an oven-safe dish. Top with turkey and sprinkle with cheese. Put back in the oven to melt the cheese, about 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and top with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, cilantro and salsa.


Try other toppings, such as guacamole or reduced-fat sour cream or plain yogurt.

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