Whole30 Sweet Potato & Turnip Nachos With Buffalo Chicken!

The big game is around the corner, and you’re desperate for nachos. With tortilla chips out, it’s time to get creative!

This Whole30 nachos recipe uses thinly sliced turnips and sweet potatoes as chips, topped with buffalo chicken and guacamole for a delicious game-day dish!

Whole30 Loaded Nachos
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For The Nachos:

  • 3-4 large sweet potatoes
  • 3-4 Turnips
  • 3 tbsp of melted coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For Buffalo Chicken:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
  • 1/3 cup of Whole30 mayo

Optional Addition: Whole30 compliant guacamole!


Thinly slice sweet potatoes and turnips with a mandolin or carefully by hand. Mix slices in bowl with coconut oil, salt, and pepper.

Spread out single layer on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and cook at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, flipping over halfway. Watch carefully towards end and pull off any browning chips until all are cooked. If they don’t look crispy enough, keep cooking!

While chip cook, prepare the buffalo chicken. First, prepare the chicken by rubbing with a little olive oil and sprinkling with salt and pepper on both sides of chicken breast. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes. Check temperature and stop when chicken is at 165 degrees.

Once chicken is cooked, shred it.

Now it’s time to make the buffalo chicken!

Melt coconut oil in a medium pan and saut√© onion until soft and translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add the shredded chicken, along with the Frank’s Whole30-complaint Hot Sauce and the Whole30 homemade mayo. Mix together, then let sit while keeping it warm.

Remove cooked chips from the oven and pile on a plate. Top the chips with your buffalo chicken and dig in!

We also recommend adding some guacamole on top if you choose.

The best thing about this dish – if it’s a fail and falls apart (like mine did), you can pile it all in a bowl and it still tastes great!

Bonus Tips:

  • Salsa. Top your nachos with some Whole30 compliant salsa (it’s pretty easy to find compliant brands at your local grocery store – or make your own!)
  • Plantains & More. In addition to sweet potatoes and turnips, try slicing up plantains, beets, or parsnips as well for more tasty nacho chips!

Any Whole30 nacho secrets you want to share? Tell us in the comments!

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about the author:
Meg Mars
Meg is a writer who is passionate about healthy eating. From Whole30 and South Beach Diet, to paleo and intermittent fasting, she's experimented with several healthy eating regiments and is passionate about helping readers find the perfect food plan match for their lifestyles.

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