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Oven-Roasted Tri-Color Potato “Nachos” with Pinto Beans, Chopped Tomatoes, Avocado and Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

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These potato “nachos” are a delicious and healthier alternative to the traditional nachos you’re used to. By swapping out unhealthy tortilla chips for oven-roasted potatoes, the result tastes just like normal nachos but is more nutritious and comforting. Serve these at your next game day party or as a side dish for any occasion.

 

Oven-Roasted Tri-Color Potato “Nachos” with Pinto Beans, Chopped Tomatoes, Avocado and Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

Yield:  8 servings

Time:  40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. margarine
  • 12 oz. tri-color potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups/8 oz. diced tomato
  • 2 tsp. chipotle puree or several pickled jalapenos, optional, if you like it spicy!
  • 4 oz. pepper jack, shredded, divided
  • ½ cup/2 oz. diced avocado
  • ¼ cup/¼ oz. chopped cilantro

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 400ºF.

2.  Melt the margarine and toss with the potatoes. Place on a baking sheet and roast until golden and soft, about 20 minutes. 

3.  Place in a bowl with the pinto beans, tomatoes, chipotle or pickled jalapenos (if using), and half of the pepper jack.

4.  Spread into an even layer on a baking sheet. 

5.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese and avocado. 

6.  Place in the oven and bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

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About Buttery Spreads

Experts agree on one important step to promoting better health: Swap out sources of saturated fat and cholesterol (hint: think solid animal fats) for healthful unsaturated fats (think plant-based oils).

These healthy oils, often referred to as “good fats” can be found in:

  • Nuts & seeds
  • Certain vegetables and fruits, like avocados
  • Extracted from plants in the form of vegetable oils

Soft spread margarines, which are made from vegetable oils, are an excellent source of heart-healthy unsaturated fat.