These easy vegan nachos loaded on Smiles are the perfect family night get-togethers.  Made with beans, avocado, pickled peppers and homemade green apple salsa.
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Summer is around the corner, y’all! Doesn’t it feel like it was just yesterday when we were celebrating New Year’s Day?

June is only a month away and I, for one, cannot wait to dip my feet in the pool!

Single Smiles Nacho Loaded with Black Beans and Other Veggies

Who wants to spend lazy summer afternoons indoors?

Not me! Not you! Not your family!

I would rather be with the family jumping around in the backyard instead of playing scrabble indoors.

Side View of Smiles Nacho Layered on Top of a Baking Tray with Beans and Veggies

The sun is out and that is my excuse for having an impromptu picnic in the backyard.  My favorite thing is to munch on delicious food while the sun sets lazily into the evening sky!

Summer days call for simple recipes that our families can sit and enjoy together.  My challenge was to create a recipe that is easy to make, requires little cleanup and everyone would devour it.


Top View of the Vegan Nachos on a Baking Tray

That word jumped into my head and I knew instantly that it is THE perfect recipe for a summer-day-picnic-in-the-backyard.  Is there anyone who doesn’t love nachos?  No, there isn’t!

So, I made a 1-pan, double-decker vegan nachos loaded with nothing but comfort-y goodness. Beans, onions, avocado, tomatoes, homemade green apple salsa and pickled peppers are all inside these nachos.

Everybody uses chips in their nachos, so, I thought I would mix it up!

When I saw how thick and sturdy McCain Smiles are, I knew they could handle a load of ingredients.  Guess what? I wasn’t wrong and I wasn’t disappointed.

Single Loaded Smiles Nacho Along with McCain Smiles Package

They didn’t get soggy or dry which makes them the greatest invention ever!

They are my favorite discovery this year.  Not only are they made with REAL potatoes, they also have no artificial colors or flavors. When I tasted them, they practically melted in my mouth.  I think I ate about 10 of them after taking them out of the oven.

The smiles are made in 4 simple steps:

  1. Wash potatoes
  2. Peel them
  3. Mash them
  4. Shape them

I got McCain Smiles from my local Publix, but, you can get them anywhere.  Use their store locator today to find them near you because I know you can’t wait to try them!

McCain Smiles in-store photo shows where to locate them in Publix

So, tell me what summer family event is your favorite?

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Single Smiles Nacho Loaded with Black Beans and Other Veggies

Vegan Nachos

Easy vegan nachos loaded with beans, avocado, pickled peppers and homemade apple salsa. on McCain Smiles
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 480 kcal


  • 2 bags McCain’s Smiles
  • 1.5 cup black beans
  • 1 Roma Tomato cubed
  • 1/2 cup red onions finely chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1/4 cup picked red peppers finely chopped
  • 5 radishes finely chopped
  • 1 avocado cubed
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Salsa Verde
  • 1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tsp cilantro


Preheat oven to 425°

  • Spread out 1 bag of McCain’s Smiles on each tray. Make it a single layer so they can bake evenly
  • Place the trays in the oven and bake them for 6 minutes on each side
  • While the Smiles are baking, add all the ingredients (except the Smiles) into a bowl.
  • Remove the smiles from the oven and let them cool for about 3 minutes
  • Layer the first tray with half of the topping
  • Use the Smiles from the second tray and layer it above the toppings
  • Layer the remainder of the black bean toppings
  • Place the tray in the oven for no more than 5 minutes
  • Remove the loaded vegan nachos and serve immediately


** Recipe Calories are an approximate in this recipe!
Other topping suggestions: curried tofu, jackfruit, white beans and corn


Calories: 480kcal
Keyword What to make with Smiles
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  1. I love the idea of using smily fries in nachos! We just had some for dinner and they were great!

  2. I buy the Smiles for my daughter. She loves them. I’ll have to swipe some from her to make these because they look delicious. Oh, and I also can’t wait to get my feet in my pool. Weather here has been so wacky, we still have the cover on it!