Ranch Hand Nachos

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Prep Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate
Yields: 5 servings

These nachos are hearty enough to fill up a ranch hand; but they’re good for you too!

These instructions meet the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionʼs strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.


  • 1 lb. small red bliss potatoes, skins on
  • 3 seconds cooking oil spray
  • 8 oz. extra lean ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 3/4 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 3/4 cup salsa, mild


1) Slice potatoes into small circles. Coat them with cooking oil spray for 3 seconds. Bake in the oven at 450°F for 25-30 minutes, depending on desired darkness.

2) Brown ground turkey breast with chili powder in pan over MEDIUM heat for 8-10 minutes. Remove potatoes from the oven and turn off.

3) Place the potatoes on a small oven safe platter or long dish. Top with cheese and turkey, put back in the oven to melt, about 2 minutes. Remove from oven and top with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, cilantro, and salsa.


Calories: 178
Carbohydrates: 22g
Total Fat: 2.8g
Cholesterol: 21mg
Saturated Fat: 0.7g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
% of Calories from Fat: 14%
Sodium: 441mg
Protein: 18g

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin C, and a good source of vitamin A, potassium and fiber.

Credit: Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation by Chef Mark Goodwin, CEC, CNC. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

Adapted from Fruits and Veggies More Matters

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