Saturday, December 17, 2016

Gathering a Crowd? Italian Nachos Recipe by Melinda Curtis

During the holiday season, many in my family gather around the television for football and basketball games. Holiday treats are fine, but sometimes they want a different kind of snack. Here's one of our favorite game day recipes - Italian Nachos! What hero wouldn't want some of this?


Ingredients:

For Pasta Chips (or you can go lazy and use tortilla chips)
12 wonton wrappers
1 egg white, frothed
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon oregano or ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning mix

For Nacho Toppings:
½ pounds Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
1 (10 ounce) container Alfredo sauce
½ cup chopped tomato
¼ cup sliced green onion
1 (2 ¼) can sliced ripe olives
2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno peppers or 2 tablespoons chopped banana peppers
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions:

1.     Cut wontons into 4 triangles each and toss lightly in olive oil.
2.     Cover a cookie sheet with a single layer of wontons.
3.     Brush with egg white and sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning.
4.     Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes or until lightly browned.
5.     While cooking the nachos in the oven, heat the sauce, brown the Italian sausage and drain fat.
6.     On a platter layer the pasta chips, sausage, and sauce. Top with the tomato, onions, olives and peppers. Finish with shredded cheese and red pepper flakes.
7.     Place in warm oven for 5 minutes to melt cheese and serve.


Melinda Curtis is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author. You can sample her writing (while eating nachos) in several holiday box sets - All I Want For Christmas (all proceeds to fund diabetes research), A Heartwarming Holiday (99c), A Heartwarming Thanksgiving - and two new releases in two different series - Marrying the Single Dad (book 8, Harmony Valley series), You May Now Kiss the Bridesmaid (book 4, Bridesmaids series).
 



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