~ Happy Tuesday Lovies ~
I found this recipe for pizza nachos (I know right!?) on Tasty Kitchen Blog and thought it would be the perfect recipe to make while watching football. It's not necessarily healthy, but the portion can be easily adjusted (depending on the size pan you use) and it's gluten free ;-). Now we love nachos around here and I have to say that this is definitely my new favorite way to make them. So without further ado...
FOR THE GARLIC CREAM SAUCE:
* 1-1/2 T unsalted butter
* 1/2 T Olive Oil
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1/2 C Heavy Cream
* 1/4 C 2% milk
* 1 pinch salt
* 1 pinch black pepper
* 1 pinch red pepper flakes
* 1/4 C Parmesan Cheese, grated
FOR THE NACHOS:
* Crispy Tortilla Chips
* 1/2 C Garlic Cream Sauce (recipe above)
* 1/4 C Onion, diced
* 1/2 C Pepperoni, cut into bite size pieces OR mini's
* 1/2 C Black Olives Sliced
* 1/2 whole green Bell Pepper, seeds removed & diced
* 1 C Colby - Jack Cheese, Shredded
Start by making the sauce. Begin by melting the butter, along with the olive oil on medium to low heat. Once melted, toss in the minced garlic, and give a good stir. Raise the heat up to medium/medium-high. Add in the cream and milk and give a good stir. Keep stirring until it comes to a boil. Toss in the salt, pepper, and chili flakes, along with the cheese, and continue stirring. The sauce will thicken pretty quick, so continue to stir. Once the sauce is thickened, remove from the burner, and set aside.
When you are ready to make your nachos, preheat your oven to 400ºF. Build your nachos on an oven-proof dish. First add your chips.
Drizzle the garlic cream sauce all over the chips.
Top with the onions, pepperoni, olives, and bell pepper. Make sure you get in there and do some great layering, leaving no chip behind.
Top with the Colby Jack cheese.
Place in the preheated oven, and cook until the cheese is nice and bubbly and the veggies are warmed through, roughly 7 minutes or so.
It should go without saying that there were zero leftovers! ;-) Enjoy Lovies!
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