Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Italian Nachos


                Italian Nachos - you might have been asking yourself, huh? Oh, let me tell you.
                Heaven on a plate. It's kind of a great alternative to chip nachos. A bread lovers
                    dream. This was so simple to whip up. Serve these for a girls night in.


                              It's truly a meal in itself - Serve with a nice bottle of chilled wine.

                                                                      Italian Nachos

                                                                      1 loaf Italian bread
                                                                      1 pound ground turkey or ground beef
                                                                      1 green bell pepper, diced
                                                                      1 small onion, diced
                                                                      2 garlic cloves, minced
                                                                      1 ( 15 ounce ) can tomato sauce
                                                                      1 ( 15 ounce ) can diced tomatoes
                                                                      1 can tomato paste
                                                                      1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
                                                                      1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
                                                                      salt and pepper - to taste
                                                                      1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese
                                                                      garnish  with tomatoes and basil

                  1) In a large skillet add 1 teaspoon olive oil and add pepper, onion, garlic and
                  meat. Simmer until everything is cooked. Add spices, tomato sauce, tomato
                  paste and diced tomatoes. Cook for 20 minutes.
                  2) Cut your Italian bread and place it in a 450 degree oven until toasted.
                  3) Place bread on a platter and add sauce, cheese, tomatoes and basil.


38 comments:

  1. These look divine! Thanks for sharing...I'll definitely have to try this recipe out. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I just fell in love! Absolutely right up my alley!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your recipes are perfect! Love everything you share (that I have time to make)! Xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yum! I will have to make this the next time I host Book Club. The gals are going to just love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Bread lover heaven for sure! I want the topping alone too ;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ooo I like how you think! This looks beyond delish! Would be great with some red wine too, I think!

    ReplyDelete
  7. your the bomb. these look delicious and perfect way to make a weeknight meal not so boring! i love it and I got your email and I am soooo happy you liked the chocolate lasagna! YEAH!

    ReplyDelete
  8. That sounds fabulous!!!!! YUM!!
    xo Kris

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sounds like bread and a fabulous Italian dipping sauce in a fun delicious way to serve it - just my kind of dish. Fun to be finishing a great summer and getting back to blogging - crazy busy all summer.

    ReplyDelete
  10. When I saw this dish on instagram I was already planning when to make it next. Brian would love these!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I just have to make this! We have been getting some delicious tomatoes at the farm stands so this would be the perfect recipe!
    -Shelley

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is perfect! My family would love these.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This looks so delicious. What a clever idea. Perfect as a heavy appetizer or a meal.

    ReplyDelete
  14. aaaah! this looks so good that i want some right now!

    ReplyDelete
  15. These look amazing. This would be a great way to serve "dinner" while watching a movie with my hubby for a date night. It would be filling enough for him, but simple to grab and eat!

    ReplyDelete
  16. YUM!!! These look fantastic...what a nice twist on traditional nachos!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh the mexican food lover in me is swooning on this italian twist. YUM!

    ReplyDelete
  18. You are so freaking creative! Yum!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh my goodness, these look SO delicious, Val! My hubby and I could totally devour a plate of these nachos for dinner! Great recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a great idea, we love nachos but an Italian nachos ? Genius!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Well, now I know what I want for dinner :) Yum!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Ohh, looks like a taste sensation! My son would love this.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi my friend! I miss you! Um, these look incredible. Your blog is a little piece of heaven with my morning coffee! xo

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'd much rather eat a piece of good bread than a chip! What a delicious way to use fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I've never seen anything like this? Looks really delicious. How have you been Val? I hope your summer was fantastic and relaxing. Love,

    Shauna xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love Italian nachos so much. great take on them!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! These look good Val! Pinning:)

    ReplyDelete
  28. I want to call my girl friends and schedule another girls' night just so I can make this! Looks great, and yes, perfect for bread lovers and wine lovers :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I am the ultimate bread lover. If there is something that I cannot resist is freshly baked bread. This looks fantastic, I would love to try this!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I've never heard of Italian nachos but these look amazing!! I LOVE bread haha (or any carb!).

    ReplyDelete
  31. what a creative idea! I love this!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Italian nachos? Loooove it, Val!

    ReplyDelete
  33. The Italian Girl in me LOVES this!! Yum :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. What a fun idea! These are beautiful, and I could totally go for a big plate of them right now!!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...