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Lasagna Noodles Are The Ultimate Tortilla Chip Switch For Italian-Inspired Nachos
Lasagna and nachos are tasty on their own, but combining them creates delicious Italian-inspired nachos that are far more exciting. In this dish, lasagna noodles replace the chips.
To make them, cook store-bought lasagna noodles according to the package instructions. Slice them up into chip-sized pieces, then start heating your frying oil in a large skillet.
Heat a ½ inch of frying oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Pat the cooked noodles dry and fry them in batches for about 3 minutes, until the chips are puffy and golden brown.
Move the cooked chips to a paper towel to drain and sprinkle them with salt while they're still hot. You can now prepare your Italian-inspired nacho toppings.
A tomato meat sauce like Bolognese is a great companion that mimics the ground beef and salsa combo of standard nachos, but a chunky vegetarian tomato sauce also works great.
Mozzarella is an ideal melting cheese for your nachos, but you can mix in shredded provolone or parmesan to give it a flavor boost. Some vegetables add more balance.
Olives or marinated artichokes can add a briny bite, or you can spice things up with hot peppers. For freshness, a handful of shredded basil is always a welcome addition.