Thursday, June 3, 2010

Italian Nachos

I got this recipe from Mom, and I've heard that Alice's family loves them and Hannah's doesn't. We fell into the "love" category.

Italian Nachos

Pasta Chips
12 wonton wrappers (we got egg roll wrappers and just cut them)
1 egg white, frothed
1/2 teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning mix

1/2 lb Italian sausage, cooked an crumbled
1 (10 oz) container refrigerated four cheese pasta sauce or Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 (2 1/4 oz) can sliced ripe olives
2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno peppers, chopped (more to taste) or banana peppers, chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Cut wontons into 4 triangles each and toss lightly in olive oil.

Cover a cookie sheet with a single layer of wontons. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning.

Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes or until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, heat the sauce, brown the italian sausage and drain fat.

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 glakes.

Place in warm oven for 5 minutes to melt cheese and serve.

*We didn't have jalapenos or red pepper flakes, and we don't like olives so didn't use any of these. We also thought it would be good with chicken.