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Pizza Nachos

Tangy Pepperonis, Saucy Flavorful Pizza Sauce, Giant Mozzarella Cheese Pulls and PEOPLE RUNNING TO THE KITCHEN for the FIRST TASTE of THIS  EXCELLENCE pretty much explains what happens when you put a load of these pizza nachos under the broiler. 


close up of one pizza nachos with pepperoni and cheese

 

In fact, I haven’t felt this popular since I accidentally punched the school bully right in the nose! But I digress! Cook up some PIzza Nachos, you won’t be sorry! 

Why This Recipe for Pizza Nachos Works

  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Ingredients you can keep ready for any occasion! 

Here’s How Pizza Nachos Are Done!

STEP 1. Layer on a plate or in a baking dish (depending on how many you are feeding). Chips and Pizza Sauce.

chips and pizza sauce

 

STEP 2. Drizzle with Cheese Sauce.

pizza sauce with melted cheese

STEP 3. Add Pepperonis

pepperonis on chips on blue plate

STEP 4. Top with melted cheese! Broil and ENJOY!

For a plate, broil for 1-2 minutes (keep an eye on it). For a baking dish, set oven at 350 and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and the chips start to brown. 

shredded cheese sprinkled over the top of the nachos on blue plate

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about Pizza Nachos

What types of cheese can I use for Pizza Nachos

I used mozzarella here, but you can use any cheese you like that will melt under the broiler. I bet even cheese slices would be good! 

Can I Make My Own Pizza Sauce? 

Sure! I’ve got an easy recipe right here:  Pizza Sauce. It’s only a few ingredients and you probably have them in your pantry. OR, if that doesn’t appeal to you, just use the store bought sauce. There’s probably a pizza making section in your grocery. 

What kind of Baking Dish? 

You can use a 9×13, 9×9 or similar size oven safe baking dish. You could also use a cookie sheet pan or even a cake pan. Virtually any pan that you can put in the oven will work. 

Do I Have To Use Cheese Sauce? 

You don’t HAVE to, but it sure MAKES the nachos. I recommend using my recipe for cheese sauce, but I’m supposing that something like a Tostitos Cheese sauce would be fine too. 

Should I Grate My Own Cheese? 

I always think that hand grated cheese has a better flavor. I could be wrong, but I don’t’t think so. Anyway, to save time, it’s fine to use store grated cheese.

What Kind Of Chips Do I Use?

Try some Tortilla Chips, Pita Chips or the large Corn Chip Scoops. These will hold up best to the heavier toppings that make up the Pizza Nachos. 

What Can I Serve with My Pizza Nachos? 

What can’t you serve with Pizza Nachos? These make a great game day snack! I served them before dinner as an appetizer on a night when I was serving Turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes. If you are serving pizza nachos, no one will care what you serve them with. 

Consider…

Pimento Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Pimento Cheese and Crackers

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Corn Dip!

Game Day Recipes

Or any of my favorite Appetizers

cheese pulls on the plate

TIPS & TRICKS for Pizza Nachos…

  1.  Use a crisp, light chip (the inexpensive Santitoes work well, or you choose!). 
  2. A pizza sauce straight out of the jar is fine. Feel free to make your own as well.
  3. Add other toppings you like on pizza such as hamburger, sausage, vegetables, olives…. Get creative! 
  4. It’s important to use a saucy already melted cheese PLUS shredded cheese. The sauce cheese is a wonderful surprise and what tastes SO GOOOD!

The shredded cheese gives these a good bite plus helps hold the goodies onto the chips, so use it too! Use any flavorful, hearty cheese that you enjoy and that melts well under the broiler.

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close up of one pizza nachos with pepperoni and cheese

Pizza Nachos

Tangy Pepperonis, Saucy Flavorful Pizza Sauce, Giant Mozzarella Cheese Pulls and PEOPLE RUNNING TO THE KITCHEN for the FIRST TASTE of THIS EXCELLENCE pretty much explains what happens when you put a load of these under the broiler.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken nachos, how to make nachos, pizza nachos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 Family Size Bag of Tortilla Chips
  • 6 oz Pizza Sauce
  • 3/4 Cups Cheese Sauce This Recipe is Best
  • 8 oz Pepperonis
  • 8 oz Shredded Cheese your choice of flavors - cheddar, mozzarella work well

Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler on your oven. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish or use a baking sheet.
  • Layer Chips, pizza sauce, cheese sauce, pepperonis and shredded cheese in the baking dish/sheet.
  • Make sure to layer so that some of the goodies get onto all of the chips.
  • Place under the broiler and keep a close eye on them so that they don’t burn. Heat for 1-2 minutes if using a baking sheet. If using a baking dish, you may want to switch to 350 degrees and bake for 10 minutes to allow all of the layers to become properly heated.

Notes

Use a crisp, light chip (the inexpensive Santitoes work well, or you choose!).
A pizza sauce straight out of the jar is fine. Feel free to make your own as well.
Add other toppings you like on pizza such as hamburger, sausage, vegetables, olives…. Get creative!
It’s important to use a saucy already melted cheese PLUS shredded cheese. The sauce cheese is a wonderful surprise and what tastes SO GOOOD!
The shredded cheese gives these a good bite plus helps hold the goodies onto the chips, so use it too! Use any flavorful, hearty cheese that you enjoy and that melts well under the broiler.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pizza Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 972mg41%
Potassium 171mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 403IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 168mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A VERSE TO SHARE

When you are wondering about people different from you. People from different countries. Other people who Jesus also died for. Remember this…

Mark 12:29-31

The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.

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Friday 8th of November 2019

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