iPhone only photos in a dark kitchen in the evening, I promise to make and photograph these nachos when I get back from Oregon next week!
Have you heard of Italian Nachos?
I’ve seen them mentioned on restaurant menus before, but I’m a Texan.. and to me, Nachos are crisp deep fried tortilla chips smothered with gooey melted cheese and beans and jalapenos, and sometimes.. meat.
Alfredo sauce, Black Olives and Banana Peppers have NEVER entered into my Nacho menu thoughts…
Until Saturday Night.
I hope y’all forgive me for the lackluster photos.
I thought we were having dinner with friends, I had no idea it was a dinner for my birthday, a dinner celebrating me.
I had no idea that I would have nachos that would completely change my appreciation of and for nachos.
My friend’s husband, Pat, celebrated my birthday by treating (me) us to an Italian themed evening.
The main dish was amazing and wonderful and filled with cream sauce and capers and perfectly cooked chicken… however, it was eclipsed by my first experience with Italian Nachos.
I have to tell y’all – had someone told me that I’d fall in love with a plate of fried egg roll wrappers topped with alfredo sauce, banana peppers, tomatoes and black olives…
I would have told them they were crazy.
A lesson was learned.
Taste first… ask questions later
I don’t have the exact recipe for Pat’s Italian Nachos, and I promise y’all that I’m going to get it and recreate them…
But for now.. here are the ingredients, y’all can play with them at will.
I know that Pat used:
- Egg Roll Wrappers
- a 15 oz jar of Alfredo Sauce
- Banana Peppers
- Black Olives
- Italian Sausage
While my friends made bellinis (YUM) The hubby’s fried up the egg roll wrappers.
The egg roll wrappers were cut into quarters and then tossed into hot oil for a minute, just long enough to crisp them up nicely
Heat up the alfredo sauce and Italian Sausage…
Once everything is cooked – Pile the ‘nacho’ chips high on a plate, cover with alfredo sauce and top with Italian Sausage, black olives, banana peppers and fresh tomatoes
These were AH-MAY-ZING!
Have y’all ever made Italian Nachos? What’s your recipe or favorite way to eat them?
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Thank you so much for hosting this Rachel!! Love your blog 🙂
thank you, Sarah! <3
I have never heard of italian nachos but OH MY. Sounds amazing!
They are ridiculously, wonderfully good. You need some in your life!
ugh, i’m totally drooling right now! i’m the same as you – being from Texas we have this notion of what nachos should be – but the first time I tried the Italian kind i just about puddled…so delicious!
Heather, these were sooo good! I’ve never even thought of nachos in any other form… my mind is blown 😉
Just came across your blog…love it! I linked up my Simply Strawberry Cake. From one Texas girl to another, have a great day!
I’ve never had Italian Nachos, but I’m looking forward to trying them! It sounds like you had a lovely evening. Happy Belated Birthday to you! This week I have shared a Cran-Orange Coconut Cake. Thank you for hosting.
Thank you, April.
I had a very non eventful birthday. It was just the kids and me and it was relaxing and boring and lovely 😉 This dinner … I am so blessed by these friends <3
Cranberry- Orange- and Coconut... you're dealing with 3 of my favorite flavors! Can't wait to check out your recipe! Thank you for linking up!
Ohhh, those sound wonderful. I’ve had Greek nachos, but never Italian. I’ll have to give these a try. Thanks for hosting!
Um. I’m sitting here waiting to hear about Greek Nachos… AHEM 😉
I want. Those look amazing! I love those little wonton wrappers(i usually bake mine, but fried is always good too!)
What is the difference between Egg Roll Wrappers and Won Ton Wrappers? Do you know? Is there one? It took me forever to find Egg Roll Wrappers in our store. They are awesome baked, but this is SO quick 😉 lol
Egg Roll Wrappers are just bigger. I don’t believe there is a real difference. I think baking them is actually quicker, cause you can do a whole bunch at one time. Unless you have a giant deep fryer…then we’re talkin!
I love having you in my life 🙂
If it helps, I have a recipe for Italian Nachos on my blog 🙂 http://www.jamhands.net/2008/03/daily-recipe-italian-nachos-johnny.html
They are so yummy!
ALI!!!!!!!!! Oh my word! It’s been forever! Can’t wait to go look at your recipe! Hi, sweetie!
I know I thought the same thing today – it has been way too long! 🙂 I hope you are doing really well 😀
We LOVE Italian nachos. I make my own alfredo sauce and add leftover grilled chicken. What an awesome birthday treat!
Thank you for hosting! I linked up my Fruity Dessert Enchiladas!
I LOVE homemade alfredo – I really think it’s the way to go! Thank you for linking up and saying Hi! There are so many opportunities with this recipe!
You had me at Italian. And nachos. I shall wait for the recipe because I suck at the whole “a little bit of this, a little bit of that” thing. 😉
I’m going to make them week after next when I get back from Oregon! I’m salivating right now just thinking about them.
OMG! My mouth is just salivating at the thought of this!! This is right up my alley! As my taste buds dance.
Crystal – They are SOOOO GOOD!
I’ve never had Italian Nachos, but they do look tasty. Thanks for hosting this fun party. I am your newest follower and would love if you would visit me at posedperfection.blogspot.com and click on my “Follow Me” button to add Posed Perfection to your GFC. Have a great week!
I love this Italian Nachos. So, yummy. I think I am gonna eat this one right now after my work.
I love the recipe of my grandmother Italian Nachos. Indeed, I always one to visit my grandmother place because I know that she will cook delicious recipes for me and his Italian Nachos recipe. I am her favorite grandchild so I am so excited to visit my grandmother.:0
And now I want Italian nachos for breakfast ….
I’m pretty sure I’m going to HAVE to try this 🙂
Italian Nachos are the BOMB DIGGITY! I love them. They are sooo delicious.
Italian Nachos is the best. My hubby and I eat this Italian Nachos last night.
OH MY WORD!!!! I first had these at Johnny Carinos and they are AMAZING!!! I have made them several times and am NEVER disappointed. 🙂
Ok so I am making these Italian nachos tonight. How much sausage? Eyeball it? The first time I had Italian nachos was in Branson Missouri at a little Italian place. They are amazing. Can’t wait to try this.
Just eyeball it, Amanda 😉 I believe we used about a pound…
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