Neopolitan Nachos #Ragu

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“Ragú® Recipe Contest Entry. How do you make nachos Italian? Using baked lasagna noodles instead of chips and Ragu Spicy Italian Style sauce as your "salsa", that's how! A few more fresh ingredients and you'll be saying "Mamma Mia" instead of "Ole"!”
1hr 5mins
12 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Remove italian sausage from casing and cook in 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned, resembling ground beef. Drain and set aside to cool.
  3. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to large pot of boiling water and cook lasagna noodles according to package directions, except do not add salt. Drain well and lay out on a cutting board. Spray lightly with olive oil spray, flip over and spray other side.
  4. Cut each noodle crosswise into 2-inch squares, then cut each square in half diagonally to form "chips". Arrange pasta on large baking sheets sprayed with olive oil spray.
  5. Combine bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of the parmesan (set aside 1/4 cup to top nachos), herbs, garlic powder, paprika and salt and mix well. Sprinkle noodles with crumb mixture, and then spray again with olive oil spray.
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until the edges are crisp and golden brown. They burn easily, so stay close!
  7. Remove pans from oven and arrange chips on oven-safe plates, in one layer or piled high - your choice. Change oven setting to broil.
  8. Top with dollops of warmed Ragu Spicy Italian Style sauce, and sprinkle evenly with one and a half cups of the mozzarella, then the cooled and browned sausage, green pepper, onion and pine nuts. Top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan, and bake until cheese is bubbling and slightly browned, up to 5 minutes. Again, stay nearby and watch closely!
  9. Remove from oven, sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.

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