Baked Italian Nachos are the ultimate snack and party appetizer with baguette crisps loaded down with pizza sauce, mozzarella sticks, meatballs, pepperoni, and lots of gooey cheese.
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Baked Italian Nachos

Baked Italian Nachos are the ultimate snack and party appetizer with baguette crisps loaded down with pizza sauce, mozzarella sticks, meatballs, pepperoni, and lots of gooey cheese. 
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Italian Nachos, Pizza Nachos
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 396kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

Garlic Parmesan Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Italian Nachos

Instructions

Before Getting Started

  • Bake Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks according to package instructions. (Bake at 450°F for 10-11 minutes until cooked through). Set aside.
  • Warm meatballs up so that they're not frozen.  Place them in a microwave-safe dish for about 1.5 minutes, or until warm. (They'll get cooked more in the nachos!). Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.

Garlic Parmesan Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • When butter is melted, add garlic. Saute until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour in cream, and stir to combine. Heat to steaming, but not boiling. 
  • When cream mixture is hot, add grated Parmesan. Stir until smooth.
    Set aside until assembling nachos.

Assembling Baked Italian Nachos

  • Spread baguette crisps in a layer on a large baking sheet.
  • Place Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks on top of baguette crisps.
  • Drizzle red sauce over baguette crisps and mozzarella sticks.
  • Drizzle prepared Garlic Parmesan sauce on top.
  • Top with shredded mozzarella and mini pepperoni.
  • Bake at 450°F for about 7-10 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly and nachos are cooked through.
  • When done baking, add additional toppings such as giardiniera, tomatoes, and fresh chopped basil.
  • Serve immediately while still warm.

Notes

  • For easy clean-up, line your baking sheet before assembling your nachos!
  • I like to cook my Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks in my air fryer. To cook them in the air fryer for this recipe instead of baking, place the full package of mozzarella sticks in the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 360°F for about 10 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Customize it! Just like a pizza, you can customize these nachos to your taste preferences. You can add more or less of anything in the ingredient list, or any topping of your choosing. Try red bell peppers, pepperoncinis, olives, extra Parmesan, mushrooms, bacon, or even pineapple!
  • Make your own baguette crisps, if you can't find them at the store! Slice a baguette into 1/4-inch slices. Place on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and season with salt. Bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes until golden and crispy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 1.1mg