Italian Nachos

Delicious Italian twist on nachos! These hot appetizers made using Italian sausage are ready in just 35 minutes!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 28

28
slices (1/4 inch thick) baguette French bread (from 12-oz loaf, 2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter)
Olive oil cooking spray
1/2
lb bulk hot Italian sausage
2/3
cup Alfredo pasta sauce
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1
large tomato, seeded, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line large cookie sheet with foil. On cookie sheet, arrange bread slices with sides touching. Spray tops of bread slices lightly with cooking spray. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking into small pieces, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in Alfredo sauce and Italian seasoning.
  • 3 Spoon sausage mixture evenly over bread slices. Sprinkle evenly with tomato, olives and cheese. Bake about 6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot.

Expert Tips

Instant flavor is just a spray away. Look for olive oil cooking spray for added flavor! Crunched for time? Instead of toasting the baguette slices, try pita bread chips or bagel chips and continue as directed in Step 2 after heating your oven.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Nacho
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.