Tired of cheese dip nachos? Try this unique version of Italian Nachos. Quick, easy, and yummy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Use scissors or kitchen shears to cut the pita breads in half, then into triangles. Peel apart the bread halves to make as many triangles as possible. Spread the triangles out on a large baking sheet, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  • Toast triangles for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned and crispy. While toasting, combine the marinara sauce and garlic in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until hot.

  • Transfer pita chips to a serving platter, sprinkle with olives, and pour sauce over them. Quickly cover with shredded mozzarella cheese, and whole basil leaves. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; protein 10.7g 21% DV; carbohydrates 40.1g 13% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 10.6mg 4% DV; sodium 790.8mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2010
I am rating this recipe as a great idea because I did not even try to make it as is. The marinara/pizza sauce did not sound appealing--too much like pizza. So I baked the pitas (with olive oil italian seasoning and parm on them) covered them in some pesto and black olives melted italian cheese on top sprinkled with more parm and thoroughly enjoyed! I would rate that 5 stars! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2005
Well I guess I'm the voice of dissent. I didn't think there was enough sauce for these. I considered thinning it with a little water but I guess I would just double it next time. And I think I would maybe stir the basil into the sauce at the last minute as large chunks of fresh basil are pretty overwhelming. AND I would put the cheese on and then stick them back in the oven to melt it. I put the cheese on within 10 seconds and it still wouldn't melt. I know I could have made these adjustments along the way but I always try to make a new recipe exactly as written the first time. This could be a lot better without adding much fat. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2010
I am rating this recipe as a great idea because I did not even try to make it as is. The marinara/pizza sauce did not sound appealing--too much like pizza. So I baked the pitas (with olive oil italian seasoning and parm on them) covered them in some pesto and black olives melted italian cheese on top sprinkled with more parm and thoroughly enjoyed! I would rate that 5 stars! Read More
(36)
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2005
Well I guess I'm the voice of dissent. I didn't think there was enough sauce for these. I considered thinning it with a little water but I guess I would just double it next time. And I think I would maybe stir the basil into the sauce at the last minute as large chunks of fresh basil are pretty overwhelming. AND I would put the cheese on and then stick them back in the oven to melt it. I put the cheese on within 10 seconds and it still wouldn't melt. I know I could have made these adjustments along the way but I always try to make a new recipe exactly as written the first time. This could be a lot better without adding much fat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Easy to make and very delicious! Great for watching games when you have a bunch of people over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2006
This was so yummy and so easy to make! We don't like olives so I substituted sliced mushrooms. It's also a good substitute for pizza and fun to eat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2010
These were pretty good. I really didn't like the flavor of the basil with the black olives but I added mushrooms and that was really good. So next time I'll double the cheese and mushrooms and leave off the basil and black olives. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
I finally got around to making this for a small group and they were gone in seconds. A few suggested changes. I mixed cheddar and mozzarella cheese. On the pitas before baking in addition to the Parmesan I sprinkled on some Italian Seasoning and drizzled olive oil over them. One interesting comment of note from my guests - "The basil makes this recipe!" Oh and one other thing - I used Pizza Sauce instead of Marinara sauce and mixed a little parmesan into the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/10/2007
This was alright. I ended up using a lot more sauce than called for. I probably won't make this again but it was fun to try something different. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/27/2005
Don't even try it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/24/2005
This just didn't work for me. Read More
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