Spaghetti Nachos

by doughmesstic on June 25, 2012

in pasta, Recipes, side dishes, Snacks

I dreamed of this post for months. Literally. I’m not sure how the thought crossed my mind, but once it did, I was smitten.

I must.make.Spaghetti.Nachos.

And yet, I waited. For, well, months.  I think maybe I was scared of the results… Maybe the outcome wouldn’t live up the amazingness I had in my mind?  That sometimes happens, you know.

Just not in this case.

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One sunny Sunday afternoon, we had the kitchen in stitches, making all manner of greatness you can’t even imagine.  One of the things was Spaghetti Nachos.  Now, before you get all Judgy McJudgerpants on me, yes, I realize there is no spaghetti in these Spaghetti Nachos.  It’s just that Lasagna Nachos doesn’t flow off the tongue like it should, whereas Spaghetti Nachos has a nice ring to it.

And this is MY blog.

Spaghetti Nachos.

Today you are getting more of a method, versus a recipe.  Because really, it’s just about the details here.  It’s taking something you already have in your life, and making it different. Making it unique.

I like that.

So, what ARE Spaghetti Nachos, you ask?  Oh, I shall tell you.

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Lasagna noodles, boiled to al dente, then deep fried to golden brown.  Sprinkle those bad boys with a little sea salt while they’re still hot, then top them with tomatoes, meat filled pasta sauce and ooey, gooey, ohmysweetlord mozzarella.

You may use any mozzarella you can find, should the ohmysweetlord variety not be available. Just make sure it’s soft, preferably water packed, and LOTS of it.

I sprinkled a little fresh cut basil on mine too, but that’s all up to you. I say yes. Do it.

Just make them. You’ll see.

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Spaghetti Nachos

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8 as an appetizer

Ingredients

  • 1 box Lasagna Noodles, boiled to al dente
  • Sea salt, as needed
  • 3 or more cups prepared spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped or diced
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • small handful fresh basil

Instructions

  1. While the lasagna noodles boil, brown the onions and hamburger together over medium heat. Season as desired. Add the prepared pasta sauce and allow to simmer over low heat until needed.
  2. When pasta is cooked, remove from heat and drain. Allow the pasta to air dry for a moment, or, blot with paper towels. Cut noodles into triangle wedges, and add to 350F oil to fry. Remove when golden brown and sprinkle with sea salt.
  3. Place fried noodles on serving dish and top with tomatoes, sauce, cheese and basil. Serve and enjoy!
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I used Dreamfields Pasta (my favorite for so many reasons), and of course, was very pleased with the results.  I’ve yet to find a pasta that is any better, plus, Dreamfields is a healthier option, especially for those concerned about carbs.  If you have questions about Dreamfields, I really encourage you to join us at a Twitter Party tomorrow, June 26, from 9-10pm.  We’ll have a Dreamfields Pro, plus some great bloggers on hand to answer questions and chat!  We’ll also be giving away GREAT Dreamfields prizes and Gift Cards, so make sure you join us by following #PastaPalooza!

FYI – Those cool plates in the pictures?  Those are from Villeroy & Boch.  Love them!!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Aimee @ ShugarySweets June 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I love these. Such a cool idea, change up pasta night! I may have to try these this summer, thanks!!!

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Andrea @ Recipes For Divine Living June 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

These sound really good. Definitely must try.

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nicole @ I am a Honey Bee June 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I think your recipe is wrong… it says 6-8 servings.. but really you mean 1… right??
ha! no matter what these nachos are called I say genius!

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Paula- bell'alimento June 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I would devour these. All. By. Myself.

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Denise @ Creative Kitchen June 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I feel like I always say the SAME thing…but these look AMAZING!! Frying up lasagna noodles, meat sauce…OH MY!! I’m so trying this!!

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Gabrielle June 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I think you should call them lasagnachos–one word.

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Carmen June 26, 2012 at 8:32 am

MadE them. :) omg!!! Good!!

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katie June 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Stop it! You are making me drool. This is pure genius!!!

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Malcolm July 4, 2012 at 8:16 am

I am in awe. IN AWE.

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Lenore July 24, 2012 at 10:24 am

Holy cow, what a fun idea! I love the different options this is open to!

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stef January 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

lol why are these called spaghetti nachos instead of lasagna nachos??

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Lory June 26, 2013 at 9:21 am

Years ago these were on the menu at East Side Marios. So sad when they took them off!

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