Mark’s Pizza Nachos

Happy Monday, everyone. Today, my handsome hubby (who is good at everything but cooking) is taking over the blog! We wanted to twist things up this April Fool’s Day and let him run the show for a change. He worked real hard on these nachos… and I didn’t work hard at all at eating most of them. They were that good! So, give him a warm welcome, will ya?

Well, hey! Mark here – Georgia’s husband and lucky taste tester of all the delicious food you see here on the blog. I’m taking over The Comfort of Cooking today, it being April 1st and all. That means I can fool you into thinking I’m the cook of the house, right?

Today we are making nachos. My nacho recipe is a bit more simple than this one – just chips and cheese. However, Georgia insisted we change things up. And you know what the lady says goes…

I present to y’all Pizza Nachos – a delicious combination of two of the things all mankind (emphasis on “man”) can agree on, pizza and nachos. That is, except our lactose intolerant friends… to which I ask, ‘why are you so intolerant?’ Cheese never hurt anyone…

Not going to lie, Georgia did help a great deal with this recipe – cooking isn’t my strong suit. A typical weekend finds me fixing stuff around the house and her fixing up a pasta sauce. Fine by me!

Enjoy these while watching the final games of March Madness, or when you wake up hungover on a Sunday and just want to watch TV and stuff your face with nacho awesomeness. Perfect for all occasions.

I promise Georgia will return soon with something delicious, and you can bet it passed by me for an official taste test. What a job.

Happy April Fool’s Day!

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Pizza Nachos

Yield: Serves 4 (or just 1 really hungry dude)

Ingredients:

For the garlic cream sauce (Makes 1/2 cup):

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup milk

1 pinch each: salt, pepper and red pepper flakes

¼ cups grated Parmesan cheese

For the nachos:

Your favorite crispy tortilla chips (I used Mission Tortilla Rounds)

1/2 cup garlic cream sauce (recipe above)

1/4 cup red onion, small diced

1/2 cup pepperoni, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/4 cup sliced black olives

1/2 whole green bell pepper, diced

1 1/2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese, or any Mexican cheese blend

Directions:

Start by making the garlic cream sauce. In a medium pan, melt butter and olive oil on medium heat. Once melted, add garlic and stir. Add cream and milk, whisking until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low to simmer sauce. Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan cheese, continuing to whisk frequently. Once the sauce has thickened, remove from heat and set aside.

When you are ready to make your nachos*, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. First add a layer of chips. Drizzle a bit of garlic cream sauce over the chips. Top with onions, pepperoni, olives, and bell pepper. Sprinkle on some cheese. Repeat layering, with chips, cream sauce, toppings, and cheese until you reach the top of the dish. Top with remaining cheese.

Place in preheated oven, baking until the cheese is melted and nachos are warm throughout – 7 minutes or so.

Enjoy!

* You can “build” your nachos in a medium-sized cast iron skillet or other oven-proof dish.

      

27 Responses to “Mark’s Pizza Nachos”

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    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl — April 1, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    These sound AMAZING!!! I am so going to make a vegetarian version :).

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    McKenna Ryan — April 1, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    What a wonderful way to enjoy nachos! I think my Mr. would love to try out this recipe. xx. McKenna Lou
    http://www.lynnandlou.com

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 1, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Yum, these look incredible!

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — April 1, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    Haha, nice to meet you Mark! I think you should guest post more frequently. I have a house full of men over here who would love your nachos. I think you’ve got a real solid thing going here with this food blogging gig. Tell Georgia I said hi :)

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — April 1, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    April Fool’s or not, these look might fine!! Pizza and nachos?!?! I adore Nacho’s and so does my other half, he can be my chief taster when I make them for him!

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    Jeanette — April 1, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    What fun to find Georgia’s other half here today – Hi Mark! My boys love nacho’s – I think it’s the ultimate guy’s snack and game snack. Glad Georgia got you to dress these up a bit – they look fantastic!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 1, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    What a fun April Fools post idea :) They look perfect ;)

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — April 1, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    Great job on your first recipe ;) Pizza nachos sounds awesome!

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    carrian — April 1, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    I love this! Great idea and nachos!!

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    a farmer in the dell — April 1, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    ahhh, what a great guest post! This sounds delicious!

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    Bree {Skinny Mommy} — April 1, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    Love it! And the nachos look pretty great too ;)

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — April 1, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love everything about these! (Well, I’ll make mine minus the pepperoni!) This is such a fun idea and that garlic cream sauce? Yum!

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    ashley - baker by nature — April 1, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    Such a cute (and delish!) guest post! I’m way overdue for a nacho night!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — April 1, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    As much as I love to cook, I love when my husband cooks too. This is a fun recipe, Mark!

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    Liz — April 1, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    My hubby would have gone the chips and cheese route, too. I’m thinking the better half helped in the food styling…at least that’s the way it would happen around here :) These nachos look fantastic!!!

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    CCU — April 1, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    Pizza nachos? GENIUS Mark :D
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Justin @ Behind the Bites — April 1, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    These look delicious and it’s a nice twist on nachos – great for game day are just getting together with the guys. Thanks for sharing.

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — April 2, 2013 @ 1:05 am

    Hey Mark! Your man nachos look faaantastic with all the pepperoni and cheese! Love seeing you on the lovely lady’s blog and thanks for a delicious nacho – my manstallion is going to love these, as will I!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — April 2, 2013 @ 3:24 am

    I love it when the hubby takes over in the kitchen . Nachos and pizza. Two of my favorites in one dish! Love.

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    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — April 2, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Oh lord, what a combo. So brilliant. We’ve been getting a little bored with our Friday pizza nights, I think this will be just the thing to liven it up.

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    Pam — April 2, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    The new site looks great Georgia! The nachos look terrific Mark… I wish my husband would make these for me!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 2, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    What colourful and comforting pizza nachos! Lucky you, Georgia.

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    val — April 2, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    Everyone in my family would love me forever if I made them these nachos. Wow.

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — April 2, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    These nachos look incredible, and will console me as I realize I have no chance now of winning my March Madness bracket at work! I’m with you, Mark, I’d be just as content with melted cheese on my nachos…but I really like the pizza twist here! What a fun post and a great collaboration you guys! : )

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — April 3, 2013 @ 1:20 am

    Mark has a great sense of humor, Georgia!!

    Love nachos! In any shapes or forms.

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    Jeremy Norton — April 13, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

    This surely looks absolutely yummy. Hope my hubby’s that enthusiastic also in learning how to cook. I might let him try this one time.

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    Victoria — April 24, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Oh my goodness, I am so making these for my husband!!! He will be in hog heaven!

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