If you had a private jet and could fly away to anywhere in the world for dinner (think Monica and Pete’s first date on Friends) where would it be? I would fly to Florence, and find some tiny little hole in the wall that’s quiet and charming. Sitting on a half-broken patio chair at a table with mismatched plates, I would order a giant pizza as big of as my face. Fun fact: I actually did this, save for the private jet, and the pizza I ate IRL was a cheese pizza with anchovies.
I’m a huge pizza snob and will usually only eat homemade pizza or pizza from a “gourmet” pizza place that has a wood-fired oven. I always forgo plain tasting thick crusts for the browned and crispy thin crusts. It tastes best to let the warm tomato sauce and melty cheese dazzle as the star of the show. As far as toppings go, I’m a one-topping kind of person; less is more.
This recipe for pizza nachos has four ingredients and it’s easy enough that you can make it on a Friday night without feeling like you’ve lifted a finger in the kitchen. I always shake my head at those “easy” Friday night recipes that take 45 minutes. No one is actually going to make that on a Friday night, who are they kidding? So, if you don’t own a private jet (everyone except Taylor Swift, Oprah, and the president, I guess?) and are looking for a simple, fast meal, these pizza nachos are for you. Enjoy
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: serves 2-4
- 1 bag tortilla chips
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 3 pepperoni sticks
- 1/4 cup pizza/pasta sauce
- Preheat the oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Layer the chips and cheese on the baking sheet. Top with the pepperoni sticks.
- Bake for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the pepperoni has started to sizzle. Drizzle with pizza sauce. Serve.