Pizza Nachos

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

My favorite time of day is the afternoon. After my son gets home, and we’re all together in the kitchen making an afterschool snack, and he’s telling me all about his day— it is just the best. It’s an extra special day when my husband gets home early from work and can join in on the fun too. That way, we can all share an afterschool treat together as we talk about our day.

Of all the things I’ve made, my son’s absolute favorite afterschool treats are Totino’s pizza rolls. You know those frozen snacks that have all the wonderful flavors of pizza in a perfect, little roll? They’ve also become my daughter’s favorite treat as well. Their little size is perfect for her to hold in her tiny hands.

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

And I have to admit, pizza rolls are one of my guilty pleasures too. But to make them even more special for my husband and me, I’ve come up with this fun way to serve them as pizza nachos. These not only make a quick and easy afterschool snack, but they also make a delicious treat to munch on while watching the game on the weekends.

To make these pizza nachos, I simply bake the pizza rolls according to package directions – couldn’t be easier – and pile them high on a serving plate. Make sure to use an oven-safe plate because you’ll be putting these back in the oven to finish melting the cheese.

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

Next, you sprinkle on lots of shredded mozzarella and layer on some pepperoni.

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

Then you place in the oven until the cheese is nice and melty.

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

For garnish, sprinkle on diced tomatoes.

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

This is great on its own, but what really makes these pizza nachos just amazing is how versatile and customizable they are – I love to add a spicy and tangy, pickled garnish called Giardiniera Relish. I’ve also seen it labeled as Hot and Spicy Pizza Topping. It’s an amazing, spicy relish that works perfectly with pizza flavors. It usually contains pearl onions, cauliflower, hot peppers, carrots, and celery.

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

And lastly, add some fresh basil.

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

If you would rather make a mild version of this recipe, they also make a mild Giardiniera Relish that would work perfectly with this recipe. Or, just use mild banana peppers, pickled onions, green olives and black olives.

There are many amazing foods in the freezer aisle that your whole family will love. There are countless breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner options that you can choose from including kid-friendly (and favorite) dishes like pizza rolls. Be sure to check out your grocer’s freezer section on your next shopping trip for inspiration to whip up wholesome, delicious meals you can assemble in a flash.

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

Pizza Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 24 Pepperoni Totino’s Pizza Rolls
  • 12 Pepperoni slices
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup fresh diced tomato
  • 3 tablespoons Hot or Mild Giardiniera Relish, or Hot and Spicy pizza topping, (optional)

Directions:

1. Bake pizza rolls according to package directions. Place pizza rolls on an oven safe plate. Top with shredded cheese and peperoni. Place plate back in oven for 3 – 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
2. After removing plate from oven, garnish with fresh tomato, fresh basil and Giardiniera Relish. Serve and enjoy!

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

March is National Frozen Food Month and it’s a time to celebrate all those delicious frozen foods. I know I’ll be stocking up on all of our family’s favorite frozen foods and filling my deep freezer this month! In celebration, NFRA and EasyHomeMeals.com is giving away $10,000. Yes you heard right, $10,000! There will be 5 drawings for $1,000 and one grand prize drawing for $5,000. Be sure to head over to EasyHomeMeals.com to enter now.

Pizza Nachos @EclecticEveryday

While you’re there, be sure to enter for a chance to win a brand new deep freezer too! They’ll be giving away a total of four Hussmann 6.73 cu. ft. Glass top freezers. They are so nice!

And for more mealtime inspiration, visit www.EasyHomeMeals.com and follow on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest too!

NFRA is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the frozen and refrigerated dairy foods industry, including distributors, logistics providers, manufacturers, retailers/wholesalers and suppliers. Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, NFRA is the sponsor of March National Frozen Food Month, June Dairy Month, June/July Ice Cream & Novelties promotion and October Cool Food for Kids educational outreach program. NFRA provides consumer information such as food safety guidelines, meal preparation tips, recipes and sweepstakes opportunities at EasyHomeMeals.com. For additional information on NFRA or to find recipes or tips, visit NFRAweb.org or EasyHomeMeals.com.

This post sponsored by NFRAweb.org. I was compensated for my time. All opinions 100% mine.

 

7 Responses to “Pizza Nachos”

  1. 1
    Shelly — March 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

    Well yum! Two of my favorite things, pizza and nachos. The only thing that could be better would be a pizza nacho burrito. Lol

    Seriously, this dish looks delicious! What a creative idea.

  2. 2
    The Food Hunter — March 8, 2016 @ 5:51 pm

    what a fun idea. I bet the kids love it.

  3. 3
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 9, 2016 @ 6:51 am

    Oh, wow. This is like the ultimate after school snack! Or pajama party food. Or whenever snack! Love how simple they are.

  4. 4
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — March 9, 2016 @ 8:09 pm

    My husband’s favorite food is pizza and I’m always looking for pizza themed recipes to make for him! He’s going to love these!

  5. 5
    Nutmeg Nanny — March 10, 2016 @ 7:07 am

    Ok so I still have a total weakness for pizza rolls! I freaking LOVE them! Usually when I make them it’s just me eating them plain BUT then you went and turned them into something even more delicious – nachos! I’ll take a whole plate please 😉

  6. 6
    colleen kennedy — March 12, 2016 @ 9:03 am

    These are so fun! I’ll happily eat nachos of one sort or another every single day! Bet my son and his buddies would devour these in 2 minutes!

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