The breadth of regional Italian specialties one can obtain in this country dramatically increased in our new millennium, from the successfully cloned halls of Eataly to the rise of fast-casual kitchens importing red-yolked Bolognan eggs to power their handmade tonnarelli.
But those lasagna nachos you tasted while scouring the smalls town of Emilia-Romagna have strangely remained still elusive.
For today Food Beast announces the widespread availability of this provincial Italian obscurity to the American masses. And it’s a truly authentic version adhering to centuries-old Italian nacho laws.
The dish consists of a bowl practically overflowing with chips hewed from the finest lasagnas, delicately dumped upon with mozzarella and Parm, a tomato sauce with room for chicken, sausage and meatballs, plus cherry peppers, alfredo sauce and the coup d’grace, an exacting pinch of cheese and parsley.
However anyone was able to coax this centuries-old recipe behind lasagna nachos out of the tight-lipped coven of nonnas tasked with protecting it, we may never untangle. But the traditional Super Bowl snack is currently available across the U.S. at an authentic Italian concept known as Olive Garden through April 1st under the name Loaded Pasta Chips, for $8.49.