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Three-Cheese Nachos Recipe

Three-Cheese Nachos Recipe

I received the recipe for these tasty nachos from a co-worker a few years back. They're fun to serve as party appetizers or as the main course at a casual dinner with family.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canned chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 package (14 ounces) pita bread (6 inches)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salsa, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, chilies, onion, garlic, jalapeno, cumin and chili powder until smooth. Stir in chicken and 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese.
  • 2. Split each pita into two circles. Spread 1/4 cup of chicken mixture on each circle; place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 5-10 minutes. Combine the cheddar cheese and remaining Monterey Jack; sprinkle over circles. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges and serve with salsa if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 339 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 478 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.