My family loves nachos so much that I sometimes serve them for lunch. To get in the Halloween spirit, I used a pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out chips from pita bread. You can change the cutter shape to match any theme.—Kim Van Dunk, Caldwell, New Jersey
VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 8 whole wheat pita breads (6 inches)
- 1/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cut pita breads with a 2-1/2-in. pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter; brush both sides with 1/4 cup oil. Place on two ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pans; sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Bake 15-20 minutes or until toasted, stirring once halfway through baking.
- Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, toss beans with salt and remaining oil. Layer pita chips with cheese, bean mixture, bacon and onions. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as "Gourd"eous Halloween Nachos in Ultimate Halloween 2016, p17