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We are big fans of nachos in this house. Are there households out there that don’t like nachos? I mean, even the people I know who are lactose intolerant and/or celiac and/or vegan love nachos… at least the ones that I know! At any rate, it’s hard for us to turn down the chance to try a new nachos recipe.
I can’t vouch for the authenticity of this recipe, as I’ve never been to a Romano’s Macaroni Grill. What I can, on the other hand vouch for, is the deliciousness of the combination of ingredients, and the snorfitute of the recipe. It didn’t last long here, and we’ve made it a couple of times since the first try.
We’ve done some substituting in this recipe for the sake of convenience, and usually choose to use whole-grain tortilla chips instead of frying won-ton chips ourselves. This saves a lot of time, a lot of oil, and a lot of hassle when you just want to relax. It also keeps your house from stinking of hot oil (I’m particularly scent-sensitive, and anything deep-fried along with my complaints of the smell of bacon cooking that you’ve seen before – sends me running for the hills). I actually prefer the store-bought chips (oh, blasphemy!!) because they are crisper and less oily in the end.
I have also substituted vegetable broth granules for chicken broth granules in the cheese sauce. This did not make a difference noticeable enough for me to taste.
If you are looking for a fun way to up the ante on games night or are showing an Italian movie on family movie night and want to find some noms that match the theme, I highly recommend trying these out. They are only a little bit more work than traditional nachos, which is more than made up for with the fantastic flavour!