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Recipe

Gorgonzola and Fontina Nachos with Fennel and Mint

Featured in our 2017 Christmas Guide
Scott Phillips

Servings: 8 to 10

This sophisticated take on nachos may sound unusual, but the salty-tangy Gorgonzola and creamy fontina meld beautifully, fennel seeds add a subtle anise note, and fresh mint brightens the mix. It’s an irresistible combination.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. tortilla chips (preferably unsalted or lightly salted)
  • 10 oz. coarsely grated fontina (2-1/2 cups)
  • 5 oz. crumbled Gorgonzola (1 cup)
  • 2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh mint

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 250
      Fat Calories (kcal): 140
      Fat (g): 16
      Saturated Fat (g): 7
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 5
      Cholesterol (mg): 40
      Sodium (mg): 300
      Carbohydrates (g): 15
      Fiber (g): 1
      Protein (g): 10

Preparation

  • Position a rack 6 inches from the broiler element and heat the broiler on high. Scatter the tortilla chips onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Evenly sprinkle the chips with the fontina and Gorgonzola. Crush the fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle and sprinkle over the cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, 1 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with the mint and serve hot from the baking sheet.

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  • momsstuffing | 02/11/2016

    These were a wonderful change from bar food nachos. I followed the recipe but also added candied jalapeos before putting under the broiler. They were delicious and my guests raved!!! The gorgonzola is not overwhelming and don't skimp on the mint - it balances out nicely with the candied jalapeos.

  • wkendgolf | 07/12/2015

    Fabulous!! Unsalted chips are a must because these nachos are quite salty. That said, the flavors are divine. Served these for lunch w/chilled cucumber avocado soup and a Torrontes wine. YUM!!

  • vixcancook | 06/02/2015

    I have made these several times and they are fabulous, out of this world! I use the thick cut chips that are home-made from the local grocery store.

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