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Spicy, mouth-watering nachos are always a hit, Spicy Italian Nachos are a different version of your favorite treat. Perfect for game day, kids’ snacks, and general entertainment.

Why Spicy Italian Nachos are the best… They’re spicy, easy, kid-friendly, and satisfying!

Spicy Italian Nachos


  • Chips. I used tortilla chips. You can fry wonton wrappers but you can also use pitas cut into wedges or pita chips.
  • Protein. I used Italian sausage and pepperoni. You can use any pizza toppings you like. Canadain bacon, chicken, and ground beef would be good choices.
  • Toppers. I chopped green and red onion, tomatoes, black olives, and pepperoncini peppers.
  • Cheese. Of course, I had to sprinkle on a good helping of mozzarella cheese. You can add your favorite melty cheese.
  • Extras. You can also add a big dollop of alfredo sauce.

bell peppers and onions plate of nachos with veggies


You can prep the ingredients the day or morning before you want to serve them.

  1. I used tortilla chips. You can also fry wonton wrappers. If you choose to use wontons, you can cook them, when they’re cool, place them in an airtight container on the countertop.
  2. Next, cook the sausage, drain, and seal in an airtight container and refrigerate.
  3. Cut all veggie toppings and store them in separate baggies in the refrigerator.

hand with Italian nacho Spic chipsa with tomatoes and cheese

To assemble, place your chips in the bottom of a sheet pan or shallow oven-safe pan. Layer the ingredients evenly on top of the chips. Cheese should be your last layer. Pop them in the oven and heat until the cheese melts.

Spicy Italian Nachos
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nachos with olives and pepperoni

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

I updated this post from an earlier version on Nov 24, 2012.

Spicy Italian Nachos

Spicy, mouth-watering nachos are always a hit, Spicy Italian Nachos are a different version of your favorite treat.

Spicy Italian Nachos

An unexpected twist on a favorite. Spicy Italian Nachos makes the Mexican favorite with Italian flavors, spicy, meaty, cheese, it'll be your new favorite.
Author: Paula
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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  • 1 pound Italian sausage hot or mild
  • 1 cup pepperoni slices
  • 4 cup tortilla chips
  • 2/3 cup chunky spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 3 Tablespoon black olives sliced, more if you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 T fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes adjust to suit your taste
  • 1 green onion sliced thin


  • Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high, breaking up as it cooks. Cook until sausage is no longer pink. Remove from skillet and allow the sausage to drain on paper towels.
  • Turn the skillet to medium and heat pepperoni slices. You can cook until they're just warmed through or until they're crisp, whichever you prefer.
  • Layer chips on a cookie sheet and heat in a 375°F oven until hot. Remove the chips from the oven and set them aside.
  • On an oven-safe serving platter layer ½ of each of the following in this order: chips, sausage, pepperoni, spaghetti sauce, cheese, Italian seasoning, parsley, pepper, olives, and green onions.
  • Repeat layer. Heat in the oven until cheese melts. Serve immediately.


Calories: 856kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1649mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 351mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. 5 stars
    So delicious! What a great twist on nachos. My family devoured the first batch and we actually made a second to get through the second half of our movie. lol Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I made these for my college kids and they were a HUGE hit! Thanks for a great recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    These are perfect for a party or as a game day appetizer. A nice change from the usual nacho style.

  4. Oh this looks so so mouthwatering! I will make that all for myself, since my hubby doesn't like olives and I don't even think about leaving them out 😉

  5. Sometimes i totally run out of dinner inspiration- these are getting bookmarked and will go on my menu next week.
    Thank you!
    Cheers- oh stopping over from the Cheerios and Lattes Hop 🙂

  6. I'm Italian how could I not love this… thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  7. Holy cow! These looks DELICIOUS!!!! I want some NOW! 🙂

    ~Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy

  8. I'll be stopping by your blog often…it's awesome! The recipes look delicious and I can't wait to try these Italian Nachos! A must pin! Thanks for posting it and I hope you'll check out my blog, too 🙂

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