Big Game Nachos and Cheese
This recipe from Melt: 100 Amazing Adventures in Grilled Cheese (page 98) is the perfect recipe for college kids. It can be made quickly with little mess and in large quantities. This particular recipe would be perfect for parties or large gatherings and pairs nicely with the college beverage of choice: beer.
- 1 ⁄4 pound sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1 ⁄8 pound Dubliner cheese
- 1 1⁄2 jalapeño peppers, to taste, small diced
- 1 uncooked pizza shell
- 7 –9 whole yellow corn round tortilla chips
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Cut the Cheddar and Dubliner cheese into large chunks and place into a bowl. Microwave cheese on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until cheese is completed melted. Mix in jalapeño pieces, including the seeds. Set in refrigerator to coagulate, at least 15 minutes.
Using an oval mold of approximately 6.5” in diameter (length) or simply free form, cut two oval shapes into the pizza shell, creating a top and bottom for your sandwich.
Take homemade nacho cheese out of refrigerator and cut into chunks. Place chunks on 1 piece of pizza shell followed by whole tortilla chips and second oval pizza shell. Bake for 5–7 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.
Cut in half and serve warm.