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Having some friends over and want to serve something extra fun? Everyone will flip for these chips.
This recipe is a hybrid between chili cheese hot dogs and classic nachos, and no one would ever guess they’re guilt-free.
Make them and see!
Chili Cheese Dog Nachos
3 hot dogs with about 40 calories and 1g fat or less each
2 cups turkey or veggie chili with 3g fat or less per cup
One 7-oz. bag baked tortilla chips
½ cup chopped white onion
3 slices reduced-fat cheese, cut into thin strips
Optional toppings: light sour cream, chopped scallions
1. Preheat broiler. Spray an oven-save platter or large casserole dish with nonstick spray. Chop hot dogs into small pieces.
2. Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add chili and hot dog pieces and cook until hot, about 3 minutes.
3. Arrange chips on the platter or casserole dish. Top with chili mixture, onion, and cheese.
4. Broil until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Nutritional Information: (about 15 nachos): 228 calories, 5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 674mg sodium, 32g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 11g protein
‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!