For a French twist on nachos, dig into this pile of gooey Brie, sautéed mushrooms, and chopped spinach, dotted with creamy blue cheese.
Oh, the veggie nacho. It's always (and I mean always) the same old Southwestern ingredients: corn, beans, salsa, and so on. And while there's nothing wrong with the classic, I wanted to see what other combo I could come up with. I started with the cheese, and after thinking about gooey, melty varieties, I landed on one of the best: brie. After that, all I had to do was come up with some veggies to match that would involve minimal prep. Here, chopped baby spinach goes in raw and comes out of the oven perfectly wilted, while mushrooms are quickly sautéed (only 2 minutes). For even more flavor, sliced onions are scattered on top with a handful of crumbled blue cheese. And though I'm no sommelier, I'll bet a bottle of white would match up just swell.
- Yield:Makes one 13- by 9-inch pan
- Active time: 10 minutes
- Total time:30 minutes
- 10 ounce bag tortilla chips
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups (about 2 ounces) baby spinach, chopped
- 10 ounces brie, sliced
- 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
- 1 small red onion, sliced thin
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 375°F. Spread chips into 13- by 9-inch baking dish.
Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cook, stirring, until mushrooms are just beginning to soften, about 2 minutes; set aside. toss chopped spinach with remaining tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Scatter spinach over chips. Lay strips of brie over spinach and chips. Scatter mushrooms, blue cheese, and onion over the top. Bake until brie is just melted, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.