Looking for a fun snack to serve during football season? These Italian Herb Baked Lasagna Chips are a unique (and tasty) addition to the appetizer menu!
We love pasta in all forms here in this house. From a traditional spaghetti and meatballs to a baked ziti, pasta nights are always something we look forward to. (I’d be ashamed to admit the number of different types of pasta we keep on hand in our pantry!) However, this recipe for Baked Lasagna Chips is a bit different. Instead of serving pasta as a meal, you can totally turn that pasta into a fun snack. We served these lasagna chips with a jar of marinara sauce, and it didn’t take long before that pile of pasta chips was reduced down to just a few crumbs!
The inspiration for these Italian Herb Baked Lasagna Chips actually goes back a few years. Several years ago, I made this Spinach Artichoke Dip with Fried Pasta. The fried pasta took the place of the chips, and it was delicious! But then I got to thinking. (Somewhere my wife is yelling, “No. Don’t do it” Oftentimes I get myself into trouble when I think too much!) I started wondering if I could make a baked version of those fried pasta “chips.” The ruling? Sure enough! And the baked version is pretty darned delicious!
Italian Herb Baked Lasagna Chips
For these baked lasagna chips, you do need to boil the pasta. Overall, this is a pretty darned easy recipe, though. Plus, it’s unique, so it’s sure to be a hit if you serve these at a party…or while watching football. In fact, if you make these for a football-watching party, then make a double batch. You’ll need ’em!
I chose to go with Italian seasonings and Parmesan cheese here for these chips. However, you could easily mix this up and go with other flavors. What about using a steakhouse rub like Montreal seasoning and then serving the chips with BBQ sauce? Or you could go with Greek seasonings (dill and lemon zest!) and then serve this one up with a batch of tzatziki sauce.
When it comes to baking these chips, you’ll just need to keep a close eye on ’em at the end. The baking time will depend largely on the thickness of the lasagna. You don’t want squishy chips, but you also don’t want to open that oven and find blackened lasagna chips….well, unless blackened chips was what you were going for! I bet a Cajun or blackening seasoning would be a tasty option here, and you could serve those chips up with a remoulade sauce or spicy Cajun dip. Geez, at this rate, we’re gonna find enough flavor options to make a different batch of baked lasagna chips every weekend for the rest of football season!
So if you’re looking for a fun snack or appetizer to serve this weekend, put these Italian Herb Baked Lasagna Chips on the menu. Just don’t be surprised when you look down and they’re all gone!
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Italian Herb Baked Lasagna Chips
- 8 full-sized lasagna noodles
- 2½ Tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1½ tsp garlic minced
- 1½ tsp dried oregano
- ¾ tsp dried thyme
- ¾ tsp dried basil
- ¾ tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- marinara sauce for serving
- Using a large pot, cook lasagna noodles for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain noodles and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet until dry.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F.
- Once dry, cut lasagna into bite-sized pieces. Using a medium mixing bowl, add lasagna pieces and all of the remaining ingredients (olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary and salt); toss until well coated.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick baking spray.
- Spread lasagna noodles in a single layer on baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy.
- Let cool before serving.
- Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.