Lasagna Chips & Dip Will Make You The Hit Of Every Party

Summer is shindig season, and if there's one thing that screams poor manners, it's showing up to a gathering empty-handed. But after so many get-togethers, you may have run out of party food ideas, or might even be recycling the same old appetizer recipes. Chips and dip is always a favorite, so why not add a modern twist to a beloved classic? Try this delicious lasagna recipe, with the twist being that the lasagna noodles serve as the chips and the lasagna filling serves as the dip. Just make sure to bring enough, because it will probably be the first thing to go; this is the best combination since peanut butter and chocolate! 

You'll need:

For the lasagna chips:

  • 7 oz pre-cooked lasagna sheets
  • 2 fl oz water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 oz grated parmesan 

For the lasagna dip:

  • 8¾ oz ricotta cheese
  • 1¾ oz baby leaf spinach
  • 3 oz grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 oz butter
  • 1⅓ oz celery
  • ½ diced onion
  • 1⅓ diced carrot
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 17½ oz ground beef
  • 1⅓ tomato paste
  • 3⅓ fl oz red wine
  • 3½ oz shredded mozzarella

Here's how:

1. Cut the pre-cooked lasagna sheets into thirds and then cut each section diagonally into triangles, much like tortilla chips.

2. Spread the triangles out on a pan lined with a sheet of baking paper. Combine the water and olive oil and brush the mixture onto the triangles. Mix the spices: paprika, oregano, salt, and dried basil. Liberally sprinkle the seasoning mixture on the lasagna chips, followed by the parmesan cheese. Bake the chips at 360°F for 12 minutes.

3. To prepare the lasagna dip, mix the ricotta cheese, baby leaf spinach, parmesan cheese, basil leaves, and a generous portion of salt and pepper until it forms a spread.

4. Melt the butter and sweat the celery, onion, carrots, and garlic in it.

5. Add the ground beef to the pan, fry it, and then stir in the tomato paste. Salt and pepper the mixture well before adding the red wine. Cover the sauce and let simmer for 20 minutes.

6. Fill a baking dish with half of the meat and add the ricotta spread on top. Finish off with the rest of meat and a layer of mozzarella cheese. Bake at 360°F for 12 minutes. Serve your dip with the crunchy lasagna chips!

Nothing brings people together like a shared love of food, and since you'll be the one bringing this tasty dish to the next summer bash, prepare to make a whole lot more friends!

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