Sunday, March 18, 2012

80--- Ricotta Nacho Cups

This easy appetizer is a great way to share nachos with your friends. Simple and healthier than your typical nachos.  The creamy ricotta adds a fantastic dimension.

Ricotta Nacho Cups
Serves 4

16 tortilla chip cups (whole grain preferred)
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 cup black beans
1/4 tsp salt
4 oz canned green chiles
Salsa of your choice, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread cups onto a baking sheet.

In a small bowl, whisk together ricotta and cumin.  In another small bowl, combine black beans with salt and chili powder.

Into each tortilla cup, spoon 1 Tbsp black beans, 1 tsp green chiles, and top with 1 Tbsp ricotta  mixture.

When all cups have been filled, place baking sheet into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until heated through.

Garnish with salsa and serve!

Nutrition Info per 4 cups: 182 calories, 7 g fat, 11 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 3.5 g fiber

1 comment:

  1. YUM! These look and sound great! I plan to have a Tex-Mex theme for my Supper Club in May and these would be a perfect appetizer! Pinned it :)