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Olive Garden Unveils Lasagna Nachos for the Super Bowl

You can pay real money for this.

Unless she’s lost in Times Square, your Nonna is probably not going to Olive Garden for old-world Italian cooking. Its speciality is food for Americans with only the vaguest hint of Italian influence, and their latest creation does not stray from the formula: The chain has unveiled something that’s officially billed as Loaded Pasta Chips, but which are really nachos made out of pasta — just in time for the Super Bowl

To be clear: They don’t sound bad, exactly. Olive Garden says this item is yours for just a modest $7.49, and can even be preordered ahead of time. The recipe involves “homemade pasta chips” that are “layered with Italian cheeses and a hearty meat sauce,” then “topped with cherry peppers and an alfredo drizzle.” Foodbeast managed to try them already, and reports the tortilla-chips substitute is more like “actual pieces of lasagna.”

The dish has reportedly been available for a week, but it seems most people are only hearing about it for the first time today:

Of course, this Twitter user may be the true voice of reason here:

Olive Garden Unveils Pasta Nachos for the Super Bowl