Welp, it's official, the Eagles and the Patriots are going to the Super Bowl. Personally, I'm from Cleveland, so I don't (actually never) have a dog in the race. So this year, I'm team Olive Garden, because they're taking a classic Italian pasta and making it into nachos. Yes, Olive Garden's Loaded Pasta Chips are hitting the menu in honor of the Super Bowl. 

WTF Are Loaded Pasta Chips?

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Loaded Pasta Chips are lightly fried pieces of lasagna pasta (aka the chips), topped with Italian cheeses, meat sauce with chicken, meatballs, and sausage, cherry peppers, and an Alfredo sauce drizzle. I'll probably take mine with extra drizzle. 

When You Can Get Them

The chips are available on the menu from Jan. 29 through Apr. 1. So on Super Bowl Sunday, in between cheering on your favorite team, laughing at the high budget commercials, and live tweeting Justin Timberlake's much-anticipated halftime performance, you can snack on these chips.

You Can Actually Make Them Yourself

If you're more of the house party type and don't see yourself wooping it up at an Olive Garden during the game, you have two options. You can either order them for take out with a side of delicious breadsticks, or you can make your own at home. 

Making your own at home is actually pretty easy. Olive Garden's recipe for Loaded Pasta Chips includes first cutting lasagna noodles into three equal pieces. Next, heat up some olive oil in a pan, and once its hot, gradually toss in your pasta. Lightly fry those pieces up. Next, transfer the fried "chips" to a basket and let the excess oil drain for a minute. If you don't have a basket, I would suggest laying them out on paper towels. Then, toss the pasta chips with garlic salt, and coat with whatever toppings you like, or the ones mentioned above. Take a photo for the 'gram (because duh) and eat up.

So enjoy these Loaded Pasta Chips with the 20-ish sides of dip your friends make. No matter how you feel about each team, Super Bowl Sunday is always a good time, and the snack game is top notch.