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Frito Pie Recipe

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A warm and cheesy, 4-ingredient Frito pie recipe featuring everyone’s favorite corn chips smothered in chili and cheese!

With temperatures in the 20’s, it’s safe to say Winter is in full swing. So, why not make something hot and filling for dinner?

For today’s recipe, we’re sharing a household favorite, corn chips covered in spicy chili, gooey cheese, and sweet onions.

It’s Kim’s Frito pie recipe and it’s the perfect dish for a cold Winter day.

The cheesy Frito pie served on a square plate.
Nothing beats a warm and cheesy Frito pie!

One of the great things about this recipe is that it’s done in about 20-minutes.

Quick and easy, something we all need during these hectic holidays. So, shall we get started?

A close-up view of the finished casserole on a square plate.
What kind of chili do you prefer, with or without beans?

How do you make a Frito pie from scratch?

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and grab a large baking dish (2 quart or 9×13-inch).

Corn chips layered into a baking dish.
Try to create an even layer of chips.

Next, pour 4-cups of Frito’s corn chips into the baking dish. Spread them out across the bottom of the pan.

Chili poured over the corn chips.
Feel free to make homemade chili for this recipe.

After that, open your can(s) of chili and pour them over the corn chips. You’ll need 3-cups of chili, in total.

Cheddar cheese sprinkled over the chili and chips.
For a change of pace, try using Monterrey Jack cheese.

Then, sprinkle 6-ounces of shredded cheddar cheese (or any cheese of your liking) over the chili.

Afterward, place the dish into your oven to bake (uncovered) for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chili is hot.

The Frito pie has baked and is ready to serve.
Once the pie has baked, it’s ready to serve.

Last, remove the pie from your oven, top with diced onions, and serve it while the dish is hot.

That’s it, your Frito pie recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

Recipe Tips and FAQ’s:

  • When it comes to chili, everyone has their own preferred type. We used a mixture of chili with beans and hot dog chili. Feel free to use any type you love.
  • Cheese is another ingredient that can be substituted. Kim and I wanted cheddar, so that’s what we used. However, you can use any kind you want.
  • Also, keep in mind that any variety of corn chip can be used. For example, this recipe works with tortilla chips too.

How long does Frito pie last?

If stored in a sealed container, in your fridge, Frito pie will last up to 3-days.

Can I freeze Frito pie?

Absolutely, you can freeze this Frito pie. When properly stored in your freezer, it should hold for up to 2-months.

A top-down view of the cheesy casserole.
The diced onions add a nice crunch.

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A close-up view of the finished casserole on a square plate.

Frito Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A warm and cheesy, 4-ingredient Frito pie recipe featuring everyone's favorite corn chips smothered in chili and cheese!

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Corn Chips (Frito's Brand)
  • 3 Cups Chili, (canned with or without beans)
  • 6 Ounces Cheddar Cheese, (shredded)
  • ¼ Cup White Onions, finely diced

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Layer the chips onto the bottom of a baking dish. Top the chips with the chili, and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the chili.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chili is hot.

Remove from the oven, and top with onions. Serve immediately.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 3/4-cup of the Frito pie. Actual calories will vary. For more information and tips, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 1085mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 19g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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