Frito Chili Pie Recipe

Okay, I hope you saved some of that black bean chili from the yesterday.


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Because here is what we are going to do with it. We’re making this Frito Chili Pie. Frito Chili Pie is one of those classic recipes that can be thrown together in minutes, if you have all of the ingredients on hand – Fritos, chili, cheese, and sour cream.

It is perfect for a quick-fix weeknight supper and my family loves it when we’re rushing from here to there and just need a quick, hearty, delicious supper.

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You start with a layer of Fritos chips on the bottom of an oven safe dish. Then, you layer on the chili and a mixture of cheeses.  I like to use a blend of half cheddar cheese, for the flavor, and half Monterrey Jack cheese, for the melting, stringy cheese goodness.


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See, that blend of cheese is just perfect.


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Here’s the recipe for my Frito Chili Pie. Hope you like it!

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Frito Chili Pie makes a classic, quick-fix weeknight supper that the whole family will love!
Serves: 6
  • 2 cups Fritos corn chips
  • 3 cups chili
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces Monterrey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream (optional garnish)
  • green onions (optional garnish)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Layer Fritos in the bottom of a baking dish topped with chili and cheeses. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  3. Remove from oven and serve warm with a dollop of sour cream and topped with green onions.

Love ya!
Robyn xo


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  1. 2

    Mary says

    Even at 7:37 am this looks sooooo good! Will be a great recipe for your quick chili leftovers (2 quick meals)! Already pinned and waiting. Thanks…..

  2. 19

    D says

    Authentic New Mexican Frito Pie
    You will need
    1lb ground beef
    1 container bueno red chile
    Pinto beans (freshly made or canned)
    1tsp flour
    1tsp minced garlic
    Shredded cheese

    Brown hamburger meat.
    Add 1tsp flour and mix.
    Add bueno red chile, 1 1/2 cups water, 1tsp minced garlic. Mix well. Add cooked pinto beans, canned in fine too. Bring to boil then simmer for 15min.

    Add a small handful of fritos into each persons bowl, add your chile beans, top with cheese, lettuce and onion.
    N there you have it, an authentic new mexican frito pie! So simple and so yummy!

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    Kim Honeycutt says

    You can’t leave me alone with a bag of Fritos and French Onion dip which makes me think I’d like a dollop of dip on mine!! Great! Thanks!! Pinned it!!


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