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

Frito Chili Pie Recipe from addapinch.com

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.

Frito Chili Pie Recipe from addapinch.com (6)

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 Monterey Jack cheese, for the melting, stringy cheese goodness.

Frito Chili Pie Recipe from addapinch.com

See, that blend of cheese is just perfect.

Frito Chili Pie Recipe from addapinch.com

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

Frito Chili Pie Recipe

4.67 from 6 votes
Frito Chili Pie makes a classic, quick-fix weeknight supper that the whole family will love!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 cups Fritos corn chips
  • 3 cups chili
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces monterey jack cheese
  • Sour cream, optional garnish
  • green onions, optional garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Layer Fritos in the bottom of a baking dish topped with chili and cheeses. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve warm with a dollop of sour cream and topped with green onions.


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1383IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 613mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Love ya!
Robyn xo

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  1. I only had Frito pie for the first time this year. Shameful, I know. And now, I crave it um, far too often. Yours looks delish!

  2. I’ve never had Frito pie before but it looks like I’m going to need to try it. Holy cowabunga, it looks delicious!

  3. You know, this is going to sound crazy, but I’ve never eaten a frito pie that wasn’t served in the Frito bag! Yours looks so homey and dare I say elegant? πŸ™‚

  4. You HAD to mention Fritos before my grocery trip huh? It’s your fault if I eat the whole bag πŸ˜‰

  5. 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…..