Frito pie is an American dish popular in the Southwest for being crunchy, spicy, and cheesy. Here’s my take using Fritos corn chips, my chili con carne and lots of cheese for an easy dinner twist on this crunchy classic.
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Frito Pie Casserole

Frito pie is a Southwest American casserole that's crunchy, spicy, beefy and cheesy. Here’s my Frito Pie recipe using Fritos corn chips, chili con carne and cheese!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex, Western
Keyword: easy casserole, Frito pie, Tex Mex casserole
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 883kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 9.25 oz Fritos corn chips (or 4 cups)
  • 3 cups chili con carne
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a 13x9" casserole baking dish evenly distribute the corn chips.
  • Pour the chili con carne on top and evenly distribute.
  • Sprinkle the diced onion and cheese over and bake for 10-12 minutes until heated through and cheese has melted.
  • Serve with optional toppings like chopped cilantro, sour cream and pickled jalapeños.


Calories: 883kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 1070mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4820IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 413mg | Iron: 5.9mg