EZ Baked Frito Pie

Total Time
35mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
25 mins

This is great for times when you don't want to cook, but still want a hot meal. My Dad has always made it, and over the years I have tweaked his recipe a bit. It is very easy to make, takes very little time, and the leftovers are great. It is a meal in itself, though I sometimes enjoy it with a couple of warm flour tortillas.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 cans hormel chili (hot or mild, with or without beans)
  • 1 small diced onion (optional)
  • sliced jalapeno (optional)
  • diced green chili (optional)
  • 1 bag Fritos corn chips
  • 3 cups shredded cheese

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Heat the canned chili and any optional ingredients on the stove.
  2. Spread a thin layer of Fritos along the bottom of an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish.
  3. Pour about half of the heated chili evenly over the bottom layer of Fritos.
  4. Completely cover the chili layer with a thicker layer of Fritos.
  5. Sprinkle about half the shredded cheese atop the Fritos.
  6. Pour the remainder of the chili atop the Frito/cheese layer.
  7. Completely cover the top chili layer with another thick layer of Fritos, then sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
  8. Bake in 350 oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly around edges and top cheese is melted.
  9. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.