Fabulous Frito Lay Pie

"This is junk-food at its best - quick, inexpensive, filling, hearty, and fun! :-) It's also super easy to whip up and very kid and family-friendly! Great for dinner, lunch, potlucks, or sports-watching parties! A little secret: I almost always make this with chili from Wendy's -- it makes for an extra yummy treat!"
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Ready In:


  • Frito Scoops
  • 3 -4 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 (15 ounce) can canned chili or 2 -3 cups chili, of your choice
  • 12 onion, diced finely
  • diced jalapeno (optional)


  • Cover bottom of casserole dish with Frito scoops.
  • Cover Fritos with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Pour chili over Fritos and cheese.
  • Top with more cheese.
  • Sprinkle with diced onions, and sliced jalapeños (jalapeños are optional, depending on your desired heat level).
  • Bake in 350°F over until cheese is melted and pie is well heated through (can also be zapped in the microwave, as alternative way of cooking).

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  1. Yum, this is definitely junk food at its finest! Thanks for posting this recipe, it was easy to throw together and kept me from running out and getting fast food on a lazy weekend!


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