Frito Pie

"Living in the south you find these at football games, Sonic Drive Inn, and just about any fair that you attend. Very tasty and even better with a squirt of mustard."
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Ready In:


  • 1 cup corn chips
  • 1 cup prepared chili
  • 14 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chopped onions (optional)
  • mustard (optional)


  • Assemble by heating chili until warm either in a pot on the stove or in a microwave.
  • Place corn chips in a bowl, pour over chili then top with the cheese, and onions if desired.
  • Finish with a squirt of mustard.

Questions & Replies

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  1. imjustrusty
    Please don't call this Frito Pie if you don't use Fritos! Tortilla chips are absolutely not the same thing!


  1. StaceyLyn78
    Being from Texas, Frito Pie was the 6th food group....especially at a football game! Wolf Brand Chili is the only way to go (NO BEANS!). I eat mine with diced red onion, cheese and sour cream on top. I absolutely hate mustard so I'll have to leave that one out. :-) Thanks for posting.
  2. teachypeach
    also a great recipe to use for fund-raising events! our p.t.a. sold them at fun night recently and served them directly out of snack-size bags of fritos corn chips. a fun presentation, yummy and very popular!
  3. Heydarl
    This was a fun Sunday night dinner. I used Recipe #50732 for the chili. We've never had Frito Pie before & DH felt a pie should have a top, so I topped with crushed corn chips & grated cheese. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
  4. IFortuna
    Not just for Texans! O.K. we are Texans but I loved it when we were in California. Even though the picture does not show Frito Lay Fritos, any corn chip seems to work in a pinch as the picture shows. YUM! P.S. No Bean in Texas chili please.
  5. PalatablePastime
    Yummy! I made these for the "Tailgate Potluck" and they turned out quite better than the football game I was watching (my team lost). These are like chili nachos and taste great with either jalapenos on top or a splash of tabasco sauce. Nice easy football snack! Thanks for posting!


  1. Beer-n-brats
    Always look forward to having this as one of the meals a day or two after making a big pot of chili. Sometimes I'll substitute the corn chips with some good, greasy, salty french fries.
  2. Morris A.
    Love the recipe
  3. njj7064
    I thought Frito Pie was always made with Fritos, not tortilla chips, because Fritos don't get soggy.


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