Bethany's Frito® Pie Recipe -
Bethany's Frito(R) Pie Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Bethany's Frito® Pie

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"Fritos® and chili! This was a real favorite when I was a kid, and it still is. With the Frito-Lay® Company being based in Dallas, this dish is about as Texan as you can get."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread about 2 cups corn chips in a baking dish. Sprinkle half the onion and half the Cheddar cheese over chips and top with chili. Spread remaining 1 cup corn chips over the chili, followed by remaining chopped onion and cheese.
  3. Bake until hot and bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes.
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Nov 01, 2013

I defrosted some chili that was in the freezer, and it was very thick. I think this would have been better had my chili had a little more liquid, allowing the bottom layer of fritos to soften a bit. Also, oven temperatures vary, so I’ll start checking mine at 10 minutes the next time as mine dried out a little. Nice to have a new way to serve leftover chili, and it was enjoyed today for lunch. This is really pretty good and soooo easy. Would make again!

Oct 30, 2013

made love it except I add hot peppers texas made


5 Ratings

Oct 09, 2014

This turned out really good with my homemade chili! I had this during the football game. Good stuff and super simple! Next time I will add some sliced black olives to enhance it. Thanks for sharing Bethany!

Nov 03, 2014

Betheny's Frito Pie Haiku: "Very, very dry. Gotta use a good chili. Shouldn't have baked it." Would've been much happier if we'd get heated the chili and layered it in a bowl w/ cheese and the Fritos, rather than baking, b/c the whole thing just turned way too dry. I used a previously-frozen homemade chili, and since it's the "starring" ingredient, I'm glad that I used it as this recipe really is only as good as one's chili. The combo of chili, cheese, onions, and Fritos is fantastic (cilantro on top for me too!); we just weren't thrilled w/ the results from it having gone into the oven.

Apr 28, 2014

Used some chili I had in the freezer. Very yummy not to mention quick dinner.


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  • Calories
  • 422 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 20 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 991 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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