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Frito Pie

I grew up eating Frito Pie, a popular snack that combines Frito corn chips, no-bean chili, and shredded cheese. You can make a large serving plate, and everyone can share or take one with you by using individual-sized bags of Frito corn chips.

These can even be further customized with all sorts of toppings, like diced onions, salsa, sour cream or jalapeños. Not a fan of chili? Try our traveling taco recipe instead.

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Frito Pie

A simple yet customizable snack that takes minutes to make but will forever stay in your favorite recipe list.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 487 kcal


  • 10.25 ounce corn chips
  • 15 ounce chili
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Optional toppings (not included in calorie count)

  • white onions
  • red onions
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • jalapeños


  • On a individual plate, layer half of the chips.
  • Top with half of the chili
  • Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese
  • Add half of optional toppings
  • Repeat for a second layer
  • Microwave


Alternatively, you can use single serving bags to create walking tacos. Divide half of the chips between all individual plates. Top with half of the chili and half of the cheese. Repeat for second layer.
Keyword finger food, quick bite

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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