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Frito Chili Pie Recipe

Frito chili pie is one of my favorite meals.

Its chips, cheese, and chili all on one plate, what’s not to like?

I even make chili sometimes just so I can have it.

I love chili all on its own but it’s 10 times more delicious on top of fritos and topped with cheese.

Using canned chili for this just doesn’t cut it.

It always has a weird aftertaste at least to me.

So you will definitely want to make your own.

When I first heard of frito pie I thought what in the world is that?

But after I saw it I realized that I’ve had it many times.

My elementary school cafeteria served this to us but they called it chili, chips, and cheese.

Whatever it’s called it sure is delicious and addicting.

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You can get my recipe for chili here.

A lot of times when we make chili there ends up being a ton leftover.

As much as I love chili I don’t really want to eat it for dinner 3 days in a row.

However using the leftovers to make frito pie makes a new and tasty dinner that everyone loves.

When I make this meal I only make one plate at a time.

I never make a casserole dish full of this because if we don’t finish it then the fritos will get soggy fast.

So I make everyone a plate and then we melt the cheese in the microwave.

Using freshly grated cheddar cheese is an absolute must!

Please don’t use bagged shredded cheese on this.

Green onions are also amazing with it.

You can add other additions such as sour cream if you like.


I hope you will try this frito chili pie, I know you will love it!

If you’ve had it before how do you like to eat it?

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5 from 1 vote

Frito Chili Pie

Have leftover chili?Make frito pie! It might be even better than the chili itself!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 2048 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 1 big bag of fritos
  • 4 cups leftover chili
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • green onions optional


  1. Grab a couple handfuls of fritos and spread out on a plate.
  2. Ladle some chili over the fritos and top with cheese.
  3. Heat in microwave until chili is hot and cheese is melted.
  4. Garnish with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
Frito Chili Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2048 Calories from Fat 1287
% Daily Value*
Fat 143g220%
Saturated Fat 69g431%
Cholesterol 438mg146%
Sodium 5143mg224%
Potassium 1997mg57%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 128g256%
Vitamin A 2265IU45%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 1918mg192%
Iron 20.8mg116%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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