Oven-Baked Frito Pie


Thanks to Liz at Sweet Simplicity Designs, my site got a little makeover!  It was long overdue and I love how it turned out.  Thank you Liz!

I’ve also moved to a new domain, sweettreatsmore.com.  You should be redirected to the new site if you type in the old blogspot address, but you may need to re-subscribe through feedburner or by email.

Take a look around and explore the new site! I hope you like it as much as I do.

Now, how about some Frito Pie?


What I love about this Oven-Baked Frito Pie is the layer of Frito’s on the bottom of the chili as well as on the top.  I pretty much love Frito’s…they are the most addicting little chips ever….so get a big bag! The chips on top get nice and toasted and the cheese throughout it gets nice and melted as well.

The chili comes together in a cinch, and although it seems there are a lot of steps, it all really comes together pretty quickly. 

First just brown your meat {ground beef or turkey burger}.  
Then toss in a can of chili beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, a packet of taco seasoning, and 1/4 cup cheese.  Stir it all together and let it simmer for a minute or two. 
While the chili simmers, place a layer of Frito chips along the bottom of a casserole dish. 
Then spread that chili over those chips and place it in the oven to bake for about 20 minutes. 
When the 20 minutes is up, slather some sour cream over the top…. 
And top with a few more Frito’s, a sprinkle of cheese, and bake for another 5 minutes.  
The cheese will be all melted and the chips nice and toasted.  Now you can dig in and devour. 
This is great Game-Day food as well as a great post Trick or Treating meal… that is if the kids have any room for real food. 
Oven-Baked Frito Pie
Serves 6
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  1. 1 lb. lean ground beef
  2. 1 can (16 oz) chili beans
  3. 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  4. 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  5. 1 envelope low sodium taco seasoning
  6. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2% fat kind)
  7. 3 1/2 cups corn chips (Frito's)
  8. 1 1/4 cup fat free sour cream
  1. Cook ground beef until meat is browned; drain. Stir in beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, taco seasoning mix and 1/4 c. of cheese. Sprinkle 1 cup corn chips in bottom of 8x8 baking dish or 9x13 dish. Cover with chili. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Spread sour cream over chili. Top with remaining corn chips and cheese. Bake 4-5 minutes longer.
  1. **I froze half of the chili so essentially halved everything else (half the chips, half the cheese, half the sour cream. You get it) and put it together in a small round casserole dish (smaller than an 8x8).
Adapted from What's For Dinner?
Sweet Treats & More http://sweettreatsmore.com/


  1. Loving the new look, what an exciting time!

    And this recipe looks fantastic, have you ever tried Walking Tacos? You use the same ingredients you have here but you buy the little packets of Frito chips and put all of the fixings INTO the bag. They’re super kid friendly and taste SO good!

  2. Loving the new look, what an exciting time!

    This recipe looks fantastic. Have you ever tried Walking Tacos? You use the same ingredients you have for this recipe but you buy the little packets of Fritos and put the ingredients INTO the bag. Super kid friendly and SO good!

  3. New site looks lovely!

  4. @Jess, we used to do that with mini Frito bags when we’d go camping. But I love that you call them Walking Tacos-so fun!

  5. I love the new look! It’s super cute, and the frito pies look delicious too!

  6. Your site is fabulous! I didn’t see it before, but I love the look! This recipe looks yummy!!

  7. Ah! This is so great! I’m definitely making this soon.

  8. This looks like a great quick meal for the fall and winter- I have some Frito lovers at my house who will love this!

  9. I love frito pie, this looks delicious!

  10. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Just bookmarked it to make soon!

  11. I’m in Texas and we’re finally having some fall weather today so I went to the grocery store and bought all of the stuff to make this. We just finished eating and my whole family is moaning and groaning with full bellies, after ooohing and aaaahing with each bite!! This was delicious! So much better than Frito chili pie with can chili and far less sickening. Two thumbs up!! (Btw, I used more cheese than what you called for just because, well, it didn’t seem like it would be cheesy enough for me and my family :-)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Should I drain the beans or tomato?

  13. @ anonymous: You don’t need to drain the beans or tomato!

  14. I am going to have to most definitely make this one! I have always loved Frito pie, but this one looks much better than any I have ever had or attempted to make. Looks pretty easy to make too. Thanks Kristy!

  15. Oh my, that looks yummy.

  16. I made this but used a can of chili that I had extra from a nasty butt hot dog recipe I tried last night. I added more cheese and fritos because I like my frito pie extra chip-y, lol. I also topped with some finely diced onion after the last bake. I will never make frito pie another way. I love the way it’s layered…I love that it is baked. Next time I will make the chili for it, too… Sooo good!

  17. YUM, I want some right now, this looks delicious! :)

  18. fabulous! making this for the bama/lsu game monday!

  19. Just made this and it is FABULOUS!! So easy and now a staple meal in our family! Thanks for posting such a great recipe

  20. This Frito Pie looks amazing. I am a Frito addict. I don’t keep them in the house, I could eat a whole bag. But this looks like a fantastic reason to buy them! Covered in that fantastic chili, yum!

  21. My family is not too fond of beans in the chili…Have you tried the Rotel Chili Fixins’? I usually run it through my mini food processor first…kids don’t like the chunky tomatoes :/ My picky #2 daughter recently ate Frito chili pie @ a lock-in and has been asking for it…Anyway…think I will get the stuff for this tonight. It’s a little cool here :)

  22. Do you happen to have the nutrition facts for this recipe?

  23. Anonymous says:

    This recipe is great. I left out the beans because my daughter doesn’t like them and used diced tomatoes with diced chilies. I also added sliced Jalepenos and more fritos at the end. We loved it.

  24. I searched all over the store for chilli beans,not seeing the pic first, (ziplist.com). I have never heard of them, then looked at the pic, lol they are pinto beans here. Making it with chilli tonight. lol.

  25. just wondering, when making this do you grease the dish?

  26. Yes I did! I should add that to instructions! Thanks!

  27. Anonymous says:

    I just made this last night and it was soooo good! I was a little skeptical about a chilli made that quick, but it was SO good! I couldnt find “chilli beans” so i used “texas style baked beans” the taste was awesome! Even better the next day! Thanks for the recipe :)

  28. Can we make this in a casserole dish? or we have to have those small dishes?

  29. I got a question.. the food looks AWESOME.. i want to try today so can i make this in a big casserole dish, or do I have to have those small casserole dishes?

  30. And this its gluten free and with the turkey its better for you :)

  31. Gluten free and with the turkey its better for you! Thanks! Also love the walking version would be good for a walking dead marathon!

  32. And this its gluten free and with the turkey its better for you :)

  33. The canned chili gave it a “dog food-y” flavor that we didn’t like. Also the only way the turkey would be better for you is if the skin wasn’t included in the processing phase…otherwise, ground turkey actually contains MORE fat than lean hamburger.

  34. You forgot to tell us when to add the diced tomatoes.

  35. i am sure it’s good but real chili doesn’t have beans

  36. This looks great! Making it tonight for game day :) I’m also a new follower, and your new site looks lovely!
    Sarah :)

  37. It looks delicious!

  38. Made this dish for dinner tonight, and it was delicious, however if I were to make it again would definitely use 9×13 instead of 8×8 because it was like overflowing out of my 8×8 casserole dish, but definitely thought it was delicious

  39. This is AWESOME! Pinning it for dinner ideas, thanks!


  41. Anonymous says:

    Wondering if you can make this a day ahead. Then just warm it in the oven the day you will eat it?

  42. Anonymous says:

    Could you make this the day before?

  43. That looks great and very kid friendly. I am thinking to add a jar of salsa though instead if plain diced tomatoes which ar enot very flavorful.

  44. Found your recipe a while back it was a hit, everybody is excited when it shows up on the menu now.

  45. Have you tried using softened cream cheese instead of the sour cream? It’s delicious!

  46. I’ve never heard of a frito… and I realise that this is an old recipe post but I just found it and I want to make it! I might substitute some other corn chips, but the fritos look extra crispy and delicious. What an amazing casserole. Definitely going to hunt down the ingredients and try it.


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