I almost didn’t want to share this with you. I am a grown woman, and I love, no I *LOVE* Frito Pies. My love for a Frito pie happened many years ago at a football game. Not only was I in love with the halfback, well I loved this mysterious dish as well.
I didn’t grow up in the South, I moved to Texas when I was 15 years old. Someone said to me, you want a Frito Pie? I had no clue. I know if you don’t live in the South, you may never have heard of it. And honestly, not many places serve it. I know Jason’s Deli serves Frito Pie, as well as Sonic if you ask very nicely.
I was making a batch of my Wendy’s Chili, and like anyone who has tasted this magic dish, my follow up thought was oh man, I wished I had a Frito Pie. What is it you ask? Thanks for asking…
A Frito Pie is simply a dish of Fritos covered with chili and topped with cheese sauce and a squirt of mustard. If you are lucky, someone has some chopped onions available.
Yes, it may be heartburn in the making. But the crisp saltiness of the Fritos smothered in chili and topped with cheese, almost makes me want to go back in the kitchen now.
My secret is out, I just outed myself. While that half back that I was in love with in high school is a long fading memory, Frito Pies are something you can make in your kitchen right now.
Frito Pie Ingredients
This is what you need for the recipe:
- Fritos Corn Chips
- Canned or homemade chili
- Shredded Cheese
- Chopped onions
- Jalapeno peppers
Do you live in the South? Have you tried Frito Pie before? If so, what do you top yours with? Better yet, share some of your guilty pleasures.
I would never invite someone over for a Frito Pie, but I would sure make one if you hinted you wanted one 😉
Love the idea of having pie for dinner? Check out these hearty pie recipes
- Jason’s Deli Chicken Pot Pie
- Chicken Pot Pie with Frozen Vegetables
- Disney’s 50’s Prime Time Cafe Chicken Pot Pie
- Best Ever KFC Chicken Pot Pie
Thanks to my friend Denise we have the Frito Bandito!
Frito Pie - One of my guilty pleasures
- 1 cup Fritos
- 10 ounces chili
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped onions
- Yellow Mustard - optional
- Jalapeno slices - optional
- In a bowl, pour corn chips to cover the bottom of the dish. Ladle on hot chili, sprinkle with cheese and onions. Top with yellow mustard and jalapeno slices if you desire.