This classic Texas recipe is served at every high school and college football game in the state.
Frito pie is a classic Texas recipe that's found at nearly every high football concession stand as well as in many high end restaurants.
It's quick and easy, has many variations, and is addictively good. This is the original Frito Pie recipe, created by the wife of one of the Fritos executives in the 1950s. Plain, simple, and delicious! This post has been updated from the original February 2011 version.
I know. After I write this post about Frito pie I will need to create a new identity, dye my hair, and move to Far North Dakota, the frozen tundra... Frito pie? Really Marye?
Umm... yeah. Really.
I would love to tell you that I made homemade chili and hand fried the corn dough for the Fritos but I don't lie. Real Fritos, Wolf Brand Chili (no beans), a hunk of cheddar, and some sour cream. Welcome to my happy place. No one ever leaves. It is like the sailors in the Lotus Eaters:
Frito Pie is a 3 minute dinner. You can make it in a casserole OR it would be fun for Super Bowl Sunday or any game day party to get the snack size bags and create Frito Pie high school football stadium style. Just open the bag sideways and dump in the chili then add your toppings.
It also is good made with this creamy white chicken chili!
Easy, right? And it is good. But please, don't tell anyone where you got the recipe. I have an image to uphold. 'K?
One more thing.
Frito Pie, delicious as it is, is not very photogenic.
Authentic Texas Frito PiePrint Save Recipe
- 8 ounces Fritos Corn Chips, , a little more wouldn't hurt
- 48 ounces Wolf Brand Chili, , no beans
- 1 large onion, , chopped
- 2 cups Cheddar cheese, , shredded
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- Heat the chili until it is steaming hot.
- Place Fritos in a lightly oiled casserole dish.
- Cover with the chili.
- Cover top with cheese.
- Heat until cheese melts.
- Serve sprinkled with onions and sour cream if desired.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.