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Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie Recipe – a Frito taco pie recipe that is great for busy weeknights. Delicious comfort food that the whole family love. 

When I was growing up we had a few staples that made appearances every week.  Saturday night was homemade pizza, and Sunday was Mexican night. Enchiladas were one of our favorites that we had often.

And whenever my aunt and uncle were around we had this Frito pie recipe. I think the first time that we had this was at my aunt’s house and we all loved it.  It is great to make for a crowd, so it was a staple whenever family was visiting.  Casseroles are always a good idea when you have a bunch of people to feed!  This Beef and Noodle Casserole is such an easy one to make and you can double it without a problem if you need more.

taco meat with melted cheese in a bowl

What’s In Frito Pie

  • Ground Beef
  • Onion
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • Ranch Style Beans
  • Corn Kernels
  • Fritos
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

If you want to cut down on the sodium or just control the ingredients a little more, try my Homemade Taco Seasoning instead of a store bought packet.

What Are Ranch Style Beans

Ranchy style beans are something you can find in most grocery stores near the rest of the beans. They are usually pinto beans in a chili seasoned sauce. They aren’t sweet like baked beans, but have that same consistency.

If you can’t find them in your store, you can check them out online here.

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How to Make Frito Pie

Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card to get the measurements and full instructions!

  1. Start by browning the ground beef and onions together.
  2. Mix in the taco seasoning. Skip the step of adding the water, just mix in the seasoning until the meat is well coated.
  3. Pour in corn, tomatoes, and beans to combine everything
  4. Pour about 3/4 bag of Fritos into the bottom of a casserole dish, top with meat mixture
  5. Sprinkle on plenty of cheese!  I like to use about 1 1/2 cups to evenly coat everything. You can go lighter or heavier, that is up to you.
  6. Bake until the cheese is melty!
A bowl of frito pie

Frito Pie Serving Suggestions

Fritos might be my all time favorite chip, so it is no surprise that I am a fan of this Frito pie.  I like to reserve about 1/4 of the bag of chips to top each portion when you serve it.  You can also top with your favorite taco toppings. I will take pretty much any excuse to use Fritos like Chicken Enchilada Chili.

  • Sour Cream
  • Lettuce
  • Black Olives
  • Avocado
  • Diced Tomatoes


You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Pro-Tip: If you plan on having a fair amount of leftovers, you can also just bake the meat mixture as is, and top with the Fritos. This will make reheating better and your chips won’t be as soft the next day.

close up frito pie for pinterest

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Yield: 5

Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie Recipe - a Frito taco pie recipe that is great for busy weeknights. Delicious comfort food that the whole family love. 

Frito Pie Recipe - a Frito taco pie recipe that is great for busy weeknights. Delicious comfort food that the whole family love. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 10-ounce can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1 15 ounce can Ranch Style Beans
  • 1 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1 10.25 oz bag Fritos
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread 3/4 of the bag of Fritos in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
    2. In a large skillet brown ground beef and onion until fully cooked and onions are soft. If there is fat or grease in your pan, drain.
    3. Mix in taco seasoning until well blended.
    4. Add diced tomatoes, beans and corn. Mix until everything is well combined.
    5. Pour over fritos and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the cheese over the beef mixture.
    6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    7. Serve topped with additional Fritos and your favorite taco toppings.


Recipe calls for just the corn kernels. I like to use frozen corn and measure out 1 cup. If you use canned corn, you will need to drain, so you just have the kernels

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 868Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 114mgSodium 1878mgCarbohydrates 64gFiber 8gSugar 7gProtein 42g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Patty Mackey

Saturday 3rd of June 2023

Can you use chili cheese Fritos in the Frito pie?

Erin S

Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Of course


Saturday 3rd of June 2023

The fritos in the bottom are going to get soggy no matter what you do. They are more or less there for the flavor. Me? I am going to spoon a big dollop of mixture over a mound of crushed fritos! I love the crunch. Leftovers are great, then if any left then, into the freezer it goes.

Mary Theresa Salazar

Friday 26th of May 2023

I am going to try your recipe it looks delicious and easy to make i love to cook. Maybe this weekend and to watch a good game or movie.. Thanks.. Have a good day.

Robin Marks

Saturday 18th of March 2023

Making this tonight. I used an oval dish not as big as 9x13. First layer: was fritos/bite-sized nachos Second layer :meat mixture Third layer: fritos/ bite-sized nachos Forth layer: meat mixture Topped with Mexican style cheese.

Karen Kreutzer

Saturday 17th of September 2022

I would like to make this ahead of time to give to my son the next day, how would I do that regarding the fritos?

Karen Kreutzer

Saturday 17th of September 2022

I am replying to my own comment...I was thinking of putting everything together and he could cook it

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