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Frito Chili Pie

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“A great quick meal that was a favorite in my family when I was growing up and that my kids love too! Recipe has been adjusted to 2 cans of chili as suggested by reviewers. I normally use one and don't use the entire bag of fritos. You can adjust the chili to frito ratio to your taste. More chili is always good.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 283.49 g bag Fritos corn chips
  • 2 (850.48 g) can chili
  • 425.24 g can tamales
  • 473.18 ml cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 236.59 ml onion (finely chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a square casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Line the bottom of casserole dish with tamales.
  4. Top tamales with a thin layer of corn chips.
  5. Spread 1 can of chili on top of corn chips.
  6. Top chili with 1 cup cheese and 1/2 cup of chopped onion.
  7. Add another layer of corn chips.
  8. Cover with remaining chili.
  9. Top chili with remaining cheese and onions.
  10. Bake 30 minutes.

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