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Easy Frito Pie Recipe

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You’ll love this Easy Frito Pie Recipe for a family-friendly dinner in a snap! Cook ground beef with onions, season with taco seasoning and enchilada sauce, then pour over Fritos, cover with shredded cheese, and bake until hot and melted.

Easy Fritos Pie Recipe on a white plate with a fork

Easy Frito Pie Recipe

This super easy Frito pie recipe is going to be one of your new favorite weeknight dinner recipes! It’s quick and easy to whip up and pop into the oven. Add sour cream, chopped green onions, and guacamole and dinner is served!

Be sure to also check out these other easy dinner recipes: Homemade Chili Mac and Cheese | Meatball Pasta Bake | Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole | Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Shells

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Easy Frito Pie Recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Ground beef
  • Onion
  • Taco seasoning mix
  • Water
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Pinto beans (“ranch beans”)
  • Fritos corn chips
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • Green onion
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole

ingredients to make Easy Fritos Pie Recipe

How to Make Easy Frito Pie Recipe

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 9×13-inch glass baking dish by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.

Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet. Add the onions and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the beef is fully browned. Drain off the excess fat. Stir in the seasoning mix and water; bring to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often.

cooked ground beef in a pan with onions and taco seasoning

Add the enchilada sauce and beans; stir well.

Pour 4 cups of the Fritos into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

Fritos in a white baking dish

Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese.

cheese sprinkled over the Fritos

Evenly spread the meat mixture over the chips.

meat and beans over top of the Fritos

Top with the remaining cheese.

cheese over top of the Frito casserole

Bake the casserole at 350ºF for 18-20 minutes until hot and bubbly.

freshly baked Frito casserole

Cool slightly before serving. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the remaining Fritos.

Finished Easy Fritos Pie Recipe sprinkled with green onions

Serve with chopped green onions, sour cream, and guacamole.

Easy Fritos Pie Recipe with guacamole and sour cream

Substitutions

Ground turkey – If you have ground turkey on hand to use, it works nicely in this recipe instead of the ground beef.

No onions – For those who don’t prefer onions, simply leave them out when making this recipe.

Beans – You can use black beans in this recipe instead of pinto beans, or no beans at all if you don’t like them.

spooning a serving of Easy Fritos Pie Recipe

How to Store the Leftovers

Keep the leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Do be aware that the Fritos will become very soft, so you may want to add more when reheating the leftovers.

Easy Fritos Pie Recipe on a white plate with sour cream and guacamole

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Easy Frito Pie

Easy Frito Pie

Published By Jill
You'll love this Easy Frito Pie Recipe for a family-friendly dinner in a snap! Cook ground beef with onions, season with taco seasoning and enchilada sauce, then pour over Fritos, cover with shredded cheese, and bake until hot and melted. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion peeled and diced
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounce) pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 bag (9.25 ounce) Fritos corn chips divided
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese divided
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • sour cream for garnish
  • prepared guacamole for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 9x13-inch glass baking dish by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet. Add the onions and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the beef is fully browned. Drain off the excess fat. Stir in the seasoning mix and water; bring to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the enchilada sauce and beans; stir well.
  • Pour 4 cups of the Fritos into the bottom of the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Evenly spread the meat mixture over the chips. Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake the casserole at 350ºF for 18-20 minutes until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the remaining Fritos.
  • Cool slightly before serving. Serve with chopped green onions, sour cream, and guacamole.
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Easy Fritos Pie Recipe

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