Frito Taco Pie Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Frito taco pie is great for busy weeknights. It’s delicious comfort food that the whole family will 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. 

Frito Taco Pie Photo

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.

Which isn't surprising — what's not to love about a warm, hearty and filling recipe that's easy to make and pretty universally loved? It's sort of like if a burrito bowl and a breakfast casserole had a baby. 

Did that get your attention?

It is great to make for a crowd, so it was a staple whenever my family was visiting.

Frito Taco Pie Picture

Casseroles are always a good idea when you have a bunch of people to feed! For example, this Beef and Noodle Casserole is such an easy one to make and you can double it without a problem if you need more.

It also reheats well, making it easy to reduce waste by enjoying leftovers the next day. Just add some fresh cheese before heating and save some extra Fritos or other toppings separately so you can fully enjoy the experience all over again later!

Frito Taco Pie Image

How to Make Frito Pie

Follow these steps to make delicious Frito taco pie!

  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!

Easy as, well, pie. 

Frito Taco Pie Pic

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.

File 1 - Frito Taco Pie

Sour cream is my favorite, but lettuce, black olives, avocado, and tomatoes make a great choice as well.

We are a huge fan of anything with Tex Mex or Mexican flavors, so it should come as no surprise that this is a hit at our house.

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Ingredients for Frito Taco Pie

Yeah, you guessed it — there are Fritos in this recipe! But how much, and what else? Here's a list of everything you'll need to grab at the grocery store (if you don't already have it):

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

As mentioned above, there are a range of things you can add as toppings, which really just comes down to personal preference.

Gear You'll Need

To successfully make this recipe, you don't need a whole lot of specific gadgets or gear — that's part of the point of an easy family dinner recipe! But you will still need a couple things:

  • A 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • A large skillet to cook and bake in.

Well that was a short list! You may need a can opener, dependning on the beans and diced tomatoes you buy, and of course you'll need a traditional oven and stovetop. But otherwise, this Frito taco pie recipe is intentionally straightforward!

If you enjoy this recipe, you'll love our taco pizza recipe — one of the most popular recipes we've ever shared in more than a decade of Food Fanatic!


Frito Taco Pie Recipe

    5 Servings


  • 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 the ground beef and onion until fully cooked and onions are soft.
  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.



Cooking Method:
Tex Mex
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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 338
Calories 786

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 1575mg
Total Carbohydrate 62g
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 36g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin S.

About Erin

Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?

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