Frito Pie Casserole – Only One Pot!

A delicious frito casserole that only takes one pot and twenty minutes!


Frito Pie Casserole

Frito taco casserole is a family favorite for all ages. This one pot version is perfect for those busy nights!

We had a lot of casseroles growing up.

And if you’ve been following our recipes here for very long, you’ll know that I’ve carried that “tradition” on to my little family as well.

I always joke that if I ever went on MasterChef, I’d probably just come up with casseroles for every challenge…and I’d probably be promptly sent home.


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Frito Pie Casserole

But really, there’s no shame in the casserole game. They are easy, tasty, and family friendly – three crucial requirements in my book.

My mom would sometimes make Frito corn chip casserole, and it was definitely one of my favorite dishes. I loved how the Frito chips would slightly soften up, and it just tasted oh-so-delicious with cream of mushroom soup and ground beef.

Of course, Frito casserole isn’t the healthiest recipe around…but it is definitely delicious.

Frito Pie Casserole

The other day, I decided I wanted to make it. I honestly am not sure if I’ve ever actually made it since we’ve been married, so I was excited to try it out.

I do try to avoid using cream of mushroom (or chicken, or whatever) soups, so I made my own cream of mushroom soup was the base. I made everything in one pot, and I finished it over in the oven.

Frito Pie Casserole

It turned out really yummy! I added a few new ingredients – such as black beans, red peppers, and red onions – but I think it was great. It wasn’t Jack’s favorite meal, but Forrest, Oliver, and I all really enjoyed it.

Frito Pie Casserole with Ground Beef

One Skillet Frito Casserole
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  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (or almond milk)
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 cup Colby Monterrey Jack Shredded Cheese (divided)
  • 3/4 bag of Fritos
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  1. Cook ground beef or ground turkey until browned - remove excess grease and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a pot or deep skillet, add the butter and melt.
  4. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of flour until you create a roux (somewhat like a paste)
  5. Whisk in milk over medium-high heat until it starts to thicken.
  6. Add mushrooms and salt and pepper to taste and let cook a few minutes - whisking continually.
  7. Add ground beef, red pepper, and onion. Mix.
  8. Add in about 1/2 the bag of Fritos and the 1/2 cup cheese and mix.
  9. Add more fritos and cheese on top, and place in oven for about 10 minutes.
  10. If cheese isn't totally melted, broil for 1-2 minutes.

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