Frito Pies, also known as Walking Tacos, are a simple combination of Frito chips, chili, and cheese. Perfect for camping or game day.Jump to Recipe
Frito pies or walking tacos are a classic camping meal or game day option. They are great when you are serving a crowd since each person can make their own. When we went camping with the scouts, this was one of our options for dinner. The pack made the filling and gave each person a bag of Frito chips to put it over.
When we make this at home, we don’t do it in the snack size bags of chips. I prefer to buy one large bag of Fritos and pour those in a bowl. It is cheaper and there’s less waste.
To make it super simple, you can purchase a can of chili. I’ve made them both from a can (when camping) and using some leftovers of our own chili recipe.
Whichever way you choose to make them, in a bag (walking tacos) or in a bowl (Frito pies), they are a great quick option. You can also dress them up more with additional toppings such as diced onion, sliced jalapeno peppers, sour cream, and other standard taco toppings.
Step by Step
Heat the chili in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often, until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
Separate the Fritos into 4 serving bowls.
Divide the heated chili among the bowls and layer on top of the Fritos.
Top with 1/4 cup of cheese.
Add any desired taco toppings. NOTE: To make it a “walking taco” use individual sized bags of Fritos and add the chili, cheese, and toppings into the bag
Keep any extra chili separate from the chips and toppings. It’s best to save all of the ingredients for Frito pies in different containers. Reheat the chili on the stovetop and put them together when ready to serve.
Originally Published On: January 4, 2021
Frito Pies or Walking Tacos
- 9 1/4 oz Frito corn chips (1 bag)
- 4 cups chili (prepared)
- 1 cup fiesta blend cheese
- Desired taco toppings
- Heat the chili in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often, until warmed through, about 5 minutes
- Separate the Fritos into 4 serving bowls
- Divide the heated chili among the bowls and layer on top of the Fritos
- Top with 1/4 cup of cheese
- Add any desired taco toppings
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
22 thoughts on “Frito Pies or Walking Tacos”
I have always called it frito pie! We love them and I’ve been eating them since I was little.
It seems to be split on what they are called, but either way, they are so easy and yummy! We didn’t eat them growing up because my mom doesn’t like beef.
Wow! This is so easy to make and looks absolutely yummilicious! I have never had these before, so going to give it a try 🙂
They are super easy, and so yummy. I hope you enjoy!
Wow! This is an excellent recipe for a quick meal. This looks good. I’m excited to try this. I would never thought to put fritos in a meal.
The Fritos are definitely what makes this such a wonderful meal!
I have heard of walking tacos but we haven’t tried them yet. I’m going to make this for my kids over the weekend!!
They are perfect when you need a quick recipe, or if you are walking around, you can put it in the fritos bag.
This sounds like it’s really tasty and easy to make. Not tried it with fritos we normally use nachoes.
The Fritos are great if you want it as a true walking taco since you just pour everything into the bag.
We have done something similar, but not with Fritos. I will have to give this a try as I think my teen daughter would love this!
I really like the taste of the Fritos with this one.
A simple recipe yet very delicious. I tried something similar this past weekend for opening day of the NFL season.
It’s perfect for football season! I know quite a few people who make it while they are out tailgating, too.
I blooming love Frito’s but we can’t get them in the UK, this sounds yummy x
Oh no! I didn’t think about them not being available everywhere.
Both my kids would absolutely love this! Gonna see if I can find some fritos and then recreate this dish at home
We eat it at home and it’s always a staple when we are camping 🙂
I am loving this fin recipe and am making this the next time I make some homemade chili 😉 My kids and husband love Fritos so this will be a huge hit!
It’ll be even better with homemade chili!
I’ve has these before! These are a fun quirky snack!
They are perfect for when you are out and about, and camping, too 🙂