Though I’m a huge fan of making things from scratch, just so I know what I’m eating – when it comes to things like tortilla chips, or corn chips, I’d rather just cheat on my normal healthier option and go for the familiar Fritos Chips Brand corn chips I grew up with! (Or, even a store brand, as long as I don’t have to make them from scratch.)
And man, Fritos has all the flavors, am I right?
- Original (also referred to as “All the Salt”)
- Scoops! Spicy Jalapeno
- Lightly Salted
- Flavor Twists Honey BBQ
- Chili Cheese
- Flamin’ Hot
Recipes with Fritos Chips as the Star
Most people grab a bag of corn chips off the supermarket shelf, toss them into the shopping cart, and serve them in a bowl next to some dip at a party. However, Fritos Chips lovers know corn chips can be the center of a recipe, or incorporated into recipes! And, of course, if you want to just dip your corn chips, that’s cool, too! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with simple dips, or some jazzed up dips.
Let’s “dip in”.
Frankly, when you think about corn chips, melted cheese immediately comes to mind. Surprisingly, making a Queso Cheese Dip is easier than you might think. It just takes a little patience. Cafe Delites has a great cheese dip that you can eat with any kind of corn chips, or tortilla chips.
Sour cream is my favorite thing to dip chips into, doesn’t matter what kind of chip. Like, I love it plain. I need nothing mixed into it. But, when I do mix things into it, I prefer using fresh ingredients like how Iowa Girl Eats makes her Sour Cream & Chive Dip.
After cheese, and sour cream, the next best thing to dip your corn chips into is bean dip. Even though there are tons of options on supermarket shelves, I think the best bean dips are homemade like The Girl Who Ate Everything’s recipe for her bean dip.
Even when I use boxed ingredients, or maybe pre-made chili, adding in fresher ingredients like tomatoes from our garden and green onions from the local supermarket, is a must. It helps balance out the blander, generic store bought flavors. A great Fritos Pie, to me, includes homemade chili but if I don’t have any, pick some up at the store along with your bags of Fritos Original Corn Chips.
Transform your individual bags of Fritos Originals into walking tacos with some ground meat, cheese sauce, and a variety of toppings like diced onions and sour cream!
Clearly, ground meat and sour cream are my go-to when using corn chips in recipes! Chili Pie is no different, just a little different in the presentation I guess. When you change up the chili ingredients, it brings a whole different level of flavor to each recipe.
When you want to switch up your Frito Pie, pick up some ground lamb (or, even, Gyro meat from your favorite Greek spot) and create the Greek Lamb Gyro Frito Pie.
Not everything starring the humble corn chip is savory, of course. Sometimes, people want a little something sweet with their salt and Sweet & Salty Fritos hits the spot every time.
Regardless of whether you enjoy savory, or sweet, dishes you can always find a way to incorporate corn chips into a meal, snack, or dessert. Sure, you can eat your Fritos Chips plain, or with a simple canned onion dip. But, if you want to switch it up a bit and give your bag of corn chips new life, give one of the delicious recipes a try tonight!