Festive Frito Pie in a Bag: A Holiday Party Favorite

November 30, 2023

The holiday season is all about comfort, joy, and, of course, delicious food. This year, add a fun and unique twist to your holiday party menu with our Festive Frito Pie in a Bag. This dish combines the classic flavors of ground meat, jalapenos, tomatoes, and cheese, all served in an individual Frito chip bag for a playful and convenient eating experience.


  • Individual bags of Fritos corn chips
  • 2 lbs ground beef or turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, finely chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream (for garnish)
  • Chopped green onions (for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: black olives, salsa, guacamole


  • Cook the Meat: In a large skillet, cook the ground meat over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat. Add chopped onions, garlic, and jalapenos, cooking until the onions are translucent.
  • Add Tomatoes: Stir in the can of diced tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Prepare the Bags: Gently open individual bags of Fritos corn chips along the side seam, creating an opening large enough to add the toppings.
  • Assemble: Spoon the hot meat mixture into each Frito bag. Top with a generous amount of shredded cheese, allowing it to melt over the warm meat.
  • Add Garnishes: Garnish each bag with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with chopped green onions. Feel free to add other toppings like black olives, salsa, or guacamole.
  • Serve: Hand out forks and let your guests enjoy their personal Frito Pie in a Bag. It’s a fun and interactive way to enjoy a holiday meal!

Frito Pie in a Bag is super fun and easy-to-make, plus it’s a mess-free option for holiday parties. Its individual serving style makes it perfect for gatherings where guests want to mingle and enjoy their food without the need for formal seating. The combination of crunchy Fritos, savory meat, spicy jalapenos, and melted cheese creates a festive and satisfying dish that’s sure to be a hit at your holiday event!

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