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Healthier Santa Fe Frito Pie for #WeekdaySupper

Recipe: Healthier Santa Fe Frito Pie

Summary: What to do with leftover Fritos? An updated, healthier Frito Pie with ground turkey, beans and vegetables makes delicious work of them.


  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound ground lean turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons Don Enrique Mild Hatch Chili Powder [1]
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomato in juice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 (1-ounce) bags Fritos Chili Cheese Corn Chips
  • Garnishes:
      • Chopped avocado
      • chopped fresh cilantro
      • chopped green onion
      • shredded spinach or lettuce
      • shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Sauté the onion until softened and beginning to brown, about 7-8 minutes. Add the ground turkey and sauté until cooked through, about 7 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and salt, and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes, until spices smell fragrant. (This turkey mixture will be deliberately undersalted because the Fritos are salty, as is the shredded cheese for a garnish.)
  2. Add tomatoes and their juice and drained beans, stir to combine, and continue to cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  3. To serve, pour 1 bag of chips into each of 4 bowls, and top with the turkey mixture. Allow each person to personalize with their favorite garnishes (suggestions above).
  4. Healthier Santa Fe Frito Pie on Shockingly Delicious [2]Serves 4.


Dorothy Reinhold / Shockingly Delicious

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: USA (Southwestern)

Weekday Supper logo [3]Throughout the week, you can find the #SundaySupper team sharing #WeekdaySupper meals as well. Getting families back to the dinner table is our mission, and I hope we inspire you to try some of our delicious recipes. You can also find them on our Pinterest Boards [4] as well. Please join us there and try something!

This week’s easy Weekday Supper recipes are:

Monday – Cravings of a Lunatic  [5]– Farmer’s Market Pasta
Tuesday – Basic N Delicious [6] – Salmon Tacos
Wednesday – Noshing With The Nolands [7] – Baked Lemon Sole with Parmesan Crust
Thursday – Shockingly Delicious [8] – Healthier Santa Fe Frito Pie
Friday – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks [9] – Jalapeno Popper Quiche

Looking for more Weekday Supper inspiration? Check out our delicious Pinterest board [10]. And/or follow the #WeekdaySupper hashtag on twitter for quick and easy recipes we share throughout the week, every week. Share yours too; just remember to tweet them with the hashtag.

Have a delicious day!