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Frito Corn Salad

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Frito Corn Salad is loaded with corn, onion, pepper, bacon, and cheddar cheese that is then topped with corn chips. It is the perfect dish that will wow your guests at your next gathering! 

Frito Corn Salad

This summer we are having all the get togethers. So I am always looking for different dishes to wow my guests! Earlier this summer we wowed them with my Watermelon Sherbet and my Stuffed Mushrooms in the Air Fryer, but this weekend they all fell in love with this Frito Corn salad recipe. 

This salad is one of a kind and so easy to make. It comes together in minutes and you can enjoy it by the spoonful or you can dip your Fritos in it for a nice crunchy bite! No matter how you enjoy it, you will love the creaminess mixed with the flavor and the crunch! 

Frito Corn Salad

What do I need to get started?

  • Whole kernel corn – canned or frozen
  • Southwest corn – any corn that has red and green peppers mixed in
  • Mayonnaise – your favorite brand
  • Onion – red, yellow, or white
  • Jalapeno – if you don’t like it spicy, use green pepper instead
  • Bacon bits – you can cook and crumble bacon or buy real bacon bits
  • Cheddar cheese – use any cheese you like
  • Smoked paprika
  • Corn chips – cheddar, BBQ, chili, or plain

How to Make Frito Corn Pie

  • Combine both types of corn, mayonnaise, onion, jalapeno, bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and paprika together in a bowl.

  • Crush half of the corn chips and stir into the corn right before serving.  Top with remaining chips.
Frito Corn Salad

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Be sure to stir in some crushed corn chips right before you serve this dish. This helps them not be soggy. Add some bigger corn chips to the top of your salad. 
  • If you can’t find any southwest corn, you can use 2 cans of corn and add some diced red and green peppers. 
  • You will want to drain the corn prior to adding it to the salad. This helps prevent the salad from being watery. 
  • Add in as many Fritos as you would like to the salad. 
  • You can use any variety of Fritos, they have cheddar, BBQ, chili, or plain. My personal favorite is the Chili Cheese Fritos with this dish, yum! 
Yes, you can make this ahead of time. You will want to wait to add the Fritos until you are ready to serve this salad. Adding them sooner and they will become soggy. 

Storage

Store your Frito corn salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Can you make Frito Corn Salad ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this ahead of time. You will want to wait to add the Fritos until you are ready to serve this salad. Adding them sooner and they will become soggy. 

Frito Corn Salad
Frito Corn Salad

Frito Corn Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Frito Corn Salad is loaded with corn, onion, pepper, bacon, and cheddar cheese that is then topped with corn chips. It is the perfect dish that will wow your guests at your next gathering!

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Southwest corn, drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/2 cups bacon bits, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated, or small cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 (9.75 ounce) bag Corn chips (any flavor)

Instructions

  1. Combine both types of corn, mayonnaise, onion, jalapeno, bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and paprika together in a bowl.
  2. Crush half of the corn chips and stir into the corn right before serving.  Top with remaining chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 607mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

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