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Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad Recipe

This Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad Recipe is extra cheesy with sweet corn, red peppers, and a creamy lime dressing then topped with crunchy corn chips. A tasty side dish for any dinner, cookout, or get-together.

A bowl of Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad with cilantro on top.

Easy Fritos Corn Salad

Growing up in the Midwest, we had salads at every family reunion, party, and church potluck. We mixed anything with mayo and called it a salad- ha! My favorites were Caesar Pasta Salad and Cherry Fluff Salad. That was until I had this creamy and crunchy Fritos Corn Salad. It’s so delicious with sweet corn, peppers, and Mexican cheese covered in a flavorful creamy mayonnaise sour cream dressing and then topped off with crispy Chili Cheese Fritos chips. This salad is such an easy classic side dish that tastes so good with any main meal and of course, is a potluck staple.

Why You Will Love This Recipe


Flavorful– Sweet creamy corn with crunchy chili cheese chips.

Make Ahead– Easy to stir together and enjoy later.

Easy– Made in only a few minutes with just a few simple ingredients.

A bowl of Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad with cilantro on top.

Ingredients

  • Chili Cheese Fritos– These chips give the best flavor and crunchiness to the salad. You could also use plain Fritos if you wanted a different taste.
  • Corn– I use canned corn because I like the little extra saltiness but frozen or even fresh off the cob would taste yummy.
  • Red Pepper– This gives it a little crunch and a delicious flavor. Yellow, orange, or green pepper would also be good to use to switch it up.
  • Lime– A splash of lime gives a little zippy fresh flavor.
  • Sour Cream and Mayo– This is the base of the dressing that makes it so creamy. Swap out Plain Yogurt for Sour Cream if you prefer.
  • Mexican Shredded Cheese– The cheese helps bring all the flavors together. You could substitute with Cheddar or Colby.
  • Cilantro– Optional but gives a little extra burst of flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper

*See the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page for detailed instructions and a list of ingredients.

How To Make Fritos Corn Salad

  1. Add: Stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl except for the Fritos.
  2. Top: When you are ready to serve, sprinkle the crushed Fritos over the top. Enjoy!

Make Ahead and Storage Options

To make ahead: This salad is such a good side dish to make in advance and eat when you’re ready. I recommend making it the day you will serve the dish for the best results and only top with the Fritos right before serving. After a few hours, the chips tend to become soft.

To store: Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

A bowl of Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad with cilantro on top.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can corn salad sit at room temperature?

The FDA recommends only allowing a mayo-based salad to sit at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

Is corn salad spicy?

Fritos Salad has a bold flavor from the chili cheese seasoning on the chips but is considered a mild spice.

A bowl of Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad with a napkin and fork on the table.

Helpful Tips

* Corn Salad can be served at room temperature and sit out for up to 2 hours before storing in the refrigerator.

* “When in doubt, throw it out.” If you think the salad sat out too long or got overheated, play it safe and throw it away.

* Jalapeños would add a nice kick if wanting to add more spice.

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A bowl of Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad with cilantro on top.

Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad Recipe

Braghan
This Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad Recipe is extra cheesy with sweet corn, red peppers, and a creamy lime dressing then topped with crunchy corn chips. A tasty side dish for any dinner, cookout, or get-together.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 (15 ounce cans) corn drained
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 cups Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • salt to taste
  • 9.25 ounce bag Chili Cheese Fritos coarsely crushed
  • cilantro optional for topping

Instructions
 

  • Mix together corn, red pepper, cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and salt in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, stir in the crushed Chili Cheese Fritos. Top with cilantro if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
Helpful tip: Add the chips right before stirring. Once mixed, the chips tend to become soft within a few hours.
**Nutritional values and cook times vary due to various product selections and cookware.

Nutrition

Serving: 8gCalories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 31.6gProtein: 6gFat: 17.6gSaturated Fat: 4.4gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 398mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg
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Nutrition Facts
Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad Recipe
Serving Size
 
8 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
290
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17.6
g
27
%
Saturated Fat
 
4.4
g
28
%
Cholesterol
 
11
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
398
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
200
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
31.6
g
11
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Calcium
 
49
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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