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Fritos Corn Salad

Fritos Corn Salad is crunchy, zesty, and bursting with flavor. The recipe is made with Chili Cheese Fritos and is perfect for any gathering. It’s the perfect BBQ side dish or dip at your party.

Fritos corn salad in a white bowl.

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4-6 servings
Preparation Level: Beginner +

Important Information About The Recipe

  • The recipe is one of the easiest side dishes out there. You can have the recipe done and ready to eat in 30 minutes.
  • Frito corn salad is a versatile recipe. You can add or switch out ingredients for different flavors.
A bowl of frito salad on a counter. There are two other bowls next to it and some Fritos on the counter.


  • Whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
  • Red bell pepper, diced
  • Red onion, diced
  • Colby jack cheese, shredded
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream
  • Taco seasoning
  • Chili Cheese Fritos, crushed
  • Cilantro for garnish

The full printable recipe, with measurements and instructions, is at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make Fritos Corn Salad

Ingredients for Fritos Corn Salad

Gather your ingredients for the recipe.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the corn, bell pepper, onion, and cheese. Mix until thoroughly combined. 
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and taco seasoning. Mix well.
  3. Drizzle the mayonnaise sauce all over the mixture and mix to combine.

4. Add the Fritos and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. 

Frito salad in a white bowl on the counter.

Substitutions and Variations

You can switch out some of the ingredients in this salad for a different flavor. Here are a few ideas.

  • Plain Fritos
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onions
  • Jalapeños
  • Tortilla chips
  • Black beans
  • Greek yogurt

Make Ahead Tips

The recipe can be made a day in advance. However, don’t add the Fritos until you are ready to serve the dish, or you will end up with wilted chips.

What To Serve With Fritos Corn Salad

Fritos corn salad in a white bowl.

Fritos Corn Salad

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Fritos Corn Salad is a great side dish for any occasion including BBQs, potlucks, and family gatherings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 392 kcal


  • 15 ounce can whole kernel corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 cup Colby jack cheese shredded
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 6 ounces Chili Cheese Fritos crushed
  • Cilantro for garnish


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the corn, bell pepper, onion and cheese. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and taco seasoning. Mix well.
  • Drizzle the mayonnaise sauce all over the mixture.
  • Add the Fritos and mix in using a wooden spoon until all ingredients are well incorporated.


Serving: 1gCalories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 9gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 438mgPotassium: 166mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1516IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 263mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fritos, salad, side dish
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