If you’re wondering what to serve with your Frito pie, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for Frito pie.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with Frito pie are apple coleslaw, black bean and corn salad, creamed corn, or guacamole. For a more filling side go for Spanish rice, cornbread muffins, or cheesy hash brown casserole. Fried apples make a great dessert.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Guacamole is a popular Mexican side that will be right at home next to Frito pie.
The avocado gives it a creamy texture, and the added extras like lime juice and cilantro keep it bright.
You can customize guacamole however you like, but Jamie’s recipe is a fun one. She adds some jalapenos for a kick.
Another tasty addition (if you’re feeling brave) is some pineapple.
Black bean and corn salad
Black bean and corn salad is a great dish to take to a potluck.
It sticks to the Mexican theme and it’s vibrant and colorful. It will look so tasty next to your Frito pie.
In this recipe, corn, avocado, black beans, bell peppers, and red onions are all brought together with a zesty lime vinaigrette
Make extra so you can have the leftovers for lunch the next day!
Classic house salad
No one can resist a fresh salad filled with crunchy vegetables and fresh greens.
A salad is a great side for Frito pie when you want to keep things light and it’s perfect for a summer party.
The only problem is that salads can be a little boring.
But this classic house salad is tossed with croutons, cheese, and even a little bacon – so it’s packed with flavor.
Cajun creamed corn
Creamed corn is normally pretty sweet, but what about swapping the sugar and nutmeg for some spicy Cajun seasoning instead?
The kick from the Cajun spices will marry with the chilis in the Frito pie to bring some serious heat.
While the cream and cheese in the corn will help cool things down again.
This creamed corn comes together in just a few minutes. It’s a guaranteed hit.
Pico de gallo
Pico de gallo is my favortie type of salsa.
The tomatoes are so fresh and juicy and I love anything with red onion. The citrusy dressing adds acidity which helps keep the Frito pie feeling bright.
It’s so good – and Clean food crush will show you exactly how to do it. It’s quick and easy and the results are so worth it.
With how colorful and flavorful Frito pie is, sometimes you’ll want a simple side.
That’s where roasted broccoli comes in.
The mild, earthy flavor of the broccoli won’t overshadow the Frito pie and you’ll have some much-needed greens on the plate.
I really like this roasted garlic lemon broccoli.
Green beans are another green veggie that would work well.
Want a comforting meal?
Serve these corn muffins. They’re soft and fluffy with a hint of sweetness to counteract the heat of the Frito pie.
They’re the perfect vehicle for mopping up all the leftover Frito pie sauce. And you can get right into the corners of the bowl so you don’t leave anything behind.
Natalie has perfected her corn muffins – her secret is that she uses oil to keep them moist, cornstarch to give them a good crumbly texture, and sour cream for richness.
Take a chance on this apple coleslaw.
It’s healthy, simple, and elegant.
The apples are fresh and crunchy, and the Greek yogurt dressing helps calm down any spiciness from the Frito pie.
And as an added bonus, you can make this slaw ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about too much extra cooking.
Add some crispiness to your meal with this delightful apple coleslaw.
Frito pie is meaty, cheesy, and saucy.
Rice is a great side that can soak up all the flavors and provide substance.
But don’t serve plain rice, try out this Spanish rice instead.
It’s packed with tomatoes, parsley, and paprika so has a bold flavor that will stand up to your Frito pie.
Harini’s vegan recipe is perfect if you’re going for a vegan Frito pie.
Cheesy hashbrown casserole
Who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner? Or double cheese?
This casserole is like an easy version of potato gratin, with grated potato instead of sliced potato.
The soft, cheesy goodness combined with the meaty flavors of the Mississippi roast is a match made in heaven.
Sound good? You’ll love Miss in the kitchen’s cheesy hashbrown casserole.
Want to serve something sweet after your Frito pie (or even on the side!)?
These fried apples are super cinnamony, with a little crunch and a whole lot of juiciness.
What could go wrong?
Follow this 4-step recipe for fried apples, you won’t be disappointed (and don’t skip the rum).
Psst… want a savory version? Try fried tomatoes – here’s a great recipe.
The best side dishes for Frito pie
- Spicy guacamole
- Black bean and corn salad
- Classic house salad
- Cajun creamed corn
- Pico de gallo
- Roasted broccoli
- Corn muffins
- Apple coleslaw
- Spanish rice
- Cheesy hashbrown casserole
- Fried apples
What To Serve With Frito Pie
- 1 portion Frito pie
- Prepare your Frito pie according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: spicy guacamole, black bean and corn salad, classic house salad, cajun creamed corn, pico de gallo, roasted broccoli, corn muffins, apple coleslaw, Spanish rice, cheesy hashbrown casserole, and fried apples.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!