Cheesy Frito Salad is a great side salad recipe featuring corn chips, Velveeta and avocados. With the corn chips adding a crunch, the melted Velveeta combined with evaporated milk and grated onion makes a unique dressing on this salad.
Barbara modified this salad recipe featuring corn chips and Velveeta cheese from another of her favorite cookbooks – The Working Cook. (See below for more recipes from this cookbook.) Try serving this on game day to your hungry sports enthusiasts, especially those who might not be the biggest salad fans. Just point out that it is coated in melted Velveeta and they will line up to try it.
Cheesy Frito Salad
The corn chips give this side salad a nice crunch, and the cheese sauce makes it a crowd-pleaser. Want to make it even harder to resist? Add 3-4 slices of crumbled bacon!!
To make it spicy, add 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped to the Velveeta cheese.
Want to turn it into a main dish? You can easily make this Cheesy Frito Salad with a protein, like grilled chicken or steak or ground beef. Barbara often serves it with chunks of spicy Mexican chicken burgers cut up on top.
Just a heads up, serve this immediately after tossing in the Velveeta cheese mixture to prevent the salad from getting soggy.
A friend even commented that he had to hold back from licking the plate when he finished his serving of this Cheesy Frito Salad but I would have loved to have seen him do that!
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Cheesy Frito Salad
- 1 head iceberg lettuce
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
- 1 avocado chopped
- 1 bag Fritos (Corn Chips), 7 oz.
- 8 oz. Velveeta cheese
- 1/3 cups grated onion
- 3 Tablespoons evaporated milk
- 1 can corn drained
- Cut lettuce into bite sized pieces; add to bowl.
- To the lettuce bowl, add tomatoes, avocado and Fritos.
- Over low heat, melt Velveeta, onion and evaporated milk together, stirring frequently.
- Add cheese mixture to lettuce, tossing gently. Add corn and mix.
- Serve immediately.
- To make a full meal, add grilled chicken, ground beef or steak.
More Recipes from The Working Cook
When we find a cookbook we like, we have to share as many recipes from it as we can! Check out some of our favorites from The Working Cook, and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
- Pressure Cooker Potato Soup
- Instant Pot Boiled Kielbasa Dinner
- Amaretto Chicken and Rice
- Instant Pot Golden Chicken Imperial