Cincinnati Chili Cheese Fritos (with Who Dey Butter)

Cincinnati Chili Cheese Fritos add the flavor of Cincinnati style chili  to your favorite corn chips, seasoned easily at home in  just  minutes.
Cincinnati Chili Cheese Fritos

Cincinnati Chili Cheese Fritos

By Sue Lau |  Palatable  Pastime

Cincinnati Chili Cheese Fritos  is my recipe  of the day. I made this easy snack up  just in time to  watch my  home team (The Cincinnati Bengals) take their luck out to the west coast to try to  win the  Super Bowl. They lost to the L.A. Rams,  but the team still  has our hearts  and hopes for next  year.

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Cincinnati Chili Cheese Fritos

Cincinnati Chili Cheese Fritos

As you probably already are aware,  Cincinnati  is famous for our style of chili. Texans enjoy arguing  if  it  is chili or not. But then again, Texans may  just like to argue. It’s cowboy style.

But Cincinnati chili is  Greek style, and  has many flavorful and unusual (for chili)  spices  in it. I have taken a handful of  those spices and stirred those into a Who Dey (the nickname for my  football team) Butter so  it will cling nicely  to ready made chips.

After a  nice dry  in a  low oven, they are ready for your  game day snack table,  or  just  anytime you want something a little different. We dig the Fritos around here. Don’t miss the BBQ  Fritos recipe I posted a preview for below as well. They can take BBQ Fritos out of the stores. But they can’t keep them out  of  our hands!

Cincinnati Chili Cheese Fritos

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Cincinnati Chili Cheese Fritos

Cincinnati Chili Cheese Fritos

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 42 kcal



  • 9-1/4 ounce bag Frito Lay chili cheese Fritos corn chips

Who Dey Butter:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon beef base or powdered beef bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce


  • Melt butter and stir in the Who Dey Butter ingredients.
  • Pour mixture over all the Fritos and toss well until as evenly coated as you can.
  • Place Fritos on a baking sheet and put into a low over (125F)(or as low as you can), and bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you have to use a higher temp, use your judgement in reducing the bake time please.
  • Fritos are even better after overnight, giving the chips a chance to absorb the butter nicely.
  • These will keep the same amount of time as an opened bag of chips so place in an airtight bag.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 93mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 42IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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