Frito Lay Giveway ~ Chips plus a $25 Gift Card


Time to link up with your best fall football recipes. Please ad your link to the MckLinky or leave your recipe in the comments section.

The recipe requirements:

Recipes must have a healthy twist. That means using healthier ingredients such as fresh or natural ingredients and recipes must include Frito-Lay product(s). They can be incorporated in many ways:
.       In the recipes themselves, such as Frito-pies
.       Tostitos-base in taco salads dishes/dip
.       Tostitos scoops or various other Lays chips used for “dipping” the recipes

A winner (chosen by me) will win several Frito Lay products plus a $25 gift card. I will pick a winner on Friday September 25, 2009. To enter post a recipe on your blog and add the link on this post. If you don’t have a blog leave your recipe in the comments section.

For those who asked what a tailgating party is, it is a party before a game, held in the parking lot of the stadium. Usually people grill out and before the start of a sporting event (almost always football). People who don’t attend the actual event, sometimes host tailgating parties in their homes and watch the game on the television. But they always involve food, and lots of it!


  1. Michelle Broussard says:

    Michelle’s Black Bean & Corn Salsa with Tostito’s Scoops

    1 can sweet yellow corn, drained
    1 can black beans, drained
    1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes (any style), drained
    2 avocados, diced
    1/2 red / purple onion, diced
    1 tsp. lime juice

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Toss in one avocado seed to keep the avocado from turning brown too quickly. Refrigerate at least 4 hours for optimum flavor. Serve with Tostitos Scoops so you can get a BIG bite of that yummy goodness!

    This is a simple & very healthy recipe. Also a great way to get in your veggies for the day!

  2. Mini Taco Salads

    1 bag Baked Tostitos Scoops
    2 cups shredded lettuce
    1 tomato, chopped
    1 can kidney beans, drained
    1/2 lb. ground beef
    2 T taco seasoning
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup sour cream (optional)

    Brown ground beef in shallow pan, season and simmer according to taco seasoning directions, set aside.

    Set out Tostitos Scoops on platter. Layer ingredients into chips in order listed above.

  3. Healthy Walking Tacos- a school favorite!

    1 lb ground turkey- lean

    1 packet taco seasoning

    1 tomatoes – diced

    1 head of lettuce- shredded

    1 package of low fat cheddar cheese- shredded or shred a block in the food processor

    1 avocado- sliced

    1 ear of corn- kernals taken off

    1 cup black beans

    6 individual bags of Frittos

    1. Brown ground turkey then follow directions on seasoning packet.

    2. Create a topping buffet out of toppings

    3. Open fritto bags and add your favorite toppings

    This has been a favorite for our family for years! It’s nice because it’s easy clean up in a bag and each person gets to personalize their walking taco!

  4. Corn Dip (not a sexy title, but tasty!)

    1 cup low-fat mayo
    1 cup low-fat sour cream
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    5-6 green onions, chopped
    2 jalapeno peppers, seeded & chopped (optional!)
    1 small can chopped green chiles
    2 cans “Mexi-style” corn, well-drained
    3/4 teaspoon cajun seasoning
    3/4 teaspoon cumin
    3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    Mix all ingredients thoroughly and chill. Serve with “Fritos Scoops” and enjoy this truly addictive dip!

  5. Michelle Broussard says:

    I can’t BELIEVE I forgot to mention the Tostito’s Scoops in the list of ingredients!

    • Oh thank goodness someone else did this! lOl. I did a blog post for an entry and forgot the frito’s– for frito chili pie!! LOL> you just have to laugh at yourself and move on!! Your recipe looks yummy! I make a similar dish but just throw it all together!! I think that I will try your for my next birthday party!!

  6. Deborah Freeman says:

    Mexican salad:
    Lettuce I use about 1/2 a head of green leaf
    three large tomatoes chopped up
    1/2 a bunch of green onions chopped
    1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
    1/2 of a block of chedder or Colby cheese cut into small cubes
    1/2 a bottle of catalina salad dressing
    1/2 a bag of regular frito lay corn chips

    Puat all ingediants into a large bowl and toss several times to mix the salad dressing all over. You can also add more chips to the top to make it crunchy!
    This is so delicious and it’s fast and easy. My husband and I eat this as a whole meal and it has no meat so it works great as a vegitarian meal as well.

    • Hi Deborah, I just posted a recipe and went back to look at the other posts for ideas… and ummmm….looks like we have the same tastes! LOL My mom always served this as a main dish too, it so filling and frugal to boot!

  7. I love this white chicken chili! Not only is it great for parties, but I actually freeze it in individual portions so I can eat it for lunch, too!

    White Chicken Chili

    2 T olive oil
    36 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
    1 onion, chopped
    1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
    1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    2 T ground cumin
    1 T ground coriander
    1 cup tomatilla salsa (green salsa by other Mexican foods)
    4 cups chicken broth
    2 cans (15 oz each) Great Northern beans
    1 T cilantro
    1 T chopped parsley
    2 T lime juice, or juice of one lime if you have the real thing laying around
    shredded monterey jack or pepper jack cheese
    Fritos corn chips

    Heat medium soup pot over medium-high heat with olive oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add onion, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, and coriander and cook 3-4 minutes more. Continue to stir!

    Add the tomatilla salsa and chicken broth. Bring the chili up to a simmer. Add one can of beans. With a fork, thoroughly mash the other can of beans before adding to chili. (This helps to thicken the soup.) Simmer the chili for 10 minutes. Remove chili from heat and add cilantro, parsley, and lime juice. Serve with shredded cheese and Fritos corn chips.

  8. Spanish Salad

    This recipe is easy. Pack the ingrediants in individual containers and let everyone build their own!

    (2) 14 oz cans Ranch Style Beans (cowboy beans)
    (1) small bottle Catalina salad dressing
    2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
    any kind of crunchy lettuce such as romaine
    Diced tomatoes for garnish
    (1) large bag Fritos

    Dump the ranch beans with liquid and the bottle of catalina dressing in a container. Cover and refrigerate till cold or serve room temperature if preferred. Just let the beans marinate for a while in the dressing.

    When it is time to eat build your salad! Grab a plate and layer lettuce on the bottom then Fritos corn chips, a laddle full of the bean mixture, then more salad and chips top with cheese and diced tomatoes.

  9. This is the easiest recipe you will probably ever make…

    1 bar Neufatchel (sp?) cheese
    1 can Hormel chili
    1 bag Tostitos scoops

    Put the cheese and chili in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and chili is warm throughout. Use Scoops to eat!

  10. Black Bean and Corn Salsa

    1 can black beans drained and rinsed
    1 can of white and yellow corn drained and rinsed
    1 lime juiced
    half of a med onion finely chopped
    half green pepper finely chopped
    4 roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
    1 clove of garlic minced
    2 Tbs fresh cilantro (I use more because we LOVE cilantro)
    1 Tbs ground cumin (or more :-))
    salt and pepper to taste

    Mix all ingredients together and serve with Frito Lays Scoops.

  11. Lay’s Chips Tofu Salad:
    Lay’s chips
    Seaweed Wasabi Mayo (Seaweed powder, Wasabi, Mayo)

    Healthy, delicious and low calories!

  12. Thanks for the giveaway Toni!

  13. Easy White Chicken Chili

    2 cans Navy beans
    1 can Great Northern beans
    4 oz. can green chilies, chopped
    1/2 c. fat free Italian dressing
    4 tsp. chili powder
    1-2 cooked chicken breasts, cut or shredded
    1 c. cream or milk (approx.)


    Serve with shredded cheese and Fritos

  14. Kid’s favorite “Dorito Salad”
    (The only way we eat Doritos in our household)

    Note: Quantities can vary based on your preference, how many you are serving, and what you have on hand

    1 lb ground meat of choice (hamburger, chicken, turkey)
    1 onion chopped (optional)
    1 packet taco seasoning
    1 Cup or more of shredded cheese
    1 Carrot shredded fine or grated
    Chopped Tomatoes (I use 2 med size)
    Lettuce chopped or shredded (your choice–try the bagged mixed lettuce with the shredded cabbage and radishes)
    Any other veggies/olives your family enjoys in a taco salad
    1 Bag of Doritos “smashed up”
    Light Western Dressing

    Brown Meat with onion in skillet, mix in taco seasoning/water according to packet directions
    Let cool slightly (unless you want all the cheese to melt)
    In an x-tra large bowl, combine your meat mixture, doritos, lettuce, cheese, and veggies
    Pour in Dressing while stirring to the desired consistency


  15. Garden fresh salsa
    3 green bell peppers
    3jalepeno peppers
    3 banana peppers
    de-seeded and chopped very small
    5 tomatos, diced
    1/2 medium onion chopped fine
    3 cucumbers peeled and chopped
    4 cloves fresh garlic, pressed
    a splash of lemon juice
    and a dash of salt(can be omitted since its being used on already salted chips)
    mix together
    add more peppers garlic and onion for a spicier salsa
    serve with Tostitos Scoops for an awesome snack
    tastes very fresh and is great because it has all fresh ingredient, most of which are really easy to grow in your garden which really makes this a money saver over jar salsa, and tastes better too!

  16. In honor of Autumn, I share my never-fail-to-please Taco Soup. There are loads of good recipes with Frito Lay products but this works especially well for my families who are one or more of the following:

    a) on a budget
    b) health minded
    c) short on time
    d) like one-dish meals

    All the ingredients can be as fresh or as canned as you like… I’ll write out the cheap/easy recipe and put the healthy substitutes in parentheses.

    TACO SOUP– feeds my family of six with leftovers.

    1 lb. ground beef (you can use turkey or go nuts with free range/organic beef if you can afford it)
    1 packet taco seasoning (feel free to make up your own, if you’re laundry pile is low and you’ve no diapers to change: Allrecipes has a good recipe)
    1 can diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning is best (or you can chop up about 3 fresh tomatoes and spice it how you like)
    1 15 oz. can tomato sauce (if you’ve time to can your own tomato sauce, you probably don’t need to be inspired with any old recipe like this one)
    1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (all right, seriously everyone… if you want to soak dry beans overnight and cook them, it defeats the purpose of this being a quick and easy meal)
    1 can corn (or about 1 1/2 cups fresh kernals or defrosted frozen)
    cheddar cheese (if you aren’t able to find Tillamook cheese, you have my pity and best wishes to find a substitute)
    plain yogurt (optional– and it’s way better than sour cream, so long as you don’t even THINK about getting a low or non fat kind!)
    avocado (optional and if you can afford it!)
    Any kind of Frito Lay corn chips… we like Tostitos.

    *Brown meat, drain fat and add taco seasoning as the package directs. In separate large saucepan or pot, add all the other ingredients and dump in cooked meat. You can add water to make this stretch further for more people. Let it simmer for a bit. It’ll look more like a very thick stew than a soup, unless you’ve added water.

    Crunch up chips in bowl; dump a ladle full of soup on top. Sprinkle on cheese; dollop on yogurt and garnish with avocado in a way that tickles your fancy. Perfect for curling up on the couch with in front of the fireplace and watching leaves fall outside the window… unless you have three boys and baby girl like me and are better off to don full-on rain gear to avoid any “unintentional” blasts that may hit you across the table while the children devour their favorite meal and forget all my painstaking efforts to teach civility and manners at the mealtime. Enjoy.

  17. Is there a winner?

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