Pinto Bean and Chicken Casserole


If you have a taste for Mexican and are looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, here it is. You'll find layers of vibrant flavor and different textures in this pinto bean casserole. Suggested garnishes: chopped cilantro, sour cream, jalapenos, salsa, and black olives.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained

  • 1 ½ cups chopped, cooked chicken

  • 1 (11 ounce) can Mexican-style corn (such as Green Giant®), drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®), undrained

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ cups corn chips (such as Fritos®)

  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a large casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Combine pinto beans, chicken, corn, diced tomatoes and green chiles, tomato sauce, onion, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

  3. Spread corn chips on the bottom of the prepared casserole dish and evenly distribute the bean mixture over top. Sprinkle with Colby-Jack cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese has melted and casserole is heated through, about 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

480 Calories
22g Fat
44g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 480
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1626mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 698mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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