How to Make Easy Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

by Alli

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Luck’s Beans.  All opinions are my own.

One of the many things I love about the south is the fact that we get to grill outside pretty much all year round. Pinto Bean Casserole is an easy side dish that pairs perfectly with grilled chicken. 

At my house, my husband and I enjoy cooking together. He’s the grill master and I get to concentrate on my favorite part of the meal, the sides.

My most-requested side dishes are always easy to make and include quality ingredients. That’s why I often serve Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole. While the casserole is baking, I can sit back and relax while my husband mans the grill. Sounds like a plan to me!

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole is the perfect side dish when you are grilling out. When you need an easy, delicious side dish, this is it.

I hail from a long line of authentic southern cooks and one of the many tips my mama taught me was to always use the absolute best ingredients when cooking. That’s why I always rely on Luck’s Pinto Beans when making my Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole.

Just like me, Luck’s has culinary roots in the south. They’ve been delivering their signature southern taste since 1947.

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole begins with Luck's Pinto Beans

Luck’s Pinto Beans are soaked and simmered longer than other canned pinto beans. That’s why they have a softer texture and that authentic southern taste. The creamy, pork seasoned sauce takes these beans to the next level!

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

My Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole pairs well with grilled chicken or steak fajitas. Sometimes, I even make this casserole as a stand-alone dish. It’s that good! 

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

Slightly crush tortilla chips and place in a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

In a large bowl, combine Luck’s Pinto Beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce and taco seasoning.

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

Don’t drain the pinto beans! You want to add all the rich, creamy, pork-seasoned sauce.

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

Pour the pinto bean mixture over the crushed chips.

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

Sprinkle with cheese.

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

Yield: 14 servings

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole

This Cheesy Pinto Bean Casserole is easy to make and begins with a layer of tortilla chips, corn tomatoes, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning mix. It's a favorite at my house.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 8 oz. tortilla chips, crushed
  • 2 cans Luck's Pinto Beans
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
  • Taco Seasoning Mix (1 envelope)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese,


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Slightly crush tortilla chips and spread in the baking dish.
  4. Combine the pinto beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning mix in a large bowl. Pour over chips and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 263Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 32mgSodium 473mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 12g

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I’m so glad my mama taught me how to cook and to always use quality ingredients, just like her mama taught her.

These days, I’m passing on our southern culinary skills to my own children. Don’t tell anyone, but my daughter can make southern homemade biscuits better than me.

Want more delicious recipes? Luck’s has you covered! Which one will you try first?


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robin rue October 5, 2017 - 5:20 am

That casserole sounds really good. I have never had anything like it. I am looking forward to trying it.

Anita October 5, 2017 - 6:16 am

Seeing how I like to eat pinto beans, I’m definitely going to give this a try. That looked delicious. I got a new recipe now!

Amber Myers October 5, 2017 - 8:28 am

Yummy, I’ve always been a fan of pinto beans so I’d enjoy this casserole. I’ll have to make it for dinner soon!

Heather October 5, 2017 - 8:34 am

I love how easy this recipe is. The perfect weeknight dinner without having to defrost anything.

Tomi C October 5, 2017 - 9:13 am

I have never heard of pinto bean casserole Alli but it looks like similar to this Mexican Cinco Cinco casserole sans meat that my family has been making for years. This would be perfect for our family Meatless Monday!

Kim October 5, 2017 - 9:58 am

That looks yummy and easy and loaded with protein…great meal in the fall.

Jeanettte October 5, 2017 - 10:24 am

I love how full of protein this is. I have been looking for different recipes that will give me protein and fill my belly all at the same time. This looks like an ideal meal and one that looks tasty too.

Sapphire Kharyzma October 5, 2017 - 10:33 am

What a yummy, meatless meal! I am excited to try this recipe out! I am a fan of all the ingredients. Thanks for sharing 🙂

candy October 5, 2017 - 11:25 am

Pinning this to make for my family. Love the use of pinto beans, great for using in food storage recipe.

Lisa October 5, 2017 - 1:22 pm

That looks really good. I bet with some tortillas, that would make a meal all by itself.

Chubskulit Rose October 5, 2017 - 1:52 pm

I saw this on your instagram and I got excited for the recipe. This is something my husband would really like.

Lucee October 5, 2017 - 3:57 pm

This looks like the perfect side dish. I’m going to try it with tacos.

Joely Smith October 5, 2017 - 4:11 pm

We love pinto beans and I have a favorite recipe I often make. I love seeing your idea and I will absolutely make this pinto bean casserole soon!

Liz Mays October 5, 2017 - 4:55 pm

This is such a fun way to use pinto beans. I love those Mexican ingredients! I bet this is super delicious!

Pam Wattenbarger October 5, 2017 - 6:34 pm

I love easy casseroles like this. Luck’s is the only brand of pinto beans that I ever buy.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy October 5, 2017 - 6:59 pm

This casserole would be perfect for a busy weeknight. I love how all the ingredients to make such a tasty meal. I have to try this recipe.

Amanda October 5, 2017 - 10:51 pm

Your casserole recipe is a pan of cheesy goodness. Yum! I could imagine myself sitting on the couch watching football and dunking endless chips into the casserole.

Debra Hawkins October 6, 2017 - 10:11 am

This sounds like something my husband would absolutely love! I am going to have to make it for our next game day!

Emily October 6, 2017 - 3:37 pm

I have never made a casserole like this before. I know my kids would love it! My daughter being vegetarian means I have to get creative to make meals we all want to eat. This is one I know my whole family would like to try.

P. Martin November 8, 2017 - 8:43 pm

Tomato sauce was mentioned in the narrative but not listed in the ingredients. Is it a small can?

Alli November 9, 2017 - 4:35 am

Thanks so much for pointing that out. I forgot to list it in the ingredients. Yes, it’s a small eight-ounce can of tomato sauce.


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