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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