How to Use Chips as a Legit Recipe Ingredient

By Burn The Wine
Created March 13, 2017
Turn a snack-time fave into the star ingredient of any meal. MORE+ LESS-

Merry Chipmas! Happy Chips-giving! Just because you’re a “grown-up” doesn’t mean you have to forsake all that crunchy potato (sometimes corn) goodness. No one can ask that of you and if they do, they’re not really your friends. But we’re all definitely adults now so you can’t just crack open a bag of chips, toss ‘em in a bowl and call it good. Plus, I know you like to give ‘em the old razzle-dazzle. Here’s a list of awesome recipes that employ your favorite snack food as a valid and respectable recipe ingredient. 


1. Easy Crescent Chili Bake

The pie’s the limit when you use this super-easy recipe. Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls create the crust for this magnificent meat pie. Top it off with corn chips for maximum crunch!

2. Easy Skillet Breakfast Nachos

Food Should Taste Good™ Multigrain Tortilla Chips are exceptionally tasty on their own. But that’s nacho problem! Use this recipe to make an amazing breakfast skillet that will give ‘em plenty to taco ‘bout.

3. Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breast

Crispy corn chips are CRUSHED…to make chicken breast realize its dream of becoming the tastiest, spiciest dish around.

4. Meatless Veggie Burger Meatballs

Food Should Taste Good™ blue corn tortilla chips lend their tasty power to make these veggie meatballs mouthwatering. Up the flavor ante by whipping up some creamy, spicy chipotle sauce for the dipping.

5. Nacho Pot Pie Bake

This is nacho traditional pot pie (yeah, that’s just gonna keep happening – sorry, not sorry). Fiesta nacho cheese condensed soup, black beans, sweet corn and succulent pieces of rotisserie make for a bake that’s out of this world!

6. Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Casserole

If Buffalo chicken and cheese makes you say ‘yes please’ then have I got the casserole for you. Crunchy potato chips coarsely crushed and all the cheeses (I do mean all of them) make for a magnificent meal.

7. Queso-Taco Bombs

I am not going to lie to you, when I saw these tiny perfectly round balls of yum I literally gasped aloud. You’ve never had tortilla chips quite like this.

8. Chip Crusted Bacon

I like this recipe because it’s sort of like a choose-your-own adventure. You can use any variety of Food Should Taste Good™ chips to coat your delicious bacon. Might I suggest the kimchi or olive flavored ones?

9. Bacon Chocolate Couch Potato Bars

What is needed to make this happen: crispy fried bacon, pretzels, chips, peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Ya better get on it, these sweet, salty bars ain’t going to make themselves.

10. Chip Crusted Jalapeno Poppers

Got a peck of unpickled peppers and no notion of what to do with them? Just add cheese, bacon and coat the things in tortilla chips – then get to baking!

11. Spicy Chip Crusted Chicken Fingers

Food Should Taste Good™ ancho chile sweet potato kettle cooked chips lovingly embrace boneless skinless chicken breasts to make you the best darn chicken fingers around! Crunchy, crispy and downright delightful these succulent nibbles will please every taste bud currently residing on your tongue.

12. The Ultimate Chili Cheese Sauce Biscuit Burger

It isn’t called the “ultimate” for nuthin'. No sir, this chili cheese stuffed biscuit is serious business. You better bring your eating A-game! And don’t think those corn ships are just sitting on the sidelines – they’re packing some serious crunch!

13. Barbecue Pork Chops

Ain’t no party like a pork chop party because a pork chop party has been liberally coated in barbecue-flavored potato chips. Do you need to eat 3 pork chops? Maybe not. Will you be sorely tempted to? Emphatically yes. It’s a dangerous and delicious game.

14. The Pudgy Pig Pizza

Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust gets all dolled up with barbecue sauce, shredded pork, cheese, chili mayo and Sriracha. But we mustn’t forget the most marvelous ingredient of all: crushed barbecue potato chips!