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20 Easy Cheetos Recipes From Mild to Flamin’ Hot

Cheetos are a crunchy, cheesy snack that most people enjoy. Cheetos recipes, though, are so much more than that. 

They’re savory, cheesy, and sometimes spicy. And they can help liven up your regular dinner menu.

Each one of these recipes features some variety of Cheetos in the ingredients. 

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Of course, that means they might not be the healthiest dishes out there.

Luckily, they’re some of the tastiest. Recipes made with Cheetos are flavorful and fun. 

They usually have plenty of cheese and a phenomenal texture. You make some of these with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, so proceed with caution. 

If you’re prone to acid reflux, you might want to skip those recipes.

Now, let’s check out these 20 Cheetos recipes. 

1. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Chicken Mozzarella Sticks

Making homemade mozzarella sticks is always preferable to heating up the frozen variety.

The outsides are crunchier, and the cheese is gooier. Plus, you can make modifications!

For example, you add ground chicken and all kinds of seasonings with these. It makes them spicier and more filling. 

Then, you coat them in crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos for an even spicier treat.

They’ll set your mouth on fire. However, if you enjoy hot things, you’ll love them. They’re pure cheesy goodness.

2. Cheetos Marshmallow Crispy Treats

These three-ingredient snacks are gooey, stringy, buttery, and scrumptious. Instead of Rice Krispies, you’ll use Cheetos to make them. 

The result is a sweet and salty confection that’s hard not to love. Use regular Cheetos for a milder variety or Hot Cheetos for some spice. 

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3. 500 Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Pizza

This is heartburn waiting to happen. It’s something college kids would gobble up. There should be an age limit for this kind of stuff. 

But here’s the problem: It’s soooo good! It’s a delicious cheese pizza topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. The crunch alone makes it worthwhile! 

This pizza might set your mouth on fire, but you’ll enjoy it until then.

4. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Mac and Cheese

With ooey-gooey cheese and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, this mac ‘n cheese is delicious. It’s creamy, buttery, and hot, Hot, HOT! 

If you’re looking for a side dish with a bit of a kick, give this one a try. 

5. Burger King Mac n Cheetos

These deep-fried mac and cheese bites are simply delectable. They have a crunchy Cheetos coating and decadent vegan mac ‘n cheese inside. 

If you aren’t vegan, you can use non-vegan dairy and cheese products instead.

Vegan or not, these are bite-sized balls of deliciousness. Serve them as fun game day appetizers. Everyone will love them. 

6. Cheetos Chicken Strips

These might look like plain old chicken strips, but they aren’t. They’re similar, though: juicy and tender on the inside, golden and crispy on the outside. 

However, you’ll also add powdered Cheetos to the coating. It gives them a cheesy flavor and enhances the chicken’s already yummy taste. 

They may not be traditional, but they will be a hit at your family dinner.

7. Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Ice Cream

Hot ice cream sounds like something made up, but it’s 100% real. It’s cold and creamy with an almost savory flavor. 

Of course, after the initial refreshing coolness, it’ll set your mouth on fire.

It’s a total contradiction, which makes it so much fun. The bright orange color is pretty lovely, too.

8. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Bloody Mary

This recipe has everything you love about a Bloody Mary. There’s tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, vodka, and more. 

However, you infuse the vodka with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. It gives it a deliciously hot bite that puts Fireball Whiskey to shame.

Garnish it with even more Cheetos for extra heat.

9. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Corn

This is Mexican street corn, only with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos instead of chili powder. You only need five ingredients to make it, and it’s very good. 

It’s the perfect combo of sweet and spicy that’ll make your head spin. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like spicy-sweet corn with a dash of garlic.

10. Flaming Cheetos + Arugula Grilled Cheese

This might be “just a grilled cheese sandwich,” but it’s a grilled cheese sandwich dialed up to 11. 

First of all, this buttery classic features gouda cheese. That right there makes it a spectacular grilled cheese. 

There’s also arugula and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. They give the sandwich heat and freshness. It’s a super hot sandwich, but it’s delicious, nonetheless.

11. Candied Caramel Cheetos

Caramelized Cheetos Puffs may not sound like an appetizing snack. But as they say, don’t judge a book by its cover. These things are awesome. 

They’re crispy, sweet, and salty. They’re borderline addictive. You won’t want to stop once you take that first crunchy bite. 

12. Cheetos Bombs

These bright orange balls are full of cheesy yumminess. The insides are hot and gooey, while the outsides are crispy and Cheeto-flavored. 

They take practically no effort to make, and everyone will love them. And I do mean everyone.

Whether you’re 8 years old or 80, you’ll keep coming back for more. 

13. Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Fries

These are the simplest loaded fries you’ll ever pull together. Although to be fair, I’m not sure you can actually call them “loaded.”

Let’s call them jazzed-up fries instead. 

They’re definitely more than plain fries. You cover them with a creamy, silky cheese sauce. Then, you’ll add Flamin’ Hot Cheetos crumbs to the top. 

They’re hot, cheesy, and tender, exactly what you want from a good batch of fries.

14. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Wings with Honey Sriracha Sauce

These wings are sweet, salty, savory, and spicy. The richness of the honey Sriracha sauce complements the fiery hot Cheetos perfectly. 

The sauce is sticky and messy, but the wings taste so good, it’s hard to care. Plus, you’ll love the crispy skin against the tender, juicy chicken inside.

15. Cheetos Cookies

These crumbly, buttery cookies will melt in your mouth. They’re soft, chewy, and full of sweet and salty flavor.

It’s hard to imagine Cheetos mixed with sugar cookies, but give them a try, anyway.

You’ll be surprised at how much you like them. Additionally, even if you don’t like them, they won’t go to waste.

These things are a massive hit with anyone under the age of 19.

16. Good, Cheddar, Best Pumpkin Pie

Okay, this one takes it a bit too far for me. A cheesy graham cracker crust and a pumpkin-Cheeto filling are just too strange. 

Last Thanksgiving, I tried it on a whim and couldn’t get behind it. So then why did I add it to the list? 

Well, because apparently, I was one of the few who didn’t like it. The texture was great – velvety smooth and creamy. I wasn’t a fan of the taste, though. 

Luckily, everyone else loved it, so I didn’t have any leftovers.

17. Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Turkey

Spice up your Thanksgiving turkey with a crust made from Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

It’s the same juicy, succulent turkey underneath, but the outside is much hotter. 

I added my usual herb mixture to this when I made it. (That included garlic, rosemary, sage, etc.) I actually found it to be quite enjoyable. 

I can see how it wouldn’t be for everyone, though. Still, if you love turkey and don’t mind spicy food, you’ll probably dig it. 

18. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Balls

These are your standard peanut butter chocolate balls with a Cheetos twist.

Although, you don’t taste the Cheetos all that much. They just add heat and salt to the chocolate. 

It’s actually a phenomenal combination. Sweet and salty always go well together. With this recipe, you’ll add spicy to the mix. It genuinely works. 

The bright orange insides and chocolate outsides also make these perfect for Halloween.

19. Cheetos Mummies

These are fun for Halloween, too. They’re like oversized pigs-in-blankets. However, as with everything on this list, there’s a Cheetos twist. 

You’ll alternate these between Flamin’ Hot and White Cheddar Jalapeno. Both taste fantastic and have a bit of a bite to them.


This filling, savory burrito isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s another one you might consider “young folks” food.

Still, it’s spectacular if you can handle the heat, cheese, and other robust flavors. 

It’s incredibly flavorful, cheesy to the max, and full of yummy short ribs. It has a distinctly Mexican flair, but with Cheetos!

20 Ways to Use Cheetos From Mild to Flamin’ Hot

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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