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Qué rico! 20 Recipes using Flamin’ Hot Cheetos!

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos recipes – sure! Do you absolutely LOVE hot and spicy flavors? In food and in life? And licking that Cheeto dust from your fingers?

If you know, you KNOW.

For all of you who embrace that Flamin’ Hot Cheetos vida – here is the ultimate list of recipes and creative foods using Flaming Hot Cheetos! 

All of these taste SO dang good

If you are looking for a way to spice up your snack game, then look no further! These crunchy, spicy snacks have been a favorite for years and they can also be used to create some seriously creative, flamin’ hot flavor, and delicious recipes! 

But First What are Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? 

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If you haven’t heard of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, you’re missing out! Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are a type of snack food made by Frito Lay. They are a spicy version of the classic Cheetos snack, coated in a bright red seasoning that gives them their signature heat and flavor.

Why are Flamin’ Hot Cheetos so popular?

Esquites topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, by CraftyChica.com

 

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos have become a cultural phenomenon in recent years, especially among young people (just check TikTok!). They are beloved for their bold, spicy flavor and addictive crunch. Some people even call them “addictive” because they can’t get enough of them! 

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos have also become a popular ingredient in creative cooking, with chefs and home cooks alike using them to add a spicy kick to all kinds of dishes! 

A note of caution

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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are muy, muy, muy spicy – they compare to the heat of cayenne pepper. Keep that in mind as you eat them. Just like any other super spicy foods –  eat them in moderation! As much as I love spicy foods, I know my limits and honor them. Just sayin’!

How To Use Flamin’ Hot Cheetos In Recipes

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Using Flaming Hot Cheetos in recipes is a fun and creative way to add some spice to your dishes. Here are a few ways you can use Flaming Hot Cheetos in your cooking:

  • Crush them up and use them as a coating for chicken tenders, fish fillets, or any type of meat! 
  • Mix them into mac and cheese or other cheesy pasta dishes for an extra kick of flavor.
  • Use them as a topping for chili or soup to add some crunch and heat.
  • Sprinkle them over popcorn or roasted nuts for a spicy snack. 
  • Crush them up and use them as a crust for a spicy cheesecake or other dessert. 

Recipes And Creative Foods Using Flaming Hot Cheetos 

From mac and cheese to desserts and even drinks, Flamin’ Hot Spicy Cheetos can add an extra layer of flavor, spice, and texture to just about any recipe. 

Whether you’re looking to impress your friends with a unique spicy food party snack or just want to try something new, we’ve got you covered. 

15 Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Recipes To Try Now: Creative Foods Using Flaming Hot Cheetos

1. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Elote 

We have to start with the most obvi, right? You MUST try sprinkling Hot Cheetos on your elote or esquites. Jenny Martinez presents three ways to do this. It adds a little bit of crunch and spice to our elote by rolling it in crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos. 

The Cheetos add a nice texture and a bold flavor to the sweet corn. 

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2. Flamin’ Hot Loaded Baked Potato

*Slow head nod in agreement*

I’m not mad at this. I bet it would be a savory experience! And you can adjust the amount – a little sprinkle or a lot!

Video link + credit: AnnCarrenoEnglish 

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3. Air Fryer Flamin’ Hot Cheddar Cheese Sticks

Credit: Two Kids and a Coupon

 

Whether you like the Flamin’ Hot or the regular Cheetos, these air fryer Flamin’ Hot Cheddar Cheese Sticks are the new appetizers to have on hand at any family gathering! Grab the spicy recipe here!

4. Flaming Hot Cheetos Mozzarella Sticks

Who doesn’t love mozzarella sticks? They’re a classic appetizer that everyone enjoys. But have you ever tried them with Flaming Hot Cheetos? Trust us, it takes them to a whole new level! 

Video link, credit: Simple and Delish by Canan

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To make these delicious mozzarella sticks, you’ll need: 

  • Mozzarella cheese sticks 
  • Flour 
  • Eggs 
  • Flaming Hot Cheetos 
  • Oil for frying 

Here’s how to make them: 

  1. Crush up a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos in a food processor until they’re finely ground. 2. Cut the mozzarella cheese sticks in half lengthwise. 
  2. Roll each cheese stick in flour, then dip it in beaten eggs. 
  3. Roll the cheese stick in the crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos, making sure it’s fully coated. 5. Heat up oil in a frying pan and fry the cheese sticks until they’re golden brown. 6. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy! 

5. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Quesadilla

We fill our quesadillas with all kinds of crazy things, why not Hot Cheetos?

Video link + credit: FoodLoverRafi

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6. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Chicken Fingers

Chicken fingers are another classic appetizer that we love to put a spicy twist on. These Flaming Hot Cheetos chicken fingers are sure to be a hit at any party! 

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To make these delicious chicken fingers, you’ll need: 

  • Chicken tenders 
  • Flour 
  • Eggs 
  • Flaming Hot Cheetos 
  • Oil for frying 

Here’s how to make these hot snacks: 

  1. Crush up a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos in a food processor until they’re finely ground. 2. Cut the chicken tenders into strips. 
  2. Roll each chicken strip in flour, then dip it in beaten eggs. 
  3. Roll the chicken strip in the crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos, making sure it’s fully coated. 5. Heat up oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken fingers until they’re golden brown. 6. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and sour cream, or hot sauce, and enjoy! 

7. Flaming Hot Cheetos Jalapeño Poppers 

If you’re a fan of jalapeño poppers, you have to try this Flaming Hot Cheetos version. They’re spicy, cheesy, and oh-so-delicious! I found a yummy full recipe for them here

Video link + Credit: Timmy’s Takeout 

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To make these jalapeño poppers, you’ll need: 

  • Jalapeño peppers 
  • Cream cheese 
  • Shredded cheddar cheese 
  • Flaming Hot Cheetos 
  • Flour 
  • Eggs 
  • Oil for frying 

Here’s how to make them: 

  1. Cut the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and membranes. 2. In a bowl, mix together cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese. 3. Crush up a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos in a food processor until they’re finely ground. 4. Fill each jalapeño half with the cheese mixture. 
  2. Roll each jalapeño half in flour, then dip it in beaten eggs. 
  3. Roll the jalapeño half in the crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos, making sure it’s fully coated.
  4. Heat up oil in a frying pan and fry the jalapeño poppers until they’re golden brown. 8. Serve and enjoy! 

These Flaming Hot Cheetos appetizers are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering it is just your personal preference. They’re easy to make and packed with flavor for your taste buds. Give them a try and let us know what you think! 

8. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Grilled Cheese 

Take your grilled cheese to the next level by adding some Flaming Hot Cheetos to the mix. These are definitely comfort food! 

Video link + credit: Jojo Seufert

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Ingredients: 

  • 4 slices of bread 
  • 4 slices of cheese 
  • Flaming Hot Cheetos, crushed 
  • Melted Butter 

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. 
  2. Butter one side of each slice of bread. 
  3. On the unbuttered side of two slices of bread, place a slice of cheese and a handful of crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos.  
  4. Top with another slice of cheese and the other slice of bread, buttered side facing out.
  5. 5. Place the sandwich in the skillet and cook until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 3-4 minutes per side. 

9. Flaming Hot Cheetos Pizza Topping: Creative Foods Using Flaming Hot Cheetos

Add some spice to your pizza by using crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos as a topping. Uhhh, I don’t know if I could handle this, but at least the video is stimulating to watch!

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Ingredients: 

  • Pizza dough 
  • Pizza sauce 
  • Mozzarella cheese slices 
  • Flaming Hot Cheetos, crushed 
  • Toppings of your choice 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F. 
  2. Roll out your pizza dough and place it on a baking sheet. 
  3. Spread pizza sauce over the dough, leaving a little room around the edges. 4. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the sauce. 
  4. Add your desired toppings. 
  5. Sprinkle crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos over the top. 
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. 

Here is a great recipe using Flamin’ Hot Cheetos as a pizza topping! Bon Appetit!!

10. Flaming Hot Cheetos Chili Cheese Fries 

Who doesn’t love a good plate of chili cheese french fries? We take this classic dish to the next level by adding crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos on top. 

The salty and spicy flavors of the Cheetos pair perfectly with the cheesy goodness of the fries and chili. Plus, the bright red color of the Cheetos adds a fun pop of color to the dish! This is great for serving at any party or fun get-together! 

Video link + by Manny’s Restaurant

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11. Flaming Hot Cheetos Kale Salad 

 

From PopSugar.com.

For those looking for a healthier side dish option, we have the perfect recipe. We take a basic kale salad and add a little bit of crunch and spice by topping it with crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. 

The Cheetos add a nice texture and flavor to the salad without adding too many calories. We also like to add some cheddar cheese and a creamy dressing to balance out the spiciness of the Cheetos. This one is totally my style.

12. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Marshmallow Crispy Treats 

Who doesn’t love a classic marshmallow crispy treat? But…wah??? Okay, keeping an open mind here. Take this childhood fave and give it a spicy twist by adding crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to the mix.

The result is a sweet and spicy treat that’s perfect for those who love the heat! Grab the recipe for these spicy treats here

Video link + Credit: By Definitely Not Gourmet

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13. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Macarons 

Macarons are delicate and sophisticated desserts that can be customized in countless ways. Here is a sweetly spicy twist that has Flaming Hot Cheetos as the filling. Grab the recipe and make these for your next family gathering or party! 

I swear everyone will be asking questions…in a good way!

Video link + credit: WTF Food

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14. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Ice Cream 

Ice cream is a classic dessert that can be customized in countless ways. Ally Bakes has given this ice cream a spicy twist by adding crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to a summer classic. 

Hot Cheetos ice cream
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When it comes to creative foods using Flaming Hot Cheetos, we can’t forget about the drinks! We’ve got two unique and spicy options that are sure to impress your guests. 

15. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Bloody Mary 

YASSS! I want several. This is a drink I welcome! For those who love a good Bloody Mary, why not take it up a notch with Flaming Hot Cheetos? Grab the recipe for these spicy drinks here!

Video link + credit: Tipsy Bartender

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16. Flamin’ Hot Limón Mango Jello Shots 

If you’re looking for a fun and spicy Jello shot, try these! Perfect for getting the party started and they taste so dang good! 

This is a recipe from Frito-Lay. It’s themed for Halloween, but it’s tasty all year round.

This is a recipe from Frito-Lay.

 

17. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Mac N’ Cheese 

This would have to be my all-time favorite to make with the Flaming Hot Cheetos! We absolutely love mac n’ cheese in our home and we love spicy crunchy stuff too! So paring these both together just made sense! And, the finished product was SO delish!

Grab that recipe here!

Be prepared to be blown AWAY! 

Flamin Hot Cheetos Mac and. Cheese, recipe credit: SpicySouthernKitchen.com

 

18. How to make Hot Cheetos seasoning powder from scratch!

OMG. I should have put this first. If you don’t want to buy a bag from the store, why not make you own version. Genius! Keep the seasoning in a jar and use in other recipes.

Video link + credit: MythicalKitchen.

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19. Muy fancy Flamin’ hot chicken and waffles

Leave it to Tasty chefs to blow away all the other recipes. This chef made a muy fancy version of chicken and waffles, even using strawberry milk! Check it out!

Video link + credit: Tasty

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20. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Popcorn

I made this because I was super excited for the Flamin Hot movie, and this popcorn did not disappoint! Check out my post for the full run and all the different options to make this. It is so easy to adjust to your liking!

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We’ve covered 15 Recipes And Creative Foods Using Flaming Hot Cheetos, but let’s not forget about all the other creative ways we can use this delicious snack. Flaming Hot Cheetos can add a spicy kick to just about anything! 

More Flamin’ Hot ideas!

If you’re in the mood for a spicy snack mix, try making a spicy trail mix with Flaming Hot Cheetos, dill pickle chips, and boiled peanuts. It’s the perfect combination of salty and spicy. 

If you’re looking for a unique breakfast dish, try making hot Cheetos bacon pancakes. Simply add crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos and crumbled bacon to your pancake batter for a savory and spicy twist on a classic dish.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless for all you snack lovers, when it comes to using Flaming Hot Cheetos. 

Do you have a recipe using Flamin’ Hot Cheetos you want to share with us? If you do, please leave me it in the comments below and I might add it to my popular list of the best creative foods using Flamin’ Hot Cheetos!

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