Last week Cheetos sent me a box full of of Cheetos Mac ‘N Cheese, bags of Cheetos and other assorted swag and asked me to show them my #CheetosMacHack. They even included a card with a couple recipes on it.
One of the recipes was just Cheetos Mac ‘N Cheese with some extra cheese added to it and then crushed up Cheetos Puffs sprinkled on top of it and the second was a recipe that I actually already made back in 2018 — Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Breaded Jalapeño Poppers. Granted, my jalapeño poppers weren’t stuffed with Cheetos Cheesy Jalapeño Mac ‘N Cheese like the ones on the recipe card were, but then again Cheetos Mac ‘N Cheese wasn’t even a thing yet back then.
For my #CheetosMacHack I started off by making a box of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Mac ‘N Cheese and then mixed in a bunch of extra shredded Cheddar and mozzarella cheese to make sure it was extra cheesy. I then took a piece of toast, topped it with two slices of American cheese, an ample amount of the Cheetos Mac ‘N Cheese, two more slices of American cheese and a second piece of toast. Then I coated the entire sandwich in flour, dipped it in an egg wash, covered the entire thing in crushed up Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and deep fried it for a couple minutes.
I was actually planning on drizzling nacho cheese over the entire thing as well, but I’m pretty sure — and I never though I’d ever say this — that actually might have been too much cheese…. I did dip it in nacho cheese as I was eating it though, so I guess that’s sort of the same thing.
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Mac ‘N Cheese Grilled Cheese Recipe
- 2 quarts oil for frying
- 1 box Flamin' Hot Cheetos Mac 'N Cheese
- 2 cups Cheddar cheese shredded
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- 8 slices American cheese
- 4 slices toast
- 2 cups flour
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 bag (8 1/2 ounces) Flamin' Hot Cheetos crushed into crumbs
Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F.Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F.
Cook Flamin' Hot Cheetos Mac 'N Cheese according to the directions on the box and stir in additional shredded Cheddar and shredded mozzarella.
Take a piece of toast and top it with two slices of American cheese, Flamin' Hot Cheetos Mac 'N Cheese, two more slices of American cheese and finally a second piece of toast. Repeat a second time for the second sandwich.
Set up a dredging station with three bowls — flour in the first one, beaten eggs and milk in the second one and crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos in the third one.
Coat each sandwich in flour, submerge in egg wash and cover in Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Repeat this step a second time if necessary.
Fry sandwiches for 2 to 3 minutes and drain on paper towels.