Hot Cheetos Cheese Sauce

Ok, so y’all might laugh at me on this one… or even cringe. But that’s ok. I’m not gonna let it stop me from sharing it because it’s GOOD.

My teenage daughter has sort of an obsession with Hot Cheetos… and I ain’t gonna lie – I totally steal a few from her bag when she gets them. Recently, we came up with the idea to use ground up Hot Cheetos as a breading for fried green tomatoes,and it was absolutely delicious. Well, this time around we’ve taken the same principal of grinding up the Cheetos but in this case, we made an absolutely delectable cheese sauce out of it.

It’s really, really good.  Dangerously good… Dangerously cheesy even. 😉

It’s actually really easy to make too – and I bet that all your friends & family will totally flip over this. Place it out on the table at your next party or gathering, & watch the reactions… then watch how fast it disappears!

This appetizer will DEFINITELY be a conversation starter. Dunk everything in sight in it. A shoe would taste good dipped in this. But… don’t dip a shoe in it. That would kinda ruin it.

Bonus idea – Why not take up a notch and mix in the cheese sauce with cooked elbow noodles? Hot Cheetos Mac & Cheese! :drool:

Printable recipe after the recipe tutorial video!

Hot Cheetos Cheese Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground Hot Cheetos use a blender or a food processor to make it into dust
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra Hot Cheetos add to taste


  • Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan. Add the flour & 1/2 cup ground hot cheetos, & whisk. Let it cook on medium heat for 60-90 seconds. Pour in 1 cup of the milk, & whisk to combine. Let cool until thickened, it will thicken pretty fast. Then add the remaining cup of milk & whisk well. Cook on medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture has thickened to about the consistency of heavy whipping cream. It should coat the back of a spoon. Stir in the shredded cheese until melted. Whisk in extra hot cheetos 'dust' to taste.