Crunchy Delight: Fried Cheese-Stuffed Doritos

Elevate your snack game with this indulgent recipe that combines the melty pleasure of cheddar cheese with the iconic crunch of Doritos. This dish is perfect for those who love to experiment with flavors and textures, offering a homemade take on a snack fusion that’s sure to be a hit at any gathering or a treat for a night in. Here’s how to create these mouthwatering, cheese-stuffed Doritos.

Ingredients You Need:

  • 2 lbs Medium Cheddar Cheese: Cut into small sticks or cubes for easy stuffing.
  • 1 1/2 Cups Nacho Cheese Doritos: Crushed finely.
  • 1 1/2 Cups Spicy Nacho Cheese Doritos: Also crushed finely.
  • 4 Eggs: Beaten, they will help the Dorito crumbs adhere to the cheese.
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour: Serves as the initial coating for the cheese.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper: Mixed into the flour for a bit of seasoning.
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder: Adds flavor to the flour coating.
  • 1 Quart Vegetable or Canola Oil: For frying, ensuring a crispy exterior.

Let’s Get Cooking:

  1. Prep the Coatings: Combine both flavors of crushed Doritos in one bowl—this will be your final coating. In another bowl, mix the flour with black pepper and garlic powder for your initial coating. Lastly, have your beaten eggs ready in a separate bowl.
  2. Cheese Prep: Cut your cheddar cheese into sticks that are manageable but will allow for a gooey center once melted—think mozzarella stick size.
  3. Coating Sequence: Start by rolling a cheese stick in the seasoned flour, ensuring it’s fully covered. Dip it next into the beaten eggs, and finally, roll it in the crushed Doritos mix, pressing slightly to adhere.
  4. Fry to Perfection: Heat your oil in a deep pot or deep fryer to 350°F (175°C). Carefully place the coated cheese sticks into the hot oil, frying them in batches to avoid overcrowding. Fry until the outside is golden and crispy, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Serving Hot: Once fried, let them cool on a wire rack or paper towels just briefly—these are best enjoyed warm for maximum cheese pull.
  6. Enjoy: Dive into the crunchy exterior to discover the molten cheddar cheese inside. Serve as is or with your favorite dipping sauce for an added flavor kick.


Fried Cheese-Stuffed Doritos are more than just a snack; they’re a culinary adventure that blends the comforting warmth of melted cheese with the nostalgic crunch of Doritos, creating a snack that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. Perfect for party platters, game day treats, or when you’re in the mood for something uniquely delicious. This recipe is sure to impress and satisfy those crunchy, cheesy cravings. Enjoy creating and indulging in this innovative twist on classic flavors!