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Homemade Cheetos

This homemade Cheetos recipe is your go-to for a delicious, crunchy snack. Made from simple ingredients like potatoes, cheddar cheese, and paprika, these homemade Cheetos are easy to prepare and packed with flavor. Follow our step-by-step guide to make your own cheesy, crunchy treats at home. Perfect for any occasion!

Homemade Cheetos

Homemade Cheetos

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Are you craving a cheesy, crunchy snack? Look no further than this easy homemade Cheetos recipe. Perfect for any snack time, these homemade Cheetos are made from simple ingredients and taste even better than the store-bought version. Whether you’re a fan of the classic cheddar flavor or want to add a twist, this recipe is sure to satisfy your snack cravings.

Course: SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 800 g Potatoes

  • 1 tbsp Salt

  • 40 g Butter

  • 100 g Cheddar cheese (grated)

  • 50 g Parmesan cheese (grated)

  • 1 tsp Paprika

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • 100 g Water

  • 150 g Corn Starch

  • Sunflower oil (for frying)

How to Make Homemade Cheetos

  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into small pieces. Place them in a pan.
  • Add salt and hot water to cover the potatoes.
  • Place the pan over high heat and boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes. Once boiled, transfer them to a bowl.
  • Mash the potatoes and add butter, pepper, a little salt, 70 grams of water, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, and mix well.
  • Add cornstarch and paprika, and mix well. Transfer the dough to a pastry bag.
  • Place a pan with sunflower oil over heat. Once the oil is well-heated, add small portions of the dough to fry with the help of the pastry bag and scissors, cutting so they resemble cheetos.
  • Fry well on both sides.
  • Transfer the cheetos to a plate with absorbent paper.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 23.3g 36%
    • Saturated Fat 13g 65%
  • Cholesterol 57mg 19%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 1744mg 50%
  • Total Carbohydrate 96.1g 32%
    • Dietary Fiber 20.8g 80%
    • Sugars 5.2g
  • Protein 20.1g 40%
  • Calcium 36%
  • Iron 80%
  • Vitamin D 43%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.