You heard it here first — pie bombs are the new pies.

It’s a dark day for pies everywhere because we now have our hands on a formula for insanely delicious avocado Frito pie bombs. Even more, they make for the perfect game day appetizer.

We’ve got Amy Erickson of Oh Bite It to thank for the recipe; she generously coats and bakes fresh avocados with Frito chips and chili cheese to make Bombs that burst with flavor, then adds a sprinkling of cilantro, jalapeño, Mexican crema, and cotija cheese to bring the heat.

You’d think that Bombs so delectable as these would set you back a couple of days at the gym, but guess what? Avocados are full of naturally good fats that are actually good for your body, AND they are cholesterol-free… so take that, Mom.

Learn how to turn this avocado dream into your reality with the instructions below, because avocado bombs are the new potato skins.

Big Game Avocado Frito Pie Bombs | Foodbeast Kitchen


Posted by Foodbeast on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Avocado Frito Pie Bombs

  • 2 medium-large Hass avocados
  • 2 9-oz. bags Fritos
  • 4 1-inch cubes sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup prepared chili
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeño
  • Sour Cream
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Medium

Step 1

Crush half a bag of the Fritos into crumbs (I used a food processor, but a zipper bag and muscles will work too) place them into a shallow bow. Set aside

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Step 2

Lay out the remaining Fritos, plus some from the unopened bag if needed, evenly onto the sheet pan, creating a generous, bed of Fritos. Set aside.

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Step 3

Evenly cut each avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit.

Step 4

Gently coat each avocado half in the crushed Fritos and place them onto the sheet pan, nestling them slightly into the bed of Fritos.

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Step 5

Place a 1″ cube of cheddar into each center of the avocados.

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Step 6

Top the cheese cubes with a generous scoop of the chili.

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Step 7

Top the filled avocados and the bed of Fritos evenly with the shredded cheddar.

Step 8

Bake them at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, or just until the chili and cheese are bubbly and the Fritos are slightly golden.

Step 9

Let them cool for a few minutes, and then top them with some of the Mexican crema, and all the other preferred garnishes. Serve with a cold Mexican beer.

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