Cheesy Guacamole


Total Time:

5 minutes



 Do you ever go out to eat with someone, order an appetizer and then secretly wish the person you were eating with would disappear so you could eat the entire thing yourself and not have to share it and no one would judge? No? Oh. Weird. Me neither. Whaaaat?

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No but really, that happens to me all the time. Especially when that appetizer involves avocado. Obviously. There’s a restaurant in LA that serves guacamole with cheese for an appetizer. They also put mayo in it which I think is sacrilegious and I can’t wrap my head around it. Why on earth would you put mayo in guacamole? It’s blasphemous if you ask me and I refuse to order it because it scares me. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some eggs and olive oil whipped together until it turns into mayo… but in guacamole? That’s where I draw the line.

Anyways, the cheese got me thinking… what would happen if I folded in some freshly shredded sharp cheddar to my all time favorite guacamole recipe? Well, I’ll tell you what would happen…. fireworks.

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Cheesy Guacamole is ridiculous, but in the best way possible.  And now I’m getting really sad that I didn’t think of this before I wrote my cookbook. I guess there’s just going to have to be another avocado cookbook in my future for all these other avocado recipes that pop into my head. But we seriously can’t go on living without making this Cheesy Guacamole immediately. It’ll make you a better person. And it will make your skin happy, because after all, avocado is really good for your skin. And your hair. Side note – if you have some leftover avocado (is that even possible?) you can totally throw it on your face as a mask with a little greek yogurt and honey and you’re skin will be glowing. I’ll do a post on that soon. 

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It’s spicy and salty and cheesy and creamy and chunky and basically everything you would ever want to put onto of a freshly fried tortilla chip. It would also be quite wonderful on top of some grilled chicken. Or you could totally eat it with a spoon like me. No shame.

Cheesy Guacamole

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings 4


  • 3 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeño
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and place the avocado flesh into a bowl.
  • Add the lime juice, red onion, shredded cheddar, tomatoes, chives, jalapeño, salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until half smooth and creamy. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips


Here's a tip.... shred your own cheddar. It's way better than the store bought cheddar and it's going to make your guacamole that much better!

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  1. Cookin Canuck

    I’m with you on the addition of mayo…that’s just wrong. But cheese? Yeah, I can get behind that.

    • Gaby

      thank goodness I’m not alone?! I just think mayo in guac seems so odd!

  2. Lori @ RecipeGIrl

    Since I’m obsessed with both avocado AND sharp cheddar cheese, this one works perfectly for me!

    • Gaby

      we need to make this and have some margs soon 🙂

  3. Marian (Sweetopia)

    Agreed on the mayo and guacamole combination. The cheese mixture sounds like fireworks for sure – can’t wait to try!

  4. Heather Christo

    Oh Gaby- this looks like a sit down by myself with a bowl batch FOR SURE!!!

  5. Kevin @ Closet Cooking

    Adding cheese to guacamole is definitely a great way to go! Cheddar is always good and I am rather partial to blue cheese in guac.

  6. Caroline @ Pink Basil

    I’m kind of surprised there’s still a version of guacamole that you haven’t tried yet 🙂 The addition of cheese is a perfect one!

  7. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    This is genius. Why haven’t I ever thought to add cheese to guac?!

  8. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    Yes, I’ve had that experience coveting someone else’s appetizer 🙂 This looks wonderful! Love guac 🙂

  9. Brooke

    genius. I’ll definitely have to make a double batch of this so I don’t have to disappear my husband. 🙂

  10. Susan

    I just finished eating a bowl of Cheesy Guacamole for lunch with blue corn tortilla chips. I nixed the onions and added fresh, chopped cilantro instead. Loved the addition of the grated Cheddar – I used an aged Cheddar that added just the right touch of cheesy sharpness! YUM!

  11. Julie @ Table for Two

    It’d be very hard to share these 😉 i bet this is so creamy and full of flavor! can’t believe i never thought to add cheese to guac! yum!

  12. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    Yes please! And I’ll be watching for that post on an avocado facial.

    • Gaby

      oh the avocado facial will totally be coming soon

    • Gaby

      Come back to LA and I’ll make you a GIANT bowl

  13. Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

    I totally understand what you’re saying…I have never though to put cheese and guacamole together either, and it sounds amazing, and we’ve been missing out for all this time! Yum!

    • Gaby

      you totally have to try it and report back. I’m seriously obsessed

  14. carrian

    Hahahaha, yes!!! Too much to even admit. And sometimes I feel that way with dessert too. BACK OFF PEOPLE, I’M HUNGRY!!!

    • Gaby

      hahahahaha omg YES!! Thank goodness I’m not alone

  15. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry

    I am obsessed with Avocados, so uh, yeah, cheesy guacamole is a no brainer! Winning! 😉

  16. CJ @ Morsels of Life

    What a great idea! Combining two of my favorite foods. 🙂

  17. Stephie @ EYHO

    I think I just died and went to heaven, where I’m certain this guac awaits me. Holy balls.

    Ps, I totally lust after entire appetizer MENUS by myself, much less single dishes. And I’m with you – let’s skip the mayo-y guac. Kthanks.

  18. Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk

    Guac & Cheese?!? Love them both, but together…can’t beat that!

  19. Best Foodies

    I make guacamole often and have never considered adding cheese but since we love cheese I will be using your idea the very next time !!

  20. aida mollenkamp

    I am so anti the mayo in the guac move — so cheap and blah tasting!

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    Yum! Guacamole is delicious & adding cheese to it sounds like an amazing idea! The picture makes it look so fresh.

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  26. Cathy O

    OK Gaby – It is possible that I am more avocado addicted than you are. I grew up in FLA with avocado trees in the back yard (along with grapefruit, lemon, and starfruit – guavas were in the ally behind the house). I could eat avocado for breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Everyday. Really. But, I live in OK and avocados only come in the Haas variety and quality is not consistent. Meanwhile, I make do with other snacks and am working on a recipe to make humus as good as Guacamole. Ha. The point is, with the difficulty of having enough avocados in my life, I add sour cream to my guac – that way, I can have more chips and guac. Don’t be offended. A girl has to do what a girl has to do. Viva la Guacamole!

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