In this avocado side-dish recipe, zesty avocado halves are topped with melted Cheddar cheese and broiled until golden brown. You can serve these healthy avocado halves as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler to High.

  • Place avocado halves on a baking sheet.

  • Thoroughly combine cheese, chipotle, lime juice and salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the cheese mixture among the avocado halves. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat source until the cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve warm with lime wedges.


Chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful, spicy sauce. Look for the small cans with Mexican foods at large supermarkets. Once opened, they'll keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 9.1g; dietary fiber 6.8g; sugars 0.8g; fat 17.2g; saturated fat 3.5g; cholesterol 7.2mg; vitamin a iu 218.8IU; vitamin c 11.2mg; folate 83.6mcg; calcium 60.3mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 31.4mg; potassium 497.2mg; sodium 100.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
simple but special I ate it for lunch with one sliced of whole grain bread. Because the cheese has a salted taste i omitted adding salt. All i had was hot pepper sauce which went perfect for me. my avocado was small so I ate the entire avocado. It is a very simple recipe but special when the cheese and hot sauce comes together. Will make again but will add black beans in the middle and then over with the cheese. Pros: filling easy to make magical taste. Cons: might want to eat it too often... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I really enjoyed this recipe and it was very filling!!I am a huge fan of avocadoes so this recipe was definitely a favorite of mine. I did make some alterations to the recipe - I used vegan sharp cheese instead of the recommended cheese and added sea salt and red peppers as my seasoning. You should give it a try! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow! These were amazing! Absolutely delicious and so easy and fast! It took less than five minutes of prep and maybe two minutes under the broiler. I will be coming up with excuses to make these again for a long time to come. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fabulous It's been a while since we've hit upon a winner in the recipe department. This was our 1st Eating Well recipe although I subscribed to the magazine a number of months back & it was a home run. Fabulous. That says it all. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We ate the whole thing What you do with this is spread it on tortilla chips. It's a perfect game snack as an alternative to guacamole. I had the avocados cheese limes and adobo peppers so just mashed the filling ingredients together and spread it on the halves. Broiling 5 minutes softens the avocados enough to spread. Pros: Very tasty and easy to make Cons: Ingredients not always on hand Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Surpise Surprise Surprise I didn't have any adobo sauce so I used some powdered chipotle and some Siracha hot chili sauce. Next time I will do a pre-mash up of the avocado with some of the mixture and then top with the rest. Enjoyed on a 15 calorie/3 carb Magic Pop. Yummy perfectly filling and no guilt. Thanks! Pros: Quick and Easy Read More