Chipotle-Cheddar Broiled Avocado Halves


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.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings, 1/2 avocado each


  • 2 ripe but firm avocados, halved and pitted, skin left on

  • ¼ cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 small chipotle chile in adobo (see Tip), minced (about 1 teaspoon), or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, plus 4 wedges for serving

  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat broiler to High.

  2. Place avocado halves on a baking sheet.

  3. 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 (per serving)

192 Calories
17g Fat
9g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 avocado
Calories 192
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 7%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 219IU 4%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 84mcg 21%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 497mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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