Deep-fried Cheesecake Chimichangas are stuffed tortillas with a creamy cheesecake filling and a cinnamon sugar coating! It’s a quick and easy dessert that’s best with fresh strawberries!

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Cheesecakes Chimichangas (Xangos) are Mexican-style crunchy tortilla desserts! These hand-sized sweets are like churros but stuffed with a cheesecake batter! The tortillas deep-fry to a beautifully crisp pastry and the cinnamon sugar coating adds the extra layer of yum and crunch! After that, the cheesecake filling gets super creamy! Easily add any fresh fruit to these impressive hand-sized pastries or dip in our homemade strawberry jam! It’s best served warm so add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and a drizzle of warm caramel sauce for an extra special treat!

How to make Deep-Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Chimichangas):

Deep-Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Chimichangas)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 14
Author: Alyona Demyanchuk
Deep-fried Cheesecake Chimichangas are stuffed tortillas with a creamy cheesecake filling and a cinnamon sugar coating! It's a quick and easy dessert that's best with fresh strawberries!


Cheesecake Chimichangas:

  • 14 small 6" flour tortillas
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 cup oil frying
  • Strawberry jam or Fresh Strawberries for serving

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


How to Make Deep-Fried Cheesecake Chimichangas:

  • cheescake chimichangas cream cheese batter
    Heat oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Meanwhile, In a large bowl beat the cream cheese until creamy. Then add 1/4 cup of sugar, vanilla extract and sour cream and mix until well combined.
  • Place 2 heaping tablespoons of filling into the bottom half of each tortilla and roll-up tucking in sides.
  • Secure each roll-up with a toothpick and deep-fry until golden brown on each side (2-4 minutes.)
  • cheesecake chimichangas in the cinnamon sugar coating
    Combine the cinnamon sugar coating and immediately dip hot chimichangas into the sugar mixture. Serve with fresh strawberries or strawberry jam.

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 310mgPotassium: 90mgSugar: 13gVitamin A: 440IUCalcium: 67mgIron: 1.1mg


What are Cheesecake Chimichangas?

Chimichangas are a Mexican dessert called Xangos. It’s when flour tortillas are filled with an easy cream cheese batter, then rolled up and deep-fried to a crisp pastry! It’s then coated in a cinnamon sugar coating and tastes like a warm crisp cheesecake. The addition of strawberries or bananas can be added to the batter or made as a side dipping sauce.

How do you get the cinnamon sugar coating to stick to my Chimichangas?

To get the cinnamon sugar coating to stick well, dip the chimichangas into the sugar mixture directly from the oil. I like to shake them inside a zip-loc bag for a good coating.


  1. Cream cheese softens in seconds using a microwave! Simply heat every 8oz of cream cheese (cut into fours) for 30 seconds! Works every time!
  2. For a thick cinnamon sugar coating, double coat the chimichangas! Toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture twice by dipping in oil and tossing in the sugar mixture.
  3. Best re-heated in a toaster oven for up-to 6-7 minutes.
  4. Substitute seven 8″ flour tortillas for the small-sized tortillas.

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    • Zema

    Just made these using monk fruit sugar and Greek yogurt since I didn’t have sour cream and put it in the air fryer. Before putting it in the air fryer I brushed it with some avocado oil so it would crisp up nicely. 10/10!

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Yum! Sounds like a lighter option!

    • Brenda

    I am planning to make these this weekend, however, there are just my husband and I and, of course, 14 is too many. Can I make them to the point just before cooking and then freeze them; thawing and frying a couple at a time, as wanted?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      I think they would freeze fine, perhaps try par-frying them to lock the tortilla with the filling.

    • Malisha Thongvilay

    I made this and my husband loves it!

    • Angel Bagnall

    Great recipe! Quick an easy and super delicious!

      • Diane

      I made them for dessert tonight they were delicious

        • Alyona Demyanchuk

        Hi Diane, happy you enjoyed them:)

    • Amanda bauder

    They are easy an good

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Thank you, Amanda!

    • Yvonne

    Going to try these how long will
    They keep in fridge cooked

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      I think it can stay up top 3 days, fine.

    • realascanbe

    Can you use jello nobake cheesecake filling as a substitute?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      I haven’t tried so, so can’t say.

    • Courtney

    Can they be cooked in an actual deep fryer?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk


    • K

    I AF for about 4 min at 350 or until brown , then sprayed a bit of Olive oil and rolled in the sugar.

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      It’s good to know they turn out in the air fryer!

    • Ariana Brice

    Can you use an air fryer, if so how long does it take.

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Ariana, you probably could not sure how long though, perhaps you can get an idea in the owners manual.

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