Flamin' Hot Cheetos Grilled Cheese Is the Perfect Recipe for a Virtual Cooking Party

The spicy grilled cheese ingredient you never knew you craved.
The spicy grilled cheese ingredient you never knew you craved. / AbbieImages/iStock via Getty Images

April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and there's no better way to enjoy the comfort food than with the cheese-loving people in your life. If you're quarantined away from loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can use the social streaming platform Airtime to make the same recipe together from anywhere in the world.

Airtime is an app that merges Group FaceTime and YouTube onto one screen, so you can watch and react to videos with your friends while social distancing. You can use the app to watch memes, music videos, or, as the app suggests for Grilled Cheese Month, instructional videos everyone can follow along with in real time.

The recipe below for a Flamin' Hot Cheetos grilled cheese sandwich is one of the videos recommended by Airtime. If you're looking for a fun, indulgent recipe to make at home, assemble the ingredients beforehand (bread, butter, Velveeta, and Flamin' Hot Cheetos) and join a video session with your friends where you can watch and follow the recipe together. When it's over, you can see whose masterpiece best matches the video—and who's brave enough to eat the whole thing. Even if you don't feel like cooking along, watching over-the-top recipe videos online with friends can be a fun activity on its own.

Airtime is recommended for four to five friends per session, and you can download the app for Android or iOS. For more virtual activities to do with loved ones when you're apart, check out these board games you can play online.