Cheesy refried bean dip is a creamy mixture of cheese, sour cream, beans, and more. It is the perfect dip for tortilla chips and is great for game day or as an appetizer for a Tex-Mex feast.
If you are looking for a great starter for Cinco de Mayo, taco Tuesday, or a party, this creamy bean dip is a perfect option. The refired beans are baked with cream cheese, taco seasoning, cheese, and more for a yummy snack.
This warm and gooey dip is such an easy recipe. You could probably memorize it. And you will probably want to as it is filling and great for so many occasions.
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Plus, there are so many fun ways you can top it or jazz it up if you want. However, we love it just the way it is!
Tips and Substitutions
The only real tip to making this great dip is to make sure the cream cheese is good and softened. That will make it easier to mix into the other ingredients without having chunks.
Dips like these work better with full fat dairy products. Use real cream cheese and sour cream. Don’t try to substitute the light versions.
For more spice, you can add some pickled jalapenos or even some diced fresh jalapeno. Or stir in some leftover taco meat if you have it.
You can also play with the cheese. We used sharp cheddar for this batch, but pepper jack, Monterey jack, and Mexican cheese would all be great options.
If you want to make the dip ahead of time, go ahead and get it in the pan, cover it, and refrigerate the dip for up to a day or two. Take it out of the refrigerator to start getting the chill off while you preheat the oven, then bake as directed.
Or warm the dip in the crockpot rather than the oven. Just put the bean mixture in the bottom of your slow cooker and top with cheese. Cook on low for 2-3 hours and then serve.
We topped this batch with some chopped cilantro and tomatoes. It is also amazing with guacamole.
You can top it with more sour cream or pickled jalapenos if you want. Or add a little shredded lettuce if you want some crunch. The options really are endless, though it is delicious just the way it is.
More Great Dip Options
If you are looking for a little something to put on your tortilla chips, fiesta dip is another great option. It is a cold dip that is full of fiesta ranch flavor.
For something different, try warm cheesy corn dip. It features jalapenos, corn, and bacon in a gooey cheesy base.
Of course you can make your own homemade roasted salsa. It is a perfect way to take fresh garden veggies and turn them into a yummy salsa.
Cheesy Bean Dip
- 16 oz. can refried beans
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1 pkg taco seasoning
- ¼ cup salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8×8-inch baking dish.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the cream cheese and refried beans.4 oz. cream cheese, 16 oz. can refried beans
- Add the sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning. Stir until combined.1 cup sour cream, ¼ cup salsa, 1 pkg taco seasoning
- Scoop into the pan and top with shredded cheese.1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Serve warm with tortilla chips.