Easy Cheesy Bean Dip is such a delicious and classic appetizer, but if I had to eat the stuff that comes in a can from the supermarket, I’d rather pass.
Luckily, it’s pretty dang easy to make your own delicious bean dip! With only five ingredients, you can make your own Easy Cheesy Bean Dip – all in less than 30 minutes.
This recipe is perfect for any time that you have a party, or a gathering of any kind for that matter, and it can be served all year round, which is something I love, a recipe that doesn’t have to be served at a certain time of year.
Before we dive into the process, I wanted to share with you links to five of my other recipes that you’re also going to love:
- Family Favorite Fruit Dip
- Kick-Ass Pasta Salad
- Mom’s Famous Cheeseball Now Made With Greek Yogurt
- Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto Stuffed Peppers
- Lemon Cranberry Muffins
Now back to learning How to Make Easy Cheesy Bean Dip.
To make your own bean dip, you’ll need to start with the most important ingredient – the beans. While you could make your own bean dip using dried beans, in this particular recipe,I would rather make things as easy as possible. That’s why this recipe calls for canned refried beans.
They’re pretty cheap, and they make this recipe so much easier to make.
The next important ingredient you’ll need is cream cheese. On top of making this bean dip extra creamy, cream cheese also helps round up the flavors of this simple party dip. But cream cheese isn’t the only cheese in this cheesy dip. You’ll also need to add some shredded cheddar cheese to the mix.
Finally, you’ll need the secret ingredients that turns this plain bean dip into a flavorful dip that’s perfect for any party – the tomatoes with chilies and taco seasoning. Once you have all the ingredients gathered up, simply toss everything in your food processor and blend until it’s nice and smooth.
Scoop the blended bean dip into a baking dish and bake until the cheese is melted and the dip is nice and bubbly.
It would also be super simple to throw it into a crock pot or slow cooker at this point too…I’d just do it on High for two hours or low for three before serving…add the toppings just before serving.
This dip tastes amazing as-is, but you can also add a few enhancements to the top like sliced jalapenos, additional shredded cheese, or some spicy salsa. Serve the dip with tortilla chips, corn chips, or even some sliced veggies.
Do I need Special Equipment to Make Bean Dip?
I have found the best way to make any dip is to use a food processor ( a must have item for a functional kitchen). It helps blend all the ingredients together and makes the dip smooth and creamy after it’s blended. But a food processor isn’t necessary for this recipe.
If you don’t have a food processor, a blender is another good option. A hand mixer would also make it simple to blend all the ingredients together before baking. If all else fails, you can also simply stir the ingredients together with a spoon.
How Many People Does This Easy Cheesy Bean Dip Serve?
This dip is intentionally made for a crowd! It can easily serve up to 10 people, making it great for a party. Whether you’re hosting game night, heading to a Super Bowl party, or simply enjoying an evening in with friends, this delicious easy cheesy been dip is the perfect snack, plus it’s high in protein so it’s a double win.
- 2 (16-ounce) Cans Refried Beans
- 1 (14.5-ounce) Can Diced Tomatoes With Chilies
- 4 Ounces Cream Cheese
- 1 Packet Taco Seasoning (dry)
- 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place the refried beans, diced tomatoes with chilies, cream cheese, and taco seasoning in the
bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth and well combined.
3. Stir in the cheddar cheese.
4. Spread the bean mixture into a baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until
cheese is melted and bubbly.
5. Top with additional shredded cheese before serving, if desired.
You can heat this up in a Slow Cooker by greasing the crock, adding the dip mixture, replace the lid and cook on high for two hours or low for three hours. Add toppings when ready to serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 166Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 34mgSodium 495mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 7g
It’s pretty much just a dump, mix, and bake recipe which is another reason why I love this dip so much.
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