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Who doesn’t love a good dip?! This Refried Bean Dip recipe comes together in just minutes and everybody always swarms when it’s set out at a party next to a big bowl of tortilla chips! Make it as mild or spicy as you like, then step back and watch your family and friends devour this fantastic dip! 

If you are planning a party or a Game Day menu, be sure to include these other amazing dip recipes: Philly Cheesesteak DipJalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon, and Easy Greek Seven Layer Dip!

An image of homemade bean dip in a skillet. 

Refried Bean Dip

When it comes to sports, especially the big game, I have to admit that I’m mostly there for the food and commercials. It’s the best excuse I can think of to enjoy appetizers for the entire meal!

One of my all-time favorites is this classic, easy-to-throw-together bean dip! This recipe comes together in under 5 minutes, then bakes in the oven until hot and bubbly.

An image of a hand holding a chip to scoop up warm bean dip.

I like to keep things simple and just garnish with chopped green onions and cilantro, but you could really load up the bean dip by sprinkling with extra shredded cheese, pico de gallo, sliced jalapenos (for those who like it extra spicy!), or sliced avocados.

No matter how you top refried bean dip, everybody loves it! Seriously, serve this at your next party and watch people swarm to it!

I like to serve this refried bean dip with tortilla chips or Fritos, but you could also use crackers or even veggies for a healthier alternative.

An image of a cheesy bean dip recipe made in a cast iron skillet.

How to Make Refried Bean Dip

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Alternatively, you could make this in a slow cooker and just let it warm for 2 hours.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the bean dip. You can use a can of refried beans or make your own Instant Pot refried beans to use in this recipe.
  3. Blend everything together until smooth and combined, then transfer to an oven-safe baking dish or cast iron skillet.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until hot and bubbly! Give everything a stir, then sprinkle with chopped green onions or cilantro for a little color, then serve with plenty of chips!

An image of the ingredients for refried bean dip in a glass bowl. An image of a blender next to a bowl of refried beans, cream cheese, spices, jalapeno, and cheese that have been mixed together.

How long does bean dip last?

Bean dip doesn’t last long at our house, but you can store any leftover bean dip in the fridge for 4-5 days. Just reheat in the oven or microwave before serving for a hot bean dip, although you could eat it cold if you like.

Can you freeze bean dip?

Bean dip can be cooled to room temperature, then frozen in a freezer-safe ziptight bag for up to 3 months. Just thaw overnight in the fridge then reheat and stir well before serving.

An image of a hand dipping a chip into an easy homemade bean dip. 

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Yield: 10 Servings

Refried Bean Dip

Who doesn't love a good dip?! This Refried Bean Dip recipe comes together in just minutes and everybody always swarms when it's set out at a party next to a big bowl of tortilla chips! Make it as mild or spicy as you like, then step back and watch your family and friends devour this fantastic dip! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jalapeno, stems and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 green onions, chopped, for garnish
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients except for the green onions in a large bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until combine, then pour into a large skillet or square baking dish.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until hot and bubbly. Stir, then sprinkle with the green onions, if desired, and serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

  • A crust may form on the top of the bean dip as it sits, but if you stir the dip well this will mix right back in.
  • Slow Cooker Instructions: You can all all of the dip ingredients to a small slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4 hours or on HIGH for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until hot all the way through.


Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 447mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
This post first appeared on The Salty Marshmallow, where I am a contributor.