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Refried Bean Dip

This Easy Refried Bean Dip is made with canned refried beans, shredded cheese, taco seasoning and topped with melted cheese! So delicious!

3-INGREDIENT REFRIED BEAN DIP RECIPE

This recipe is ridiculously easy. Beans, cheese and taco seasoning. But don’t let the simple ingredients fool you, this bean dip packs a ton of flavor! You can really have some fun with the toppings too: sour cream, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, avocado and jalapeños. This dip will be a hit at your next gathering!

fully baked refried bean dip in a clear baking dish surrounded by tortilla chips and fresh tomatoes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What can I add to refried bean dip?

You can make this as easy or as complicated as you like. To really amp up the creaminess, try adding a block of softened cream cheese to the mixture. Like a bit of heat? Add a can of diced green chiles!

What cheeses are used in refried bean dip?

Other cheeses that can be used are: Monterey Jack, Colby Jaco or a Mexican cheese blend. For more spice, try using a Pepper Jack cheese. Also, feel free to use as much cheese as you enjoy!

How long is bean dip good for?

This bean dip recipe can stay out on the counter for about a day. Otherwise, I would cover it and keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Can refried bean dip be frozen?

Yes it can! It can be frozen before or after baking. Just ensure it has cooled completely then wrap in plastic wrap then aluminum foil (to prevent freezer burn) and it will keep for up to 3 months! Reheat in the oven or microwave (only reheat in microwave if it is in a microwave-safe baking dish.)

a hand holding up a tortilla chip with refried bean dip on it.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • canned refried beans
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • taco seasoning
  • your favorite toppings: tomatoes, pico de gallo, sour cream, onions, cilantro, avocados, jalapeños
refried beans, taco seasoning, cheese, diced tomatoes, jalapenos, avocados.

HOW TO MAKE REFRIED BEAN DIP:

Spray an 8×8-inch baking dish (or baking dish) with a little nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together refried beans, half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese, and taco seasoning.

refried beans and shredded cheese mixed together in a bowl.

Spread bean mixture into prepared baking dish and top with remaining shredded cheese.

refried bean mixture spread into a baking dish and topped with shredded cheese.

Bake for 15 minutes until warmed through and cheese is melted.

fully baked refried bean dip surrounded by tortilla chips.

Remove from oven, and top with diced onion, tomato, jalapeno, and cilantro.

fully baked refried bean dip with toppings shown with tortilla chips and a glass of iced tea in the background.

Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite veggies.

a tortilla chip holding some refried bean dip on the end.

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Originally published: February 2018
Updated photos & republished: January 2022

Refried Bean Dip recipe.

Refried Bean Dip

This easy Refried Bean Dip is made with canned refried beans, shredded cheese, taco seasoning and topped with melted cheese!
5 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided use
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (2 Tablespoons)

Optional toppings:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray an 8×8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • In a bowl, mix together refried beans, half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese, and taco seasoning.
  • Spread bean mixture into prepared baking dish and top with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until warmed through and cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven, and top with diced onion, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro and avocado.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite veggies!

Notes

  • Feel free to use more cheese if you prefer. Other types of cheese you can use include: Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Colby Jack, Mexican cheese blend. 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1058mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    So easy, and super tasty! So much better than the store bought bean dip. Excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing!