This easy refried bean dip is the perfect hot party dip your guests won’t be able to stop dipping their chips into! Seasoned beans, lots of melted cheese, and green chilis give this dip lots of flavor with just the right amount of heat.
Why You’ll Love This Refried Bean Dip Recipe
Looking for a quick and easy appetizer that will wow your guests? Look no further than this easy bean dip recipe! Here’s why you’ll love it:
- Simple: We love recipes that use ingredients we already have in the pantry or fridge. Using just 6 simple ingredients, this one does not disappoint!
- Adaptable: You can make refried bean dip as mild or as spicy as you want by adjusting the amount of green chiles and taco seasoning.
- Family Favorite: Whether you’re hosting a party, watching a game, or having a family night, this classic cheesy bean dip will be a hit with everyone!
- Party Ready: This dip can be prepared up to two days ahead, just pop it into the oven right before your guests arrive!
What You’ll Need
To make this bean dip recipe, you only need a few simple ingredients that you may even already have on hand! Scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page for exact amounts.
- Beans: We used full fat canned refried beans, but homemade refried beans are also great.
- Green Chilis: Be sure to not drain them, the juice helps season the dip.
- Taco Seasoning: You can buy a pre-made spice mix at the store, but we recommend making your own homemade taco seasoning. It’s so much better!
- Cheese: We use shredded pepper jack and cheddar cheese.
- Sour Cream: Again, using full fat will make the creamiest dip.
- Toppings: We love to use pico do Gallo, but sliced green onions are also delicious!
How to Make Bean Dip
Here’s how to make this cheesy, zesty bean dip with refried beans. It’s super easy! See the recipe card at the bottom of this post for detailed instructions.
- Prepare: Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×9 casserole dish.
- Combine: Stir to combine the beans, taco seasoning, sour cream and chilis in a bowl. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and top with the shredded cheeses.
- Bake: Bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese is super bubbly on top.
- Serve: Serve with tortilla chips or fritos and watch it disappear!
Tips and Variations
This easy homemade bean dip recipe is very easy to customize and adapt to your personal tastes.
- Crockpot: Instead of baking it in a casserole dish, add it to your slow cooker. Cover it with cheese and cook on low for 2 hours, then turn to warm and serve!
- Spicy: Add some cayenne pepper, chili powder, red pepper flakes, or hot sauce to the bean mixture for more heat. You can also spice it up with your toppings. Fresh (or pickled) jalapeños or serrano peppers will amp it up!
- Cheese: If you want to use different kinds of cheese, try Monterey Jack, Colby, mozzarella, or even cream cheese for a creamier texture.
- Prepare in Advance: Prepare the dip, but do not bake it. Wrap it with plastic wrap or foil and store in the fridge for up to two days. 30 minutes before baking, remove it from the fridge to warm on the counter. Then bake as directed!
How To Store and Reheat Leftover Refried Bean Dip
This refried bean dip recipe is so delicious that you might not have any leftovers! In case you do, here’s how to save it to enjoy again later:
- Fridge: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Reheat: We like to add a little more cheese on top and heat in microwave 30-second intervals. Be sure to stir it up to ensure it heats evenly. You can also pop it back into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until heated through.
- Freeze: Freeze this bean dip in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. For best results, thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
More Party Appetizers To Try
- Ranch Dip
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs
- Crab Stuffed Shrimp
- Corn Salsa
- Pepperoni Pizza Bombs
- Easy Guacamole
Refried Bean Dip
- Pico de gallo
- Green onions
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×9 casserole dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a medium size bowl, stir to combine the refried beans, sour cream, green chiles, and taco seasoning.
- Pour the bean dip into the prepared dish and top with the shredded pepper jack and cheddar cheese.
- Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and hot and the edges are bubbling.
- Serve warm topped with optional toppings and tortilla chips or fritos for scooping!