Easy Bean and Cheese Dip

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I debated whether or not to share this recipe. In fact, I don’t even know if you can call it a recipe…since it’s basically just a few ingredients layered in a baking dish.

Then I thought about how delicious it was and said, yup, it’s a winner.

So today I’m sharing an extremely straightforward and super delicious dip. This is a great dish to entertain with, or throw together for football Sunday.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a square or oval baking dish (about 9×9), spread the room temperature cream cheese.

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On top of the cream cheese, spread the refined beans. I used beans that had green chiles throughout, and they were a great alternative to regular refined beans. Either will work great!

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On top of the beans, throw a layer of jalapeños. Obviously this layer is optional, depending on your  heat tolerance. We love the heat so this was a must-have. Banana pepper rings would work well here too.

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Finally, sprinkle the top with shredded cheese. I used a cheddar blend, but pretty much anything will work here (a Mexican blend would be great). Clearly this recipe is super flexible.

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Put the layered dip into the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Let cool for as long as your patience will allow and eat with tortilla chips!

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Makes: One 9×9 baking dish

Prep: 5 minutes, Cook: 40 minutes, Total: 45 minutes

  • 8 oz (one block) cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 8 oz (half can) refried beans
  • 20 pickled jalapeños (depending on your heat tolerance)
  • 6 oz (1 1/2 cups) cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a square or oval baking dish (about 9×9), spread the room temperature cream cheese.

On top of the cream cheese, spread the refined beans.

On top of the beans, throw a layer of jalapeños.

Finally, sprinkle the top with shredded cheese.

Put the layered dip into the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.


4 thoughts on “Easy Bean and Cheese Dip

  1. Omg, yummy! I have been having crazy cheese cravings lately haha, I feel like this would satisfy that craving completely!! I love dips like these, and I have actually never seed a recipe with refried beans and I love the addition of the Jalapenos!

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  2. Great appetizer! I love the cheese-cream cheese combo – I think I would add caramelized onions in place of the jalapenos since we’re a bunch of wimps! I’ve pinned this recipe to perhaps use for our next get-together! Thanks for bring it to Tell ‘Em Tuesday 🙂 🙂

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