Easy homemade bean dip with cream cheese is a smooth, creamy, and filling dip that is fantastic to serve up as an appetizer or snack to a hungry crowd.
This quick and easy bean dip takes no time at all to prepare and then warm up, for a creamy, smooth, and delicious dip that makes a great party appetizer or simply to enjoy on your own.
Bean dip only takes about 5 minutes to prepare as its a simple mix with typical household ingredients and then fully warming in the oven for about 20 minutes.
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I wanted to note that this recipe is easiest when you use canned refried beans, but this slow cooker refried beans is one of my favorite and you can make a TON of beans that way, so do not discount making beans the day before and then using left overs for this dip.
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Ingredients needed for recipe:
- refried beans
- cream cheese
- sour cream
- taco seasoning
- cheddar cheese
- chopped cilantro
- tortilla chips
- SERVE WITH: Homemade Tortilla Chips
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How to Make Bean Dip with Cream Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8×8 baking pan or 2-1/2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Set casserole dish aside.
Add refried beans, cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning in a large bowl and mix well.
If you want to dial up this dip and make it the BEST bean dip ever, its fine to add jalapeno for some heat and some extra shredded cheese right in the pre-cooked dip.
Pour bean dip mixture into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
Top the dip with as little or as much cheese as you want (The more cheese the better) !
Bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and center of dip is hot.
Turn this dip into a “Supreme” Bean Dip
Bean dip is amazing on its own – the cream cheese and sour cream keep it soft and creamy and…how many times can I say cream in one sentence today, ha! But adding on additional fresh vegetables and salsas bring it to the next level
- Tomatoes – cut up tomatoes like ripe and fresh Roma or Beefsteak
- Avocado – Avocado brings not only color but is a filling fat
- Black Olives – Sliced up black olives, easiest from a jar
- Extra Cilantro – Chopped Fresh Cilantro
- Guacamole – Turn those avocados into a delicious and easy guacamole
- Pico De Gallo – this is our freshest and easiest Pico recipe – perfect to make while bean dip is in the oven
- Sour Cream
- Combine this bean dip with enchilada dip poured on top for a filling double decker dip
If you make this recipe and love it or alter it, I would love to know in the comments!!
Bean Dip with Cream Cheese
- 1 can - 16 oz, refried beans
- 4 ounces cream cheese - softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- chopped cilantro for garnish
- tortilla chips for serving
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8×8 baking pan or 2-1/2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Set casserole dish aside.
- Add refried beans, cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning in a large bowl and mix well with a hand mixer.
- Pour bean dip mixture into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
- Top with as much shredded cheese as you like.
- Bake dip for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and center is hot.
- Serve with a variety of dippers like tortilla chips and Fritos.