Homemade Bean Dip – Creamy refried beans, taco seasoning, cream cheese, fresh salsa, sour cream, and Mexican cheese come together to make the ultimate combo of a bright and zesty bean dip packed with flavor!
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Whether it’s game day or a weekend get-together, it isn’t a party without a delicious dip! This easy Homemade Bean Dip is super quick and is loaded with creamy refried beans, cheese, and great taco flavor! It’s a party favorite and the perfect appetizer for any gathering!
This dip pairs amazingly with chips, crackers, and veggies and is sure to always be a hit. It can even be made ahead of time and kept for later in the fridge afterwards, could it be anymore perfect?
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BEAN DIP
Before you get started, make sure you have the following ingredients:
- Refried beans
- Sour cream
- Cream cheese, softened
- Taco seasoning
- Shredded Mexican cheese
Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, preheat the oven to 350ºF, then follow the steps below for a super quick and creamy game-day appetizer!
- In a large mixing bowl, beat refried beans, sour cream, and cream cheese until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the taco seasoning and salsa and beat again.
- Transfer the mixture to a 8×8-inch baking dish.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over top.
- Bake for 25 minutes, then garnish with fresh parsley.
TIPS FOR MAKING BEAN DIP FROM SCRATCH
- For extra flavor, use a variety and mixture of cheeses or even add extra cheese!
- If you are using canned beans, make sure you pick good quality beans because the beans will be responsible for most of the flavor of the dip.
- For a smoother dip, use a blender or food processor. If you prefer a chunkier dip, use a potato masher or fork to mash the beans.
- To make the dip even more creamy, you can substitute the cream cheese with greek yogurt.
WHAT OTHER INGREDIENTS CAN BE ADDED TO HOME MADE BEAN DIP?
For a spicier dip, add chili powder, bell peppers, or a spicy salsa!
If you’re looking to add more to your dip, consider adding a protein such as chicken or adding olives, green onions, diced avocado, sliced jalapeños, or cherry tomatoes on top!
Nearly anything you add will taste terrific with this dip!
HOW CAN I MAKE MY OWN TACO SEASONING?
If you prefer to make your own taco seasoning you can use a combination of cumin, garlic, onion powder, ground red chile, paprika, salt, and pepper in place of the store bought taco seasoning.
Feel free to experiment with ingredients and add or remove whatever you wish!
CAN YOU MAKE HOMEMADE BEAN AND CHEESE DIP AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes! This is the best homemade bean dip recipe because you can make this ahead of time, mix all of the ingredients together without the cheese and keep it refrigerated until you are ready to bake it.
The bean dip should last for 2-3 days in the fridge before baking.
HOW DO YOU STORE BEAN DIP?
The bean dip can be stored in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. When you’re ready to enjoy, reheat it in the microwave or the oven!
CAN YOU FREEZE HOMEMADE BEAN DIP?
Yes, you can! But, keep in mind that while freezing bean dip is a viable option, the texture may change slightly upon thawing. It might become slightly softer, but the flavor should still be good.
To freeze the bean dip, cool it completely and store it in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag, label with the date, and freeze.
Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
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Homemade Bean Dip
Creamy refried beans, taco seasoning, cream cheese, fresh salsa, sour cream, and Mexican cheese come together to make the ultimate combo of a bright and zesty bean dip packed with flavor!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- 16 ounce can refried beans
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- ¼ cup salsa
- 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat refried beans, sour cream, and cream cheese until smooth.
- Add taco seasoning and salsa and beat again.
- Transfer mixture to a 8×8-inch baking dish.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over top.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh parsley.