Party Worthy Refried Bean Dip


If you’re looking for a perfect recipe for a potluck or a picnic, this refried bean dip is definitely party-worthy. It’s also a good as a side dish for Taco Tuesday or to go with your Friday night Netflix and beverages. It’s easy and fast to put together and you can experiment with different textures and spices with your toppings. If you like a lot of heat, pile on the jalapenos and fiery salsa. If you can’t take the heat, it’s still really good plain.

Party Worthy Refried Bean Dip

refried bean dip on the table with avocados and olives


It would be really hard for me to name one food that stands out as “my very favorite” but anything with refried beans is definitely in my top 10. Growing up in San Antonio, refried beans, rice and tortillas are comfort food for me. This refried bean dip is a really fun way to add some flavor to basic refried beans. 

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ingredients for refried bean dip
The ingredients are super simple – you probably have most of them on-hand.
I usually mixed the cream cheese and sour cream together with a hand mixer. You can also use a KitchenAid.

Make your own refried beans? Yes, you can! Here’s my easy recipe.

Really simple to put together

You don’t need any special kitchen equipment to make this easy dip. A basic mixing bowl and an 8×8 pan will do it. You can use a counter top mixer like a KitchenAid or bring out your electric hand mixer.

So much yummy-ness.
Everything blends together smoothly. So many flavors here.
Almost ready for the oven!
Completed refried bean dip
Voila! You can have so much fun with different toppings and different kinds of chips.

This refried bean dip is party or potluck worthy…

…but it is totally acceptable to keep this one to yourself. It makes a great addition to taco night or Mexican food night. We like ours with basic tortilla chips and avocado but you can use all kinds of toppings and experiment with different kinds of chips. Also really good with Fritos and soft tortillas. 

Are you hungry yet?

Suggested toppings

  • Jalapeno, chopped
  • Cilantro
  • Tomatoes 
  • Pico de gallo 
  • Salsa
  • Black Olives 
  • Avocado
  • Fresh jicama
  • Chopped onions

Refried bean dip pin

Refried Bean Dip

If you're looking for a recipe to take to a party or potluck, check out this refried bean tip. It's delish.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 16


  • 1 16 oz can refried beans (or two cups of homemade refried beans)
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbps taco seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese, divided
  • green onions
  • toppings as desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Spray small baking dish (8x8 inch) with non-stick cooking spray

  3. In a medium bowl, add cream cheese and beat with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy

  4. Add sour cream and beat until well combined

  5. Stir in refried beans, 2 cups cheese, taco seasoning and garlic until smooth

  6. Spread into prepared baking dish

  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until hot and bubbly

  8. Remove from oven and add additional cheese

  9. Return to oven and heat 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly

  10. Serve immediately with toppings of your choice and tortilla chips


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