Spicy Bean and Cheese Dip is a super cheesy dip that is perfect for parties or a hot appetizer for Taco night!
When Taco night involves having friends over I make this dip in addition to my Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos. I am also guilty of making Mojitos with different flavors to get the party started. This dip is great for those get-togethers where you have to bring something.
There is so much cheese in this dip that you know it is going to taste good.
I use my homemade taco seasoning to add a spicy kick to this dip. Skip making your own taco seasoning and use a taco seasoning packet instead.
Ingredients for Spicy Bean & Cheese Dip
- Refried Beans
- Sour Cream
- Cream Cheese
- Spicy Taco Seasoning
- Mexican Cheese Blend
- Green onions or cilantro
Add additional toppings for even more flavor. Here are some ideas to top your cheesy bean dip.
- Green Onions (sliced)
- Jalapenos (sliced)
- Cherry Tomatoes (sliced)
- Black Olives (sliced)
If by the off chance you have leftovers. Transfer the dip to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. Heat in a microwave in 30 seconds intervals stirring in between until heated through.
Turn Leftovers into a Meal
For lunch the next day grab:
- A tortilla
- Diced red onion
- Taco sauce.
- Heat up the leftovers in the microwave and spread on the tortilla.
- Add the onions and taco sauce.
- Roll up the tortilla like a burrito.
I promise it tastes just like Taco Bell’s Bean Burrito. You might just want to save some dip just for the burrito the next day! Totally worth it!
Do I need a Cast Iron Skillet?
You don’t need a cast iron skillet to make this recipe.
Let’s be honest, this dip looks 100x more delicious in a cast iron skillet.
The Cast Iron Skillet is oven-proof, heats nicely, and it is just the ideal vessel to make this dip in.
If you don’t have a cast iron skillet a large baking dish will do.
Check out my list of 40+ Cast Iron Skillet Recipes for more recipes like this one. The list includes recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert!
Watch me make Spicy Bean and Cheese Dip
See the video here or on Youtube!
More Cheesy Dip Recipes:
Can’t get enough of warm cheesy dips? Here is a collection of some of my favorite dips:
Or if you are wanting to try a different bean dip try this Black Bean Dip Recipe.
Spicy Bean and Cheese Dip Recipe
Cheesy Spicy Bean Dip
- 1 can - 15.4 oz or 16 oz. refried beans size depends on the brand you use
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- 8 oz. sour cream
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 1 packet Spicy Taco Seasoning
- 8 oz. Mexican cheese blend
- cilantro and green onions for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine beans, sour cream, cream cheese, taco seasoning and salsa in a bowl until well combined.
Pour into a cast iron skillet or baking dish.
Top with cheese and bake for 20 -25 minutes or until cheese is melted and the dip is bubbling around the edges.
*Optional: Broil on Low for an extra 5 minutes to get the cheese in the center bubbly.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions
Serve hot with corn or tortilla chips
Substitute the taco packet with my Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
If you are sensitive to spicy recipes swap out spicy taco seasoning for regular or mild.