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Cheesy Salsa Bean Dip

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This cheesy salsa bean dip is a dip recipe perfect for entertaining! It’s easy, cheesy, and just thick enough for a satisfying and customizable appetizer or snack.

This cheesy salsa bean dip is a dip recipe perfect for entertaining! It's easy, cheesy, and just thick enough for a satisfying and customizable appetizer or snack.

Hi guys! It’s Alyssa from My Sequined Life with another easy recipe that’s great for entertaining (see also this easy ice cream pie and orzo pasta salad). This time we’re talking dips and this cheesy salsa bean dip is a family favorite. It’s creamy, cheesy, and (optionally) spicy…and basically begging to be served alongside chips at your next party. The beans thicken it up just right for a substantial party dip recipe that’s sure to please.

Is Bean Dip Gluten Free?

It depends on what you add to your bean dip.

Refried beans are gluten free.

The ingredients in this bean dip are all gluten free.

Because we have some texture-sensitive people in my family (especially when it comes to tomatoes), I blend the salsa before adding it to the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients to make sure it’s nice and smooth. That step is optional though!

Does Bean Dip Need to be Refrigerated?

Yes, it should be refrigerated if you intend to keep it more than overnight.
 
 

This cheesy salsa bean dip is a dip recipe perfect for entertaining! It's easy, cheesy, and just thick enough for a satisfying and customizable appetizer or snack.

There’s some wiggle room with the ingredients here, most notably with the salsa. I used a mild variety of salsa for more of a tomato-y addition and adjusted the spice with the jalapeño pepper. Your favorite salsa can be used with as much (or as little) of the jalapeño as it fits your tastes. I also used reduced-fat cream cheese (aka neufchâtel) to lighten it up a little bit, along with a mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses for a really nice and balanced flavor. As for the refried beans, the variety I used was reduced-sodium but any would work. Choose vegetarian if that fits!

Are Refried Beans High in Fiber?

Refried beans can be part of a healthy diet when eaten with other nutrient-dense foods.

They are high in fiber and protein and, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, high-fiber diets have many health benefits.

This cheesy salsa bean dip is a dip recipe perfect for entertaining! It's easy, cheesy, and just thick enough for a satisfying and customizable appetizer or snack.

Do Refried Beans Have Protein?

Like other beans, refried beans contain carbohydrates, protein, fiber, minerals – like magnesium, phosphate and potassium – and several B-vitamins.

Because they provide significant amounts of both carbohydrates and protein, refried beans are counted as partly starch and partly protein.

While this dip is best served warm, I have considerable experience in sneaking chip-fuls straight from leftover dip in the fridge. It’s delicious either way!

Cheesy Salsa Bean Dip

This cheesy salsa bean dip is a dip recipe perfect for entertaining! It's easy, cheesy, and just thick enough for a satisfying and customizable appetizer or snack.

Cheesy Salsa Bean Dip

5 from 5 votes
Servings: 10
This cheesy salsa bean dip is a dip recipe perfect for entertaining! It's easy, cheesy, and just thick enough for a satisfying and customizable appetizer or snack.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz jar of salsa
  • 16 oz can of refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz block cream cheese regular or reduced-fat
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and diced (optional)

Instructions

  • Add salsa, refried beans, shredded cheeses, cream cheese, and minced garlic to a saucepan set over low-medium heat.
  • Stir to combine ingredients and let heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted and dip is heated throughout. This took about 15 minutes for me.
  • Serve warm with chips, veggies, or whatever else you like!
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Salsa Bean Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 201IU4%
Calcium 218mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A bowl of delicious cheesy salsa bean dip with chips

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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8 comments

  • This looks delicious.  Do you think I could do this in a small crockpot.

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    • Absolutely!

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  • Thank You!! I told Taco Bell this can be done

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    • Haha! Thanks, Jinna!

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  • I have the opposite problem with texture – can’t stand guacamole or other “smooth” foods that remind me of baby food. I’m going to try this recipe leaving in the chunks. Thanks!

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  • What have I missed? Why are there so many recipes from other blogs on YOUR blog? Are these visitors while you are on vacation or is this the new structure? Thanks

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    • Hi Sherry, a few times a month we have contributors that help share recipes that we decide on a month or so before. They are awesome bloggers with their own sites but help out over here too. 🙂

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  • I also have some texture sensitive friends, so I will have to make this for them!

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