Cream Cheese Bean Dip

LAST UPDATED: May 26, 2020 | PUBLISHED: May 02, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Easy 5 minute Cream Cheese Bean Dip recipe made with just 4 ingredients! Mexican bean dip is a perfect appetizer for game day and beyond. 

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I don’t even like beans and I couldn’t.keep.my.hands.off. this easy bean dip recipe with cream cheese that my sister made last week. Seriously, where has it been all my life and more importantly, why hasn’t my sister shared it with me before? My sister always has the best hack recipes!

I was not only skeptical about taste, but appearance. I wanted a Mexican bean dip that can be taken to get togethers, like Cinco de Mayo, but not only does it have to taste amazing, but be presentable as well. Problem solved.

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First, it took every bit of willpower I had to limit my consumption of this Cream Cheese Bean Dip. It’s the perfect dip for Super Bowl Sunday, Cinco de Mayo, tailgates and more.

Can You Make Cream Cheese Bean Dip Ahead?

This recipe is so quick and easy that you don’t really need to make it ahead of time, but you can!

This bean dip recipe with cream cheese is so addicting and while best served warm, still amazing (and incredibly tempting) chilled! It can be made ahead of time and baked when you’re ready to serve.

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What’s in Cream Cheese Bean Dip?

Cream cheese bean dip is made with just 4 simple ingredients.

  • Cream CheeseSoftened for a smooth, creamy dip!
  • Frito’s Bean Dip – Some like it hot! If that’s you, I recommend Hot Bean Dip (by Frito’s). Either way, it’s so good!
  • Chopped Green Onions – Chives also work well! Perfect to fold in and garnish just after baking.
  • Monterey Jack Cheese – I use Monterey jack because it gives this dip so much great flavor. However, you can substitute with cheddar, colby jack, or queso blanco. While you can certainly use pre-shredded cheese, I highly recommend that you shred it from a block of cheese. It only takes 60 seconds, but fresh cheese is always creamier and melts better! It’s a higher quality cheese and it doesn’t get dried out.

Variations

  • Lighten it Up – This bean dip recipe can be lightened up easily! Try it with a lower fat cream cheese, and serve it with vegetables instead of chips.
  • Use Sour Cream instead of cream cheese.
  • Blend in Taco Seasoning
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How to Make Cream Cheese Bean Dip

  1. Prep – Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine – Combine softened cream cheese with Frito’s Bean Dip.
  3. Stir – Fold in fresh green onion.
  4. Garnish – Add freshly shredded cheese on top
  5. Bake – Until the cheese bubbles to perfection!

Mexican Bean Dip Serving Suggestions

  • Frito’s / corn chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • jicama sticks
  • carrot sticks

Tips

You can make Cream Cheese Bean Dip in a large bowl, small casserole dish (9″) or pie dish to maintain a healthy dip to cheese ratio.

To Store

Refrigerate – Mexican Bean Dip keeps well refrigerated, covered in saran wrap for up to 3 days!

Reheat

I’ll be surprised if you have leftovers because this Cream Cheese Bean Dip is so amazing! But if you do, you can re-heat in the microwave or oven.

I hope you enjoy this Mexican bean dip, too. I mean, who knew? I can’t wait to whip it up again this weekend for Cinco de Mayo along with these skinny margaritas or a classic Homemade Margarita! You can find all of my Mexican recipes here.

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Cream Cheese Bean Dip (Mexican Bean Dip)

Julie Blanner
Easy 5 minute Cream Cheese Bean Dip recipe made with just 4 ingredients! Mexican bean dip is a great appetizer for game day and beyond. 
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 16
Calories 117 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 18 ounces Frito’s bean dip
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 8 ounces monterey jack cheese fresh shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine cream cheese with bean dip.
  • Fold in green onion.
  • Spread in dish and cover with a layer of shredded cheese.
  • Bake until cheese is melted {about 5 minutes} and garnish with green onion.

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Notes

Substitutions/Variations

  • Cream Cheese – Use regular, lower fat cream cheese or sour cream.
  • Frito’s Bean Dip – Regular or Hot Bean Dip (by Frito’s). 
  • Chopped Green Onions – Chives also work well!
  • Monterey Jack Cheese – Substitute with cheddar, colby jack, or queso blanco. You can use pre-shredded cheese, but I recommend that you shred it from a block of cheese.
  • Optional :Blend in Taco Seasoning

Baking Alternatives

You can make Cream Cheese Bean Dip in a large bowl, small casserole dish (9″) or pie dish to maintain a healthy dip to cheese ratio.

Serving Suggestions

  • Frito’s / corn chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • jicama sticks
  • carrot sticks

To Store

Refrigerate – Mexican Bean Dip keeps well refrigerated, covered in saran wrap for up to 3 days!

To Reheat

Warm in microwave in 30 second increments. Stir and serve.

Nutrition

Calories:117kcalProtein:4gFat:9gSaturated Fat:5gCholesterol:28mgSodium:121mgPotassium:35mgVitamin A:315IUVitamin C:0.3mgCalcium:121mgIron:0.2mg
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