Southwestern Bean Dip

Southwestern Bean Dip recipe – creamy Mexican bean dip with a kick. Starts with canned bean dip. Add cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning, hot sauce, and cheese. This dip requires minimal effort and packs tons of great taste! This is always one of the first things to go at our parties! A must for taco night or your next party!

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Easy Cheesy Bean Dip

This Southwestern Bean Dip is CRAZY good! I made this last night for taco night and it was a huge hit! Bean dip loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning, diced green chiles, hot sauce, and shredded cheese. This dip requires minimal effort to make and packs tons of great taste! One bite of this delicious dip and it is sure to become a family favorite too!

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How to Make Southwestern Bean Dip

This dip is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a medium bowl, combine a can of bean dip, cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning, and hot sauce. Stir until you get a smooth consistency. Stir in half of the cheese. Spread the bean mixture into a small baking dish. Top the dip with the remaining cheese and bake uncovered until bubbly. Garnish the dip with diced tomatoes and sliced jalapeño peppers. You can make this Man’s Dip as spicy as you like. We added a few tablespoons of hot sauce and it had a nice kick. If you are sensitive to heat, start with a teaspoon of hot sauce. You could also use the canned bean dip with jalapeños in it. You could even add diced jalapeños to the bean dip mixture if you want to really make this spicy!

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use Frito bean dip. You can find it in the chip aisle at the grocery store.
  • For best results, use room temperature cream cheese. If you are short on time, you can microwave the cream cheese for a few seconds.
  • Can use any cheese that you enjoy. Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or a Mexican cheese blend are all delicious.
  • You can use low-fat sour cream and cream cheese to lower the calories.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • What can I add to this easy bean dip?
    • chopped red onion
    • cooked ground beef
    • a squirt of lime juice
    • chopped red bell peppers
    • purred chipotle chiles
    • extra chili powder
    • a can of Rotel tomatoes
  • Is Southwestern Bean Dip spicy? No. This dip is not spicy. If you want a spicy dip, substitute a can of diced jalapenos for the green chiles.
  • Can Southwestern Bean Dip be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the dip and bake it the next day.
  • This dip can be made in the oven, slow cooker, or microwave.
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Easy Dip for a Crowd

We usually serve this with Fritos corn chips. It is equally delicious with tortilla chips or some veggies (green pepper strips or celery). This is the perfect snack for parties and tailgating in the fall. Give this a try ASAP! I promise it will become one of your favorite snacks too.

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Southwestern Bean Dip

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Southwestern Bean Dip recipe – creamy Mexican bean dip with a kick. Starts with canned bean dip. Add cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning, hot sauce and cheese. This dip requires minimal effort and packs tons of great taste! This is always one of the first things to go at our parties! A must for taco night or your next party!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (9-oz) can bean dip
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (8-oz) container sour cream
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce, use more or less as your preference
  • 1 (4-oz) can diced green chiles
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar-jack cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray an 8×8 or 11×7-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine bean dip, cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning, hot sauce, and green chiles. Stir in half of the cheese.
  • Spread bean dip in baking dish. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes, until bubbly.

Notes:

  • I use Frito bean dip. You can find it in the chip aisle at the grocery store.
  • For best results, use room temperature cream cheese. If you are short on time, you can microwave the cream cheese for a few seconds.
  • Can use any cheese that you enjoy. Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or a Mexican cheese blend are all delicious.
  • You can use low-fat sour cream and cream cheese to lower the calories.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • What can I add to this easy bean dip?
    • chopped red onion
    • cooked ground beef
    • a squirt of lime juice
    • chopped red bell peppers
    • purred chipotle chiles
    • extra chili powder
    • a can of Rotel tomatoes
  • Is Southwestern Bean Dip spicy? No. This dip is not spicy. If you want a spicy dip, substitute a can of diced jalapenos for the green chiles.
  • Can Southwestern Bean Dip be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the dip and bake it the next day.
  • This dip can be made in the oven, slow cooker, or in the microwave.

Steph

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Comments

  1. I have made this for years. It's my absolute favorite dip.

    The only change in my recipe is I add sliced green onions. Yum!

  2. Looks so yummy! I make a version of this that I am now going to call lady dip! I layer everything and leave out the sour cream, it is so good!

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