Delicious Bean Dip Recipe for Your Next Party!

Some may say that the best memories are made in the kitchen, and I couldn’t agree more. As a home chef who loves to entertain, I take pride in creating recipes that not only taste delicious but bring people together. Today, I’m excited to share with you one of my all-time favorite party snacks – Spicy Cheesy Salsa Bean Dip.

This dip is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for game day or any get-together with friends and family. It’s a savory appetizer that’s easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of prep time. With just 10 simple ingredients, you’ll have a cheesy, spicy, and satisfying bean dip that will leave your guests wanting more.

If you’re someone who enjoys bold flavors and loves spicy food, then this recipe is definitely for you. Imagine the combination of melted cheddar cheese blended with refried beans, topped off with salsa and a hint of spice – it’s simply heavenly. And if you’re looking for something extra to spice up the party, then try serving it up with some tortilla chips or toasted bread slices on the side.

So whether you’re an experienced cook or just getting started in the kitchen, this spicy cheesy salsa bean dip will become your new go-to party snack. Gather your friends and family around, pop open a cold beverage or two, and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

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Spicy,cheesy, Salsa, Bean, Dip

If you’re a fan of dips, then this cheesy, spicy, and salsa-infused bean dip is sure to tickle your taste buds! Why will you love this recipe? Well, first off, it’s a cinch to whip up in no time. Perfect for anyone looking for a last-minute dish to bring to a party or gathering. And guess what? You won’t find any dull moments with this dish; the flavors are intense and combine well to make every bite perfect.

Another reason you’ll love this recipe is that it’s versatile. You can easily customize it based on your preferences by adjusting the spiciness level or switching up the type of cheese used. In addition, you can pair it with crackers, chips, veggies or any other snack of your choice.

Do you want something that’s both flavorful and filling? Well, this dip has got you covered! Made with creamy refried beans doused in spicy salsa and topped off with a generous amount of sharp cheddar cheese, every mouthful is sure to leave your taste buds singing in delight.

In conclusion, there are plenty of reasons why you’ll fall in love with this bean dip recipe! Quick and easy to prepare, customizable based on your preferences, versatile on what it pairs with while being rich and deliciously enticing. Trust me when I say that everyone will be coming back for more once they try this lovely cheesy salsa infused dip.

Ingredient List

“This spicy bean dip is so easy-to-make, it’s a perfect party appetizer.”

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious spicy, cheesy, salsa bean dip recipe:

Main Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. refried beans (1 can)
  • 4 oz. green chiles
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (1 package)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese

Additional Ingredients:

  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • Ground beef (optional)

All ingredients can be easily found at most grocery stores. So, just gather these items and let’s start preparing the best bean dip on the block!

The Recipe How-To

“Add cheese and salsa to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a delicious, crowd-pleasing snack.”

Step 1: Preheat Oven to 350°F

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). While waiting for the oven to heat up, let’s prepare our ingredients.

Step 2: Mix Refried Beans and Cream Cheese

In a large mixing bowl, add one can of refried beans (16 oz) and a package of cream cheese (8 oz) that has been softened at room temperature. Mix them together until combined.

Step 3: Add Salsa, Sour Cream, and Taco Seasoning

Then, add one cup of mild or hot salsa, one cup of sour cream, and one packet (1/4 cup) of taco seasoning mix into the mixing bowl. Mix well until all ingredients are well combined.

Step 4: Add Shredded Cheese

Gradually add in two cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and two cups of shredded Monterey Jack cheese to the mixing bowl. Continue stirring until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

Step 5: Pour Mixture into Baking Dish and Add Toppings

Pour the mixture into a baking dish and spread it evenly. Top it off with an additional one cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

Step 6: Bake Until Hot and Bubbly

Bake uncovered for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the dip is hot and bubbly. Remove from the oven, let it cool down for a few minutes before serving.

Now sit down with your favorite chips or veggies, dip away, and savor the wonderful flavor!

Substitutions and Variations

“Piled high with toppings, this dip is sure to satisfy any hungry guests.”

Ain’t nobody got time for a bland and boring dip! This spicy, cheesy, salsa, bean dip recipe is packed with flavor and will be a hit at any party. But what if you’re missing an ingredient or want to mix it up a bit? Fear not, my friend, I’ve got you covered.

Let’s start with the refried beans. You can use black beans or chili beans instead for a heartier texture. Want to make it more of a meal? Add some cooked ground beef or shredded chicken to the dip.

Don’t have sharp cheddar cheese? Use Monterey Jack or even Velveeta cheese for a creamier texture. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some sliced jalapenos or green chiles to give it an extra kick.

For those who prefer a milder flavor, substitute the hot salsa for a mild one. You can also leave out the taco seasoning for a less spicy version.

Feeling saucy? Mix in some sour cream or guacamole to turn this dip into a cheesy salsa-avocado combo.

You can also layer this cheesy bean dip onto some nachos or as part of a seven-layer dip. Serve it up with some tortilla chips, veggies, or crackers for dipping. Trust me, your guests will be begging for the recipe!

The options are endless when it comes to variations on this indulgent dip recipe. Spicy, mild, creamy – whatever your preference may be, this bean dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any party.

Serving and Pairing

“If you like it hot, add more jalapeños for an extra kick of flavor.”

When it comes to serving this delicious cheesy bean dip, there are quite a few pairing options to consider. This dip is perfect as an appetizer for any party or gathering, and can be served with a variety of dippers like tortilla chips, pita chips, sliced baguette, or fresh veggies.

For those who love the heat, you can pair this spicy bean dip with a cold mint lemonade or iced tea. If you are feeling adventurous and want something different but equally tasty, try serving your dip with a side of chili beans, nachos or ground beef dip.

This dip is also quite versatile and can be used as a condiment in a burrito bowl or taco salad. In fact, once you taste its unique flavors, there’s no telling what other ways you’ll come up with to serve it.

Remember that since this is such a cheesy salsa and bean dip recipe, it is best paired with drinks that will contrast those rich flavors. Try pairing it with light beers or sparkling water to create balance in your mouth.

Overall, the possible pairings are endless – so don’t be afraid to experiment with what works best for you and your guests. Just remember to have plenty of this cheesy bean dip on hand because it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Served with tortilla chips, this dip is a classic game-day snack.”

As a home chef who loves throwing parties, I know that it’s important to have dishes that can be made ahead of time and reheated on the day of the event. Lucky for you, this spicy, cheesy, salsa bean dip recipe is perfect for that!

To make this dip ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions up until the point where you would put it in the oven. Instead, cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake it, simply preheat your oven to 350°F and bake as directed.

If you have leftovers, don’t fret! This dip can easily be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. When you’re ready to reheat it, simply microwave it on high in 30-second increments until heated through.

Another tip for reheating this dip is to place it back in the oven at 350°F until hot and bubbly once more. Be sure to keep an eye on it so that the cheese doesn’t burn!

Overall, this cheesy bean dip recipe is a great option for those looking for make-ahead dishes that are easy to reheat when needed.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve.”

Now that you have all the ingredients and the recipe handy, let’s explore some tips that will help you make the perfect spicy, cheesy, salsa bean dip.

1. Use high-quality ingredients – The flavor of your dip will only be as good as the ingredients you use. So, make sure to buy fresh and high-quality salsa and cheese. Also, go for sharp cheddar cheese as it adds an extra burst of flavor to your dish.

2. Adjust spice level – If you love spicy food, then use hot salsa and add in extra jalapenos or hot sauce. But if you are not a fan of heat, then use mild salsa instead. Remember, the spice level can make or break a dish.

3. Mix thoroughly – Don’t be afraid to mix thoroughly after each addition of ingredient. This helps to ensure even distribution of flavors and prevents pockets of unmixed ingredients in your dip.

4. Let it cool before serving – After baking your dip, let it cool down for 5-10 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

5. Serve with tortilla chips – A classic pairing for bean dip is tortilla chips. Make sure to choose sturdy chips that can handle the weight of the dip without breaking.

6. Experiment with different cheeses – While we recommend using sharp cheddar cheese, you can also try shredded Monterey Jack cheese or even Velveeta cheese for a creamier texture.

7. Customize with toppings – Sprinkle some chopped cilantro or green onions on top of your dip for a pop of color and added crunch.

By carefully following these tips, you can impress your guests with a delicious and perfectly balanced spicy, cheesy, salsa bean dip!


As home chefs, we are sometimes faced with culinary challenges that leave us in doubt. That is why I have taken the time to prepare a list of frequently asked questions and their answers for this recipe. I hope this helps clarify any doubts you might have and gives you the confidence to try this delicious Spicy, cheesy, Salsa, Bean, Dip Recipe for your next party.

What is cheesy bean dip made of?

Looking for a tasty addition to your party menu? Try out Cream Cheese Bean Dip! This recipe features a delicious combination of sour cream, cream cheese, Mexican cheese, refried beans, and salsa, making it an excellent complement to any Mexican dish or as a dip for chips.

Is bean dip just refried beans?

To make bean dip, the beans are boiled in water and then mashed to a puree without any further cooking. On the other hand, refried beans are boiled, mashed, and then cooked in some sort of cooking fat, typically lard but nowadays oil is more commonly used.

What kind of chips go best with bean dip?

When it comes to party snacks, tortilla chips are a must-have. These crunchy chips have a natural flavor that complements spicy salsa and helps to offset the richness of dips like guacamole, black bean dip, and queso.

What is Frito Lay bean dip made of?

For this recipe, we will need to gather our ingredients which include water, pinto beans, vinegar, corn oil, salt, maltodextrin, dried onion, sugar, jalapeño peppers, spice, chili pepper, dried garlic, and natural flavors.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this spicy, cheesy salsa bean dip recipe is the perfect addition to any party. With its bold flavors and gooey texture, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Not only is it easy to make, but it can also be customized with your favorite ingredients and best enjoyed with your preferred pairings. Whether you’re making it ahead of time or reheating leftovers, you’ll appreciate how versatile and practical this dip recipe is. So why not try out this dip recipe at your next gathering? Trust me, your guests will love it!

Spicy,cheesy, Salsa, Bean, Dip

Spicy,cheesy, Salsa, Bean, Dip Recipe

This is easy and spicy. You already have the ingredients in your cabinet so give it a try! Serve it with chip or put it into a tortilla wrap. You can use 1 can green chilies in place of jalapeno's.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 bowl full
Calories 2206.1 kcal


  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced, seeds and viens removed


  • In a micro proof bowl mix all ingredients.
  • Heat for 2 minutes, stir and heat for 2 more minutes.

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Serving: 1181gCalories: 2206.1kcalCarbohydrates: 96.4gProtein: 102.7gFat: 160.5gSaturated Fat: 99.9gCholesterol: 523.9mgSodium: 4990.3mgFiber: 28.6gSugar: 11.1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beans, Cheese, Easy, Lunch, Microwave, Sauces, Spicy
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