Cream Cheese Bean Dip is the perfect party appetizer, and it’s even better when made in the crockpot. This creamy, spicy, cheesy bean dip is the ultimate app for potlucks, football or any event. Easy to prep with refried beans, salsa, cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning this will be a hit for any event!
Cream Cheese Bean Dip
Crockpot Dips are one of my favorite things to make because they are always so delicious! Cream Cheese Bean Dip was made for the Crockpot because it is best served warm in the slow cooker.
I’m always in for a good dip. If I had a choice I could eat different dips for dinner instead of a meal. I love spinach dip, chili cheese dip, queso dip, buffalo dip, crack dip and the list goes on and on! But this easy bean dip is always a favorite wherever I bring it.
Bean Dip is always delicious but this Cream Cheese Bean Dip takes it to a new level of amazing. The combination of cream cheese, refried beans, and sour cream makes for a creamy and rich dip that has just the right balance of each.
The taco seasoning adds a little bit of spice, while the Rotel tomatoes add a nice touch of acidity. The combination of Monterey Jack, cheddar, and pepper jack cheeses makes for a delicious and cheesy dip that everyone will love.
All you need to do is add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and let it work its magic to create a hot and bubbly bean dip that is out-of-this-world tasty!
Refried Bean Dip Recipe
I made this dip while I was making another amazing Crockpot dip, Corn Dip! I had leftover shredded cheese and cream cheese so I thought about what other dip would be great with those two ingredients.
Then I checked in my pantry and these were two cans of refried beans and some Rotel tomatoes just waiting to be used. I mean I don’t know about you but that seems like it was meant to be so that’s how Cream Cheese Bean Dip was born!
This recipe is budget friendly too! I am always on the lookout for party recipes that don’t break the bank. This bean dip only has 6 ingredients that are affordable and it makes so much dip.
Refried Bean Dip is also one of the easiest dips ever to make. You can prep and get this in the Crockpot in less than 15 minutes (including shredding all your cheese). So when you are short on time this dip is the perfect to make!
Cream Cheese Bean Dip Ideas
This hot bean dip is perfect for party buffets too since it is so quick to make with ingredients that you might have right in your pantry. I love to serve this for any Mexican-themed party like Cinco De Mayo, Super Bowl Sunday or just Taco Tuesday.
Ingredients for Refried Bean Dip with Cream Cheese
You only need 6 ingredients to make this Cream Cheese Bean Dip! They are simple ingredients that you just pour into the Crockpot.
- Refried Beans– Refried canned beans are the best to use for this recipe.
- Cream Cheese– I used full-fat cream cheese.
- Rotel Tomatoes– These come in a few levels of heat. I like hot but use whatever best suits your audience.
- Sour Cream– Full fat was what I used.
- Taco Seasoning– I use McCormick Taco Seasoning because it is gluten-free but any brand works.
- Shredded Cheese– I used Monterey Jack, Cheddar, and Pepper jack.
You can also customize this recipe to your liking by adding some diced jalapeño peppers for a bit of heat or some diced green chilies for a little bit of flavor. The possibilities are endless with this recipe. So, next time you’re looking for an easy and delicious party appetizer, give this Crockpot Cream Cheese Bean Dip a try. Your guests will love it!
How to Make Easy Bean Dip
Step 1. Add refried beans, cream cheese, sour cream, Rotel tomatoes, taco seasoning, and shredded cheese to the slow cooker.
Step 2. Mix ingredients until combined.
Step 3. Set the crockpot to low heat and cook for 2-3 hours, or until the cheese is melted and the dip is heated through.
Step 4. Once the dip is heated through, it is ready to be served.
Why Make Bean Dip?
- Easy to make
- Only 6 Ingredients
- 10 minutes prep
- One Pot Appetizer
- EVERYONE WILL LOVE YOU!
What Should I Serve with Cream Cheese Bean Dip
Cream Cheese Bean Dip is best served with tortilla chips or Fritos for dipping. Here’s all the options I include:
- Tortilla chips: Corn tortilla chips are the perfect vessel for scooping up the creamy and flavorful dip.
- Fritos: These corn chips are a bean dip best friend.
- Vegetables: Fresh veggies such as carrots, celery, cucumber, bell peppers, and jicama are great for dipping if you are looking to cut calories.
- Crackers: Crackers are a great option just make sure to use gluten-free crackers to keep it celiac friendly.
Ultimately, anything you use will be dip-a-licious with this bean dip!
This bean dip can be customized in so many different ways! Here are a few ways to try.
Lighten it up using 1/3 fat cream cheese and low fat sour cream.
Swap the Rotel tomatoes for your favorite salsa.
Make your own taco seasoning with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and oregano.
Add ground beef to make it meaty.
Use any cheese you have on hand. I love to use up whatever is in the fridge on recipes like this.
Make sure to shred your own cheese for the best melt factor. The pre-shredded cheese doesn’t melt quite as well because it has a special coating on it.
Use vegetarian refried beans to make this dip vegetarian.
You can also make your own homemade refried beans for this dip.
Turn this Dip into 7 Layer Dip
You can turn this cream cheese bean dip into a 7 layer dip with just a few toppings! 7 Layer Dip is a Tex Mex seasoned dip is made with layers of creamy beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, green onions and olives.
Since this dip already has most of those ingredients you can just add a few fresh ingredients on top of the hot bean once it is cooked to transform it into 7 layer dip. Just add diced olives, lettuce, green onions, and guacamole to make a 7 layer dip. Try this upgraded bean dip to really wow a crowd!
Other Ways to Eat Cream Cheese Bean Dip
Don’t just eat this recipe as an appetizer! With just a few extras added to a can of refried beans you upgrade your borning beans to this creamy dish. They are great reheated so you can always use any leftovers to stretch out your weekly menu planning.
You can also add these beans to the main dish like burritos or nachos.
- Nachos: The dip can also be used as a topping for nachos, adding a creamy and cheesy component to the dish.
- Burritos or Tacos: You could also use the dip as a filling for burritos or tacos. Wrap up this bean dip with rice for a yummy bean and rice burrito. Make it meaty by adding the beans to ground beef or chicken burritos or tacos.
How to Store Cream Cheese Bean Dip
Cream cheese bean dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, place the dip in a microwave-safe dish and heat in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, until the dip is heated through.
You can also place the dip in a small pot and heat over medium heat on the stove, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
Can You Freeze Bean Dip?
It’s also possible to store the dip in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let the dip cool down completely before transferring it to an airtight container. When you’re ready to serve, thaw the dip in the refrigerator overnight and reheat it as mentioned above.
Freezing and reheating may affect the consistency of the dip, so it may be a bit thinner than when first made. Just add some extra shredded cheese to thicken it back up.
Can You Make Bean Dip Ahead of Time?
Yes, you can make it up to two days ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refirigerator. If you’re making the dip ahead of time, you can hold off on adding any toppings that may get soggy (like diced tomatoes, green onions, etc) until you’re ready to serve, this way your dip will maintain its texture and flavor.
All of the ingredients I use are gluten-free. My husband has celiac disease, which means you are allergic to gluten.
You will need to make sure to use gluten-free Taco Seasoning. Many taco seasoning use flour in their ingredients for anti-caking and thicking. Check the ingredient list or get the certified gluten free McCormick taco seasoning.
More Cream Cheese Recipes
If you have some leftover cream cheese try some of these delicious cream cheese crockpot recipes!
Need a new Crock Pot?
I just bought a new Crock Pot because my Crockpot cracked on the bottom. Of course, I needed one right away to make dinner that night so I went to go buy a new one at the store. This Cook and Carry Crock Pot is my go-to crockpot. It cooks evenly and you can take it with you for parties. Plus, it has the warm settting so once it’s done cooking it just switches right to warm if you’re not home.
Cream Cheese Bean Dip
- 32 oz refried beans 2 cans
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup Rotel tomatoes
- 1 Taco Seasoning Packet
- 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- Add refried beans, cream cheese, sour cream, Rotel tomatoes, taco seasoning, and shredded cheese to the slow cooker.
- Mix ingredients until combined.
- Set the crockpot to low heat and cook for 2-3 hours, or until the cheese ismelted and the dip is heated through.
- Once the dip is heated through, it is ready to be served.