Cream Cheese Bean Dip

Our new favorite dip - Cream Cheese Bean Dip! SOO good! { } Recipe includes sour cream, cream cheese, Mexican cheese, refried beans, and salsa.

Did you know that Tex-Mex and Mexican food (Sonoran-style) are TOTALLY different?? I’ve learned that being in Houston the past year and whenever I ask someone for a great Mexican restaurant they always suggest a Tex-Mex place. These place are usually good but are tons different from the typical Mexican places I’m used to visiting in Arizona. We still enjoy Tex-Mex, but because we have yet to find a Sonoran Mexican food chain we enjoy here, I’ve had to learn how to make some of the recipes we enjoy back home in AZ.

It’s sad that it’s taken me moving away to actually learn how to make most of these recipes, but I’m glad I have because we enjoy a Mexican meal at least once a week. I’ve finally mastered Rice, Tacos, Enchiladas (Chicken and Cheese), and a few others. I’ve also learned how to make Salsa (Red and Green) and have even tried a few Queso-type dips, all of which have been super tasty. I’ve been on the hunt for a good Bean Dip recipe (one similar to that of Gecko Grill in Arizona) and recently found one that may taste even better! I knew cream cheese had to be in the recipe and was so excited to experiment and find a recipe for Cream Cheese Bean Dip that the whole family enjoyed. In fact, the hubby couldn’t stop eating this recipe – he loved it! I may have had my fair share of chips and dip that night too! 😉

I seriously cannot wait to make this again! It’s a great recipe to make for parties when serving tortilla chips, or would even be great served with some warm tortillas.

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Cream Cheese Bean Dip
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 - 16 oz. can refried beans
  • 4 oz. (1/2 bar) cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup mexican cheese
  • Salsa (a few TB - ¼ cup of your favorite kind) - optional
  1. Preheat to 350.
  2. Combine beans, sour cream, and cream cheese in a bowl until well combined. Add taco seasoning and salsa.
  3. Pour into 8x8 pan. Top with cheese and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with tortilla chips. ENJOY!

Our new favorite dip - Cream Cheese Bean Dip! SOO good! { } Recipe includes sour cream, cream cheese, Mexican cheese, refried beans, and salsa.

Although, this Cream Cheese Bean dip can be spicy, it doesn’t have to be depending on how much salsa you put in it.

And really, though, this recipe is so easy it’s become one of my “go-to” appetizers because we always have the ingredients on hand. 😉

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    This looks amazing, and very similar to a fabulous dip I had at a party last month. NOW, I have the recipe and can’t wait to try it!
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  2. 3

    Thank you – nice recipes.

  3. 5

    Can’t wait to try this recipe out! Pinned!

  4. 7

    This looks yummy! I’ve made one with cream cheese cheese before and it was SO good! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
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  5. 9

    I made this dip for my family and they loved it!
    I thought the cream cheese would make it taste “different” but it just made it taste fab!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  6. 10

    This looks SO good! I’m totally loving cream cheese right now. Just wanted to let you know I’ve included your dip in my list of cream cheese recipes at!

    Thanks for the great recipe!
    Jordan recently posted..Link Love: Ahhmazing Recipes with Cream CheeseMy Profile

  7. 11

    Can this be made in the crockpot?

  8. 12

    Thanks Kristyn for the nice recipes. Hi to Lily and have a great weekend.

  9. 13

    What is Mexican cheese? Could you just use tasty?

    • 14

      Mexican cheese is usually a blend of different cheeses like Moneterrey Jack, Colby Jack, Cheddar, etc. but you can use your favorite kind of cheese. 😉

  10. 15

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  11. 16

    Oh my look so delicious. Just checking, is the cream cheese you use like Philly cream cheese (i.e. for cheesecakes from the cold section of the supermarket?) I am looking from Australia and there is also a jar version – just wanted to check I was buying the right one!

  12. 17

    I just made this dip and have a comment. I think there is too much sour cream in the recipe. With the cream cheese and a whole cup of sour cream, the dip had very little bean flavor. Next time I will either cut the sour cream down to 1/2 cup or I will add another can of refried beans. Also one cup of cheese on top would be too much. I just covered the dip with a light layer of cheese. The dip could be really good with a few tweaks…less creamy ingredients…more bean flavor. I didn’t have taco mix so I used some Cholula hot sauce in the dip…

    • 18

      Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping by. As always, all recipes here can be modified to your liking. We love sour cream and cheese and love the recipe the way it is, but you are welcome to change it to your liking. 😉

  13. 19

    Beyond amazing. This is just about the best dip ever!!
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  14. 20

    I love this dip! PLUS I love all your other ones below, so now to choose! I plan on making a few dips for New Year’s Eve.. perfect for my party!
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  15. 21

    I can see why this is your go-to appetizer! Looks heavenly!
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  16. 22

    I love all the cheesy goodness in this dip! I could make it and enjoy it all to myself! Yum!
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  17. 23

    Holy cheese seduction ! I’m all about this insanity !
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  18. 24

    I bet this dip would be the first to go!
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  19. 25

    Just stumbled across this recipe and made it for lunch because I had the ingredients on hand. I used spicy Black refried beans and spicy blend taco cheese. I had forgotten to soften the cream cheese so it wouldn’t stir in. So pulled out my hand mixer and whipped it so the cream cheese would break down. It came out super fluffy and creamy. Great Recipe Thanks for posting!

  20. 26

    This is a bland version from what I use. Replace the taco packet with enchilada packet and the refried beans with the beans with green chillies. It’s not to hot but lots more flavor.

  21. 27

    The Cream Cheese Bean Dip sounds Amazing. I am going to try this, this weekend.

  22. 29
    Debbie Kearns :

    Why did you say, “Combine beans, sour cream, and cream cheese in a bowl until well combined”, even though the sour cream is missing on your ingredient list?

  23. 33

    looks yum – serve this in a taco instead of plain boring beans

  24. 35

    I make something similar but increase the salsa and add canned chili! I cube 2 packages of cream cheese and lay on the bottom of a (9×9?) casserole dish. Spoon over a small jar of salsa of choice, then two jars of chili with beans. Sprinkle with cheddar and bake at 350 until cheese is melted and it’s heated through! It’s always a hit!

  25. 37

    One of my absolute favorite things to take to a potluck/party or just make for myself. Super easy, always have the ingredients on hand, gives me a great way to use up those taco seasoning packets that always seem to accumulate in my pantry, and, most importantly, it tastes phenomenal. Quite frankly, this bean dip is lit.

    (I would rate this 5 stars, but the website won’t let me select it :/ )

  26. 39

    I pour enchilada sauce over the beans before adding the cheese on top. Super yummy!

  27. 41

    Can I make this in a crock-pot?

  28. 43

    Love this dip. Sounds yummy! Do you have any other simple dip recipes for the holidays
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  29. 45
    Katrina Rogerson :

    I’ve been looking for some recipes from Gecko Grill for awhile, since my parents took me there while visiting them. I love there crab chili’s rellanos and the sauce is to die for. But thank you so much for the recipe for the cream cheese bean dip. In going to make it for the Super Bowl 2017.

  30. 47

    I love all these easy recipes that you put on. We love mexican food but we always loved to eat at Chee Chee”s but than they went out of business. Have you made any of there recipes before ? If so I would love to make some of them. I have M.S. and have brain fog alot so I have to keep looking at the recipe to be able to make things otherwise i forget and then sometimes my recipes with lots of ingredients don’t turn out. Thank you so much for all the recipes I just printed out of yours. Debbie

    • 48

      I have never tried making their recipes. I hope you like some of the ones you printed! I could eat Mexican food every day! Thanks for stopping by!

  31. 49

    Needed a tasty way to get rid of the 500 bags of Frito chips that come in the variety pack…(why so many? The world may never know)…and this recipe was perfect! So good! I was dipping before I could even get it into the oven. Thanks for sharing!