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5 Minute Refried Bean Dip Recipe

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This Refried Bean Dip Recipe is a super simple 5 minute healthier party appetizer, that is creamy in texture, spicy to your preference, and packed with flavor bright and zesty flavor!

Side view of Bean Dip Recipe in a bowl with cherry tomatoes and cilantro

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It’s the perfect party food, game-day snack, Friday night movie or game-watching treat, or Taco Tuesday favorite.

While it’s incredibly delicious and seriously almost addictive, it’s one of the easiest dips you can make. Which makes it even more of a “win” in my book!

And a favorite? Oh my… the guys (and girls) in my house come running the second I set this favorite on the counter!

If you’re looking for a super simple appetizer to bring to a party, make for game day, or simply when you’re craving Mexican food, you can’t go wrong with this bean dip recipe!

Vertical side view of Refried Bean Dip in a white bowl with tortilla chips

What I Love About This Bean Dip Recipe

  • Smooth, creamy texture that almost melts in your mouth
  • Packed with zesty, bright flavor
  • Easiest dip ever in 5 minutes!

Are Refried Beans Healthy?

Refried beans are a good source of nutrients like fiber, iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Both pinto and black beans (both of which can be found in refried beans) contribute vital nutrients. “A ½ cup of either gives you 15 percent of the daily value for protein and 30 percent of the DV for fiber.”

What is in This Bean Dip?

It’s exceedingly simple, as promised. With mostly pantry ingredients, it’s easy to whip up in, literally, 5 minutes, and is one of the best bean dips I’ve made.

Most of the flavor comes from ready-made ingredients like salsa and canned green chilis. The beautiful thing about this bean dip recipe is it can then be adjusted to your spice tolerance.

If you like a bean dip spicy, add spicy salsa and green chilis. On that note, choose the best quality salsa for this ingredient makes up most of the flavor.

For a less spicy bean dip, choose mild salsa and chilis.

Top view of Bean Dip warming in a small red Dutch oven

Bean Dip Recipe Ingredients

Here are the simple, pantry ingredients you’ll need to make this dip. The exact measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Canned refried beans
  • Green chilis (mild or spicy), canned
  • Fresh lime
  • Salsa (mild or spicy)
  • Hot sauce (optional)

Bean Dip Recipe Serving Ideas

When the bean dip is ready (heated through) and you’re ready to serve, spread the refried bean dip on a platter. Then comes the fun part, load it up with toppings!

For this recipe, I used shredded Mexican flavored cheese, halved cherry tomatoes, thin slices of jalapenos, and fresh cilantro. Here are some more topping ideas that are also delicious:

  • Diced avocados
  • Peppers (like serrano)
  • Green onions
  • Cotija cheese
  • Pico de gallo
  • Green or red onions

And then pass the tortilla chips!

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Top view of Bean Dip with fresh cilantro
Side view of Bean Dip Recipe in a bowl with cherry tomatoes and cilantro

5 Minute Refried Bean Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Refried Bean Dip Recipe is a super simple 5 minute healthier party appetizer, that is creamy in texture, spicy to your preference, and packed with flavor bright and zesty flavor!


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans refried beans
  • 4-ounce can green chilis (mild or spicy)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (1 lime)
  • 1/2 cup salsa (mild or spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • salt to taste

Topping Ideas

  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Lime wedges
  • Choped jalapeno


  1. Warm refried beans on the stovetop and stir until creamy.
  2. Stir in the green chilis, lime juice, salsa, and hot sauce, if using. Heat through and taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.
  3. For the topping, half the cherry tomatoes while the refried beans are warming.
  4. To serve, place the dip into a shallow dish (I like pasta plates), top with cheese while the refried beans are warm, and add tomatoes, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges on the side. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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