Sharing a favorite bean dip today!! The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip is going to knock your socks off. Perfect for your upcoming parties. Careful, it goes quick!

Bean Dip

Party food is so much fun to develop….and even more fun to eat. My family enjoys Mexican food on so many times during the week, it’s hands down some of our favorite food to enjoy as a family.

I put together two of our favorite things…homemade queso dip and bean dip. Wait until they are combined and baked to perfection. It’s a match made in bean dip heaven. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any party with hungry guests. This one does not disappoint. Hope you enjoy!

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Homemade Queso Recipe

To make homemade queso, you’ll start with a simple roux. Melt butter and whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Next, you’ll whisk in some heavy cream until thickened then stir in the cheese.

Stir in a 10 ounce can of diced tomatoes with green chile to your cheese sauce.

Stir in your queso sauce right to the beans. Magic is about to take place 🙂

Best Dip Recipe

I transferred the dip to individual baking dishes, but you can use a 9×13 inch baking dish just as well.

Top with additional cheese!

Perfect. Now bake until melty and hot.

There’s the ticket. Now go grab some great tortilla chips and dig in!

Yah, that’s pretty much what heaven looks like. Enjoy!

How To Serve

  • Serve this queso dip at your next party with warm salted tortilla chips, even tortillas.  You can use this recipe to go inside burritos too.  Store leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 7 layer dip recipe, bean dip, bean dip recipe, easy appetizer for a crowd, easy appetizer recipe, easy appetizer recipe for party, easy appetizers, game day eats, game day recipes, party recipes, queso, queso recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • Two cans refried beans
  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies mild
  1. Place beans into large mixing bowl, stirring and mashing to combine.
  2. Place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat to melt. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper, stirring for about 60 seconds. Slowly stir in heavy cream, whisking continuously until thickened. Once thickened, reduce heat to low and stir in 1 1/2 cups of cheese until melted smooth and thick. Stir in can of tomatoes, stirring to combined. Pour queso over beans, stir to combine. Transfer bean mixture to individual baking dishes or a 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove and serve warm with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 18.9%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.