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Easy + Cheesy Southwest Bean Dip

Truly the BEST easy, cheesy bean dip full of savory southwest flavors and great for serving a crowd. Grab your favorite tortilla chips and get ready to dig into this flavorful, party appetizer!
Course Appetizer, Gluten Free, Side Dish
Cuisine hispanic
Keyword cheesy bean dip, southwest bean dip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 161 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the bean dip:
  • 2 15.4 ounce cans BUSH’S Southwestern Style Pinto Beans™
  • cup enchilada sauce or your favorite salsa (mild or medium)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen sweet corn
  • 1 ½ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • For garnish:
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons diced cilantro
  • A few sliced cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Cotija or feta cheese
  • Lime wedges
  • For serving:
  • Tortilla chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease a 9x9 inch pan with oil or cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Add one can of BUSH’S Southwestern Style Pinto Beans™ and 1/3 cup enchilada sauce or salsa to a blender or food processor and process/blend until smooth. Pour it into prepared pan. Stir in the remaining beans from the other can.

  3. Add olive oil to a large skillet and place over medium heat. Add diced onion, bell pepper and corn and saute for 3-5 minutes until onion and peppers cook down a bit. Add mixture to the pan with the beans.
  4. Gently stir all the ingredients in the pan together so that they are well incorporated. Add shredded cheese on top, then cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes until bean dip is bubbling along the edges and cheese is nice and melted. Garnish with jalapeno slices, avocado slices, cilantro, sliced cherry tomatoes and crumbled cheese. Serve immediately with tortilla chips for dipping. Serves 10.
Nutrition Facts
Easy + Cheesy Southwest Bean Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (about 1/3 cup))
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.9g8%
Saturated Fat 2.2g14%
Carbohydrates 19.9g7%
Fiber 5.7g24%
Sugar 2.4g3%
Protein 9.9g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.