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Makeover Cheesy Bean Dip Recipe

Makeover Cheesy Bean Dip Recipe

By substituting reduced-fat for regular cheese and using a cup less of it. They also substituted reduce-fat sour cream and cream cheese plus fat-free refried beans. To make up for less fat(which adds moisture), they stirred in a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • Tortilla chips and assorted fresh vegetables


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine cheeses; set aside 1 cup for topping. Add the beans, tomatoes, cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning to the remaining cheeses; stir until blended. Transfer mixture to a greased 2-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with reserved cheeses.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly around the edges. Serve warm with chips and vegetables. Yield: 4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons dip equals 61 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.