Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Fast Refried Bean Soup

20 reviews

This recipe combines the ease of canned ingredients with the heartiness of chili. It will fill you up on cold afternoons or make a wonderful last-minute lunch. If you like it spicier, use medium or hot green chiles instead of mild.. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Refried Bean Wraps

1 review

"We fall back on this speedy recipe when our cupboards are getting bare and time is short," reports Arlene Stamy...


Three-Bean Taco Chili

26 reviews

This hearty chili is filling, nourishing and tastes like it simmered all day long. Leftover chili freezes well for a...


Two-Bean Chili

1 review

"I was sure to learn the secrets behind my mom's zesty chili before I got married," explains Deborah Heatwole. "Steaming...


Black Bean and Beef Tostadas

5 reviews

Just a handful of ingredients add up to one of our family’s favorites. Also easy to double for company! —Susan...

Spicy Refried Beans

2 reviews

Need a quick appetizer? All you need is a can of refried beans, jalapeno pepper, seasonings and cheese. Serve with...


Cheesy Bean Dip

1 review

Folks always seem to flock to the snack table when the lineup includes this refried bean dip. When my brother-in-law...

Beef & Bean Enchiladas

18 reviews

These tried-and-true enchiladas are just what you need on rushed weeknights. Myra Innes — Auburn, Kansas


Vegetarian Bean Tacos

2 reviews

I love Mexican food but was looking for a healthier option to share. My family devours these tasty tacos whenever...


Beef-Topped Bean Enchiladas

3 reviews

This recipe for this spicy main dish came from my collection of Relief Society cookbooks compiled by the women's organization...


Hot Bean and Cheese Dip

2 reviews

This thick and tasty party-starter from Michelle Sawatzy of Isle, Minnesota takes advantage of prepared taco sauce and canned refried...

Creamy Taco Dip

13 reviews

You'll know this snack is a hit at your next gathering when you come home with an empty pan! —Denise...


Fiesta Appetizer

2 reviews

This dip is always a big hit with men—maybe because of the hearty blend of flavors. It stands up great...


Tex-Mex Bean Dip

For a supper appetizer at your next party, try this delicious recipe. This warm dip will delight all your guests.—Helen...


Refried Bean Nachos

Cumin and cayenne pepper jazz up homemade chips in these no-fuss nachos from the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen. Topped...


Refried Bean Tostadas

2 reviews

For a change of pace, you can substitute purchased tostada shells for tortillas or add more lettuce and use taco...

South of the Border Dip

Sometimes I double the recipe and serve it as a meal with chopped tomato, sliced avocados and sliced black olives.—Sandy...


Mexican Taco Pizza

3 reviews

Kathleen Hall of Irmo, South Carolina loves the ease and versatility of this crowd-pleasing pizza with southwestern flavors. “You can...


Southwest Tortilla Pizzas

7 reviews

Here's a colorful and filling meal maker that couldn't be much quicker or easier to prepare on busy weeknights.
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Mushroom Bean Burritos

1 review

“The whole family will love this. The filling can be used for tacos, nachos, enchiladas or salads.” —Trisha Kruse, Eagle,...


Bean Burritos

27 reviews

I always have the ingredients for this cheesy bean burrito recipe on hand. Cooking the rice and shredding the cheese...


Refried Beans and Rice

My children and grandchildren ask for this casserole all the time. I invented the recipe out of necessity one day...