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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Chili Tamale Casserole

The combination of chilies and chocolate in this casserole from Ralph Stamm of Dayton, Ohio is a good match for the spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar. Just a little bit goes a long way to enhance the flavors of his original recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Refried Bean Pizza

1 review

Instead of tomato sauce, refried beans serve as the base for this Southwestern-style pizza. The cool vegetable toppings complement each...


Championship Bean Dip

48 reviews

My friends and neighbors expect me to bring this irresistible dip to every gathering. When I arrive, they ask, "You...


Hot Bean Dip

2 reviews

My hearty dip is extra smooth, thanks to the cream cheese and sour cream I add. It's easy to assemble...


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 ‘n’ Bean Egg Rolls

1 review

Unlike traditional cabbage-filled egg rolls, this version uses Southwest-seasoned ground beef and beans. These are a regular part of our...


Mexican Layer Dip

This adaptable Mexican layer dip is like a magnet to hungry guests at our family get-togethers and casual parties. It’s...

Beef and Bean Burritos

9 reviews

This recipe made it through the pickiest taste testers: my kids! They absolutely hate beans, but love, love, love these...


Layered Salsa Bean Dip

2 reviews

If you need a quick appetizer, look no further. This is my go-to for any type of party. —Charlotte Kennedy,...


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...


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Acapulco Delight

6 reviews

This dish always delights my family and friends at potlucks and gatherings.—Margene Skaggs, Guinda, California

Creamy Taco Dip

14 reviews

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


Beef ‘n’ Bean Pockets

"These tasty pockets are whole meal wrapped up in one," says field editor Arlene Zerbst of Newcastle, Wyoming.


Super Nacho Appetizer

3 reviews

Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's...


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...


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...

Chorizo Bean Dip

5 reviews

With its zesty Mexican flavors and tempting toppings, this dish is the first to empty on the appetizer table. I...


Three-Pepper Bean Dip

9 reviews

My husband’s great-grandmother and I spent time together creating this recipe after trying a similar version from his aunt. So...