Makeover Cheesy Bean Dip

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 cups

Updated: Jan. 12, 2023
This reworked version of a favorite Mexican party dip has all the beloved taste of the classic, but it uses lower-fat ingredients to advantage. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 61 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat.