Easy Cheesy Crock Pot Bean Dip Recipe

Vegetarian bean and cheese dip made in the crockpot
Vegetarian bean and cheese dip photo by Brooke Slezak / Getty images
  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 as an appetizer
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Looking for the perfect crock pot bean dip recipe? Here's a vegetarian bean and cheese dip recipe which can be prepared in the crockpot and is deceptively delicious. There's just a few simple ingredients, including canned refried beans, cream cheese, green chilies, and cheddar cheese to top it all off, but don't let the simplicity fool you! This bean dip will likely become one of your new favorite go-to party dips. Yes, it's that good. 

Because it doesn't actually use any fresh ingredients (the recipe calls for canned and packaged ingredients only), this super cheesy (and quick and easy!) vegetarian bean dip recipe can be prepared in just a few minutes and kept warm in the crockpot when served.

Vegetarian bean dip is a great appetizer choice and a surefire crowd-pleaser for a vegetarian Superbowl party or movie night. This is an easy bean dip that both vegetarians and non-vegetarians will love.

Want to keep browsing? Check out a few more of my favorite simple and easy vegetarian (and vegan!) bean dip recipes here: More vegetarian bean dip recipes

What You'll Need

  • 2 16 ounce cans refried beans
  • 1 16 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 4 ounce can sliced green chilies, drained (optional but add a nice flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese (optional but a very nice presentation)

How to Make It

First, place the refried beans, cream cheese and the drained green chilies in your crock pot or slow cooker. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, break up the cream cheese and the refried beans. You don't need to fully mix the ingredients, but just break them up a bit. 

Next, sprinkle the garlic powder and onion powder on top.

Cover the crock pot or slow cooker and cook on low for three hours. While the bean dip is cooking in the slow cooker, give it an occasional stir, if you have the time.

If not, give it a good stir at the end of the cooking period. 

At the end of three hours, stir the bean dip again. When you are ready to serve your bean dip, stir in cheddar cheese and heat just until melted. Alternatively, keep a bit of extra cheddar cheese and sprinkle on top for a nice presentation. 

Recipe note: This recipe can be prepared in advance and kept warm until needed to serve; just be sure to add the cheddar cheese before serving. 

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