This slow cooker bean dip is the perfect game day party dip. Simple ingredients – cheese, green onions, and cream cheese are the base for this easy cheesy bean dip.
And don’t even get me started on cheese garlic pull apart bread – I want the whole loaf all to myself.
I am a sucker for a delicious appetizer.
Thankfully, I know that I should eat well-balanced meals. I don’t snack and eat like I’m living through the world’s longest cocktail party every day, even if I want to.
Getting my little crock pot really has been dangerous, though. Before I bought it, I mostly made a lot of cold dips full of mayo.
I have since graduated to hot appetizers with lots of melted cheese instead and have a hard time not devouring a good dip.
I hope one day I can forget about my love of bean dips and other apps and lean towards Brussels sprouts and pork chops.
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Slow Cooker Bean Dip Recipe
Slow cooker taco dip is a huge hit in my house, but this crock pot refried bean dip is an even bigger crowd pleaser and one of my favorite recipes.
Luckily, with a mini slow cooker, you can put it on any size table.
A family gathering out in the yard? This easy bean dip can follow you. Going to a big super bowl party? Grab your little crock pot.
How To Make This Crock Pot Bean Dip Recipe
This is the best bean dip because it’s very quick to put together and requires minimal effort. Using a can of refried beans will help decrease the prep time (and clean up!) as well.
When you’re ready to make your refried bean dip, just add everything to your slow cooker. You can spend the next two hours cleaning or prepping other food.
Halfway through the cooking, use a wooden spoon to stir and scrape the bottom of the slow cooker. This will help reduce any of this tasty dip from sticking to the bottom.
Bean Dip Hacks and Tips
Experiment with different types of beans, such as pinto beans, black beans, or navy beans, to add variety to your dip.
You can also substitute the traditional refried beans with homemade mashed beans for a fresher taste.
In addition to taco seasoning, add a mix of spices, such as garlic powder or onion powder, to this cream cheese bean dip.
Incorporate a shredded cheese blend to create a more complex and flavorful cheese profile in your bean dip.
My favorites are Pepper Jack, Colby Jack, and Monterey Jack cheese. Add a sprinkle of crumbled queso fresco or feta for a unique twist.
Make This Appetizer a Spicier Dip
Adjust the level of spiciness by adding a touch of chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, picante sauce, or a dash of chili powder or cayenne pepper for an extra kick.
Alternatively, include diced jalapeños or green chiles for a milder heat.
Fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, or chives can elevate the flavor profile of your bean dip.
Consider infusing the dip with aromatic herbs during the slow cooking process for a fragrant and savory taste.
Sweet and Savory Blend
Incorporate a touch of sweetness by adding a spoonful of honey, agave nectar, or a sprinkle of brown sugar to balance the savory flavors.
The subtle sweetness can complement the spices and create a rich flavor and more nuanced taste.
Bean Dip Serving Suggestions
I’ve served this for game day parties and BBQs – it won everyone over. Grab a bag of your favorite tortilla chips (or make your own chips!), and you are ready.
Custom Toppings Bar: A great way to create a party spread and allow guests to customize their servings is by setting up a toppings bar for your slow cooker bean dip,
Provide toppings like:
- cooked ground beef
- sour cream
- diced avocado
- crispy bacon bits
- pickled jalapeños
- mild salsa
- green chilies
- roasted corn kernels
Dipping Alternatives: Offer various dipping options beyond the classic tortilla chips.
Provide vegetable sticks such as carrot, celery, or bell pepper strips for a healthier twist.
You can also serve toasted pita wedges or homemade crostini for a unique textural experience.
Storing Leftover Slow Cooker Bean Dip
Put any leftovers in an airtight container or a medium bowl covered with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator.
I usually eat the leftovers the next day, but it will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge.
When reheating, you may need a little water to reincorporate the ingredients in this cheesy dip.
- 2 (20-ounce) cans of refried beans
- 4 oz softened cream cheese
- 1 cup chopped green onions
- 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Lightly grease a 2 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
- Add all ingredients except the cheddar cheese to the slow cooker and stir well.
- Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
- Halfway through the cooking time, stir the dip with a wooden spoon, scraping the bottom of the slow cooker.
- At the end of cooking time, add the cheddar cheese and stir until melted.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 480mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be correct.