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Spicy Cheesy Refried Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Spicy Cheesy Refried Beans

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"These refried beans are spiced up with garlic, onions, and cream cheese. I serve this as a side dish when we have tacos."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion becomes translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Cook and stir refried beans into onion mixture until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir cream cheese into bean mixture. Spread mixture into a pie plate; top with Cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 03, 2012

Just when my family thought that refried beans couldn't get any better........someone adds cream cheese. I only made one change and that was using pepper-jack instead of cheddar. We fought over these. No, really. My family said they want these beans again........tomorrow.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 21, 2013

I have made this recipe twice now. The first time I made it as written (ok, I doubled it because I had an 8 ounce block of cream cheese to use up) and it was ok. The second time I chopped up 4 jalepenos, seeds and all, and tossed them in with the onions and garlic. FANTASTIC! My family won't stop eating my double batch.

Feb 02, 2013

This is a delicious refried bean recipe! Adding the cream cheese... what a great idea! This side dish will give your main dish some hefty competition for center stage. I also didn't have spicy refried beans so I added 1/8 tsp Cayenne, and I think next time I'll add even more. I also used a mixture of pepper-jack and cheddar cheese. The only thing I'd caution about the recipe is the serving sizes: the recipe says it makes 6 servings, but those would be 6 measly little servings that would only leave you sad and wanting more (each serving would be about 1/3 of a cup, which might be a true "serving," but most people tend to eat more than that for beans). I made the recipe for a dinner with 6 people, and after making one batch, decided I needed to double the recipe. I'm glad I did because at the end of the night there was only a spoonful left, and everyone commented on how yummy they were and kept going back for 2nds, 3rds, and 4ths!

Aug 14, 2012

Well, this was not the prettiest thing, but boy was it yummy! I only had regular refreid beans, so I used those and added a bit of cayenne in with the mix. My cream cheese was right out of the fridge, so I just put the flame to low and added it in, so that it would melt and combine easier. We really enjoyed these, and I will def be making them again...great way to do something different w/ refried beans! Thanks for sharing. :)

Mar 12, 2013

When my kids tell me something is sooo good it rates top with me! So simple to make and very tasty. I don't know if they'll eat their refried beans plain ever again! Thanks for a great recipe!

Jan 10, 2015

This is absolutely AMAZING! Tried this out for our new neighbors and the dish was a masterpiece hit. Everyone kept going back for seconds, thirds, and fourths... the kids loved it as well. I did not have spicy refried beans, so I substituted 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. TIP: Do Not just make one recipe. DOUBLE IT! You will regret not having enough.

Sep 23, 2014

Fantastic refried beans! I loved them leftover too. Will make again and add some green onion and sour cream as a garnish. Thanks to Lindsay on the Buzz for recommending this dish.

Aug 23, 2012

Delicious! I wanted to eat the whole dish. My kids usually dont like refried beans as a side, but they actually ate it all. No leftovers for me! I guess I will have to make it again.


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  • Calories
  • 224 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 541 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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