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Easy Cheesy Bean Dip


Easy cheesy bean dip.16-ounce can refried beans

8 ounces low-fat cream cheese

1 cup shredded low-fat cheese (such as cheddar, Colby, or Monterey Jack), divided in half


  1. Place the refried beans and cream cheese in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir the mixture; then cover and microwave on high for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add ½ cup of cheese to the mixture and mix well.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the bean dip and serve with corn chips or fresh vegetables.

Makes 12 to 15 servings

Safety tip: To prevent burns, an adult should supervise use of the microwave.