Creamy Con Queso Bean Dip

Bean Dip Recipe: Creamy Con Queso Bean Dip for the big game! @amandaformaro

Bean dip recipes are a favorite among partygoers, especially football fans. At least the ones that I know! In case you’re wondering, con queso means “with cheese”, hence the name Con Queso Bean Dip. This dip is thickened by refried beans and flavored with salsa and cheese sauce. You can even add your own spice to zest it up a bit!

Bean Dip Recipe: Creamy Con Queso Bean Dip for the big game! @amandaformaro

The fun folks over at General Mills asked me to come up with a game day recipe using one of several Progresso Recipe Starters. I was happy to accept that challenge. After all, Progresso soups have always been a staple in my pantry, my oldest son won’t eat any other chicken noodle soup!

Bean Dip Recipe: Creamy Con Queso Bean Dip for the big game! @amandaformaro

I decided to create something using the Creamy Three Cheese flavor which is perfect for fondue, macaroni and cheese, casseroles and more.

Make delicious homemade salsa using canned tomatoes - @amandaformaro

There are plenty of bean dip recipes out there, so for mine I decided to use my homemade salsa. You can use any salsa you like. For this dip to be creamy, you’ll need to run chunky salsa through a blender or food processor first.

Bean Dip Recipe: Creamy Con Queso Bean Dip for the big game! @amandaformaro

The steps are simple and you can print out the full instructions below. The basic gist is that you heat the cheese sauce and add the salsa. After stirring up the refried beans, mix it in with the cheese mixture. Transfer it all to a casserole dish and add some shredded cheese before putting it in the oven. When it comes out of the oven, stir that cheese into the bean mixture and sprinkle with some more cheese. Allow it to cool.

Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips and watch it disappear while cheering for your favorite team!

More Bean Dip Recipes

Need more ideas for using up those refried beans in the pantry? Try some of these tasty dips!

Buffalo Black Bean Dip – Katherine Martinelli
Mexican Bean Dip – Recipe Girl
Spicy Chipotle White Bean Dip – Damn Delicious via NatureBox
Guacamole Bean Dip – The Kind Life
Hot Fiesta Dip – Amanda’s Cookin’

Creamy Con Queso Bean Dip

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Creamy Con Queso Bean Dip


  • 1 can Creamy Three Cheese Progresso Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce
  • 1 heaping cup homemade salsa or jar salsa
  • 1 15-oz can traditional refried beans
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, divided
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, divided
  • 1 scallion, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Carefully combine the cheese cooking sauce, salsa and refried beans, stirring until homogenous. Pour mixture into a casserole dish and top with 1/4 cup each mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered. Remove from oven and gently stir the melted cheese into the dish.
  4. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top and allow to cool for 20 minutes, or until casserole dish can be handled comfortably without oven mitts.
  5. Garnish with chopped scallions and serve with tortilla chips.


  1. Nicole says

    It’s like you were reading my mind! I just got a 6 pack of refried bean free w/ a purchase at BJ’s and had no clue what to do with them. My initial thought was to donate to a food pantry (which i still might do – since really who needs 6 cans of refried beans!!!), but now i at least have a few options. Thanks :)


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