CONNECT WITH US

+

Veggie Taco Dip

July 26, 2013


Recipes Side Dish Snack Kelly Hutchinson 13 Comments

If you haven’t entered the Udi’s Gluten Free giveaway, go do it noowwwww.  Whether you’re gluten free or not, they have some great stuff worth trying out.  Today’s recipe is something I’ve actually been making for years.  I haven’t always added the veggies on top, but I love the texture it adds and who doesn’t want more veggies in their life?

bean-dip2

This dip comes together in a flash, can be eaten at pretty much any temperature, and is loved by everyone in their right mind. This makes a good appetizer for 4 people or a light snack for 8.  Double it if you’re feeding a hungry crowd, because you’re going to want a big pile of this.

bean-dip3

Let me just tell you real quick: the cream cheese layer in this dip is phenomenal.  I’m pretty obsessed with tacos, so I tend to go a little crazy with the taco seasoning and could eat that cheese from a bowl with a spoon.  Or with some chunks of bell pepper. Mmm, mmm.

Veggie Taco Dip
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 16 oz can refried beans (I used fat free)
  • 8 oz light cream cheese
  • ½ c salsa
  • 1 – 2 tbsp taco seasoning, to taste
  • ¼ – ½ c reduced fat cheddar
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 bell pepper
  • Tortilla chips or veggies for dipping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° (skip if you’d rather microwave or serve cold).
  2. Spread the entire can of refried beans across the bottom of a medium sized casserole dish (8”x8” or a pie pan will work).
  3. Microwave the cream cheese for about 30 seconds until soft. Mix the cream cheese, salsa, and taco seasoning together. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the beans.
  4. Top with cheddar cheese and place in the oven until the cheese is melty or the dip has reached your desired temperature. You can microwave instead or leave the dip cold.
  5. Meanwhile, chop your veggies. Sprinkle over dip when it comes out of the oven. Serve with chips, bell peppers, or other veggies.
Notes
You can make up the dip ahead of the time (minus the veggie topping) and store into the refrigerator, then bake if desired.

If you are gluten free/wheat free or making this for someone who is, please check your taco seasonings! Some contain wheat.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 130 Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 3g Protein: 8g

 

Tagged with:

13 Comments
    Super Bowl 2014 Menu | Life Currents Feb 07, 2014

    […] thought the Mexican Ranch Dip was excellent drizzled on this Veggie Taco Dip from Hidden Fruits and Veggies. Sorry I didn’t get a picture of this baked awesomeness, but […]

    Reply
    The Domestic Rebel Jul 31, 2013

    Lawwwwwd have mercy! I am insanely untrustworthy around dips. I inhale them like it’s my job to do so. And this would be no exception. Seven layer dip is my JAM. We’re peeps. We go way back. I want thisssss.

    Reply
      Kelly Aug 01, 2013

      Yeahhhh… Josh and I may or may not have just split the entire dish of this for dinner. Worth it, so good!

      Reply
    Reeni Jul 28, 2013

    This sounds absolutely delicious! I might have to throw some together later for movie watching!

    Reply
    Laura Jul 28, 2013

    This looks like such a delicious snack :)

    Reply
    Ashley Bee Jul 26, 2013

    I make a very similar taco dip! It’s sooo tasty! I use sour cream and mayo though, but I feel like this might be healthier, hah.

    Reply
      Kelly Jul 26, 2013

      Sometimes I’ll mix sour cream into the cream cheese, but I’ve never tried it with mayo though.

      Reply
    Em @ Love A Latte Jul 26, 2013

    Yeah I could eat a double portion of this by myself haha! Looks fantastic! :)

    Reply
    cleaneatingveggiegirl Jul 26, 2013

    This looks so, so, SO good…and dangerous!! I might eat the whole pan in one sitting ;).

    Reply
    jaclyn Jul 26, 2013

    I am obsessed with taco dip…I hardly ever make it because I devour too much of it!

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Please keep in mind that comments are moderated and rel="nofollow" is in use. So, please do not use a spammy keyword or a domain as your name, or it will be deleted. Let us have a personal and meaningful conversation instead.

Rate this recipe: