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Mexican Cheese Dip Recipe

  • Author: A Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Looking for easy finger food recipes for a crowd? This Mexican cheese dip recipe is perfect for entertaining, baked in a skillet covered in gooey cheese.


  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 15-ounce can pinto beans
  • 3/4 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 15-ounce can white beans
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups Tillamook Farmstyle Mexican 4 Cheese Shredded Cheese, divided
  • 1 4 ounce can diced mild green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 2 green onions
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Peel the garlic cloves, then add them to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until chopped. Drain the pinto beans. Add the pinto beans, Greek yogurt, cumin, oregano, chili powder, onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Process until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Brush a cast iron skillet or 9 x 9″ pan with olive oil and pour bean mixture into the skillet. Drain the white beans. To the bean mixture, stir in the white beans, 1/2 cup Mexican cheese, green chiles, hot sauce (optional), and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
  4. Mince the red pepper and thinly slice the green onions. Top the white chili cheese dip with 1 to 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese (depending on your cheese preference!), red pepper, green onions, and frozen corn.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted*. Serve warm with tortilla chips.


*If you’re serving this chili cheese dip at a party, we recommend making in advance then completing Step 5 baking in the host’s oven. (You can also bake it in advance and reheat, but the just melted cheese from the oven is the best part!)

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Chili Cheese Dip, White Chili Cheese Dip, Finger Food, Finger Food for Parties, Party Recipe, Entertaining, Vegetarian, Gluten Free