Hello, November! You really snuck up on us this year. I guess time flies when you have a 4 month old. My husband was excited to plan this year’s Halloween Party, and he definitely didn’t disappoint!

The day of the party I had a work event, so I didn’t have my usual prep time. Thankfully, Halloween is totally his thing, so he had the décor and party ready to go – we just needed to add snacks. I had an absurdly busy day and there was no way I was going to be able to prepare something in advance, so instead I ran to the grocery store the night before to grab boxes of ready made cookies and brownies and about 10 bags of chips. While I was in the snack aisle I figured I would search for something more…something simple that would also soak up all that alcohol.

If you are a food blogger and the party is at your house, you’d better have something at least semi-homemade so you don’t look like a fraud! So in typical food blogger fashion, I logged into my Pinterest app and searched for “easy bean dip.” One of the first recipes that popped up was “easy five minute bean dip.” 5 minutes? I’ll take it. Like most of my recipes, this recipe is embarrassingly easy to make as long as you have five minutes and the very basic ingredients in your pantry.

My grandma would have a heart attack knowing I served beans from a can. Shh, don’t tell her!

I suggest grabbing a bag of Frito scoops to serve with this dip. It only takes 5 minutes to make and will disappear in less time than that!


5-Minute Bean Dip


  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin (or more to taste)
  • tortilla chips or frito scoops


  1. Combine beans, cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese in a bowl until well combined. Add taco seasoning and salsa.
  2. Bake dip at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips or frito scoops and enjoy!