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What are some good recipes for cream cheese refried bean dip?

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Refried bean dip and makeover cream cheese bean dip are both good recipes that use refried beans and cream cheese to create a dip. The second recipe is a low-fat version of this type of dip. Both recipes go well with tortilla chips and fresh vegetables.

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To make refried bean dip, start by preheating the oven to 350 F. Then, take a pie dish or a similar shallow dish, and spread 1 1/2 cups of softened cream cheese evenly over the bottom. Spread a 14-ounce can of refried beans evenly over the cream cheese and layer on 1 3/4 cups of salsa (medium is recommended). Sprinkle the top with 2 cups of shredded mozzarella-cheddar cheese blend, and bake for 10 minutes or until the top is a golden brown.

The makeover cheesy bean dip uses ingredients that create a slightly healthier, lower fat dip recipe. First, preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese blend, 1 1/2 cups of reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese and mix thoroughly, setting aside 1 cup for the topping. Add one 16-ounce can of fat-free refried beans, one 10-ounce can of diced tomatoes and green chillies, one 8-ounce package of cubed reduced-fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of reduced-fat sour cream and 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning into the large bowl, mixing well. Sprinkle the 1 cup of cheese over the top, and bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes.

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