Cheesy Refried Beans

Need a Tex-Mex dish in a hurry? All you need is refried beans and cheese for this simple dish that's bound to become one of your favorites. Just mix Old El Paso Traditional Mexican Refried Beans with cheese and bake until bubbly, then top with additional queso fresco for extra cheesiness. This cheesy bean recipe is the perfect side dish for taco night or a potluck dinner. Plus, it can be customized with fresh toppings for extra flavor.
Prep 5 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • Cooked rice, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl, mix refried beans and Cheddar cheese. Spread in pie plate. Sprinkle with queso fresco cheese.
  3. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Serve with rice as side dish.

Expert Tips

  • For a fresh twist, top with salsa or pico de gallo after the beans come out of the oven.
  • Try other varieties of Old El Paso™ traditional refried beans, such as spicy fat free, green chiles and vegetarian refried beans.
  • Precooked rice is available for purchase in the frozen section of the grocery store and is a convenient alternative to the cooked rice in this recipe.
  • Try Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican 4 Cheese Blend or 3 Pepper Cheese Blend to replace cheddar cheese for a different flavor twist.


  • 1 Serving Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 70);  Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 20mg;  Sodium 330mg;  Potassium 25mg;  Total Carbohydrate 7g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 0g);  Protein 7g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 10%;  Iron 4%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Starch;  1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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