Cheesy Refried Beans

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 30 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ 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, guacamole or pico de gallo after the cheesy 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.


Calories120(Calories from Fat70),Total Fat7g(Saturated Fat4 1/2g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol20mgSodium330mgTotal Carbohydrate7g(Dietary Fiber2g Sugars0g),Protein7g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A4%;Vitamin C0%;Calcium10%;Iron4%; Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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