Don’t let the name fool you: Texas Trash Dip is a real treasure! This creamy and hearty appetizer is filled with refried beans, spicy chiles, and melty cheese for a delectable dip that positively sizzles with satisfaction. Texas Trash Dip gets the rodeo started with plenty of Southwest flavor from taco seasoning and black olives for a unique twang of tang. This dish tends to go fast, so make sure to make two and bring plenty of tortilla chips for dipping!

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  • 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans of refried beans
  • 1 (7-ounce) can of chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 (1-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 4 cups Mexican cheese blend, shredded and divided
  • green onion, optional, chopped, for serving
  • black olives, optional, sliced, for serving
  • tortilla chips, optional, for serving


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave the cream cheese and sour cream together on high until the cheese softens, about 1 minute.

Step 4 –Transfer the bowl from the microwave.

Step 5 –Whisk the cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth.

Step 6 –Add the refried beans, green chiles, taco seasoning, and 2 cups shredded cheese.

Step 7 –Spread the bean mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Step 8 –Top the mixture with the remaining cheese.

Step 9 –Bake until the cheese is melted, about 25 minutes.

Step 10 –Garnish with green onions and black olives.

Step 11 –Serve with tortilla chips.