Easy Cheesy Black Bean & Olive Nacho Dip

Yummy snack to dip into while you cheer your favorite team or binge your favorite show.

Easy Cheesy Nacho Dip topped with black bean and sliced olives served with tortilla chips.

There are a lot of good reasons to make this Easy Cheesy Nacho Dip:

  • Tasty warmup snack to get yourself fired up for the big game
  • EATS to scoop while you binge on your favorite Netflix show
  • Comfort EATS for when it’s time to chill.
Dipping a tortilla chip into Easy Cheesy Black Bean and Olive Nacho Dip.

And did you know that this ooey-gooey dip also provides a full daily dose of vitamin D-licious! (couldn’t resist…despite the symbols crashing).

And, although I can’t be certain that you will make this dip…I bet there is a 98% chance none of it will go to waste if you do!


Eat Well; big game, watching netflix, chillin. Waste Less; use extra black beans in the Cafe's Mexicana Chili

Looking for a healthier nacho dip option that’s equally as tasty? Check out our Nacho Hummus Recipe here.

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Serves: 2 to 4 People  Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time:  15 minutes

Approximate Cost: $5.80


  • 1 package (8 oz / 250 g) light cream cheese, softened ($2.95)
  • 1/2 cup salsa ($0.60)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese ($1.10)
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained ($0.50)
  • 1/4 cup jarred green olives, sliced ($0.50)
  • 1 green onion, chopped (optional) ($0.15)


Place cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Set in microwave and cook on HIGH for 10 to 15 seconds to soften cream cheese.

Add salsa to the bowl with softened cream cheese. Mix well. Spread mixture in a 9-inch foil plate or oven safe dish. Sprinkle on shredded cheese, followed by the black beans, olives, and green onions (if using).

Bake in a 350° F oven (or toaster oven) until cheese is melted and dip is warmed through (about 10 to 15 minutes). Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.


Easy Cheesy Nachos: Tortilla chip dipped in melted cheese, topped with olives and black beans
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Brent Garell (hey that’s me!) is the guy behind College Recipe Cafe. He is the author of The Cook-a-Palooza Experience and 15-Minute Money Saving Meals for Students. Or check out his online cooking workshops at Cooking Pro Jumpstart.

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