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Texas Trash Dip Recipe

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Use this Texas Trash Dip Recipe as the next party appetizer on your radar! Fast, simple, and full of cheesy goodness! Easy dip recipes like this are meant to be shared!

While you might be scratching your head at the name of this simple dip, I promise you that you won’t be confused by the favor! It’s one of my favorites to make for parties and family gatherings!

Anytime I want a simple dip recipe to share with family and friends, I have the ingredients handy for this one. Not only is it fun to make, but it’s also loaded with great flavor.

It’s my go-to dip for parties, football games, and more! I also love to make this Mexican Velveeta Cheese Dip for another fun option and flavor!

Texas Trash Dip Recipe

Did I even say that I sometimes just eat this dip as a meal? I know, I know. It’s not a complete meal in any way, shape, or form, but I LOVE the flavor and taste so much that I don’t mind.

I’ll cut up some carrot and celery sticks and eat those with this dip, so that has to give me a little credit for eating healthy, right?

This dip recipe is fun because it’s fast and easy. I’m a big fan of making and taking dips to parties and BBQs; this recipe proves why!

What are the best foods to dip into a cheesy, warm dip?

The best foods to plunge into this creamy heaven are those that complement and withstand the gooey richness.

Tortilla chips offer a salty crunch that contrasts beautifully with the smoothness of the cheese, while veggies, like crisp carrots and celery, add a refreshing crunch and a healthy balance.

For a heartier option, chunks of crusty bread or soft pretzels provide a satisfying chewiness, and their neutral flavors make them an ideal canvas for the cheesy star of the show.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try dipping roasted baby potatoes or meatballs for a comfort-food extravaganza.

Whichever you choose, the key is to pair the dip with something that will enhance both the texture and taste of this delectable melted delight.



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Make it a Meal:

I’ve been meal planning for years, and I love it. It saves me time, money, and stress, and best of all, I can let everyone in the house know what I’m planning to make!

Main Dish: Tender Instant Pot Tilapia Lime Tacos

Vegetable Side: Keto Creamy Brussels Sprouts Bake Recipe

Starch Side: Oven Sweet Potato Steak Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Lavender and Elderflower Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Cookie Dough Cheesecake Recipe

Best Dip Recipes:

Once you make this Creamy Cream Cheese Taco Dip Recipe, save some room in your belly for these other homemade dips.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes I know you’ll love!

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S’mores Dip is the best dip for sleepovers and movie nights!

Make this Hamburger Dip Recipe for your next game day party! So good with chips!

This Chili Cheese Dip is one of my favorite topping recipes, too!

Only a few simple ingredients are needed to make this Unicorn Dip Charcuterie Board Recipe!

Find out how easy it is to make this Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe!

How do I make homemade tortilla chips?

Start with corn tortillas, which you’ll cut into wedges. Heat a generous amount of vegetable or canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. In batches, fry the tortilla wedges until they become crisp and are lightly browned—a matter of minutes.

Use tongs to transfer them onto paper towels to drain excess oil. Sprinkle with salt while they’re still warm, and optional seasonings like chili powder or lime zest for extra zing.

Enjoy your homemade chips as a crunchy snack, or serve them with your favorite salsa or dip for a delightful treat.

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Texas Trash Dip Recipe

Texas Trash Dip Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Texas Trash Dip Recipe is the perfect starter or appetizer. It's made with simple ingredients and is full of maximum flavor!


  • 4 ounces softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 8 ounces Refried Beans
  • 1 teaspoon Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Salsa Verde or you can use Chopped Green Chiles
  • 3 cups Shredded Cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the cream cheese and sour cream together in a large bowl. Do this until no lumps remain.
  3. Beat in the taco seasoning, refried beans, and salsa verde/chilies.
  4. Beat in 1/2 of the shredded cheese, then pour the mixture into a casserole dish. (6"x4")
  5. Add the rest of the cheese on top.
  6. Put the dish in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted. This usually takes about 10 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 3/22/2024

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