Simple Cheesy Bean Dip

cheesy bean dip with white beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, spices, monterey jack cheese, and cilantro

servings: 4

  • Author: Kayla Howey


  • olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • kosher salt
  • ½ tsp chipotle powder
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can white beans, rinsed + drained
  • ½ lb shredded monterey jack cheese
  • fresh cilantro
  • tortilla chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat an 8” cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Once hot, add the red onions and a pinch of salt. Saute until caramelized, about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Stir in the chipotle powder and cayenne pepper. Add the fire-roasted tomatoes. Bring to a simmer. Cook on medium-low for about 8 minutes. Stir in the beans and let them heat through.
  3. Turn the oven to high broil. Add the monterey jack cheese evenly over the top of the tomato mixture. Broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted, golden, and bubbling.
  4. Top with fresh cilantro and serve with tortilla chips.