Buffalo Bean Dip

KICK IT OFF… with my creamy, cheesy white bean dip! This is a SUPER fun way to enjoy those quintessential GRIDIRON flavors- yeah, I’m looking at you, Buffalo chicken wings! But instead, I’m going with a unique FORMATION! Call this ooey gooey AUDIBLE FROM SCRIMMAGE, and the BACKFIELD (beans, hot sauce, blue cheese and chips) will RUN AWAY WITH THE GAME. On your FIELD, you’re sure to win the LOMBARDI TROPHY!

Ingredients for buffalo style bean dip

“Whoa, that’s a lot of football jargon, Lexi… what does all that mean exactly?” 

Straight up, I’ve got you COVERED. Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food day of the year (right behind Thanksgiving). And this dip is a MUST on the coffee table. Whether you are hosting a big bash, hanging with your “team” (it can be easily halved for more intimate gatherings), or looking to bring something delicious to share, this is THE DIP for you.

Scooping bean dip into baking dish

Buffalo-style ANYTHING screams football. Hot sauce and blue cheese gives party food that All-Pro kick, and the sour cream comes in to hold the line. With beans, cheese and crunchy tortillas, make this once and it’s sure to be your new GO-TO on game day!

Top down of Buffalo style bean dip smothered in blue cheese
EXTRA POINTS:  It’s ONE POT. Simply cook down some hot sauce, add beans, mash, and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Scoop it into your baking dish, top with blue cheese, and bake until bubbly and irresistible!

NOW GET THAT PARTY STARTED.

Buffalo bean dip with crackers and celery in background

Check out my post on how to throw an awesome Super Bowl party! It’s full of great tips to make sure you have a stress-free and super fun night. 

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Buffalo style bean dip with celery and crackers in background

Can I Make This Buffalo Bean Dip Ahead?

Yes! It can all be prepped, put in the baking dish and refrigerated up to a day ahead. Just add 10 minutes to the baking time if it is going into the oven straight from the fridge.

Buffalo style bean dip in Key Lime Lexi baking dish with tea towel in background

Are there any Substitutions?

Not for this one! I usually offer amplifications or adjustments, but this is perfectly ZESTY as-is. 

Buffalo style bean dip scooped up in a bite of celery

Anything Else to Know about this Buffalo Bean Dip?

  • If guests are interested, it happens to be vegetarian and gluten-free!
  • Cannellini beans are the way to go here. You can find them with the rest of the canned beans in your grocery. Don’t try garbanzo beans, which will be too dry.
  • I used Frank’s hot sauce, but if you have a favorite brand, go for it.
  • You can buy pre-shredded cheese and blue cheese crumbles, or buy the cheeses whole and do it yourself. Either way it’ll be great!

Buffalo style bean dip in Key Lime Lexi baking dish with a hand holding a dunked cracker

 

Watch me make my Buffalo Bean Dip:

Make Ahead Quick & Easy

Buffalo Bean Dip with a hand holding a dipped celery
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Buffalo Bean Dip

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Servings: 6 people, generously

Ingredients

  • 2 15- ounce cans Cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup Buffalo style hot sauce
  • 4 ounces cream cheese cut into ½ inch pieces
  • ¼ cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup mild white cheese such as mozzarella or Monterrey Jack, shredded
  • 3 ounces crumbled blue cheese about ⅔ cup
  • Celery and crackers for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375. Butter or oil a small rectangular baker, such as my Key Lime Lexi Small Rectangular Baking Dish available at Bealls Stores.
  • Cook the hot sauce in a medium saucepan until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add beans and use a potato masher to lightly mash, leaving some beans whole for texture. Turn off the heat.
  • Stir in the cream cheese. Most of it will melt into the beans, but it’s okay if there are some larger pieces remaining. Stir in the salt, then stir in the shredded cheese and sour cream. Pour into your prepared baking dish.
  • Top the bean mixture with the crumbled blue cheese. (At this point it can be refrigerated until ready to cook.) Bake for 15 minutes (or 20-25 if coming from the refrigerator) until bubbling. Serve warm with crackers and celery.

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2 Comments

  • Pam Hill says:

    5 stars
    Loved, loved, loved the roasted carrot soup. The Garam masala spice was one I’ve never used but made for a warm and delicious flavour. The coconut milk made for a taste of the Caribbean. It’s been requested to make it again and I definitely will.
    Your recipes are wonderful. Most are easy with few ingredients that I didn’t have.
    I look forward to your post every week.
    Thank you from Canada.

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