I wouldn’t exactly call nacho cheese dip “healthy,” but considering all of the junk kids traditionally consume on Halloween, this dip will definitely give them a good protein boost to start off their evening of Trick or Treating and hopefully fill their bellies with something more nutritious than candy bars.

I don’t know about your kids, but if my kids see chips and something with cheese along side it, they’re totally in! With a few black bean “bugs” thrown in for fun and giggles, it’s a Halloween recipe for success!


"Buggy" Nacho Dip

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Author: Catherine McCord
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated (8 oz cheese)
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained


  • Stir the butter and flour in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring continuously for about 1 minute or until bubbly and golden.
  • Slowly add the milk, whisking continuously and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer on low to medium heat for 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens (it should coat the back of a wooden spoon).
  • Turn off the heat, continue to stir for another minute to cool then add the cheese and stir until melted.
  • Stir in the black beans.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.
  • *This dip should be served warm as it solidifies when it gets cold. Reheat this dip in a sauce pan over low heat till it is warm.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 420mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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