With all the barbecues and parties I’ve been to this summer, I’ve tasted many types of dip. There is the always famous 7-layer dip, plain salsa, cheese and salsa and the ever beloved sour cream dip. It’s always the same few dips popping up at every party.

When I found this dip recipe, I had to make it for our last barbecue. It is just the right mix of cheesy, creamy, beany goodness with a kick of ranch. Everyone loves ranch, so you can’t possibly go wrong with a ranch inspired dip.

This dip is great with chips, veggies and even toasted bread. Give it a try for your next summer party or barbecue. Your friends and family won’t be disappointed.

Easy Cheesy Ranch and Bean Dip

1 can refried beans

2 cups mozarella cheese

1 package ranch dressing mix

1 cup sour cream

Throw all the ingredients into a saucepan and stir until all the ingredients are warm and melted together. Serve in a bowl and eat with your favorite chips.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.