I made a side dish over the weekend with a few simple ingredients, similar to Taco Bell’s “Pintos and Cheese.”

To lighten it up I used fat-free refried beans, chunky salsa, some onion from our garden, and shredded cheese.

It’s cheesy and filling. And has only 3 WW+ points per serving!

skinny pintos and cheese - only a few simple ingredients and only 3 WW+ points



  • 1 c. fat-free refried beans
  • 1/4 c. chunky salsa
  • 1/3 c. shredded cheese
  • 1 green onion, diced


Place beans in a microwave-safe bowl, then add salsa and cheese.

Microwave for 2 minutes or until heated through.

Garnish with onion before serving.


Estimated Nutrition Facts: Per Serving (recipe makes 2 servings)

  • Calories 151.9
  • Total Fat 3.4 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 18.0 g
  • Protein 11.0 g

Taco Bell Copycat: "Skinny" Cheesy Onion Refried Beans