7 layer dip recipe

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7 layer dip recipe -layers of salsa, guacamole, sour cream, beans, cheese, pico de gallo and olives. The perfect appetizer for game day or a friends gathering. People will gather around this layered taco dip until it’s gone!

This is a classic recipe I’m sure most of you are familiar with and love. It’s one I often forget about (since it’s way too big for my little family), but it’s perfect for family gatherings. What’s not to love? Plus it is so easy to put together! There’s also fun ways to add variations to this seven layered dip. You can make your own guacamole and salsa. You could even make your beans from scratch and add all kinds of seasonings. I like to generally keep things simple though.

7 layer dip recipe -layers of salsa, guacamole, sour cream, beans, cheese, pico de gallo and olives. The perfect appetizer for game day or a friends gathering. People will gather around until it’s gone!

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How to make 7 layer dip

  • Layer the beans on the bottom
  • Next layer the sour cream and guacamole
  • Pour the salsa on top
  • Add some cheese
  • Then add your favorite toppings such as tomatoes, green onions, olives, jalepenos, cilantro

Decorating tip: One way to dress up this 7 layer dip recipe is by putting it in a trifle bowl. You can even put it in the mini trifle bowls OR plastic cups for individual servings. I also added a fun chalkboard label to the front of the dish. We also love to make this Mexican layer dip in a 9×13″ dish as well so it gets more spread out. You get more of the toppings in every dip!

THE BEST seven layer dip recipe -layers of salsa, guacamole, sour cream, beans, cheese, pico de gallo and olives.

7 layer dip

7 layer dip recipe -layers of salsa, guacamole, sour cream, beans, cheese, pico de gallo and olives. The perfect appetizer for game day or a friends gathering. People will gather around until it’s gone!

Yield: 12+

Prep Time: 20

Total Time: 20

Ingredients:

  • 1 (31 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened, optional
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups guacamole
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups chunky medium salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced and drained of juices
  • 1 (4 ounce can) sliced olives or jalepenos, drained
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (more to taste)
  • 1 bunch green onions (sliced thin), optional
  • 1/2 lime, optional
  • s&p to taste
  • Tortilla chips or fritos for servings

 

Directions:

In a small bowl stir together beans, cream cheese (if desired) and taco seasoning. I like to microwave the cream cheese for about 20 seconds beforehand, to make sure it's smooth and creamy. Then spread the beans onto the bottom of your dish. You can use a 9x13 pan, trifle dish or serve in individual cups. Next spread on the sour cream and guacamole. Then layer on the salsa and cheese. Next add the tomatoes, olives, onions and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over the top and sprinkle salt and pepper if desired.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. It is best to eat the day that it is made. Serve with fresh tortilla chips or fritos.

Enjoy!

I used a trifle dish, but a 9x13 pan works good as well.

Ingredients for 7 layer bean dip

This recipe is easier than ever to throw together. I like to make a pico de gallo too. All you need to do is mix together the tomatoes, cilantro and onions and squeeze a little lime juice and salt on top. Adds a little punch!

How to make 7 layer dip in just a few easy steps!

Yum! I could eat this for dinner!

The BEST 7 layer dip recipe -layers of salsa, guacamole, sour cream, beans, cheese, pico de gallo and olives.

Enjoy!

Favorite 7 layer dip recipe -layers of salsa, guacamole, sour cream, beans, cheese, pico de gallo and olives. The perfect appetizer for game day or a friends gathering. People will gather around until it’s gone!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Sherry posted on January 26, 2015 at 10:31 am (#
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    I’m going to have to make this again but using your recipe. Thanks!
    I always used to make it in a quiche dish to keep it from getting sooo messy after a few dipper have been at it. lol!

  2. Chelsea posted on June 4, 2015 at 11:01 am (#
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    It says stir in taco seasoning, but you never mention what kind or how much.

  3. Kaz posted on August 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm (#
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    Wow that sounds AMAZING – can’t wait to try it!

  4. Samantha posted on December 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm (#
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    I love this recipe, have used it twice so far.  Thankfully both times I read it through properly before going shopping though because You’ve missed 1 item off your ingredients – taco seasoning. Both times I almost forgot to buy it, please could you update the recipe? I’ve pinned it and I keep forgetting its wrong. Thanks!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm (#
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      Thanks, Samantha! I got the ingredient list updated. :)

  5. AJ posted on July 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm (#
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    Ive made this for over 20 years.i love it.
    Ive always used a 9×11 Pyrex pan.
    You like the trifle bowl.
    For looks yes.but that is so deep,how do they get all ingredients on the chip?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm (#
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      Such a delicious recipe! With the trifle bowl, you definitely have to use a spoon for serving to get all the ingredients on your plate. :)

  6. AJ posted on July 20, 2017 at 8:49 pm (#
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    Also.if some of you dont like a certain ingredient,leave it out or add what you like.its not set in stone.
    Thats why baking & cooking is so wonderful..

  7. Elise posted on July 23, 2017 at 12:46 pm (#
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    I was wondering if this recipe can be warmed in the oven? Instead of cold or room temperature?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm (#
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      Hi Elise! I have never tried it hot, but I’ve seen other recipes that do it so it must work! I would bake it at 375 for 20-30 minutes.

  8. Eileen posted on July 26, 2017 at 12:44 am (#
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    How to make refried beans? 

  9. Sue Hilt posted on July 27, 2017 at 8:15 am (#
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    I was wondering if there is any way to make this without the refried beans?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm (#
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      Definitely! It would just be 6 layers. ;) I would probably put the guacamole on the bottom and then layer from there.

  10. Deborah Meis posted on August 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm (#
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    Can’t wait to try it. I know I will love it.

    • Jamielyn posted on August 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm (#
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      Hope you enjoy! This is the perfect appetizer!

  11. Sally posted on August 28, 2017 at 9:54 pm (#
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    Do you recommend any particular brand of salsa. Looks amazing!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 29, 2017 at 4:25 pm (#
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      I like using the Old El Paso thick ‘n chunky salsa! :)