Cream Cheese Taco Dip (Boat Dip)

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Cream Cheese Taco Dip is the perfect, TikTok viral dip for, game day or a day on the boat or at the beach.

Boat dip is the viral chip dip that combines the flavors of 6 easy ingredients to make a wonderful appetizer that everyone will love.

A creamy boat dip topped with cheese and flavorful green onions.

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About Taco Dip with Cream Cheese

Taco dip is a fan-favorite no-bake dip. Some taco dips can have all of the taco toppings, like taco seasoning, cheddar cheese, taco sauce, shredded lettuce, ground beef and black olives.

Why This Cream Taco Dip Appetizer Recipe is a Keeper

This cream cheese taco dip recipe is great because it’s super easy to make and everyone is going to be going back for more! Plus it is so easy to make.

  • 5 Minutes: Boat dip takes an easy 5 minutes to make.
  • 5 Easy Ingredients: All of the ingredients can easily be found in the grocery store.
  • Family Friendly: This is going to become everyone’s favorite taco dip.
  • Adaptable: You can adapt this creamy dip to you and your family’s liking
  • Makes Great Leftovers: This dip tastes just as good the next day.

If you’re looking for more cream cheese recipes, try these Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip, Pepperoni Dip and Salami Cream Cheese Roll Ups

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What can I serve with creamy taco dip?

Cream cheese taco dip with chips and green onions.

So many things go great with boat dip, like potato chips, pita chips, bell pepper slices, celery sticks or pretzels. I’d recommend using tortilla chips since they’re tougher to break.

Ingredient Notes to Make Your Own Homemade Taco Dip

Ingredients for Mexican nachos topped with Cream Cheese Taco Dip (Boat Dip) on a white surface.
  • IAK Taco Seasoning: Make your own homemade taco seasoning! It’s super to easy to make and allows you to customize it to your liking.
  • Cream Cheese: Cream cheese can be substituted for sour cream. Greek yogurt can also be used. Cream cheese and sour cream both work well as does plain Greek yogurt.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions to Make Cream Cheese Party Dip and Topping Suggestions

There are so many ways you could make this delicious cream cheese taco dip unique to you!

  • Fresh Cilantro: Fresh cilantro can be the perfect garnish on top of this yummy dip. Fresh Parsley is a nice addition too.
  • Hot Peppers: If you’d like to add a little spice, throw in some jalapenos or your favorite hot pepper.
  • Meat: Add meat, cream cheese sausage is a great option. This texas caviar is very popular.
  • Seasoning: Use your favorite mexican blend with garlic powder, chili powder and cumin. Make your own or use store-bought versions.

How to Make Creamy Taco Dip

This great Taco dip recipe is super quick and easy to make it only has 2 steps! This looks so good and taste even better.

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These are the basic steps for making Cream Cheese Taco Dip (Boat Dip). Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions and nutritional information.

Mixing the cheese and seasonings for the dip.

STEP 1: Mix the Cream Cheese Mixture

First, in a medium bowl, mix the softened cream cheese, sour cream, Rotel, green chilis, taco seasoning stir together until well combined.

STEP 2: Assemble & Serve

Place the dip into a serving dish, and you’re ready to serve! Evenly sprinkle extra cheese and tomatoes and green onions to garnish.

Three pictures of a person making a cream cheese taco dip (boat dip) with cheesy nachos.

Cream Cheese Taco Dip Recipe FAQs

This party dip will be good for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Yes! Corn or bell peppers would go great in this but go ahead and throw in whatever veggies you like.

Sure. Make sure your beans are cold just like everything else.

Cream Cheese Taco Dip with green onions, served alongside chips.

Expert Tips for Make Taco Dip Recipe

  • Doubling: If you’re feeding a crowd, double the recipe! Double the ingredients and serve in an appropriate size dish.
  • Different seasoning: Try using a copycat cajun seasoning or whatever your favorite is.
  • Rotel Flavors: In case you were wondering, Rotel has different flavors! Try the hot habanero flavor or the fire roasted one.
  • Topping: Add crushed fritos or salsa on top to finish the good dip.
  • Dip Charcuterie Board: Bring a party dip tray with you to your next event. Have different dips in bowls with chips all around.
  • Different Cheese: If you don’t have a mexican cheese blend, use your favorite but you could try pepper jack, Colby jack or spicy Velveeta for the taco dip. I like to get a block of my favorite kind and make my shredded cheese by hand.
  • Chill Before Serving: Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge for 2 hours, this will help to enhance flavors.
  • Add Meat : Add a layer of your favorite ground taco meat to this tasty taco dip recipe. It’s a great addition.
A creamy boat dip topped with cheese and flavorful green onions.
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Cream Cheese Taco Dip (Boat Dip)

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Cream Cheese Taco Dip is the perfect, TikTok viral dip for a day on the boat, at the beach or even game day.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 16 ounces Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Rotel, drained
  • 4 ounces Green chilis, diced and drained
  • 2 teaspoons Taco seasoning
  • 1 ½ cups Shredded Mexican blend cheese, additional for garnish
  • cup Green onions, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  • Blend together the cream cheese, sour cream, Rotel, green chilis, taco seasoning and cheese in a mixing bowl until well combined.
  • Place the dip into a serving dish, and serve immediately. Garnish with additional cheese and green onions.

Expert Tips

  • Doubling: If you’re feeding a crowd, double the recipe! Double the ingredients and serve in an appropriate size dish.
  • Different seasoning: Try using a copycat cajun seasoning or whatever your favorite is.
  • Rotel Flavors: In case you were wondering, Rotel has different flavors! Try the hot habanero flavor or the fire roasted one.
  • Topping: Add crushed fritos or salsa on top to finish.
  • Dip Charcuterie Board: Bring a party dip tray with you to your next event. Have different dips in bowls with chips all around.
  • Different Cheese: If you don’t have a mexican cheese blend, use your favorite but you could try pepper jack. I like to get a block of my favorite kind and make my shredded cheese by hand.
  • Chill Before Serving: Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge for 2 hours, this will help to enhance flavors.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American

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