7 Layer Taco Dip

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4.5 from 2 votes
If you eat with your eyes, you will love this 7 Layer Taco Dip.  It is as beautiful to look at and even better to eat.
Prep: 15 minutes
Refridgerate: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

If you eat with your eyes, you will love this 7 Layer Taco Dip.  It is as beautiful to look at and even better to eat.

7 Layer Taco Dip in a bowl with pita slices

This 7 Layer Taco dip screams for a glass bowl or serving dish. There is just something so pleasing and appetizing about seeing all the beautiful layers of this Mexican inspired dip.

What is 7 Layer Taco Dip?

What is in 7 layer taco dip? It’s seven layers of Mexican flavored deliciousness! The more you dig into this dip, the better it gets.

In this version the layers included are: seasoned green beef, guacamole, sour cream, olives, cheese, diced tomatoes, and refried beans.

How to Make 7 Layer Dip Recipe – Step by Step

  • Step One: First, in a large skillet brown ground beef add Taco Seasoning Blend and House Seasoning Blend then spread in dish. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Then in a separate bowl, microwave refried beans. (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Next stir together the refried beans and the cream cheese together until combined. (Photo 3 below)

Step by step instructions for making 7 Layer dip recipe

  • Step Four: Then spread the refried beans over the ground beef in the dish. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Five: Combine house seasoning blend and taco seasoning with the sour cream and spread over the beans.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Six: Next, layer the guacamole onto the sour cream mixture.  (Photo 3 below)

Step by step instructions for making 7 Layer dip recipe

  • Step Seven: Follow with shredded Mexican blend cheese (Photo 1 below)
    Step Eight: Next, add tomatoes (Photo 2 below)
    Step Nine: Lastly, add the black olives and then refrigerate. (Photo 3 below)

Step by step instructions for making 7 Layer mexican dip recipe


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Can you make 7 Layer Mexican Dip in advance?

The answer to this question is yes and no. This 7 Layer Mexican Dip can be refrigerated for a short time. It will start to bleed together and will not look as pretty after sitting for more than an hour or two.

You can however get all the components together and store them individually for a day or two and then assemble before the get together.

Recommendations for Making This 7 Layer Taco Dip Recipe

A great way to make this that is really a cute way to display your 7 Layer dip recipe is to make in individual mason jars or clear plastic cups. That way everyone can have their own serving and you don’t have to worry about double dippers!


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7 Layer Taco dip on a pita chip

Expert Tips for Making the Best 7 Layer Dip

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two dishes.
  • Make it Vegan: For example, try using a vegan meat. You can even make it dairy free by using milk free alternatives.
  • Make it Hot: Make a layer of diced Jalapenos or other pepper to make it hotter. Use your favorite hot sauce and if you like, top with cilantro.

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7 Layer Taco Dip

4.5 from 2 votes
If you eat with your eyes, you will love this 7 Layer Taco Dip.  It is as beautiful to look at and even better to eat.
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Servings: 16 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refridgerate: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons Taco Seasoning Blend divided
  • 2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend divided
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 16 ounces refried beans
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups prepared guacamole
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 6 ounces sliced black olives
  • Optional: Cilantro green onions, jalapeños

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef and drain excess fat.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning Blend, House Seasoning Blend andwater to the cooked beef; Stir together.
  • Spread beef mixture evenly into a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • In a small, microwave safe bowl, microwave refried beans for 30 seconds.
  • Stir beans and cream cheese together and spread them on top of the beef layer.
  • In a separate bowl combine sour cream, remaining 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of Taco Seasoning Blend and remaining teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend.
  • Spread seasoned cheese mixture evenly on top of refried beans.
  • Spread prepared guacamole on top.
  • Top shredded Mexican cheese blend.
  • Add diced tomatoes.
  • Top with sliced black olives.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two dishes.
  • Make it Vegan: For example, try using a vegan meat. You can even make it dairy free by using milk free alternatives.
  • Make it Hot: Make a layer of diced Jalapenos or other pepper to make it hotter. Use your favorite hot sauce and if you like, top with cilantro.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 559IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1mg

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3 thoughts on “7 Layer Taco Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    Hey Christina! Great job! This 7 layer taco dip looks so beautiful. I’ve just bookmarked the page. I’ll probably give the recipe a try tomorrow. Really in the mood for something like this.
    Thank you a lot for sharing this fab idea and all of your useful tips. I’m so inspired! I will definitely be back for more of the recipes. Keep up the good work!

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