This 7 Layer Dip recipe is awesome! It’s the perfect appetizer for when you’re entertaining guests or need a dish for a potluck. The layers of flavors create an amazing combination, and it’s always a hit!
This simple seven layer bean dip recipe is perfect for holidays, parties, Taco Tuesday, or even summer cookouts. It’s creamy, and full of Mexican flavors that will have your friends and family asking for more. I like to serve it with tortilla chips, bruschetta bread slices or veggies.
Do you love serving tasty dips at your family cookouts and gatherings? If so, then next time you may want to give this Dill Pickle Dip recipe a try.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- I love how easy it is to make and that it can be customized to everyone’s taste preferences.
- Plus, the leftovers taste amazing for lunch the next day!
- You can make this recipe ahead, and store it in the fridge so that you can save time in the kitchen later!
- A 7 Layer Dip Cup can be made in individal cups for parties and gatherings. So, no need to dish onto plates. You can carry around while socializing.
7 Layer Dip Recipe Ingredients
This delicious homemade dip recipe is layers of flavorful ingredients from refried beans to guacamole, and cheese. Your friends and family will rave out this simple recipe. Get your chips ready for the party!
- Refried Beans – You will need a can of your favorite refried beans. Pick them up in the international aisle at your local grocery store.
- Taco Seasoning Mix – No matter if you prefer homemade taco seasoning or store-bought you will need a couple tablespoons of your favorite kind.
- Guacamole – You can save time in the kitchen by purchasing some premade at the grocery store.
- Sour Cream – I like to use full fat sour cream because it has the best texture and flavor.
- Chunky Salsa – Depending on how spicy you want your dip you can pick up a jar of mild or hot. You could also use a batch of fresh Pico de Gallo instead of salsa.
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese – I like to shred up a block of sharp cheddar cheese myself, but you can use pre-shredded to save time.
- Tomatoes – Grab a couple of vine ripened tomatoes, Roma tomatoes or grape tomatoes from the produce department at your local store for the topping.
- Green Onions – Look for green onions that are brightly colored, and make sure that they are not wilted.
- Olives – Pick up a can of sliced black olives to top this delicious dip.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make 7 Layer Bean Dip
Making this party appetizer is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a creamy and flavorful dip ready to serve to your friends and family in no time at all.
- Add taco seasoning to refried beans to a small bowl and mix well.
- To build the seven even layers, spread the bottom layer with refried beans.
- The second layer will be guacamole.
- Spread the sour cream on top of the gucamole.
- Then add the salsa, with some of the liquid drained and top with cheese.
- Finish the final layer with a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, green onions, and black olives.
Are you out of an ingredient that you need to make this Seven- Layer Dip? Here are a few tried and true swaps that I use for this recipe.
- Taco Seasoning – If you don’t have a taco seasoning packet on hand, you can whip up your own with just a few basic spices. Feel free to use my Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe.
- Beans – Change up the flavor slightly be using refried black beans instead of pinto beans.
- Yogurt – Greek yogurt can be used in place of the sour cream if you need a quick and simple swap.
Here are a few ways that you can personalize this 7-layer dip recipe so that it suits your family’s tastebuds.
- Spicy – Use hot salsa and guacamole if you want to add some spice to this recipe.
- Cheese – If you are a fan of cheese, you can add even more cheese or change up the type and use pepper jack or Mexican blend shredded cheese.
- Ground Beef – You may like the additional protein. Brown the meat until no longer pink, drain grease and then add taco seasoning.
- Additional Toppings for Bean Dip – Avocado slices, jalapeños, cilantro, and red onion could also be considered for added flavor.
If you love mexican inspired dips like this one, then next time you may want to give this Copycat Frito Bean Dip recipe.
Storage / Freezing
Store the layered taco dip in the fridge in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap until you are ready to serve. Unfortunately, due to the ingredients in this dish I don’t recommend freezing it.
I make my 7 Layer dip recipe in a 8X8 dish that has a lid or in individual 9 oz clear plastic cups for individual dip cups . If you are needing to feed a very large crowd, double the ingredients and use a 9X13 dish. I suppose a deep medium sized bowl would work too!
When you are building the layers of your dip, I recommend that you make sure to gently press down each ingredient to fill any empty sauces.
This dip should be served cold, so keep it in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.
You will want to layer the ingredients in this order: refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, black olives.
Other Mexican Dips
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Other Dip Recipes
These are my favorite dips to serve a group:
7 Layer Dip Recipe
- 16 oz Refried Beans
- 1 packet Taco Seasoning
- 1 cup Guacamole
- 8 oz Sour Cream
- 1 cup Chunky Salsa
- 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 cup diced Tomatoes
- 1/4 cup slice Green Onions
- 1/4 cup sliced Olives
- Add taco seasoning to refried beans and mix well.
- Drain some of the moisture from the salsa so that it soesnt seep down into lower layers.
- Layer ingredients into 8×8″ dish being careful not to smear on the sides. Note: double recipe if using 9×13″ dish or 8 individual cups.
- Gently push down each ingredient to fill any empty spaces.
- Layer about 2 tablespoons of each into the cups, if using cups:Bean mixtureGuacamoleSour CreamSalsaCheese
- Divide tomatoes evenly across cups or dish.
- Top with green onions and olives.
- Serve with Tortilla Chips.