Easy Layered Taco Dip is a super quick and easy cold dip recipe perfect for game day and parties with classic taco flavors like sour cream, beans, and salsa! Plus, you can customize it to your own tastes!
Easy Layered Taco Dip
This easy Layered Taco Dip is a super easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer recipe that always gets gobbled up in minutes. With layers of refried beans, a creamy taco-flavored layer, salsa, cheese, and all of your favorite taco toppings, it's easy to see why it's a classic favorite.
Taco Dip is super yummy, and I love that you can customize it to your own personal tastes. Add ingredients that you love or leave some out that you hate. It's like a taco bar in a dish!
Layered Taco Dip Variations
This is a basic and delicious recipe, but there's always room for more creativity. Here are some ways you can shake it up:
- Try adding a layer of guacamole before your salsa layer.
- Add some black beans, corn, and a teaspoon of chili powder to the salsa to give it a little southwestern flavor.
- To make it spicier, you can add some extra cayenne pepper to the sour cream mixture with the taco seasoning and use hot salsa.
- Add a layer of taco-seasoned ground beef after the bean layer for more taco flavor and a bit of extra protein to make it more filling.
- Add your favorite toppings. Get creative! Different cheeses, jalapenos, pico de gallo, fresh cilantro, even lettuce! (If you plan to make this dish ahead, be aware that the lettuce will tend to brown. So I recommend leaving it out unless you plan on serving it within an hour or so of whipping it up)
Can I Make Taco Dip Ahead of Time?
Yes! You can make your taco dip a day of ahead of time. Just cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Is Layered Taco Dip Keto Friendly?
This recipe is not that keto friendly due to the refried beans (3g net carbs per serving). If you omit the beans and use homemade guacamole and/or a layer of ground beef instead, the carbs would be much lower and the dip would be keto friendly when dipping with cheese whisps or bell pepper strips.
More Dip Recipes You'll Love
- Restaurant Style Salsa - I actually used this homemade salsa in the video. I absolutely love it, and it's super easy to make in the food processor.
- Authentic Guacamole - A great add-on to this dip or super delicious, creamy, and zesty on its own.
- Jalapeno Popper Dip - Warm, creamy, with just a little spice from fresh chopped jalapenos, made extra delicious with addition of bacon.
- Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip - A simple crowd-pleasing favorite with chicken, buffalo sauce, and lots of gooey cheese, in a cream cheese base.
- Creamy Black Bean Avocado Dip - a cold dip that's easy to throw together in the food process with black beans, avocado, cilantro, and garlic that turns out creamy, zesty, and addictively delicious.
Easy Layered Taco Dip
- 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
- 1 (4 ounce) can green chiles
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 cup salsa
- ½ cup sliced olives
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 green onions sliced
- 5-6 thinly sliced grape tomatoes
- Tortilla Chips for serving
- In a small mixing bowl, mix together refried beans and green chiles. Spread mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate or square baking dish.
- Beat cream cheese, sour cream and half a packet of taco seasoning together until smooth and creamy. Spread into the bottom of dish over refried beans mixture.
- Spread salsa on top of cream cheese mixture.
- Top with cheese, olives, tomatoes and green onions.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips.
- This recipe is naturally gluten free.
- Whip your cream cheese layer well, so that it stays soft even after chilling.
- Serve your Taco Dip with tortilla chips. Or you can also serve with veggies, such as bell pepper strips.
- Make Ahead Directions: Make up to 1 day ahead. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Storage: Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. Dip may sweat (get a little watery from the fresh ingredients) during storage.
UPDATE INFO: This post was originally published in August 2018. It was updated with new pictures, videos, and tips and republished in August 2021.
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