7 Layer Dip is easy to make crowd favorite that’s packed full of flavor. Always a hit at parties it covers all the best ingredients you cannot go wrong!
7 Layer Bean Dip may be one of my favorite dip recipes. It’s the ultimate combination of Mexican flavors including refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onions. This classic dip recipe is super easy to make, and it’s great for serving at parties alongside my favorite Empanadas recipe because it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
7 LAYER DIP
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I’m all about the dip, especially if I’m hosting a party. As much as I love a good hot dip, like my Dr. Pepper BBQ Chicken Dip, keeping it simple with this 7 Layer Dip makes feeding a big group of people so much easier. No need to turn on the oven, and it’s still packed full of flavor.
What’s in 7 Layer Dip?
Let’s talk about those layers. I’m giving you the traditional 7 Layer Dip recipe today, but one of the things I love most about this is that there is no wrong way to do it. I make mine with guacamole and fresh tomatoes, but my mom makes hers with shredded lettuce and salsa. You could even land somewhere in between and make a fresh pico de gallo for your tomato layer. Any way you make it will be delicious, and I promise it will disappear quickly at parties. So don’t hesitate to make this 7 Layer Mexican dip your own by adding and changing things based on what you like best.
For the refried bean layer you combine taco seasoning with the refried beans. It gives the 7 Layer Dip a boost of Mexican flavor. Just a tip, if you’re scaling this recipe up, I would add the usual amount of taco seasoning to the refried beans and then continue to add taco seasoning as needed, until you reach the taste you desire.
How to Make 7 Layer Dip
The refried beans are the only mixing you have to do for this recipe, so it’s super simple. All of the other layers are pre-made (unless you’re making your guacamole) or require a little dicing. Sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, fresh tomatoes, black olives, and green onions are all placed on top of the refried beans in thin layers that perfectly combine when you scoop it up on a chip.
If you’re looking for a great recipe to make for a party or one to bring to a potluck, 7 Layer Dip is the one for you. You can make this dip a day ahead of time and cover it with plastics wrap, or better yet, make it in a pyrex dish with a lid, and store it in the refrigerator. 7 Layer Taco Dip is served cold, so when it’s party time you pull it out of the fridge. Open up a bag of chips, and you’re ready to party!
Check out my other favorite appetizer recipes!
- Sausage Cheese Balls
- Spicy Chicken Tortilla Roll-Ups
- Easy BLT Dip
- Glazed Kielbasa Bites
- Loaded Tater Tot Bites
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Tools used to make this 7 Layer Dip
Spatula: One of my everyday kitchen tools, this spatula is sturdy and won’t scratch your skillet!
Casserole Dish: This simple and elegant serving dish goes from oven to table! It’s a staple at our dinner table and I know it will be at your table too!
- 32 ounces Refried beans
- 1 packet Taco seasoning
- 2 cups Guacamole
- 2 cups Sour cream
- 2 cups Cheese shredded
- Tomatoes diced
- Black olives
- Green onions finely chopped
- In a bowl combine the refried beans and taco seasoning. Stir until smooth.
- Spread the refried beans in the bottom of a 13” x 9 “ casserole dish.
- Top with a layer of guacamole.
- Spread a layer of sour cream over the guacamole.
- Add a layer of cheese over the sour cream.
- Next a layer of fresh tomatoes.
- Top with black olives and green onions.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
I wonder how hummus would taste instead of refried beans !!
Jennifer Kimmel says
Bernadette! I love hummus and this that would taste great!