Creamy Taco Dip is the party dip you can’t stop eating! This dip is full of your favorite taco flavors, so make sure you have lots of chips!
This easy-to-make dip is completely customizable to the flavors you most love in a taco dish and takes only minutes to mix and assemble. This Creamy Taco Dip is a blend of sour cream, salsa, cream cheese, and taco seasoning, that you can top with your favorite veggies and cheese, like lettuce, tomatoes, olives, jalapenos, and cheddar cheese, for a dip the crowd will go crazy for!
Let’s Taco ’bout this dip
Taco flavors? Check. Easy to make? Check. Tons of chips to eat this with? Check. Perfect! I don’t think there is anything more addictive than taco flavors and when we crowd around a dish of Creamy Taco Dip, there is not a drop left behind.
There are some appetizers that you want to be fancy with, to really put work into and have your guests “ooo” and “ahh” over but other times you just wanna make something you know they’ll scarf down fast because it’s killer. That’s this Creamy Taco Dip- killer without all the effort. Stock up on chips and maybe make a double batch of this dip because I can guarantee it’ll be gone in minutes.
Other Recipes to Serve with Creamy Taco Dip
- Try making your own Taco Seasoning and see how easy it is! This delicious seasoning is the perfect blend of spices and freshness and will be a total hit in this Taco Dip.
- While you’re on a homemade kick you know you want to try making Restaurant Style Salsa too! This recipe is simple enough to make a couple of different batches with various heat levels to please everyone at the snack table.
For the dip
Refrigerated items: You will need cream cheese and sour cream. Feel free to substitute light options but skip the fat-free versions so that you have a dip with plenty of flavors.
Pantry items: Taco seasoning and your favorite salsa are all you need. The taco seasoning can be homemade, low sodium, or at whatever heat level you like. The same goes with the salsa- grab your preferred heat level.
Produce: You can choose your favorite veggies for the topping- lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, or even corn.
Beans: Try adding black beans, pinto beans, or kidney beans for a hearty dip.
Cheese: Choose your favorite shredded cheese for this dip too. Cheddar, a Mexican Blend, or even a shredded pepper jack would be delicious.
How to Make Cream Taco Dip
STEP ONE: In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, sour cream, and salsa until well combined and pretty smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning, stir and taste. You can add up to 1 more tablespoon of taco seasoning until you reach the “taco” taste you like.
STEP TWO: Using a spatula, add the dip to a shallow dish, like a pie pan, and spread evenly.
STEP THREE: Top the dip starting with the lettuce and heavier items like beans and ending with the tomatoes and jalapenos. Cover the top of the dip with shredded cheese and serve immediately.
Tips for Success
- All of the toppings previously listed are just ideas so you can make this with whatever toppings you love most! Think about what you love on tacos and go from there but don’t be shy, add a little bit of everything if you want!
- If you don’t have sour cream or just prefer something else, then plain Greek yogurt is a great swap and a bit healthier than sour cream.
- You can make the dip portion of this recipe up to 2 days ahead of time and keep it refrigerated in an airtight container. When you’re ready to serve, add the toppings and put out plenty of chips.
What goes with taco dip?
What doesn’t go with taco dip? Seriously though, tortilla chips, baked pita chips, Fritos chips, crisp crackers, and veggies, like sweet peppers or baby carrots, are all fantastic vehicles for this Creamy Taco Dip. You could even make some of your own chips by baking quartered tortillas until crispy, in order to use your favorite tortillas, such as gluten-free, keto, or high protein varieties.
Can I add meat to the Creamy Taco Dip?
Once the dip has been mixed and spread over a dish, a layer of cooked ground beef, or ground meat of your choice, can be spread over the dip and then topped with the veggies and cheese. Because there is already taco seasoning in the dip you may want to cook the ground meat without it, or you could make taco meat and skip the seasoning in the dip. Make it both ways and see which way you like more!
More dips to keep the party going!
- Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, and taco seasoning together in a mixing bowl. Add more taco seasoning to taste, up to 1 tablespoon more.
- Spread the dip base into a shallow dish, like a pie plate, in an even layer.
- Top the dip with lettuce, tomatoes, olives, jalapeno, corn, black beans, and cheese. Serve immediately with tortilla chips for dipping.