Appetizers Cinco de Mayo

7-Layer Mexican Dip

August 15, 2010

This is a recipe I have been making for years. I can’t remember the first time I made 7-Layer Mexican Dip or where it came from, and I’ve tweaked it here and there along the way. It’s become one of my go-to recipes whenever I need something delicious to bring to a party. I think a lot of people have a version of this dip. I’ve seen it with guacamole as a layer, as well.

7-Layer Mexican Dip

So, how’s it taste?

Incredible! I have eaten this dip so much, and I never get tired of it. I used to keep the sour cream layer just sour cream, but several years back a friend of mine made his version by mixing in taco seasoning. Ooo wee! Now it’s how I make my version, too. I’ve used regular and chipotle taco seasoning and both work very well. The chipotle adds a nice smoky flavor. It’s hard to go wrong with refried beans, cool sour cream, and melted cheese. All the layers combine perfectly into a creamy dip that is so good on a crunchy tortilla chip. This dip always gets rave reviews and is simple to put together right before the party. Enjoy!

7-Layer Mexican Dip

a So, How's It Taste? original recipe


1 - 16oz. can refried beans (regular or fat free)
8 oz. sour cream (regular or light)
2 tbsp. taco seasoning (regular or chipotle)
3/4 cup salsa
8oz. (2 cups) shredded cheese (I use colby jack or Mexican four cheese)
1 large tomato, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1 - 2.25oz. can sliced black olives


1. Spread beans into a 9x13 pan. In a small bowl, mix taco seasoning and sour cream. Spread mixture over beans.

2. Dollop salsa by spoonfuls over sour cream. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with tomatoes, green onions, and black olives.

3. Bake at 350 until the cheese melts. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

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  • Brecca Theele August 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    YUM-YUM-O – I love and hate you for this post, hahahaha!! 7 layer dip is one of those dips that I CRAVE during football season ~ and now I must have it!!! I make this dip with black beans & fresh corn, too. Amazing flavors ~ I will now have to put the items on my grocery list & make a low cal version to eat on this week!!

  • Leah August 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Ditto on the craving! Such a great gameday dip. I like that you can make it less bad for you by using lower fat ingredients, too.

  • Kevin August 20, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Beautiful picture of this recipe…made me want to go and make it. I wish my wife wasn't allergic to beans. Great blog!

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