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7 Layer Dip

This 7-layer dip is the ultimate appetizer idea for a party. It’s got layers of your favorite Mexican ingredients including refried beans, cream cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, and more!

7 layer dip with a tortilla chip in it.

7 Layer Dip

It doesn’t get much better than dipping a single chip into a dip that gives you 7 distinct layers of flavor.

How to Make It

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Combine refried beans, taco seasoning, sour cream, and cream cheese. Spread on the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Top with guacamole,  sour cream, drained salsa, shredded cheese, lettuce, and black olives.
  • Chill for 1 hour and serve with tortilla chips.

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Pro Tips

  • Drain the liquid from the salsa to prevent it from bleeding down through the other layers. You can save the salsa liquid and add 2 TBS of it to the refried beans to loosen them up a bit as well!
  • Layer the guacamole in the middle: Spread it over the refried beans and top it with remaining layers to preserve it’s green color.
  • Green Onions can be used instead of lettuce.
  • Diced tomatoes can be used instead of black olives if preferred.

A glass casserole dish filled with 7 layer dip.

Storage

  • Store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • The layers may bleed together a bit and I don’t recommend making it ahead to serve 3 days later, but the leftovers still taste great.

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A spatula scooping up 7 layer dip from a casserole dish.

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7 Layer Dip

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This 7-layer dip is the ultimate appetizer idea for a party.It’s got layers of your favorite Mexican ingredients including refried beans,cream cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, and more!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces chunky salsa
  • 1 16 oz. can Refried Beans
  • 1 1 oz. packet Taco Seasoning
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ½ cups Sour Cream, separated
  • 2 cups guacamole, 16 oz.
  • 1 cup cheddar or Mexican Cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Shredded Lettuce, or 4 sliced green onions
  • ½ cup Black Olives
  • Tortilla Chips, for serving

Instructions

  • Drain excess juice from salsa to prevent the dip from being wet. You may choose to run it through a sieve as well (product link in notes). Set aside.
  • Combine the refried beans, taco seasoning, cream cheese, and ½ cup sour cream. Use a silicone spatula to spread on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
  • Add the remaining layers in the following order: Guacamole, Sour Cream, Salsa, Cheese, Lettuce, Black Olives.
  • Chill for 60 minutes prior to serving.

Notes

Storage:
  • Store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • The layers may bleed together a bit and I don't recommend making it ahead to serve 3 days later, but the leftovers still taste great.

Tools for This Recipe:
(Amazon affiliate links)- Check out all of my kitchen essentials here.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 674mg, Potassium: 307mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 776IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 117mg, Iron: 1mg

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2 comments on “7 Layer Dip”

  1. This was delicious Stephanie! I used to make a slightly different version but yours is way better. I’ll be making again for sure!

    • I’m so happy to hear that Ellen!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. I think it’s time I made another batch myself! 🙂 -Stephanie

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