This 7 Layer Dip is one of those things that I remember making pretty much as far back as I remember cooking in the kitchen! I have always loved a great bean dip appetizer (of course, adding a layer of taco seasoned ground beef is great too!), and I know I’m not the only one 🙂
Bean dips in all their combinations are frequently enjoyed at potlucks, parties, and game days all the time.
No wonder it is one of those dishes that all of us here in America have whole-heartedly adopted as a mainstay appetizer!
How To Make A 7 Layer Dip
Is there a right way to make a 7 Layer Dip?
Sure, if you want to be specific it should be layered in the following order: refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, olives, and a topping (green onion, tomatoes or pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, sliced jalapenos, diced green chiles, etc).
Our layered dip is presented in the standard way, although we mix it up frequently with additional layers and flavor combinations.
Get creative and mix your layers up too!
Add ground beef, flavor your sour cream with our taco seasoning mix, or mix your sour cream with cream cheese, top with some more cilantro…whatever you like on your tacos!
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7 Layer Dip
- 16 oz refried beans (1 can or use our refried black beans, as pictured)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup guacamole
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (or a mix of cheddar and jack cheese, or Mexican blend)
- 1 cup tomatoes (chopped, or use pico de gallo)
- 4 oz black olives (sliced)
- 1/4 cup green onion (chopped, optional garnish)
- 2 Tbsp cilantro (chopped, optional garnish)
- In a 9x13 baking pan or a large wide-rimmed bowl, layer the ingredients as they are listed: refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, tomatoes, and black olives. Top with optional garnish, if desired.
- *If you are using store bought refried beans, add cilantro and lime juice to add flavor and to make them more 'dippable'.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma’s kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!