7 Layer Dip

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Quick Summary

7-Layer Dip- this classic dip is made up of so many delicious layers- refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, and fun toppings! It is the perfect appetizer for any party!

Whenever I need an appetizer to take to a party or potluck, I like to make 7 Layer Dip. It is the PERFECT party dip and always a crowd pleaser.

This classic dip is layered with the best ingredients- refried beans, sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt), guacamole, salsa, cheese, and toppings! Serve with tortilla chips and get dipping. You will love getting a taste of each layer in every bite!

7 layer dip is easy to make (and so much better than store-bought), easy to transport (it's made in one dish), and the a FUN and delicious dip for sharing with family and friends.

It's perfect dip for game day, Cinco de Mayo, taco night, BBQ's, picnics, potlucks, parties, or any weeknight!

Ingredients

  • Refried beans– you can use homemade refried beans or your favorite canned refried beans.
  • Salsa– I like to use our easy blender salsa, but you can use your favorite salsa. Mixing the salsa with the refried beans gives the beans great flavor and makes them easier to mix!
  • Taco seasoning– I recommend using our homemade tacos seasoning. I always keep it in the pantry! Add the seasoning to the bean layer and sour cream layer for extra flavor.
  • Guacamole– the guacamole layer is my favorite!
  • Plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream– I use plain Greek yogurt because I like the boost of protein and I always have it in my fridge. Sour cream works well too.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese– you've gotta have a layer of cheese!
  • Tomatoes– ripe red tomatoes are the perfect topping!
  • Black olives– sliced!
  • Green onions– sliced!
  • Cilantro– so fresh!
  • Tortilla chips– for serving! I am currently obsessed with these chips, these are good too! Or make your own homemade tortilla chips!

How to Make 7 Layer Dip

  • In a medium bowl, combine the refried beans, salsa, and 1 ½ tablespoons taco seasoning. Spread the mixture on the bottom of an 8×8-inch baking dish.
  • Spread the guacamole over the beans, in an even layer.
  • In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt or sour cream with the remaining taco seasoning.
  • Spread the sour cream mixture over the guacamole. Be sure to go all the way to the edges of the dish to cover the guacamole to prevent it from browning.
  • Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese.
  • Top with tomatoes, black olives, green onions, and cilantro.
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready serve. Serve with tortilla chips.

Variations

  • If you like spicy, you can use spicy salsa or add a few dashes of hot sauce to the Greek yogurt/sour cream layer.
  • If you don't want to make guacamole, you can mash up ripe avocados and season with salt and lime juice. That layer won't have as much flavor, but still good.
  • Instead of cheddar cheese, use monterey jack, pepper jack, or Mexican blend cheese.
  • If you want an extra flavor boost, top with pico de gallo instead of plain diced tomatoes.
  • If you don't like olives, you can leave them off.
  • Add a layer of finely shredded lettuce.
  • Top with pickled red onions or jalapeño slices!

Is 7 Layer Dip Served Hot or Cold?

7 layer dip should be served cold. It might sound odd, but I promise it's SO good. You don't want to heat up this dip because of the sour cream (Greek yogurt) and guacamole. If you are looking for a hot dip, try my Best Bean Dip.

How Long Does 7 Layer Dip Last?

7 layer dip is best the day it is made, but if you have leftover dip you can cover it tightly and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It might get a little watery the longer it sits.

What to Serve with 7 Layer Dip

7 layer dip is a great party appetizer or snack and can be enjoyed on it's own, but if want to serve a meal with it, here are some ideas!

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7 Layer Dip

This classic dip is made up of so many delicious layers- refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, and fun toppings! It is the perfect appetizer for any party!
4.60 from 5 votes

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine the refried beans, salsa, and 1 ½ tablespoons taco seasoning. Spread the mixture on the bottom of an 8×8-inch baking dish.
  • Spread the guacamole over the beans, in an even layer.
  • In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt or sour cream with the remaining taco seasoning.
  • Spread the sour cream mixture over the guacamole. Be sure to go all the way to the edges of the dish to cover the guacamole to prevent it from browning.
  • Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese. Top with tomatoes, black olives, green onions, and cilantro.
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready serve. Serve with tortilla chips. The dip is best the day it is made, but will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.001g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 482mg, Potassium: 258mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 357IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 115mg, Iron: 1mg
Keywords beans, cheese, guacamole

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