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This easy 7 Layer Dip is perfect for an appetizer or snack any day! Made easily in minutes, this tasty appetizer is ready to go in about 10 minutes.

This 7 Layer Dip recipe can be made ahead of time and is always a hit for tailgating and football viewing parties. So colorful too! This recipe is  especially good because it is a 7 layer dip with cream cheese
7 Layer Dip

Hello Friends!

How is the new year going? So far so good for me. Today I had some fun on a Target run and I went to my (outdoor) zumba class. 

Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty appetizer to put together quickly. I love simple recipes like this one because I can use ingredients I already have on hand and the amount of clean up is minimal.

This is a wonderful appetizer recipe that you can serve all year round. It is also great for game nights and parties. 

7 Layer Dip Recipe

I like to serve this recipe in a clear vessel so that you can see the layers! But you can use any kind of serving dish that is at least 1 1/2″ tall. 

Seven Layer Dip Recipe


This dip we are making today requires a few ingredients.

7 layer taco dip


Ingredients for 7 Layer Dip

Beans – You will want to use your favorite canned variety of refried beans for this recipe. Honestly, I use whatever brand is on sale at the time.  

Avocados – probably my favorite vegetable of all time. Hass avocados work well, but use whatever you can find, just make sure they are ripe when you make the recipe. 

Tomatoes– I’m partial to tomatoes on the vine or Roma tomatoes, but you can use whatever tomatoes you like, even cherry tomatoes cut in half will work.

Variations on this recipe:

You can make this a 5 layer bean dip and omit the tomatoes and olives. 

How to  make 7 Layer Dip

A 7 layer dip is so easy and the full recipe is below, but the steps are shown here:

  1. Layer the beans.
  2. Mash the avocados.
  3. Spread the avocados over the beans.
  4.  Layer with the sour cream spread.

How to make a 7 layer dip

Then cover with the salsa.

How to make a 7 layer dip fast

The final three layers are the cheese, tomatoes, and olives, and voila you are done!

Easy 7 Layer Dip Recipe

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Easy 7 Layer Dip Recipe

Seven Layer Dip Recipe

7 Layer Dip

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy 7 Layer Dip is perfect for an appetizer or snack any day! Made easily in minutes, this tasty appetizer is ready to go in about 10 minutes.


  • 1 16 oz can of refried beans
  • 2 ripe avocadoes
  • 1 jar of red salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoonstaco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sliced tomatoes
  • 1 can sliced olives


  1. In a baking dish or large pan, spread the refried beans.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the two avocadoes. Then layer avocado spread on beans.
  3. In a second bowl, blend sour cream, cream cheese and taco seasoning.
  4. Spread sour cream mixture and layer over avocados.
  5. Next, layer is made with the salsa. Spread over the sour cream mixture.
  6. Add shredded cheese, tomatoes, and olives for the final three layers in that order.
  7. Serve with corn or tortilla chips.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

timesaving tips to streamline recipes 

This recipe is so easy to prepare ahead of time. You can do the following to save some time:

  • Premix the sour cream and cream cheese and keep in the refrigerator until ready to prepare.
  • Shred the cheese ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator.
  • Chop the tomatoes ahead of time and refrigerate.


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Marilyn Lesniak

Thursday 14th of January 2021

Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn


Saturday 16th of January 2021

Thank you!


Tuesday 5th of January 2021

That dip looks so good!


Thursday 7th of January 2021

Thanks Ashley!

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