This easy Old Fashioned 7 Layer Dip recipe is perfect for an appetizer or snack any day! Made easily in minutes, this tasty appetizer is ready to go in about 10 minutes.
My Grandma's Old Fashioned 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.
Like this easy Neiman Marcus dip - this dip recipe is super easy to make and delicious!
Why Try This Recipe
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 seven layer bean dip recipe is a great recipe for game day and is one of our all time favorites. My Grandma use to make it for family game nights and parties.
This Layered Mexican dip has great flavor and taste.
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 ½" tall.
This dip we are making today requires a few ingredients and is a crowd pleaser.
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 or grape tomatoes cut in half will work. Be sure to use fresh tomatoes and not canned.
- Ground Beef - Leftover taco meat also works great in this recipe.
- Salsa - I use a slightly chunky salsa
- Black Olives
- Taco Seasoning - the secret ingredient in this recipe.
- Sour Cream
Full measurements in recipe card.
Variations on this recipe:
You can make this recipe as a 5 layer bean dip and omit the tomatoes and olives.
How to make Grandmas Old Fashioned 7 Layer Dip
A 7 layer dip is so easy and the full recipe is below, but the steps are shown here:
- Spread the beans in the dish in an even layer.
- Mash the avocados.
- Add a layer of guacamole over the beans.
- Add the sour cream layer.
Then cover with the salsa.
The final three layers are the cheese, tomatoes, and olives, and voila you are done!
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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.
- You can add a little bit of chopped green onions to the top layer of the dip for a festive touch.
- This layered taco dip will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator covered tightly with plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container.
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7 Layer Dip
- 1 16 oz can of refried beans
- 2 ripe avocadoes
- 1 jar of red salsa
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- ¾ cup cheddar cheese shredded
- ½ cup sliced tomatoes
- 1 can sliced olives
- In a baking dish or large pan, spread the refried beans.
- In a small bowl, mash the two avocadoes. Then layer avocado spread on beans.
- In a second bowl, blend sour cream, cream cheese and taco seasoning.
- Spread sour cream mixture and layer over avocados.
- Next, layer is made with the salsa. Spread over the sour cream mixture.
- Add shredded cheese, tomatoes, and olives for the final three layers in that order.
- Serve with corn or tortilla chips.
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