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This 7 layer bean dip is a must-have at every function! It has loads of flavor and all your favorite dip ingredients!
Family-Favorite Layered Bean Dip
Our family loves to get together and eat all food, but Mexican food is our favorite!
It is one of those appetizers that we always seem to have when we are eating Mexican food, especially for Cinco de Mayo.
This bean dip is simple and easy to put together. We think it’s perfect for all those summer potlucks and family gatherings or for any Mexican meal.
7 Delicious Layers
Why is it called seven layer dip? Because there are typically 7 layers involved when preparing this Tex-Mex appetizer. The layers can be modified based on your liking, but these are the layers we like to include:
- Refried Beans or Frito’s Bean Dip
- store-bought or Homemade Guacamole
- sour cream or Greek yogurt mixed with Taco Seasoning for added flavor.
- Salsa or chopped tomatoes (both grape and Roma tomatoes work great)
- shredded cheese – Mexican blend, cheddar cheese, or Monterey Cheese are our favorites.
- black olives
- green veggies – lettuce, green onions, jalapenos, or green chiles – all are delicious!!
As with any of our recipes, they can be customized to your liking. We do bean dip, guac, sour cream mixed with taco seasoning, chopped tomatoes, Mexican cheese, olives, and green onions.
It’s ALWAYS a hit!!
Just Layer + Enjoy!
Making this layered bean dip is so easy. Once you’ve picked the layers you want to include, prepare each one to go in your dish.
Place the dip in a glass bowl, casserole dish, or nice-looking serving dish so you can see all the layers!
LAYER. Layer ingredients one at a time onto a tray as follows: 1st layer – Frito Lay bean dip, 2nd layer – Guacamole, 3rd layer – 1 cups each sour cream and mayo mixed with taco seasoning.
GARNISH. Sprinkle the top with cheese, olives, tomatoes, and green onions.
CHILL. Refrigerate this layer dip recipe until ready to eat.
We like to serve 7 layer Mexican dip with chips, and there are so many different kinds that work well!
- Our favorite chips are Juanita’s. They’re light, airy, and crispy!
- Another favorite we like is Tostino’s Cantina Thin and Crispy Chips.
- Fritos are great too.
- If we have time, we’ll make Homemade Tortilla Chips (fried), or Baked Tortilla Chips.
- You can also spoon this dip onto dishes like Chicken Tacos or Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
We recommend chilling the seven layer bean dip for at least an hour before serving.
Make ahead of time. If covered with plastic wrap, this layered bean dip recipe can be made up to 24 hours in advance. We recommend waiting to add chopped tomatoes and the greens (cilantro, green onions, etc) until right before serving.
STORE. Leftover 7-layer dip can be stored in an airtight container for up to 48 hours in the fridge. The guac makes it harder to last longer, but it’s definitely a dip that can be enjoyed the next day.
The dip needs at least an hour to chill before serving but can be made up to 24 hours in advance. I don’t usually add the top layer of green onions or diced tomatoes until you’re almost ready to serve it.
A package of taco seasoning contains about 2 tablespoons of seasoning. We like to mix it into the sour cream.
A refried bean layer goes first followed by a guacamole layer, sour cream, salsa, cheese, olives, and green onion. Of course, you can make some similar substitutions for the layers according to your tastes.
FOR MORE Mexican DIPS, CHECK OUT:
- Tamale Dip
- Hamburger Dip
- Black Bean and Corn Salsa
- Avocado Lime Ranch Dip
- Homemade Salsa
- Queso Blanco
7 Layer Bean Dip Recipe
- 2-3 (9-ounce) cans Frito Lay bean dip
- 4 (8-ounce) tubs Guacamole
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 package taco seasoning
- Top with cheese, olives, tomatoes and green onions
- Layer ingredients one at a time onto a tray as follows: 1st layer – Frito lay bean dip, 2nd layer – Guacamole, 3rd layer – 1 cups each sour cream and mayo mixed with taco seasoning.
- Top with cheese, olives, tomatoes, and green onions.
- Refrigerate until ready to eat.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.