Awesome 7 Layer Dip

Awesome 7 Layer Dip is an addicting creamy dip that includes all of your favorites, like guacamole, refried beans, and sour cream!  You will be amazed how simple it is to put together such an incredibly delicious dip!

If you love creating different dips to entertain your family and friends, you are not alone!  For a recipe with flavors and layers similar to this 7 layer dip, but with a slight twist in presentation, try Individual 7 layer dip.

7 layer dip in a clear dish.

Awesome 7 Layer Dip

Layering these tasty ingredients one on top of the other makes dipping into all the delicious flavors at once possible. Not to mention the beautiful colors that are displayed when you make it in a clear dish.  Every bite is bursting with the distinct flavors of each ingredient.  The creamy guacamole, earthy beans, and taco seasonings are amazing together. Everyone loved this dip and it did not last long at all!

Awesome 7 layer dip is so filling and satisfying it makes a great for a snack or an appetizer. It is really perfect for any occasion.  As written it is a pretty mild dip, but it is easy to customize the heat level to your preference by adjusting the salsa and taco seasoning.  No doubt it will be a huge hit and maybe even a new family favorite!  It’s not called amazing for nothing!

What’s in the Layers?

This short list of delicious ingredients come together so well.  Some can even be made from scratch!  Whether you choose to use store bought or homemade ingredients, this dip will turn out fantastic either way!

  • Refried beans: Sweet, earthy flavor to start off the first layer of the dip.
  • Homemade guacamole: Creamy avocado dip is full of flavor.
  • Sour cream: Mix with the taco seasoning for a creamy layer of amazing flavor.
  • Taco seasoning: My homemade taco seasoning is the best!
  • Salsa: Chunky salsa is great or pico de gallo
  • Colby jack cheese: Shredded fresh and sprinkled on top.
  • Olives: Drain canned olives and slice.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Dice and sprinkle on top.
  • Green Onions: Finely dice them or leave thicker for more crunch in the topping.

Let’s Make Dip!

This will definitely be my new go to dip recipe! Thank goodness it is such a simple recipe that I can throw it together easily and it looks and tastes so incredibly delicious!

  1. Layer ingredients: In a 8×8 inch dish layer the refried beans, and guacamole. In a small bowl mix the sour cream with the taco seasoning and layer on top of the guacamole.  Then layer salsa on top.
  2. Add toppings: Top with shredded cheese, olives, tomatoes, and green onions.
  3. Serve!

Steps to make 7 layer dip.

Variations of 7 Layer Dip:

This 7 layer dip is an impressive dip that is impossible to mess up!  There are many different versions of it floating around, but this is definitely the best one I have seen!  Here are a few more ideas to make your finished dip even more unique to your family.

  • Add toppings: Jalapenos, green chilies and cilantro are great toppings to give your dip even more personality.
  • Meaty Version: Add taco meat for an even heartier version that could easily take this dip from an appetizer to a full meal.
  • Chill: Cover and place the completed dip in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will bring the flavors together!
  • Thick salsa: Use a thick salsa or pico de gallo so it’s not too runny.

View of finished 7 layer dip.

Can You Make 7 Layer Dip Ahead?

This dip is best served shortly after making it.  This is mostly because of the freshness of the ingredients, like the guacamole and pico de gallo.  However, the leftovers will still be good for a 3-4 days in the refrigerator.  Especially since the guacamole is between the bean and sour cream layers.  Placing it in a center layer will keep it from turning brown when the air hits it.  It may start looking less appealing after a couple of days, but it will still be safe to eat and taste fantastic!

Dipping a chip into 7 layer dip.

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Awesome 7 Layer Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12 People

Awesome 7 Layer Dip is an addicting creamy dip that includes all of your favorites, like guacamole, refried beans, and sour cream!  You will be amazed how simple it is to put together such an incredibly delicious dip!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword 7 layer dip, awesome 7 layer dip

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a 8x8 inch dish layer the refried beans, and guacamole. In a small bowl mix the sour cream with the taco seasoning and layer on top of the guacamole. Then layer salsa on top.

  2. Top with shredded cheese, olives, tomatoes, and green onions.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 12

Calories97kcal (5%)Carbohydrates3g (1%)Protein3g (6%)Fat8g (12%)Saturated Fat5g (25%)Cholesterol20mg (7%)Sodium357mg (15%)Potassium115mg (3%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar2g (2%)Vitamin A429IU (9%)Vitamin C2mg (2%)Calcium107mg (11%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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