7-Layer Dip Recipe
An Appetizer with a Mexican Flair
This 7-Layer Dip is always the hit of our family parties. Nobody can get enough, and it goes quickly. It is simple to prepare and requires no cooking. You can use already prepared salsa and guacamole, or make your own. The heat in this dip is determined by the heat in your salsa, so it’s easily adjustable. Grab a big bag of tortilla chips and dig in!
What you Need:
Refried Beans, Salsa, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, a tiny bit of Mayonnaise, Guacamole, Cheese, Tomatoes, Green Onions, Olives, Garlic Powder, and Lime .
How to Put the 7-Layer Dip Together:
Mix the beans and salsa and spread in the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and garlic powder until very smooth, then spread over the beans and salsa. Layer guacamole over the top of the cream cheese mixture. Use the remaining ingredients to top the dip.
I promise; you will love this 7-Layer Dip.
Use the olives to make the dip special for different occasions. As you can see in the above photo, I made a stable, manger, and star for Christmas. Write the year in olives or make a clock to countdown to the New Year. Perhaps a football grid for Super Bowl Sunday. A sombrero or maracas for Cinco de Mayo. The possibilities are endless. An added bonus to this type of decoration, is that if you or any of your guests are like me and don’t like olives, they are easily avoided in the dipping!
Below is a printable recipe… enjoy!
- 1 - 16 oz. can Refried Beans
- 1/2 Cup - Salsa
- 1 - 8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
- 1/4 Cup - Sour Cream
- 3 Tbs. - Mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp. - Garlic Powder
- 2 Cups - Guacamole
- 1 - Lime
- 2-3 - Tomatoes (diced)
- 1 Cup - Grated Cheese (I use a Mexican Blend)
- 1 small can - Sliced Olives (chop or leave whole according to your needs)
- 3-5 Green Onions (chopped)
- Combine Refried Beans and Salsa
- Spread in the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan
- In a small bowl, mix Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Mayonnaise, and Garlic Powder until smooth
- Spread over bean and salsa mixture
- Mix a little Lime juice into the guacamole
- Spread Guacamole over cream cheese mixture, then use remaining lime to squeeze over the top of the guacamole
- Alternate remaining ingredients in diagonal lines across the top. (I don't put the olives in the diagonal lines, but instead chop them and make a border around the pan. I also make a design in the center using the olives).
The photo shows my Christmas Dip with the olives arranged in a stable, manger, and star. You could also do a football grid for Super Bowl. Your imagination is the limit.
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33 thoughts on “7-Layer Dip Recipe … Yum!”
I just love 7 layer dip and I haven’t made it in years! Thanks for bringing it back to my memory and sharing the recipe. I’m pinning this one! It’s perfect for New Year’s Eve.
So happy I could bring back some happy memories. Thanks for the pin! 🙂
Once I’m finished with my comment, I’m going to pin this to Pinterest. I love how that’s decorated with the layers on a diagonal. Strangely, I’ve never had this. New Year’s Eve is coming. I’ll have to give this a try for the holiday! I’m trying to expand my culinary horizons.
Missy, you will love this! It is delicious and simple. Let me know how it goes. 🙂
Looks beautiful and sounds great! Thanks for sharing!
7-Layer Dip is beautiful and tasty…plus it’s super easy to make. Enjoy! 🙂
This looks so yummy! No wonder it goes fast. Thank you for sharing! Pinning.
Thanks for the Pin, Anna. This really is a fantastic appetizer… and it’s really easy too. 🙂 Enjoy!
This dish looks delicious and beautiful. Vert festive as well 🙂
7-Layer Dip is a definite crowd pleaser! Give it a try and enjoy. 🙂
You make this looks so pretty, I love how you have done the top layer!!!
Getting ready for our WW in a week, cant wait.
Happy New Year!!!
Oh My Heartsie Girl~Karren
Thanks! I’m glad you like the way the 7-Layer Dip is decorated. I am also excited about WW. Have a Happy New Year, Karren! 🙂
That’s pretty!!! I’ve had a 7-layer BEAN dip…but this is different! Crunchier. I think I would like this better.
This one is super yummy. Give it a try. 🙂
7-layer dip is always a hit! I love taking this to potlucks and even just having around with family! Your recipe looks delish! Thanks for sharing! Look forward to seeing your features on WW!
I love simple and tasty dishes that are a huge hit. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to getting to know you better through WW as well.
Everyone always loves the 7-layer dip! #ibabloggers
You are right, it’s always a big hit! Thanks for stopping by from IBA Bloggers. 🙂
This looks wonderful — thank you for sharing. I’m looking forward to adding this to the SuperBowl festivities!
It will be a huge hit at a Super Bowl party! Enjoy. 🙂
Mmmmm I am craving this now! I love dips! My favorite is cheese, Rotel, and sausage. Partly because its so easy!
Now that you’re talking about it, I’m craving it too! It’s dinner time here, and I’m hungry! LOL Your cheese dip sounds delicious. 🙂
Oh I love this!! Perfect for a game day party!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you next week!!
It is a winner for game day! I am looking forward to next week. 🙂
Lorelai, this dip recipe sounds amazing! It might just be perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. I’m thrilled to be partying with you at the #HomeMattersParty.
Thanks, Bonnie! The 7-Layer Dip will score a touchdown! Better make two trays… LOL 🙂