Delicious taco dip with seven layers, including bean dip, guacamole, seasoned sour cream, and tasty toppings—it’s one of our favorite party appetizers.

Closeup of 7 Layer Taco Dip with Corner Scooped Out

Get ready for the yummiest taco dip ever! Bean dip, guacamole, taco-seasoned sour cream, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, olives, and green onions—all layered together and paired with tortilla chips for a perfect party snack or appetizer. It’s so delicious that you’ll want to make it again and again.

Ingredients Notes

Here is more information on the ingredients you’ll need for this popular dip.

Bowls of Ingredients for Taco Dip on White Marble Surface
  • Bean dip – we prefer the Frito Lay bean dip; it comes in a 9-ounce container (so you’ll need two). Refried beans work well, too.
  • Guacamole – you can use creamy or chunky guacamole (as long as it’s spreadable); use your favorite guac or make your own.
  • Sour cream – any type of sour cream, like full-fat or light. You could also substitute it with plain Greek yogurt.
  • Taco seasoning – use your favorite type of taco seasoning mix. We like to use Old El Paso or a homemade blend.
  • Cheddar cheese – shredded cheddar cheese, like medium or sharp. A Mexican cheese blend is delicious, too.
  • Tomatoes – any tomatoes will work; we typically use hot-house or on-the-vine red tomatoes.
  • Olives – sliced black olives. Pre-sliced olives are convenient.
  • Green onions – chopped green onions. You can use both whites and greens.

See the recipe card for amounts.

Serve with pita chips or tortilla chips.

Supplies & Favorite Tools

  • Medium mixing bowl and spoon
  • 8×8 baking dish
  • Serving spoon
  • Serving bowl for chips
  • Appetizer plates
Dipping Chip in Taco Dip

How to Make Seven Layer Taco Dip

Follow these simple steps to make this tasty taco dip.


Mix seasoned sour cream and chop veggies.

Prepare the seasoned sour cream by mixing the sour cream and taco seasoning in a medium-sized bowl. Also, chop the tomatoes, olives (if not pre-sliced), and green onions.

Seasoned Sour Cream Mixture in Bowl


Add the seven layers.

In an 8×8 baking dish, add the bean dip, guacamole, sour cream mixture, shredded cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onions in layers in this order.

Step by Step Layers of Taco Dip


Chill, Serve, and enjoy.

Chill the dip for a few hours. Serve with tortilla chips.

Finished Layered Taco Dip with Bowl of Chips Behind

More About This Recipe

We’ve made this dip for years. Growing up, our mom would make it for sleepovers and get-togethers at our house.

Our family has many people who don’t care for guacamole, so we often leave it out, and it’s still so delicious.

You can serve this dip in several ways: 1) in an 8×8 baking dish, as shown, 2) in a 9×13 pan so it’s thinner and more spread out, or 3) in plastic cups for individual servings, which is great for parties.


Here are a few ways to vary this dip recipe.

  • Add protein – add your favorite taco meat, like seasoned ground beef or diced chicken.
  • Make it spicy – swap regular bean dip for spicy bean dip, or top with jalapeno peppers.
  • Customize the toppings – customize the toppings with your favorite taco toppings like cilantro or fresh lime juice. Instead of only chopped tomatoes, add pico. (We have a delicious pico de gallo recipe here.)
Closeup of Taco Dip with Corner Scooped Out

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to commonly asked questions about making seven layer dip.

Can I make this dip ahead of time for a party?

Yes, you can! Prepare taco dip a few hours in advance or the day before. Be sure to store it in the fridge in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap.

What’s a good alternative if I’m not a fan of guacamole?

No worries! Simply leave out the guacamole, and the dip will still be delicious.

Can I customize the layers in this Dip?

Absolutely! This dip is super flexible. Feel free to omit or add layers based on your taste.

Final Notes

Try this irresistible taco dip—it’s packed with tasty layers of bean dip, guacamole, seasoned sour cream, cheese, and veggies. Layer it up, chill for a few hours, pair it with tortilla chips, and enjoy. This dip is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any occasion.

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7 Layer Taco Dip

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Delicious taco dip with seven layers, including bean dip, guacamole, seasoned sour cream, and tasty toppings. A great party appetizer perfect for birthdays and game days, especially the Super Bowl.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 18 ounces bean dip
  • 16 ounces guacamole
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1 package taco seasoning (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

*Tortilla chips for serving.


  1. Mix the sour cream and taco seasoning in a medium bowl.
  2. Prepare veggies by chopping the tomatoes, green onions, and olives (if not pre-sliced).
  3. Layer 1: spread out the bean dip in an 8×8 baking dish.
  4. Layer 2: spoon the guacamole on top and spread it out evenly.
  5. Layer 3: add the seasoned sour cream and spread evenly.
  6. Layers 4 to 7: sprinkle on shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, and chopped green onions.
  7. Chill for a few hours.
  8. Serve with tortilla chips, and enjoy!


  • Customizing: This dip is easy to customize to your liking or according to what you have on hand. Don’t like guacamole? No problem – leave it out. Don’t have taco seasoning? Some people prefer to use plain sour cream.
  • Substitutions: You can use refried beans instead of bean dip. Plain Greek yogurt can replace the sour cream. Also, feel free to change up the type of cheese and veggies used.
  • Storage: Store in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days in an airtight container.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 284
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 772.1 mg
  • Fat: 20.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.8 g
  • Protein: 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.8 mg
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