Manda's Seven Layer Taco Dip Recipe -
Manda's Seven Layer Taco Dip Recipe
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Manda's Seven Layer Taco Dip

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"This is an updated version of the classic party dip. The flavors are a bit more interesting, but this is still super-easy to prepare. Bring lots of chips!"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    30 mins


  1. With a handheld or standing mixer, beat together cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning in bowl until light and fluffy; set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the cherry tomatoes, avocados, red onion, lime juice, salt, and black pepper; set aside.
  3. Spread the refried black beans out into the bottom of a 9x13-inch glass baking dish in an even layer. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the black beans; top with layers of salsa, Mexican cheese blend, lettuce, cherry tomato mixture, and jalapeno slices.
  4. Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 05, 2012

I used reduced fat cream cheese/sour cream, homemade taco seasoning, homemade refried beans and homemade pickled jalapenos. I had some leftover Pace Garlic and Lime Chile Verde which I used in this recipe instead of your usual red salsa. We all loved this dip--it really was one of the best I've made yet. I highly suggest that you make this as early as you can, I made mine pretty early and the morning and lemme tell you, it was pretty freaking amazing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2014

dang, this had so many awesome reviews, but personally it was not a hit in our household of 5 yesterday. I made it exactly as written. I felt the lettuce killed it and maybe I should have used a very chunky salsa as it was just way to runny also

Feb 05, 2012

I made this exactly as outlined for the Superbowl and it was phenomenal! Much better texture than most 7 layer dips and the layer of cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning gave it such great flavor.

May 01, 2012

I was curious about the cream cheese I'd never heard of anything like that for chips. It was great though I made it exactly how the recipe said. I took it to a party and everyone thought it was amazing!

Nov 26, 2012

We use this as a main dish! Omit the cream cheese and sour cream, and add the seasoning to the refried beans. We prepare a bed of lettuce on individual plates and top it with the remaining mixture. So, if we don't eat it all, the lettuce doesn't wilt. Had to search for the pickled jalapeno pepper slices, but well worth it. So unique and fresh tasting. Love it!

Mar 10, 2012

5 stars for easy for sure. 7 layer dip is one of those dips that is so easy to adapt to what you have on hand. Black olives are a great addition. Afraid of jalapenos? use Ortega green chilies.

Feb 13, 2012

Very good! I skipped the beans since I'm not a fan, other then that I followed the recipe exactly. I served it at a small party (10 people) and it was the first thing gone. Definitely going to make it again. Thanks for sharing!!!

Aug 14, 2012

I made this for a pot luck at work and got great reviews! Everyone loved it! Didn't change a thing.


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  • Calories
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 566 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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