Ready in just 5 minutes, taco dip is the perfect snack for game day.

This no-bake dip has a taco-seasoned cheesy layer topped with your favorite taco toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese!

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A Party Dip in Minutes

  • This taco dip recipe is really easy to make and needs just three ingredients plus any toppings you’d like.
  • It’s ready in about 5 minutes, and everyone loves it!
  • Prepare this dip ahead of time and add the topings just before serving.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or even vegetables for dipping.
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Ingredients for Taco Dip

  • Cream Cheese: Use softened cream cheese, so it mixes smoothly. Cream cheese can be softened in themicrowave at 60% power for about 40 seconds or until soft.
  • Sour Cream: Sour cream adds just the right texture and a bit of tang. Plain Greek yogurt or reduced-fat sour works well in this recipe.
  • Taco Seasoning: Either a store-bought packet or homemade taco seasoning works here.

Topping Suggestions

In additoin to cheddar cheese, add your favorite toppings. Anything you like on ground beef tacos is great on this dip.

  • Fresh – salsa, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, diced bell pepper
  • Creamy – black olives, cheddar cheese, avocado, guacamole
  • Bold – scallions or red onions, cilantro, lime juice

How to Make Taco Dip

  1. Mix softened cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning (as per the recipe below).
  2. Spread into a small dish or a pie plate and chill.
  3. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and your favorite toppings.

Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

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Pro Dip Tips

  • Use a hand mixer to the dip soft and scoopable so it doesn’t break your chips.
  • Make up to 2 days ahead and chill. Top just before serving.
  • Make individual servings in mini bowls or cups (with a spoon if needed).
  • Serve taco dip with tortilla chips, baked tortillas, pita bread, crackers, or even fresh vegetables!

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5 Minute Taco Dip

Taco dip is a quick and easy 5-minute dip with a rich & creamy taco-seasoned base piled high with favorite taco toppings.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
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  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • 1 packet taco seasoning or homemade taco seasoning

Toppings (choose your favorites)

  • iceberg lettuce
  • shredded cheddar
  • diced tomatoes
  • jalapenos
  • sliced black olives
  • green onions or red onions


  • In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese with a hand mixer on medium until fluffy. Add sour cream and taco seasoning and mix until well incorporated.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture into a serving dish or a pie plate.
  • Top with desired toppings and serve.



  • Soften cream cheese before mixing (this can be done in the microwave at 60% power for about 40 seconds or until soft).
  • If time allows, make ahead and chill to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Reduced fat products do work well in this recipe.
  • To make sure your cream cheese is perfectly dippable and scoopable beat the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. 
  • A layer of refried beans and salsa can be added to this recipe if desired. 
5 from 106 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 120 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Dip, Party Food
Cuisine American, Mexican
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  1. How do you store this and how long? If I had to make it 2 days before serving, without adding the toppings, would it be ok? Thanks so much!

  2. I used cream cheese, nonfat greek yogurt,taco seasoning, a little lime and lime zest because I had it…a bit of cheddar grated in the dip and some black beans! SO SO GOOD!5 stars

  3. Made this for my Spanish class as a last minute project, I’m incredibly inexperienced so it took me far longer than five minutes but when I finished and added a lot of cheese the dip was truly busting5 stars

  4. Okay, so I made the taco dip as the recipe directed. I thought it was too thin with that much sour cream in it. However, I used the 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese because the store was out of the original style. So, I won’t ever use the low fat one again for this. I think the low fat kind is not a good choice. It tasted good, it was just too thin.

    1. Oh no, sorry that happened, Connie! The regular cream cheese does have a higher fat content so helps to give it that yummy thickness to the dip. If you try this recipe again I would definitely recommend using regular cream cheese.

  5. Fabulous and classic! We also add a layer of taco sauce onto the creamy part before the lettuce and cheese. So good!

  6. Really, really good as written! As a good south Texas lady, I suggest adding a layer of good-quality refried beans on the bottom. Beans are mandatory in Texas! :)5 stars

  7. If I want to add refried beans to this dip would I put it on top of of cream cheese mix, or under, or just leave it out?