5 Minute Taco Dip

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Taco Dip is the perfect snack for game day, a quick party appetizer or to serve to unexpected guests last minute.

This easy no bake dip recipe starts with a creamy layer flavored with my favorite taco seasoning.

We add all of our favorite toppings including lettuce, tomatoes and cheese (I also love olives and jalapenos).

Perfect for dipping tortillas, crackers or veggies.


Taco Dip is the perfect game day appetizer, made with a creamy taco seasoned layer then topped with lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, jalapeños, black olives and cheese.

How to Make 5 Minute Taco Dip

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It’s official, I’ve found the world’s easiest and yummiest dip recipe… Taco Dip!

Taco dip is the perfect snack to make for game day, dinner parties, potlucks, Mexican night, you name it!

This dip is very similar to a 7 layer dip, because it is layered with so much mouth-watering goodness but much quicker and simpler to make.

aco Dip, made with made with a creamy taco seasoned layer then topped with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, is so easy and quick. Prepared in one dish in about 5 minutes!

Not only is this recipe incredibly fast to make, everyone absolutely gobbles it up (and requests the recipe).

A delicious creamy taco seasoned layer is topped with our favorite fixings making this the best no meat taco dip ever

Instead of store bought packets, I prefer to use homemade taco seasoning, because it has way more flavor (and less salt).

We most often serve this with tortilla chips, but you can serve it with pita bread, crackers, or even fresh vegetables!

Pro Dip Tip

Layers in cold dips that contain cream cheese can often become quite firm if chilled.

This can make your dips very difficult to scoop (and results in broken chips 😥 ) !

To make sure your cream cheese is perfectly dippable, scoopable and delicious, I always beat the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Of course you can just mix it with a spoon but using a mixer ensures a soft and fluffy dip every time!

This works perfectly with both cold dips (like Bacon Cheddar Dip) or hot dips like our favorite Jalapeno Popper Dip.

Layered taco dip is so easy that even someone who is new to the kitchen can pull this one off! 

How do I make Taco Dip?

When making this cold taco dip, you’ll want to ensure you use a hand mixer to make the cream cheese layer soft enough to be scooped up effortlessly.

Because this recipe is a dip and doesn’t need to “set up” or hold its shape, you’re fine to use reduced fat products if you prefer.

What goes in taco dip?

The great thing about this recipe is that there is only one creamy layer to add, then it is topped with ingredients that can be sprinkled.

You can use any toppings you add to tacos (even refried beans, Homemade Salsa or guacamole if you’d like).

Taco topping ideas:

  • Shredded Lettuce (iceberg)
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese (pre-shredded to make it fast)
  • Green Onions
  • Olives
  • Jalapenos
  • Avocado
  • Black Beans

You can even turn this into a beefy taco dip by adding lean taco seasoned beef, cooked and cooled, on top of the creamy layer.

This Taco Dip can be prepared ahead of time making it perfect for a potluck or dinner party! A creamy taco seasoned layer topped with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese stays perfect in your refrigerator until you are ready to serve!

Taco dip is prepared in one dish in about 5 minutes.

Crazy easy right?!

This dip can be prepared in the fridge hours ahead of time making it the perfect portable dish to bring to a potluck or dinner party if you are not hosting!

Print Recipe
4.86 from 7 votes
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: taco dip
An quick and easy 5 minute dip with all of our favorite taco toppings.
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 packet taco seasoning or homemade taco seasoning
  • iceberg lettuce
  • shredded cheddar
  • diced tomatoes
  • jalapeno
  • olives
  • green onion
  1. Mix cream cheese with a hand mixer on medium until fluffy.
  2. Add sour cream and taco seasoning. Mix to combine.
  3. Spread into a dish (any size, I used a 10" dish).

  4. Top with desired toppings and serve.

Recipe Notes

Calories do not include toppings.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 120, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 90mg, Potassium: 66mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 8.8%, Vitamin C: 0.3%, Calcium: 5%, Iron: 0.7%

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

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

30 comments on “5 Minute Taco Dip”

  1. Sounds yummy. What size pan did you use? It was cut off up there and couldn’t see it :) Thank you.

  2. Cannot wait to try this! I made up your recipe for the homemade taco seasoning. How many tablespoons would i add to this taco dip?

  3. Made this for a party last night. Everyone loved it. There were several other dips. This was the only one completely gone by end of party. (And way BEFORE the end of party. Also, it was very easy to make. Note: I don’t think this was mentioned in recipe but I let the cream cheese sit out for a while to soften before I used mixer on it. 

  4. Every time I prepare a taco dip and put shredded lettuce on top the lettuce usually get soggy by the time its served. Anyone ever experienced this problem? Suggestions?!

    • To keep it extra crisp,I would suggest washing your lettuce and wrapping it in paper towels. Keep it in a freezer bag in the refrigerator. Chop the lettuce and place on top of the dip right before serving.

  5. This dip sounds SO easy and delicious! Love all the toppings you listed in the recipe!

  6. Delicious. ..

  7. I’m not a big fan of olives, but I like everything else in this dip. Perfect for a gameday party!

  8. What a great game day appetizer, thanks for sharing this recipe. I appreciate the homemade taco seasoning reference, I’m going to try that.

  9. 5 min recipe is amazing! I like when I can make something delicious like this in no time.

  10. This is a great go to dip when you need a snack or appetizer in a hurry. Really love that the top is loaded wit cheese and vegetables too.

  11. I love the sound of 5 minutes – always a winner in my books. This sounds so delicious and the flavors are perfect. Perfect game day treat.

  12. I’m all for quick and easy! Your dip looks so good! That’s a great tip about whipping the cream cheese before you layer it because who likes broken chips ;) Awesome recipe!

  13. I love simple dips like this for entertaining. This is a great recipe for a superbowl party. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Crazy easy is an understatement! This looks amazing. Taco anything is right up my alley. Oh, and thanks for the tip on whipping the cream cheese. I’ll have to try that!

  15. Looks and sounds fabulous! Love the photo too! 

  16. 5 minutes for taco dip?! Heck yes!! This looks so good! My hubby would love this so I’m bookmarking this for later!

  17. Been making this for years with one addition. I put salsa either all over, or maybe just over half, depending on the guests eating. An 8 oz jar works well. This goes on top of the cream cheese/sour cream layer. Under all the veges.

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