7 Layer Dip


This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

7 layer dip is one of the best party appetizers ever. Layers of fresh salsa, refried beans, guacamole, cheddar cheese, and our favorite toppings create a colorful addition to any appie spread.

We love entertaining and always serve our favorite snacks like jalapeno popper dip and pigs in a blanket. I serve this 7 layer bean dip recipe with some tortilla chips and veggies (which can also go alongside other dips like spinach dip for a great party spread).

7 layer bean dip with tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, olives, and green onions.

7 Layer Dip is an easy dip that everyone loves! Layers of creamy and fresh ingredients are spread into a 9×13 pan and chilled. Crisp tortilla chips are the perfect dipper for this recipe!

What’s In 7 Layer Dip?

This dip has (obviously) 7 layers to it, and creating the layers isn’t quick and easy. The layers in 7 Layer Dip are:

  • Refried beans
  • Sour cream (mixed with cream cheese and taco seasoning)
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa (drained)
  • Cheese
  • Green onions
  • Olives or tomatoes

You can easily swap these out for your own favorite toppings. If you’d like to add ground beef, cook the beef until no pink remains. Add taco seasoning for flavor and cool. Add it between the beans and sour cream mixture. 

Jalapenos and cilantro are also great toppers for this Mexican 7 layer dip. Get creative!

7 layer dip with a scoop out of it showing sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and cheese.

How To Make 7 Layer Bean Dip

  • Seven layer bean dip begins with refried beans mixed with milk.
    • Using a hand mixer not only makes the mixing easy, it helps with a creamy consistency so your chips don’t break as you scoop it!
  • Just like in Jalapeno Popper Dip, mix the cream cheese with a hand mixer too so it’s easy to scoop. 
  • Layer the guacamole in the middle so it doesn’t discolor.
  • Top with shredded cheese, green onions, and olives or tomatoes. I also love adding diced jalapenos if there are spicy fans out there!

Before serving, chill the 7 layer dip for about an hour, this  brings the flavors together!

Ingredients for 7 layer dip like salsa, cheddar cheese, refried beans, and guacamole.

How Long Does 7 Layer Dip Last In Fridge?

7 layer dip lasts 3-4 days in the fridge. The longer it is stored, the more the layers will bleed together and it can get a bit watery (I just drain it off). After the first 24 hours, it may not look pretty, but I can assure you it will still taste uh-maz-ing!

If you have extra leftover, add it into enchilada casserole or taco soup!

7 layer dip in a clear serving bowl surrounded by tortilla chips.

More Recipes You’ll Love

5 from 8 votes
Review Recipe

7 Layer Dip

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Holly
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Tex Mex
A delicious seasoned dip filled with our favorite fiesta flavors!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups salsa
  • 16 oz. refried beans canned
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup guacamole prepared
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup black olives or tomatoes
  • 4 sliced green onions

avatarFollow Spend with Pennies on Pinterest

Instructions

  1. Place salsa in a sieve to drain any liquid (this keeps your dip from getting runny).
  2. Combine refried beans and milk (or you can use the liquid from the salsa if you prefer) until smooth. Spread in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  3. Combine cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning with a mixer on medium. Spread over refried beans.
  4. Spoon guacamole over cream cheese and gently spread. Repeat with drained salsa.
  5. Top with cheese, olives/tomatoes and green onions.
  6. Chill 1 hour before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 158, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 451mg, Potassium: 195mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 11.7%, Vitamin C: 4.1%, Calcium: 12%, Iron: 3.5%

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

Keyword 7 Layer Dip

 

Simple and delicious, this easy 7 layer dip recipe is the perfect appetizer. Everyone will love it, trust me! #spendwithpennies #7layerdip #layerdip #sevelayerdip #7layerbeandip #beandip
Simple and delicious, this easy 7 layer dip recipe is the perfect appetizer. Everyone will love it, trust me! #spendwithpennies #7layerdip #layerdip #sevelayerdip #7layerbeandip #beandip

More Recipes You'll Love

About the author

Holly

pinterest facebook twitter instagram

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!

More Posts by Holly

Latest & Greatest Dishes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments

  1. This dip sounds so delicious and I can imagine serving for a get-together. Simply awesome recipe and easy to create.

  2. Whenever there’s a 7-layer dip on a a party table, I gravitate to it -but honestly, this one puts every one I’ve tried in the past to shame. Holy moly, this looks good! My mouth is seriously watering right now.

  3. This looks absolutely EPIC! Perfect for a party, can’t wait to give it a try! PS: I’m a HUGE fan of yours, thanks for sharing all these awesome recipes x

  4. This is a CLASSIC recipe and is so perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl! I love that this dish is relatively inexpensive to make, too!!

  5. Who doesn’t love 7 layer dip?! It’s always a crowd pleaser and feels so good when your dish is totally empty! This classic version looks like the place to start

  6. This is always a hit in my house. Our “go to” dip when we entertain. Everyone loves it. I can just eat it by the spoonful (and sometimes do LOL).

  7. I really love the different flavours in this dip! I have to admit I’ve only ever had individual dips and never a layered dip before so I’d love to try this.

  8. What an awesome party dip – love all those Mexican flavors! Am going to pin this and maybe serve for the Super Bowl. Thanks for sharing!

  9. This dip is always such a hit at parties! It’s a really great option for all the upcoming game day parties!!