Seven Layer Dip Recipe

by Alice Currah on February 3, 2010. Updated January 12, 2012


Did you know the way to a man’s heart is through seven layer dip?  Seriously.  Superbowl Sunday is days away and football fans everywhere will be dipping tortilla chips in guacamole, salsa, and refried beans.

Seven layer dip is the best of all worlds.  The dip itself is very easy to make especially if you buy pre-made guacamole and salsa.

Instead of preparing the dip in a large platter I decide to make individual sized portions.  This way I can pull them out of the fridge as needed.  If you’re looking for an easy and fun dip to celebrate Superbowl Sunday or any party, look no further. Enjoy!  

 

 

Seven Layer Dip Recipe
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Serves: 8
 
An easy recipe for Seven Layer Dip.
Ingredients
  • 1 – 16 oz can refried beans
  • 1 – 1 oz package taco seasoning
  • 1 8 oz container sour cream
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup pico de gallo or salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (for gluten-free please use fresh shredded cheese. Pre-shredded cheese often has gluten added to prevent caking)
  • 1 2.25 oz can black olives, chopped or sliced
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix the refried beans and taco seasonings.
  2. Spread the mixture in a pie plate sized platter or several small individual containers.
  3. Next, layer the sour cream followed by the guacamole and salsa.
  4. Top the dip off with Cheddar cheese, chopped olives, and green onions.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
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Kate @ Savour Fare February 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Oh, your little dip jars are just darling! I love seven layer dip, but I’ve always made it with straight refried beans and mixing the taco seasoning with the sour cream. Then, of course, I have to restrain myself from eating taco flavored sour cream.

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Jamie February 3, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Those are adorable! I am loving all the dips I am seeing in preparation of the Super Bowl!

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franticfoodie February 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm

very creative Alice, thanks for sharing

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Jessica @ How Sweet February 3, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I love that you made individual portions – so creative!! :)

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Jamie February 3, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I’ve never tried making this in small portions before… I do the same recipe only I mix my taco seasoning into the sour cream like Kate (easier to stir) and use black bean dip (I loooooove black beans!!) cute : )

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Estela @ Weekly Bite February 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I love seven layer dip! And the individual portions! Too cute!

Your pictures are incredible!!!

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Dandy February 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm

What a cute idea!

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Cookin' Canuck February 3, 2010 at 7:56 pm

My goodness – your photos are gorgeous! This is definitely the quintessential Super Bowl dish.

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Monica February 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Love them… I usually cook the beans with a bit of onions and jalapeño pepper, then put everything together and in the oven it goes to make it a hot dip. I’m going to try these and love the jar idea!

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Michael Cavinta February 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Great idea! This looks so delicious! You made the perfect dip as I always find it hard to stick with just one dip for my nachos especially while watching tv. With your dip, I get the best of ALL worlds! hehehe. After eating all this, maybe I’ll wash it down with a cup of coffee made from my new saeco espresso coffee maker Great Post !!

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Emerging Domesticity February 3, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I adore the little mason jars! What a great idea for making something as simple as dip look so smart! Thanks for posting. Great idea!
~Emerging Domesticity

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jenn February 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Are one of those for me? I love layered dips. It’s always fun trying to dig out how much of they layers i can get onto one chip. hehehe…

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carolyn February 4, 2010 at 3:54 am

LOVE the individual portions. Then everyone feels special…and you don’t need to worry about double dippers! And it looks delicious.

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Cass February 4, 2010 at 7:09 am

I LOVE this idea because I had SHARING this stuff and double dipping would be TOTALLY appropriate! I’m also featuring this on Wednesday on my blog.

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Sean February 4, 2010 at 6:38 am

Wow, that is pretty genius putting them in separate bowls, I would have never thought about doing that. At least that way you don’t need to worry about people double dipping.

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chriss February 4, 2010 at 7:43 am

Individual dip jars? Brilliance! And you get bonus points for putting them in canning jars but… how long do they keep? Pico de gallo is delicious but… tends to be a little gross the next day. How far in advance do you usually make your dip stash?

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alice February 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Hi Chriss,
Just to clarify, I don’t can the jars.. I just put the dip in the jars. I made these a couple days ago and they still look pretty great in my refrigerator. I imagine the pico de gallo would stay fresh for at least a few days. Hope this helps!

Baking Is My Zen: OMG, These would rock as little Superbowl party favors, what a brilliant idea!!!

To everyone else who left comments about “double dipping”: Yes, must keep the seven layer dip away from those double dippers. Not to mention those with colds and flu. Honestly.. the motivation to put them in little jars was so I could be greedy and have my own without having to share. But this would definitely solve the double dipping issue!

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Erin H. February 4, 2010 at 8:00 am

I’ve made this classic often, but NEVER thought to put it in individual serving sized bowls! What a fan-tab-ulous idea!! Now I am guaranteed to be able to get some. Because I just can’t out-scoop my husband when we’re both battling over one big bowl :)

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Michelle February 4, 2010 at 8:33 am

I love the idea of single servings. How fun and creative!

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The Rowdy Chowgirl February 4, 2010 at 8:48 am

Like some of the others who commented above, I’m in the “stir taco seasoning into sour cream” camp. The individual servings are pure genius-the better to double dip with!

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Nutmeg Nanny February 4, 2010 at 10:58 am

This is great for the upcoming superbowl…yum!

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jensamom February 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Individual jars…BRILLIANT!!!!!

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Georgia.Pellegrini February 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm

the individualized sized jars added a whole level of cuteness I never thought I could associate with seven layer dip. what a great idea!

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Chris February 4, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I love the serving idea. Not only is it cute, it keeps each portion looking good until eaten. A half picked over pan of 7 layer dip starts to look sloppy and unappealing, your idea avoids that.

Plus, you don’t have to worry about some idiot double dipping!

Great job!

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Fuji Mama February 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm

LOVE 7-layer dip, but had never thought to do individual servings like this–SO awesome!

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Baking is my Zen February 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Absolutely genius…they make great favors.

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Shari Binion February 4, 2010 at 11:57 pm

We are the camp that puts the taco seasoning in the sour cream but to really decadent…. add a little mayo to the sour cream/ taco seasoning layer. YUMMO. VERY creamy, but not low fat though… but it isn’t like this was meant to be… right? :)

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Michelle February 7, 2010 at 7:59 am

I love your individual bowls! I added cilantro to your recipe and it was a hit.

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Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction February 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Yum! I love 7 layer dip, and I *really* love the presentation in the individual-sized jars.

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r4 February 9, 2010 at 2:52 am

That’s so elegant. So glad to have found this recipe. Thanks!
I would like to make this dish at my wedding anniversary.

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Diana February 11, 2010 at 9:52 am

Just wanted to say I love your blog!

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Sarah February 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

I always like to visit your blog, always something colorful and interesting being whipped up in your kitchen. What a wonderful way to present a dip, next time I make guacamole (its avocado season here), I must try this .

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iedge fake May 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Wonderful recipe – will be trying it tomorrow night!

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iEdge May 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm

OMG finally a recipe with pictures :)

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cupcakecowgrrl October 8, 2010 at 10:38 am

this is such a fantastic idea! I can’t tell you how many times I have *accidentally* devoured a full-sized dish of 7-layer dip over the course of an evening! I love the idea of individual jars of 7-layer goodness to tuck in the fridge and enjoy over a few days! Perfect take to work treat as well!
thanks for the awesome idea!!

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dana December 24, 2010 at 10:11 am

7 layer dip recipie

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Anna December 24, 2010 at 11:21 am

Those little dip jars are adorable and clever. Great way to keep people from double dipping in the bowl!

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Ericka January 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

This is an adorable idea! What size jar did you use and how many servings did you get out of it? I’m definitely making this for the Super Bowl this year!!

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mona February 6, 2011 at 9:39 am

I also have always heated this dip- melted cheese makes it much more irresistable. just place in pie tin & heat on 350* until cheddar melts.

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Drew Viola November 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

I absolutly love the 7 layerd bean dip! Its soo delisous:) i love this website and I RECOMEND IT FOR YOUUUU =}
- Drew<3

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SARAH November 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

I love you DREW!

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Gayle January 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I’m linking to this recipe on my blog next week. Please let me know if that’s not okay. They’re so cute!!

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Dana February 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

This look delicious! I just included your 7 layer dip in a Superbowl post today!
Have a wonderful Superbowl weekend!
~Dana

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Mary February 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

where did you find those adorable jars?

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brenda May 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm

i wonder if they survive in the freezer? andfor how long?

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Mandy m September 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Taco seasoning usually has wheat, so for gluten free skip that step or use your own gf spices. (my mom is gluten intolerant so i usually adapt recipes for her).

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Anon March 12, 2013 at 5:11 pm

You need proper photo credit…see link: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Jens-Nine-Layer-Dip/Detail.aspx

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Alice Currah March 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Thanks for letting me know. It’s been taken care of.

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