7 Layer Dip Recipe is a crowd pleaser and really simple to make. Layers of refried beans, salsa, guacamole and more make this one of the best dips for parties, tailgating and more.
7 Layer Dip Recipe
It doesn’t get any better than a great dip recipe at parties and this 7 Layer dip recipe does not disappoint. If you loved our Taco Dip, this is sure to be a hit.
This dip combines everything you love into one great party dip. Each bite is so amazing because you get a little bit of each layer.
Whether you are looking for the perfect dip for Game Day, family movie night or simply just to enjoy during the week, this is the best 7 layer bean dip to make. It is super easy to put together and our go to dip recipe! This is one we make every year for Cinco de Mayo. Check out our other Cinco de Mayo Recipes.
Anytime I have to bring something to a party, I make this 7 layer taco dip. Everyone looks forward to it and I love how simple it is.
What is 7 Layer Bean Dip?
7 Layer Bean Dip is the ultimate appetizer. It consist of layers of refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cheese, green onions. These ingredients can be changed based on your preference.
It is a quick and easy dip that is always a favorite dip.
Ingredients for 7 Layer Dip
- Refried Beans, canned ( or learn how to make crock pot refried beans)
- Cream Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Taco Seasoning (how to make homemade taco seasoning)
- Guacamole (We love this homemade Very Simple Guacamole Recipe.)
- Cheddar Cheese
- Black Olives
- Roma Tomatoes
- Green Onions
How To Make 7 Layer Bean Dip:
- Step 1 – Combine beans and milk – 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 9×13 pan.
- Step 2 – Combine cream cheese, sour cream and seasoning – Next, combine cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning with a mixer on medium. Spread over refried beans.
- Step 3 – Layer Guacamole – Spoon guacamole over sour cream mixture and cream cheese mixture and gently spread. Repeat with another drained layer of salsa.
- Step 3 – Top with other ingredients – Top with cheese, olives, tomatoes and green onions. I also like to squeeze a little lime juice on top. Yum!
- Step 4 – Chill Layer Dip – Chill 1 hour before serving. Keep reading for the full recipe.
Do you Warm up the Dip?
No, you do not warm the dip. This dip is supposed to be served tortillas chips.
What to Serve with 7 layer Mexican Dip?
- Tortilla Chips
- Corn Chips
- Cup up Veggies- carrots, celery, bell pepper slices
Just use what you prefer or a mixture of several things!
- Refried Beans – No need to heat the beans to layer them in the dish. If you are making homemade allow them to cool before layering. Black beans can also be used.
- Guacamole – We recommend making homemade guacamole but you can also use store bought if you are short on time.
- Sour Cream – Make sure to stir the sour cream well before layering. This allows it to spread evenly.
- Shredded Cheese – You can use a variety of different types of cheeses. Mexican blend, Sharp cheddar or Colby Monterrey Jack Cheese is what we have used.
- Roma Tomatoes – If you are adding tomatoes to your dip, use roma tomatoes. They have less juice and helps to keep the dip from getting soggy.
- Refrigerated – Make sure to keep the 7 Layer Dip refrigerated until ready to serve.
How Long Does 7 Layer Dip Last In Fridge?
It will last about 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Note that the salsa may become watery but you can drain it before serving.
Can you Make Ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this dip up to two days in advance. Keep in mind that if stored any longer that the guacamole may turn brown if exposed to air.
More Topping ideas
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Quick Salsa Verde De Tomatillo Recipe
- The best pico de gallo recipe
- Olives and Green Onions
We love even more toppings. Feel free to make this recipe your own. It is very simple to add or omit based on your preference.
This dip is simply amazing and everyone always goes crazy over it.
The Best Baking Dish to Use:
This recipe is perfect in a 9×13 casserole dish. The ones with the lid are really handy if you are taking this dish somewhere.
I love to use disposable pans if I am taking the dip to a party or someone’s house. It is nice to not have to worry about the dish.
That also helps with clean up on those busy nights. Just use what works for you.
How to Store 7-Layer Bean Dip:
Store 7 Layer Dip in the fridge covered with plastic wrap. The dip will last up to 5 days.
Print this 7-Layer Mexican Dip Recipe below:
7 layer dip recipe
- 1 1/2 cups salsa
- 16 oz. refried beans canned
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 cup guacamole prepared
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup black olives
- 2 roma tomatoes diced
- 4 sliced green onions
- 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 9×13 pan.
- Combine cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning with a mixer on medium. Spread over refried beans.
- Spoon guacamole over cream cheese and gently spread. Repeat with drained salsa.
- Top with cheese, olives/tomatoes and green onions.
- Chill 1 hour before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.
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- Crock Pot Rotel Dip Recipe
That’s the nice thing about this dip is that its so versatile & the ingredients can vary to your personal preference. I’ve been making my version of this dip for many, many moons and its one of my go to’s as well.
I mix my beans with the taco seasoning & a few TBSP of my salsa to make it spreadable (no milk in my version). I also add a 4 oz can of green chilies (peeled & chopped) for that extra heat I like. Otherwise our recipes are pretty similar.
The one thing I like to do is to serve this in my 2 Qt lidded glass bowl so you can see all the layers in the presentation, making sure each layer is spread to the edges. Kinda gives you that wow factor when placed on the table before everyone digs in.