I’m so excited to get to share with you today The Best Taco Dip.  This is my favorite thing to bring to parties and cook-outs and I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!

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My entire family loves easy taco dip recipe!

This is the absolute best taco dip with meat recipe. Our entire family loves it and I love how easy it is to make. It is perfect for watching the game, tailgating, family gatherings, or just to add to your next Taco Tuesday dinner.

Plus this easy taco dip recipe tastes great left over.  Ensure that you make a big batch and eat on it all week!

You are going to love this easy no bake dip recipe with sour cream. The flavors together are just amazing.

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What is your favorite go-to dip recipe?

This easy taco dip recipe is that for my family. I can make it a 100 times and they will still want more. I have even served it on chicken or topped it on baked potatoes.  The kids love it every single time.

Another favorite around here is Easy Wonton Taco Cups Recipe. They are amazing and go great with this dip recipe!

We love appetizer recipes. They are just perfect for any type of gathering.

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Easy taco dip is packed with flavor!

I love how simple this easy taco dip recipe is to make.

With just a few basic ingredients you can have the best taco dip recipe made in minutes and ready to devour.

Now let’s get started on making this taco dip recipe with cheese and sour cream.

What is needed to make this recipe?

  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Taco Seasoning (I use our easy Homemade Taco Seasoning)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Iceberg Lettuce (diced and shredded)
  • Toppings
Close up image of Ingredients needed for Taco Dip - Lettuce, Hamburger Meat, Cheese, Taco Seasoning, Sour cream, Black Olives, Salsa, Tomatoes

How to make this best taco dip recipe?

You won’t believe how easy this recipe is.

  • First, in a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning with a hand mixer until the dip is thoroughly combined and creamy.
  • If there are small clumps, then the cream cheese isn’t soft enough. Just let it sit longer at room temperature so the cream cheese can soften more and then mix again.
  • Once it is mixed, pour into a serving platter.  I’m using a glass circle serving platter but you can make any work for this great recipe.  It’s so versatile!
  • Next top with shredded cheese, then shredded lettuce, and finally diced tomatoes.

That is all you have to do to make this easy Taco Dip.  See…I told you it was extremely easy.  Now it’s ready to serve with tortilla chips and devoured almost immediately!

I told you this taco dip recipe with cream cheese is easy to make.

Can you make in advance?

We like to prepare the taco dip with the bottom layer – Sour Cream, Cream Cheese and Taco Seasoning and then spread it in your pan. I then place this in my refrigerator.

Then once you are ready to serve top the cream cheese mixture with your favorite toppings,

We prefer to store in the refrigerator after about 2 hours sitting out on the counter. Just keep it covered in the refrigerator. We like to snack on it throughout the week.

Have you made homemade Taco Seasoning?

If you have not made your own taco seasoning yet, I hope you try it soon.  It’s a lot easier than you think and tastes a lot better than the taco seasoning mix packets from the grocery store.

Homemade Taco Seasoning is a combination of seasonings that I bet you already have in your spice rack.

Making homemade taco seasoning is one of my all time favorite things to do.  It’s simple and packed with tons of flavor.

What to serve with Taco Dip?

We love to serve this taco dip when we have get-togethers for game day or a family party. It usually is my go-to appetizer when I am attending a party.

This would be perfect served with a taco and a burrito bar. You can also make it with a taco soup. It is one of those recipes that is great served alone or with your favorite mexican food.

Our favorite to serve with this Taco Dip

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Pita Chips
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Soft Tortilla – You can even make a mini burrito

How long is Taco Dip good in the refrigerator?

This taco dip is best when eaten immediately. But if you do have leftovers, store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

After 3 days the vegetables tend to get a little soggy.

This cream cheese taco dip recipe tastes amazing!

You don’t even have to wait for the flavors to combine because it taste great right after you mix it. The hardest part is waiting for the cream cheese to soften!

Here are more taco salad dip topping ideas!

You can definitely change this recipe or add more toppings to make this dip recipe your own. You can add in a layer of refried beans at the bottom of this recipe to create a delicious layered dip that everyone will love at your next party.

Also, this would be great topped with green peppers, black olives, green onions or your favorite salsa of choice. We like using medium heat salsa.

I hope to encourage you to add your favorite toppings (more tomatoes, olives or even avocado) to make this recipe work perfectly for your family and friends!

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The Best Taco Dip Recipe

4.73 from 48 votes
This is the best taco dip recipe. With a few ingredients you can throw together this easy taco dip recipe in minutes. Try this simple taco dip recipe today!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 10
Cuisine American, Mexican
Course Appetizer
Calories 291
Author Eating on a dime


  • 16 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded).
  • iceberg lettuce (diced and shredded)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • black olives (sliced)
  • jalapeños (sliced)


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning with a hand mixer until the dip is combined and creamy.
  • If there are small clumps, then the cream cheese isn’t soft enough. Just let it sit longer so the cream cheese can soften again and mix again.
  • Once it is mixed, pour into a serving platter.
  • Top with shredded cheese, then shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, black olives and jalapeños.
  • Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This is great to make ahead for a holiday or a game day.  Refrigerate covered for up to 5 days.  If making ahead, I would wait to add the toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, olives and jalapeños) until you are ready to serve the dip.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 291kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 7g, Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 16g, Cholesterol 85mg, Sodium 293mg, Potassium 167mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 1154IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 177mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. I would spread a can of refried beans in the bottom of the dish before adding the mixed spread. Think it would give it a more solid base and a little extra taste.

  2. 5 stars
    i just printed the taco seasoning it states 1/4 cayenne or red pepper flakes,is that 1/4 teaspoon?want to try this

  3. 4 stars
    Similar to mine, but I add a 1/4 c miracle whip to my base. Try it and see what you think. Thanks for the recipes

  4. I use a can of green chilies instead of lettuce. It’s not spicy and everyone loves it

  5. Add refried beans, a layer of guacamole, a layer of salsa, some black olives and green onions and you have a favorite dip we use here all the time.

  6. 4 stars
    Instead of cream cheese, mash one avocado, add the taco seasoning mix well ( by hand is fine ) then add the sour cream.
    Top with diced tomato, grated cheese & finely slices shallots ( green onions) Delicious

  7. I make this but I put a layer of refried beans in the bottom and add sliced black olives to the top.

  8. 1 serving is approximately 3/4 cup- 1 cup. Each batch is slightly different so it’s hard to put an exact size on it. The entire recipe serves 8-10. Thanks!

  9. 5 stars
    I added some extra layers like refried beans and quac, took it to work for a pot luck everyone loved it. The cream cheese makes it way better.

  10. 5 stars
    I have made this dip for years and everyone loves it kids ask all the time for it to be made. Even when I go to parties they want it.

  11. This is a really good dip! Have made it a few times on “Taco Tuesdays.” Would be great for company. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. This is a really good dip! Have made it several times for “Taco Tuesdays.” Would be great for company. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. 5 stars
    Thanks, I’m not a Cook so it’s for frustrating. to read about great food and not be able to make it. This turned out great!

  14. 5 stars
    We love taco dip/salad. Our variation includes adding in the brine from pickled jalapeños into the cream mixture. We also add meat (shredded chicken or ground seasoned beef. Sort of like an open faced taco.

  15. 5 stars
    We add cooked ground pork just before serving. It’s on repeat for a few friends, as a pick-me up meal.