Our 7-layer Dip is the perfect appetizer for game day parties with friends! It is layered with beans, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cheese, olives, and onions. This is THE ultimate party food appetizer!

Seven Layer Dip
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Easy appetizers are our jam! We adore this 7-layer taco dip and it goes perfectly with our Sheet Pan Nachos and our Beer Cheese Dip!

7 Layer Dip

A party is not a party without amazing appetizers. Right? That is why we are always on the hunt for new easy apps to serve and this 7 layer dip is perfect for just about every party!

Appetizers are always the best part of any meal and that holds true for parties as well. People love to stand around the kitchen and munch away on bite-sized delights and delicious dips.

We love this 7 layer taco dip for so many reasons. First, it is super easy to make. It is no bake, you just layer it, so it is just about foolproof!

Second, it makes a great presentation. The layers look so pretty in a nice glass bowl.

Third, all ingredients are pretty much optional. If you don’t like beans, don’t use them! Substitutions are totally allowed! If you don’t love sour cream – not to worry, leave it out (no one will count the layers!)

Seven Layer Dip Ingredients

Finally, and most importantly, it is beyond delicious!

How to make 7-Layer Dip

Layer 1 – Spread the refried beans
Layer 2 – Spread the sour cream
Layer 3 – Spread the guacamole
Layer 4 – Spread the salsa
Layer 5 – Spread a layer of shredded cheese
Layer 6 – Sprinkle green onions
Layer 7 – Sprinkle black olives

Optional: add tomato and cilantro to the top for a fresh garnish.

Serve cold.

(Try our fresh homemade guacamole!)

How to make 7-layer Dip

What to serve with 7 Layer Dip

You really can’t go wrong with just about any dipping chip, but we like to serve our 7 layer dip with tortilla chips! Some other great options are Frito scoops, pretzels, Stacy Chips, crackers or cut up veggies!

Seven Layer Dip bite

What type of dish do I use for 7 Layer Dip?

The presentation is part of the fun with this dip. You want to show off all of the layers – it truly makes it an impressive looking appetizer.

I think it looks amazing using a trifle bowl, but if you don’t have one, any type of glass bowl or dish work! A 9×13 baking dish is great if you want it more spread out (makes it a little easier to dip)

If you really want to get creative and cute – get mini mason jars and made individual 7 layer dips for your party guests! They will go crazy over the cuteness!

How to make 7 Layer Dip

7 Layer Dip with No Beans

Refried beans seem to be the most controversial ingredient in the 7 layer dip. It is easy to make a version of the 7-layer dip with no beans! You can either just leave the beans out and make it a 6 layer dip, or you can replace that layer.

Some other great additions to the dip:

  • jalapenos
  • ground beef (seasoned with a taco seasoning – try our homemade taco seasoning)
  • green onions
  • shredded lettuce
  • black beans
  • crunched up tortilla chips or taco shells
The Best 7-Layer Dip

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7 Layer Dip

Serves — 12
Our 7-layer is the perfect appetizer for game day parties with friends! It is layered with beans, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cheese, olives, and onions. 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 16 oz can refried beans
  • 1.5 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend shredded
  • 2.25 oz can sliced black olives
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • tomato for garnish
  • cilantro for garnish


  • Layer ingredients as follows:
  • Spread refried beans in an even layer on the bottom of your dish. 
  • Spread sour cream on top of the refried beans. 
  • Spread guacamole on top of the sour cream
  • Spread salsa on top of the guacamole. 
  • Top salsa with an even layer of shredded cheese. 
  • Sprinkle sliced green onions evenly over the cheese layer. 
  • Spread olives evenly over the green onion layer. 
  • Optionally, add tomato and cilantro to the top for a fresh garnish. 
  • Serve cold with tortilla chips or scoop style corn chips.

Jenn’s Notes

*I made this in a deep dish pie plate but you can also make it in an 8×8, 9×13, trifle bowl or even a plain glass bowl.


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Nutrition Info

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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    These LOOK GREAT 👍🏼♥️ Thank You Jennifer For Sharing 👍🏼😊You HAVE A LOT of Great looking Recipes 👏🏼G—d ♥️Bless 😊