Warm and Cheesy Taco Dip
This Taco Dip is loaded with ground beef, green chilies, gooey cheese and all the taco toppings! This easy taco dip recipe can be made in one skillet or in your slow cooker!
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Taco Dip
  2. A Quick Dip Recipe
  3. Taco Dip Recipe Ingredients
  4. Taco Dip Toppings
  5. How To Make Taco Dip
  6. How To Make Taco Dip in the Slow Cooker
  7. Helpful Tips for Making Taco Dip
  8. More Dips You'll Love
  9. Warm and Cheesy Taco Dip Recipe

This Taco Dip is loaded with ground beef, green chilies, gooey cheese and all the taco toppings! This easy taco dip recipe can be made in one skillet or in your slow cooker!

Serve this delicious taco dip with tortilla chips, crackers or fresh veggies!

A close-up image of taco dip with chips tomatoes lettuce in a skillet

Easy Taco Dip

This creamy and cheesy taco dip is one of my favorite dip recipes to serve during game night, parties and family gatherings. Since it can also be made in the crockpot, this is a great appetizer to bring to potlucks or to a tailgate party.

They close up of taco dip with a chip dipping a serving

A Quick Dip Recipe

If you want to serve a super flavorful and rich crowd-pleasing appetizer, this taco dip always gets rave reviews. Trust me everyone will be asking you for the recipe!

Taco dip with lettuce and other toppings

Taco Dip Recipe Ingredients

  • Ground beef (I use lean ground beef)
  • Onions
  • Taco seasoning – store bought or try our homemade taco seasoning
  • Broth or water
  • Canned diced green chiles
  • Ground cumin
  • Salsa
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese

Taco Dip Toppings

Feel free to pile on all the fixings! Some of my favorite toppings are, chopped lettuce, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, sliced olives, chopped cilantro, jalapenos, sour cream and extra cheese!

If you make this taco dip recipe in your slow cooker, I recommend you stay away from using lettuce as a topping. The lettuce will wilt quickly and look unappealing.

 

Ingredients to make taco dip.

How To Make Taco Dip

  • Brown the hamburger meat in a skillet until cooked through.
  • Add the onions and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning, cumin and broth (or water). Mix well.
  • Add the chiles and salsa and cook for about 4 minutes.

 

A close-up image of ground taco meat in a skillet

 

  • Add the cream cheese and mix well until all the cream cheese is melted and incorporated.
  • Add 2 cups of shredded cheese. Mix until well combined.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake for 20 minutes.

How To Make Taco Dip in the Slow Cooker

  • Brown the hamburger meat in a skillet until cooked through.
  • Add the onions and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and onion mixture to the crock pot. Add the seasonings, 1/4 cup of broth, chiles, salsa, cream cheese and 2 cups of shredded cheese and mix well.
  • Cook on low heat for 2 to 3 hours, stirring a couple of times throughout the cooking.
  • Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese and cook on low heat for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Keep the slow cooker on the warm setting while serving to keep the dip warm!

 

Easy Taco Dip Recipe

Helpful Tips for Making Taco Dip

  • Instead of ground beef, use ground pork, ground turkey or ground chicken.
  • The recipe calls for a package of store-bought taco seasoning. If you have homemade taco seasoning you can use that as well. You will need about 2 tablespoons.
  • I like using chunky salsa to make this recipe.
  • I use mild diced green chiles but if you like spicy foods, get hot green chiles!
  • Use a skillet that can be put in the oven (like a cast iron skillet), that way you can use only one skillet to make, bake and serve your dip!
  • When making this recipe in the slow cooker, you will need only 1/4 cup of broth or water!

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4.50 from 2 votes
Warm and Cheesy Taco Dip

Warm and Cheesy Taco Dip

Author — Kathy McDaniel
Serves — 8
This Taco Dip is loaded with ground beef, green chilies, gooey cheese and all the taco toppings! This easy taco dip recipe can be made in one skillet or in your slow cooker!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef I use lean ground beef
  • cup chopped onions
  • 1 package taco seasoning about 2 tablespoons if using homemade
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 (4-ounces) canned mild diced green chiles
  • ½ cup broth or water use 1/4 cup if making it in the slow cooker
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature, cubed
  • 2 ¼ cups shredded Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese, divided
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Optional Toppings

  • Chopped Lettuce
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Sliced Olives
  • Chopped Onions
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Jalapenos

Instructions
 

To Make it in a Skillet

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a skillet (see notes), brown the ground beef over high heat. Drain any excess fat, if needed. Add the onions and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to medium. Stir in the taco seasoning, cumin and broth or water. Mix well. Add the chiles and salsa and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream cheese and mix well until melted. Mix in 2 cups of shredded cheese. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  • At this point, you can transfer the dip to a casserole or simply top the dip with cheese and bake it in the skillet.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheese on top and bake for 20 minutes or until hot, bubbly and golden brown.
  • Top with desired toppings and serve warm with tortilla chips.

To Make it in the Slow Cooker

  • In a skillet, brown the ground beef over high heat. Drain any excess fat, if needed. Add the onions and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and onion mixture to the crock pot. Add the taco seasoning, cumin, 1/4 cup of broth or water, chiles, salsa, cream cheese and 2 cups of shredded cheese and mix well.
  • Cook on low heat for 3 hours, stirring a couple of times through the cooking. Taste and season with salt and ground pepper if needed.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and cook on low heat for an additional 10 minutes. Top with your desired toppings.
  • Keep the slow cooker on the warm setting while serving to keep the dip warm! Serve with tortilla chips.

Jenn's Notes

I recommend using a skillet that can go into the oven (like a cast iron skillet).

Nutrition Info

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 302mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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