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7 Layer Taco Dip (Addicting!!)

This quick and easy cold party dip is my favorite make ahead appetizer. It's a breeze to throw together with 3 simple and cheap ingredients as the base: cream cheese, sour cream & taco seasoning. Top it with anything you'd like and then serve it with tortilla chips and sombreros. :-)

Course Appetizer
Keyword appetizer, cold, cream cheese, easy, make ahead, party dip, party food, quick
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1.5 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 cup canned black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup canned corn (drained)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • cilantro or green onion for garnish
  • tortilla chips for serving

Instructions

  1. In a medium size bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning until smooth.

  2. Spread the mixture onto the bottom of a small baking dish. I used an 11x7 dish, but a 9x9 dish or large round pie dish would work just as well.

  3. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese, and then layer the ingredients as desired.

  4. Cover and chill until read to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Do a taste test of the cream cheese mixture before adding it to the pan. I like to keep the taco seasoning to a minimum so that it's not too salty, but you may prefer more.
  • Customize the cheese to your liking. Cheddar or pepper jack would also be tasty choices.
  • I serve diced jalapeƱo peppers on the side so that the kids can enjoy this appetizer, too.
  • The amounts of the toppings listed are a general idea. Tailor it to your own liking.