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7 Layer Dip is a party favorite appetizer with delicious refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, green onions, and olives. Serve with your favorite chips and raw veggies!

7 layer dip in a glass baking dish.

7 Layer dip doesn’t ask you to choose, you get to have it all in every bite! We know full well the dilemma with too many dip options. When they all look so good, which do you choose? We decided long ago to solve that problem and simply always bring 7 layer dip to whatever party or get-together we’re attending. Not only do we ensure our favorite appetizer is always around, but everyone else loves it too! Just make sure you don’t leave this dip alone for too long, because it is sure to be gone by the time you return!

Spice Level in Ultimate 7 Layer Dip:

You can completely customize the heat by either omitting the cayenne pepper for no heat, keeping the cayenne at the amount called for to make a slightly spicy dip, or add even more for a good kick! You can even add jalapeños for an extra kick!

Can I use a taco seasoning packet?

Yes! Rather than using the spices called for, you can save some time and simply use 1 taco seasoning packet.

Optional Add Ins:

We love 7 layer dip as is, but you can add even more to it! Chopped cilantro, green chiles, and jalapeños are all great additions.

Guacamole:

You can use either store-bought or homemade guacamole in this recipe.

Dairy Free Options:

You can make 7 layer dip completely dairy-free by substituting with your favorite plant-based sour cream and shredded cheese.

A hand holding up a tortilla chip dipped in 7 layer dip.

Storage Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Please keep in mind that the guacamole will brown over time due to oxidation.

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7 layer dip in a glass baking dish.
7 Layer Dip is a party favorite appetizer with delicious refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, green onions, and olives. Serve with your favorite chips and raw veggies!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 32 ounces refried beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspooon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups guacamole
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives
Instructions
  • In a large bowl, stir together refried beans, salt, garlic powder, cumin and cayenne. Mix it well so that the seasonings are well distributed.
  • In a 9×13 pan or 3 quart casserole dish, spread the bean mixture in the bottom of the pan from edge to edge, corner to corner, covering the entirety of the bottom.
  • Top the bean layer with the guacamole.
  • Top the guacamole layer with sour cream and make sure to completely cover the guacamole layer because that will keep the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown.
  • Top the sour cream layer with your favorite salsa.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of the salsa layer, then add green onions and olives.
Notes

Additional Topping Options:

Chopped cilantro, green chiles, and jalapeños are all great additions to 7 layer dip. 

Nutrition

Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 2347mg | Potassium: 858mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1802IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 463mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Appetizer, Dip, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican American
Keyword: 7 layer dip
7 layer dip in a glass baking dish.
7 Layer Dip is a party favorite appetizer with delicious refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, green onions, and olives. Serve with your favorite chips and raw veggies!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 32 ounces refried beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspooon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups guacamole
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives
Instructions
  • In a large bowl, stir together refried beans, salt, garlic powder, cumin and cayenne. Mix it well so that the seasonings are well distributed.
  • In a 9x13 pan or 3 quart casserole dish, spread the bean mixture in the bottom of the pan from edge to edge, corner to corner, covering the entirety of the bottom.
  • Top the bean layer with the guacamole.
  • Top the guacamole layer with sour cream and make sure to completely cover the guacamole layer because that will keep the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown.
  • Top the sour cream layer with your favorite salsa.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of the salsa layer, then add green onions and olives.
Notes

Additional Topping Options:

Chopped cilantro, green chiles, and jalapeños are all great additions to 7 layer dip. 

Nutrition

Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 2347mg | Potassium: 858mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1802IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 463mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Appetizer, Dip, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican American
Keyword: 7 layer dip
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