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7 Layer dip

7 layer dip is typically the first item to vanish from every potluck where it’s served. This recipe is customizable to your own preferences and a great way to use up leftover taco fixings. Although you most commonly see it served casserole style, you can make single servings to fit different dietary needs.

Seven Layer Dip

7 Layer Dip

7 layer dip has been my go-to potluck dish and is one of my most requested recipes. It's kid-friendly as they can help with almost every step of the process, even at a young age.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 288 kcal


  • 1 Casserole dish rectangular 9 x 13 inch


  • 16 oz refried beans
  • 2 cup cheddar cheese shredded, divided
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 16 oz guacamole homemade or store-bought
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 6 oz black olives sliced
  • salsa
  • 28 oz corn tortilla chips About 2 regular size bags


  • In a medium pot, blend the refried beans, 1 tbsp salsa, and ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese. Heat until cheese is thoroughly melted.
    16 oz refried beans, salsa, 2 cup cheddar cheese
  • Spread the bean mixture in the casserole dish.
  • Let mixture cool to room temperature.
  • Spread sour cream over the refried beans.
    16 oz sour cream
  • Spread guacamole over the sour cream.
    16 oz guacamole
  • Spread salsa over the guacamole.
  • Layer the lettuce, cheese, tomato and green onions.
    1 large tomato, 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, 2 cup cheddar cheese, 1 bunch green onions
  • Optionally, garnish with black olives.
    6 oz black olives
  • Serve with tortilla chips.


Alternatively, you can divide the ingredients between two 8×8-inch casserole dishes or several small ramekins or single serving containers.
Keyword finger food, kid friendly, leftover friendly

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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