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Mexican Layer Dip

This delicious Mexican Layer Dip is the perfect appetizer for your next party or gathering! Enjoy layers of fiesta Mexican flavor that everyone will love.

Mexican Layer Dip in glass baking dish on counter

I’m a big fan of appetizers, especially when it’s Mexican food inspired! And they are one my favorite things to eat when eating at home or dining out.

This layered dip gives you all the flavors of Mexican food in one easy dish.

Mexican Layer Dip

Mexican Layer Dip on plate with tortilla chips

What Are Other Layers You Could Add Or Substitute?

This layered dip is easy to make changes or additions to it. Make it your own. There are so many variations of this dip you could do!

Here are a few more ideas that you could use for your layers. 

  • diced green chilies
  • cooked seasoned ground beef or turkey
  • pico de gallo
  • can of black olives
  • add a can of fiesta corn or Southwest corn
  • can of black beans, rinsed

Mexican Layer Dip with spoon for serving in glass dish

Tips For Making Mexican Layer Dip

You can make this dip mild or spicy depending on the heat level of the salsa and taco seasoning used.

Drain some of the liquid out of the salsa if it’s not really chunky to avoid it being too watery.

For best flavor cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

side view of Mexican layer dip in glass dish with 5 layers showing

Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 (16 ounce) container prepared guacamole
1 (16 ounce) jar chunky salsa, (drain 3 tablespoons of the liquid and reserve)
1 (16 ounce) bag Mexican blend shredded cheese

How To Make Mexican Layer Dip

Mix 3 tablespoons of the Salsa liquid and 2 tablespoons of the sour cream in with refried beans and stir until combined (this makes it easier to scoop once chilled). Then spread refried beans evenly on the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.

Refried Beans Spread in Glass Dish

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, remaining sour cream, and taco seasoning. Stir until combined. Spread over refried beans.

Cream cheese sour cream taco seasoning layer in glass dish

Add the guacamole in an even layer then pour salsa over the guacamole and spread until covered.

guacamole and salsa layer in glass dish

Top with a layer of cheese and garnish with chopped tomatoes, chopped pickled jalapenos, chopped cilantro, and sliced black olives or your favorites.

Cheese tomato and black olives layer in glass dish

Serve with tortilla chips, corn chips or assorted dipping vegetables.

Hope you enjoy it!

Mexican Layer Dip on counter in glass dish

Mexican Layer Dip

This delicious Mexican Layer Dip is the perfect appetizer for your next party or gathering! Enjoy layers of fiesta Mexican flavor that everyone will love.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican Layer Dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 12
Author Recipes Simple

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce can refried beans
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 16 ounce container prepared guacamole
  • 16 ounce jar chunky salsa, (drain 3 tablespoons of the liquid and reserve)
  • 16 ounces Mexican blend shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Mix 3 tablespoons of the Salsa liquid and 2 tablespoons of the sour cream in with the refried beans and stir until combined. Then spread refried beans evenly on the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, remaining sour cream, and taco seasoning. Stir until combined. Spread over refried beans.

  3. Add the guacamole in an even layer. Pour salsa over the guacamole and spread until covered. Top with a layer of cheese.

  4. Garnish with chopped tomatoes, chopped pickled jalapenos, chopped cilantro, and sliced black olives.

  5. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  6. Serve with corn chips, tortilla chips, or assorted dipping vegetables.

Recipe Notes

For best flavor cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

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