This easy creamy Ranch Taco Dip is a delicious combination of flavors and is perfect for dipping with crunchy tortilla chips, Frito scoops or crispy fresh vegetables!
Creamy Ranch Taco Dip With Ground Beef
If you are looking for a delicious party snack that everyone will love, this is it!
This creamy Ranch Taco Dip recipe combines ground beef, taco seasoning, cream cheese, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes with green chilies and sour cream for a crowd-pleasing appetizer!
Some people call this Taco Crack Dip because it's so good it's addicting. There is so much flavor in every bite!
Tips For Making This Taco Dip
This recipes has a cream cheese and sour cream base. For best flavor and texture I recommend using full fat cream cheese and sour cream. It really makes a difference in the thickness and creaminess.
In this recipe you can use a packet of store bought ranch dressing mix or use homemade ranch dressing if you prefer.
It's worth the effort to shred your own cheese. Freshly grated cheese does not contain any additives and tastes better. I shred mine using the large holes on a box grater but you can also use the shredding disk of a food processor.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
This recipe is so versatile. You can easily swap out ingredients to your liking.
If you don't have Rotel or a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies you can substitute with Salsa instead.
You can use whatever cheese you have on hand such as cheddar, Mexican cheese or Pepper Jack.
Add some heat to the dip by mixing in diced jalapenos.
You can easily substitute ground turkey for ground beef.
See printable recipe card below for amounts and directions.
- ground beef
- taco seasoning
- diced tomatoes with green chilies
- cream cheese
- sour cream
- ranch dressing mix
- fiesta blend shredded cheese
How To Make Ranch Taco Dip Appetizer
In a large skillet over medium-high heat brown the ground beef until done. Drain any grease from skillet.
Next add the taco seasoning, water, and tomatoes with green chilies to the ground beef and stir to combine. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
Once the sauce has thickened add in the softened cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing, and shredded cheese.
Cook over medium low heat until the cream cheese is melted and all ingredients are blended well. Stirring often to avoid clumps.
Once done transfer to serving dish and garnish with your favorite toppings.
How To Serve Taco Dip
Serve this Taco Dip with your favorite classic taco toppings such as black olives, chopped tomatoes, extra shredded cheese, diced avocados, and jalapeños.
We like to serve with a side of tortilla chips, Frito scoops or crispy fresh vegetables such as baby carrots and celery sticks for easy dipping.
This is a great appetizer to make for game day, any party of social event. It's always a hit and never any leftovers.
My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets
I like these Gorilla Grip Mixing Bowls with pouring spout and slip Resistant Rubber Bottom.
Cook in style in this cute Vintage Apron with with polka dots pockets on each side. It also makes a great gift for Mother's Day, Birthday or Christmas.
Get organized with this Adjustable Box Organizer for your Foil Wrap, parchment paper and storage bags.
More Appetizer Recipes You Might Like
A few of my favorite appetizer dip recipes is this Mexican Layer Dip that is amazing and this Spinach Dip Recipe with a Bread Bowl Option is always a crowd pleaser. A must have every Christmas is this Candy Cane Christmas Dip which is made with cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and crushed candy canes.
I hope you enjoy this delicious Ranch Taco Dip!
Ranch Taco Dip
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- ⅓ cup water
- 10.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 8 ounce package cream cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 ranch dressing mix
- 2 cup fiesta blend shredded cheese
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat brown the ground beef until done. Drain any grease from skillet.
- Next add the taco seasoning, water, and tomatoes with green chilies to the ground beef and stir to combine. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
- Once the sauce has thickened add in the softened cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing, and shredded cheese.
- Cook over medium low heat until the cream cheese is melted and all ingredients are blended well. Stirring often to avoid clumps.
- Once done transfer to serving dish and garnish with your favorite toppings.