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Layered Taco Dip

December 1st, 2009 · 21 Comments

Layered Taco Dip

I have seen recipes for this popular dip that espouse anywhere between five and nine layers that includes every ingredient as a special layer of the dip. The greater the number of layers defined in the dip does not necessarily mean it is a better dip, in fact, a sprinkling of green onions is considered a complete layer in some dip recipes. I like to think of green onions as a garnish and not a layer, but they are included with some other ingredients like tomatoes and black olives, but that is just me!

This was a perfect starter for last night’s pre-game festivities in anticipation of the Saints vs. Patriots game for Monday Night Football last night on ESPN. Who Dat! Geaux Saints to continuing their perfect season and improving their record to 11 wins and 0 losses. We are so proud of our home team and happy for the City of New Orleans. The NFL announced that the iconic British rock band The Who will be performing during the 2010 Super bowl half-time show, so my prediction says that Roger Daltrey will be singing “Who Dat…who dat….who…who?” during the show, in-between the show that Drew Brees and the Saints will be putting on February 07, 2010.

Now, back to the dip! This version of taco dip includes Frito Lay brand bean dip, mayonnaise, sour cream, taco or Southwest seasoning (I used my own Finger Lickin’ Rub spice), guacamole, shredded Mexican four-cheese mix, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, and fresh chopped chives. Therefore, if all the ingredients were considered a separate layer then you could call this a twelve-layer dip, but I will keep the numbers out on this one. What I would call physical layers in this dip is actually much less than that and more like half that amount. Enough on the layer debate, lets get to the recipe now.

1 Can Frito Lay Bean Dip
1 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Tbsp Taco or Southwest seasoning (Finger Lickin’ Rub)
2 Cups Guacamole
½ Lb. Mexican Four Cheese, shredded
1 Lg Tomato, diced (1 cup)
1 Can Black olives, sliced
1 Tbsp Chives, chopped
Procedure Steps
1. Have all ingredients ready and using a large bowl or dish (about 13”X9”) using a spatula spread the bean dip as the first layer. Spread the mayonnaise as the next layer, and then continue with spreading the sour cream as the next layer. Sprinkle the seasoning evenly over the sour cream. Then spread the guacamole evenly as the next layer. Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the top, then garnish evenly with the diced tomatoes, sliced black olives and then the chopped chives.
Note: This dip can be made a day ahead, covered, and refrigerated until service time. Serve with corn chips, tortilla chips, pita chips, or your favorite chips or crispy bread.

I hope to make a repeat performance of this dip on February 7, 2010 before the Saints take on the…..errr….. Colts….maybe!

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Tags: Appetizers · Holidays · Mexican · Recipes

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sook // Dec 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Layered dip is one of my favoritest things ever! 🙂 I’m so glad you posted this recipe. I will make this for a party sometime.

  • 2 Jenn @ cook or be eaten // Dec 1, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    yum yum! i love 7 layer (or whatever number) dip … i should just be a normal person and make it with ready made stuff, but i always decide i should make my own refried beans and shred my own cheese … must be cuz i’m also dirt poor … just to save the money … ha ha …

  • 3 Alta // Dec 1, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I used to make a version of this dip, long ago, for just about every party! Now you’ve reminded me to make it again!

  • 4 Jessie // Dec 1, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    wow! this dip is just amazing, we love nachos here and I have to say this dip would be gone within minutes hehehe

  • 5 Lana // Dec 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve made a similar version of this dip for lots of different occasions and would love to give yours a try, too. Might take this to the neighborhood Christmas party this Saturday evening!

  • 6 Miranda // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    mmh. I am always a sucker for a good taco dip! Looks wonderful.

  • 7 Lori (A Cowboy's Wife) // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Oh man, that looks GOOOOD!!! Have you shared your finger lickin’ rub???

  • 8 Trix // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Where is your Finger Lickin’ Rub recipe? I feel certain I’ll want to make it. I hope it’s not a secret!! And even though I’m not a football fan, only one thing can cause me to root for a team: Geaux Saints!

  • 9 Gizelle Marie // Dec 1, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    this sounds perfect for gametime. and what an awesome game it was!
    as a disappointed bears fan i think i’ll be following the saints for the rest of the season 😉

  • 10 Emily // Dec 1, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I am having my FIRST EVER Holiday Open House this year, this will be PERFECT.

  • 11 The Foodie Forkful // Dec 1, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Who doesn’t love dip? This looks simple and delicious.

  • 12 Cajun Chef Ryan // Dec 1, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Lori and Trix, actually the Finger Lickin’ Rub is a spice mix that I sell from this site from the “General Store” link, or at

  • 13 redakthy // Dec 1, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    I used to make these in individual size for my boys when they were young. On dad’s fishing night we watched movies and ate lots of nacho dip! But, I never tried adding mayo… hhmmm will have to give that a whirl, thanks.

  • 14 Drick // Dec 1, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    love this kind of dip – regardless of the ingredients (although I had one that was really aweful) ….. and yep, we are all proud of those saints…..

  • 15 penny aka jeroxie // Dec 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    So many beautiful and delicious layers. Yummo!

  • 16 Kristi Rimkus // Dec 2, 2009 at 1:01 am

    This kind of dip is always a crowd pleaser. Yum!

  • 17 Danielle // Dec 2, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Looks delicious but the Who is gonna be singing “Who are you, yadder hey” for all of us Brett Farve fans in the Midwest :). Have a good one Ryan!

  • 18 wasabi prime // Dec 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    This dip would be a trip down Wrong Alley for me. So many favorite things, I would eat it without the chips. Just give me a spoon and watch out!

  • 19 Shelly @ Experimental Culinary Pursuits // Dec 3, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Sounds like a great crowd pleaser and very simple and quick to throw together when anticipating guests.

  • 20 Daniel@thefoodaddicts // Dec 9, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Wow this will got perfect to serve up while watching some Laker games. 🙂

  • 21 Taylen Peterson // Feb 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    i think i found my super bowl winner. i have made a “tostadas dip” like this in the past, but pretty sure this one blows mine out of the water…!