This is an updated version of the classic party dip. The flavors are a bit more interesting, but this is still super-easy to prepare. Bring lots of chips!

Manda

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • With a handheld or standing mixer, beat together cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning in bowl until light and fluffy; set aside.

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  • In a separate bowl, stir together the cherry tomatoes, avocados, red onion, lime juice, salt, and black pepper; set aside.

  • Spread the refried black beans out into the bottom of a 9x13-inch glass baking dish in an even layer. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the black beans; top with layers of salsa, Mexican cheese blend, lettuce, cherry tomato mixture, and jalapeno slices.

  • Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 11.8g 4% DV; fat 16.5g 25% DV; cholesterol 35.3mg 12% DV; sodium 565.6mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2012
I used reduced fat cream cheese/sour cream homemade taco seasoning homemade refried beans and homemade pickled jalapenos. I had some leftover Pace Garlic and Lime Chile Verde which I used in this recipe instead of your usual red salsa. We all loved this dip--it really was one of the best I've made yet. I highly suggest that you make this as early as you can I made mine pretty early and the morning and lemme tell you it was pretty freaking amazing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2014
This is actually extremely delicious and well worth the effort. The issues are first, never use lettuce in layered dips because the lettuce wilts and makes the dip unpleasant. Next, mix the taco seasoning in with the beans instead of the sour cream and cream cheese. The reason is if the salsa and jalapenos are spicy then the sour cream with cream cheese mixture is the perfect opposite and adding the taco seasoning takes away from the slightly sour taste. If using chips or pork rinds, slice the tomatoes in thirds otherwise they will be too heavy. If eating this as a salad of sorts then leave the tomatoes in halves. I used yellow cherry tomatoes which was the perfect compliment to the sweet red onion and the heat. You can use whipped cream cheese at room temperature or heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stirring with a spoon works just as good as a mixer. Very tasty! Read More
(20)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2012
I used reduced fat cream cheese/sour cream homemade taco seasoning homemade refried beans and homemade pickled jalapenos. I had some leftover Pace Garlic and Lime Chile Verde which I used in this recipe instead of your usual red salsa. We all loved this dip--it really was one of the best I've made yet. I highly suggest that you make this as early as you can I made mine pretty early and the morning and lemme tell you it was pretty freaking amazing. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2012
I made this exactly as outlined for the Superbowl and it was phenomenal! Much better texture than most 7 layer dips and the layer of cream cheese sour cream and taco seasoning gave it such great flavor. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2012
I was curious about the cream cheese I'd never heard of anything like that for chips. It was great though I made it exactly how the recipe said. I took it to a party and everyone thought it was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2014
This is actually extremely delicious and well worth the effort. The issues are first, never use lettuce in layered dips because the lettuce wilts and makes the dip unpleasant. Next, mix the taco seasoning in with the beans instead of the sour cream and cream cheese. The reason is if the salsa and jalapenos are spicy then the sour cream with cream cheese mixture is the perfect opposite and adding the taco seasoning takes away from the slightly sour taste. If using chips or pork rinds, slice the tomatoes in thirds otherwise they will be too heavy. If eating this as a salad of sorts then leave the tomatoes in halves. I used yellow cherry tomatoes which was the perfect compliment to the sweet red onion and the heat. You can use whipped cream cheese at room temperature or heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stirring with a spoon works just as good as a mixer. Very tasty! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
We use this as a main dish! Omit the cream cheese and sour cream and add the seasoning to the refried beans. We prepare a bed of lettuce on individual plates and top it with the remaining mixture. So if we don't eat it all the lettuce doesn't wilt. Had to search for the pickled jalapeno pepper slices but well worth it. So unique and fresh tasting. Love it! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2012
5 stars for easy for sure. 7 layer dip is one of those dips that is so easy to adapt to what you have on hand. Black olives are a great addition. Afraid of jalapenos? use Ortega green chilies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2012
Very good! I skipped the beans since I'm not a fan other then that I followed the recipe exactly. I served it at a small party (10 people) and it was the first thing gone. Definitely going to make it again. Thanks for sharing!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2012
I made this for a pot luck at work and got great reviews! Everyone loved it! Didn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2014
Love this. Made minor adjustments. Used a cup of guacamole instead of the avocado and skipped the lettuce. Layered the guacamole on top of the beans and then the cream cheese mixture on top of that. Followed with the rest of the layers but skipped the lettuce and added black olives just because I like them. YUM. Read More
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