Rating: 4.73 stars
397 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 323
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4

My mom's Seven Layer Dip is a big hit at all small gatherings! Refried beans are layered with guacamole, seasoned sour cream, veggies and cheese. It's perfect for dipping tortilla chips! The dip traditionally takes less time to disappear into bellies than it does to prepare.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
64
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

64
Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mash the avocados. Mix in lime juice, cilantro, salsa, garlic salt and pepper.

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  • In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and taco seasoning.

  • In a 9x13 inch dish or on a large serving platter, spread the refried beans. Top with sour cream mixture. Spread on guacamole. Top with tomatoes, green onions, Mexican-style cheese blend and black olives.

Nutrition Facts

42 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 2.8g; fat 2.9g; cholesterol 5.2mg; sodium 92.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (426)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
Great dip! Fun and easy, but not cheap. Have always relied on this recipe as a crowd pleaser. For a low-fat version that has just as much flavor, use fat free refried beans, reduced fat sour cream and reduced fat (or 2%) sharp cheddar cheese... don't much care for the flavor of the Mexican cheese blend... it might depend on the brand of cheese. Hints for making guacamole: Make sure avacados are dark green and slightly mushy. Instead of peeling the avacados, it's easier to just cut them in half, pop out the pit, and scoop the flesh out with a spoon. Go ahead and squeeze the juice of one whole lime onto the avacado... no need to measure it. In addition to adding taco seasoning to the sour cream, I also mix some with the refried beans. I prefer to spread the guacamole first, then the sour cream, since the guac is heavier. Lastly, throw on some jalapenos with the other toppings for an extra little kick. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/13/2005
This did not go over well at my 'Mexican Theme' party - the only thing I can attribute it to is that I used 'Hot' taco seasoning instead of normal and it was a bit spicy. This got great reviews online but only about 1/3 of the dip was eaten...it seems like something was missing to give it a special oomph! like cream cheese or shredded lettuce to add more texture. Read More
(16)
397 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 323
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
Great dip! Fun and easy, but not cheap. Have always relied on this recipe as a crowd pleaser. For a low-fat version that has just as much flavor, use fat free refried beans, reduced fat sour cream and reduced fat (or 2%) sharp cheddar cheese... don't much care for the flavor of the Mexican cheese blend... it might depend on the brand of cheese. Hints for making guacamole: Make sure avacados are dark green and slightly mushy. Instead of peeling the avacados, it's easier to just cut them in half, pop out the pit, and scoop the flesh out with a spoon. Go ahead and squeeze the juice of one whole lime onto the avacado... no need to measure it. In addition to adding taco seasoning to the sour cream, I also mix some with the refried beans. I prefer to spread the guacamole first, then the sour cream, since the guac is heavier. Lastly, throw on some jalapenos with the other toppings for an extra little kick. Read More
(274)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2005
i have made this dip so many times for work, every time we have a "party" its requirement! sometimes if the tomatoes don't look good in the store, i will substitute those for a layer of salsa, and it tastes excellent too. i also like mine spicy so i put in extra taco seasoning plus ancho chili powder. i've even used light sour cream and light cheese and no one knew the wiser! lastly, i like to buy the chopped olives in the can, they are so easy to use and bite sized... comes out great every time!! Read More
(140)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2006
I made this for my Super Bowl party and my guests loved it! I personally just don't like the stuff in it but I am told it was really great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2006
I have never made a seven layer dip before, so i was a little nervous (it was for a family get together), but everyone loved it. It was so good. My husband isn't too big on dip, but he said he really liked it. I wouldn't change anything with this recipe! Thanks for it, it was a hit! Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2006
We brought this for watching a football game and it was gone by the end. Very tasty (even when I substituted fat free sour cream) and simple to make! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2006
This is always such a hit! And it is easy to adjust it to personal tastes (guacamole-hater here!). I prefer this recipe to the one I saw that blended cream cheese with the sour cream I think that's just overdoing it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2006
very very good - I ate 1/2 myself and now I feel a little ill but that's the quantity, not the dip...I added a layer of pickled green chillies and also a layer of salsa, left out the green onions and olives as I didn't have any but it was still great. Added chopped red onions to the guacamole. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2005
Very good recipe. I just used the already made guacamole because I was short on time. I really liked the sour cream-taco seasoning mixture! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2005
Great recipe for parties! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/13/2005
This did not go over well at my 'Mexican Theme' party - the only thing I can attribute it to is that I used 'Hot' taco seasoning instead of normal and it was a bit spicy. This got great reviews online but only about 1/3 of the dip was eaten...it seems like something was missing to give it a special oomph! like cream cheese or shredded lettuce to add more texture. Read More
(16)