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Chip with a scoop of 7 layer dip
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5 from 7 votes

Mexican Fiesta 7 Layer Dip

The perfect party appetizer that everyone will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: bean dip, layer dip, make ahead appetizer
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 185kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz jar of restaurant salsa (or homemade)
  • 16 oz can refried beans
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp chicken broth (or vegetable) (or use liquid from drained salsa)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • zest of 1/2 a lime
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups guacamole
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 2/3 cup pico de gallo
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • minced cilantro, optional garnish
  • 1/2 lime, juiced, optional garnish

Instructions

  • Drain salsa in fine mesh sieve. This keeps your dip from getting too wet.
  • Add beans to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir in chicken broth, or use 2-3 Tbsp of the drained salsa liquid for extra flavor!
  • Spread bean mixture evenly into an 8x8, 7x9, or other 2 quart baking dish.
  • Use a hand-mixer to combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, lime zest, and taco seasoning. Spread evenly on top of bean mixture.
  • Spread guacamole evenly over cream cheese layer, then top with drained salsa.
  • Top with shredded cheese, pico de gallo, and then green onions.
  • Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes, to 1 day. Before serving, if desired, squeeze some lime juice over the top and sprinkle with cilantro. This is optional, but delicious.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or veggies.

Video

Notes

  1. If desired, you can make this an 8 layer dip and add a layer of browned taco meat (using beef or turkey).  Just make sure to drain it very well.
  2. Layers can be reordered, but this is the order my family prefers.
  3. Adjust spice level by adjusting the heat level of the salsa and pico de gallo used.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 641IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1mg