This 7 Layer Dip is made with beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and scallions. Nothing fancy and no cooking required, but together the whole combination tastes amazing when scooped up with a sturdy tortilla chip. 

7 Layer Dip in a clear bowl with tortilla chips in the backgound.
Table of Contents
  1. Ingredient notes
  2. Step-by-step instructions
  3. Recipe tips and variations
  4. Easy 7 Layer Dip Recipe

Ingredient notes

  • Refried beans: Canned refried beans work well here, mixed up with the taco seasoning they’re a great dip foundation.
  • Taco seasoning: One store-bought packet or make your own taco seasoning.
  • Guacamole seasoning: Mashed avocados with store-bought seasoning tastes great in the dip, but you can skip all that and make your own guacamole, too.
  • Olives: I love the flavor of canned black olives in this dip, but it’s the easiest thing in the world to omit if you don’t.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Mix the refried beans and taco seasoning together in a bowl, then spread them in the bottom of the dish you want to serve the dip in.
  2. Spread the sour cream in a thick layer over the beans, right to the edge of the dish.
  3. Guacamole is next. Mash the avocados with the guacamole seasoning and spread that on top of the sour cream.
  4. Sprinkle on a layer of shredded cheddar cheese after that. Then the diced tomatoes, then the black olives, then finally the chopped scallions.
  5. Refrigerate the dip until you’re ready to serve.
A chip rested in 7 layer dip on a small white plate.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: One batch of this recipe should feed 12 people as a snack or appetizer. But the recipe is easy to scale up or down to fit the group.
  • Make ahead: You can definitely make this recipe a few hours ahead, but any longer and the avocado layer may begin to brown.
  • Storage: Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.
  • Delicious add-ins: Use your favorite guacamole in place of the avocado layer. Spread a layer of pico de gallo on the dip instead of raw tomatoes. Try crumbled queso fresco in place of shredded cheddar. Or, add some chopped cilantro along with the scallions.
This 7 Layer Dip recipe is made with beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and scallions. It's easy to make and always a hit at parties!

Easy 7 Layer Dip

This 7 Layer Dip recipe is made with beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and scallions. It’s easy to make and always a hit at parties! 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 12 servings
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 116

Ingredients 

  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans (see note 1)
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning or 1 packet store-bought (see note 2)
  • 2 Hass avocados
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet guacamole seasoning mix (see note 3)
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 (3.8 ounce) can sliced olives drained (see note 4)
  • 2 scallions finely sliced
  • Tortilla chips for serving

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, mix the beans and taco seasoning mix. Spread in the bottom of a medium bowl or square baking dish.
  • Halve avocados, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh. In a second bowl, mash avocados and add guacamole seasoning mix.
  • On top of the refried beans, layer the following ingredients in this order: Sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, tomatoes, olives, and scallions.
  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips or cover and chill until serving time.

Recipe Video

Notes

  1. Refried beans: Canned refried beans work well here, mixed up with the taco seasoning they’re a great dip foundation.
  2. Taco seasoning: One store-bought packet or make your own taco seasoning.
  3. Guacamole seasoning: Mashed avocados with store-bought seasoning tastes great in the dip, but you can skip all that and make your own guacamole, too.
  4. Olives: I love the flavor of canned black olives in this dip, but it’s the easiest thing in the world to omit if you don’t.
  5. Yield: One batch of this recipe should feed 12 people as a snack or appetizer. But the recipe is easy to scale up or down to fit the group.
  6. Make ahead: You can definitely make this recipe a few hours ahead, but any longer and the avocado layer may begin to brown.
  7. Storage: Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.
  8. Delicious add-ins: Use your favorite guacamole in place of the avocado layer. Spread a layer of pico de gallo on the dip instead of raw tomatoes. Try crumbled queso fresco in place of shredded cheddar. Or, add some chopped cilantro along with the scallions.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 452IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 159mgIron: 1mg
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Meggan Hill

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