Home > Appetizers > 7 Layer Bean Dip 7 Layer Bean Dip January 31, 2019 | 11 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This 7 Layer Bean Dip is the ultimate game-day/party food. It’s packed with delicious flavors and is so easy to assemble. As game day approaches, there’s nothing better than easy and delicious appetizers and finger foods! This 7 layer dip can be made ahead of time, goes great with chips and/or veggie sticks, and it’s a relatively healthy game day appetizer. Of all the appetizers out there, a good 7 layer bean dip has always been one of my favorites. Growing up, my mom used to make this dip all the time. She’d make 2-3 separate dips, place them in the center of the snack-bar, and all 9 of us would crowd around the dips and eat them for lunch or dinner. We were never patient enough to spoon out the dip onto individual plates, it was just grab chips and GO before it’s all gone! What comes in a 7 layer dip? The 7 layers of the dip are the following: Refried Beans: I mix these with some salsa to amp up the flavor! Guacamole Mixture of sour cream + taco seasoning: you can make your own taco seasoning (directions below) or use a package mix. (To keep this dip on the healthier side, you can use a fat free sour cream!) Salsa Cheese: use a Mexican blend or sharp cheddar cheese Olives Green Onions/Fresh Cilantro: a few fresh herbs add so much to this dish — use one or the other OR both! How do you make 7 layer bean dip? You want to make sure you’re using good quality ingredients for this 7 layer bean dip since most the ingredients are store-bought. Grab a good freshly made guacamole, your favorite brand of salsa, creamy sour cream, etc! Then let’s get started: Put a cup of salsa in a sieve to get extra liquid out to keep the dip from getting soggy. Add the remaining salsa to your refried beans and mix it together. This will be your base level. Add your taco seasoning mix directly into your container of sour cream and mix in there (so you don’t have to dirty another bowl). Add the cup of salsa you set aside on top of your layer of sour cream. Make sure you have your favorite tortilla chips and get ready to dip! Do you warm up 7 layer dip? This 7 layer bean dip is served cold which makes it the perfect make ahead dip! It’s also a refreshing appetizer to serve alongside all the hot dips or freshly baked sliders. (For a baked version of a 7 layer bean dip, check out this recipe). To make your own (homemade) taco seasoning: Combine the following spices in a small bowl and whisk together. (This spice blend is the exact amount of 1 taco seasoning packet.) 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper More Easy Appetizers: Pigs in a blanket Italian sliders French Dip Sliders Bacon Ranch Cheeseball Loaded Baked Potato Dip FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. 7 Layer Bean Dip 4 from 4 votes - Review this recipe This 7 Layer Bean Dip is the ultimate game-day/party food OR fun lunch. It's packed with delicious flavors and it's so easy to assemble. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe 7 Layer Bean Dip 4 from 4 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This 7 Layer Bean Dip is the ultimate game-day/party food OR fun lunch. It's packed with delicious flavors and it's so easy to assemble. Course Appetizer Cuisine Mexican Keyword 7 layer bean dip, 7 layer dip Prep Time 20 minutes Chilling Time 30 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 8 -12 people Calories 153kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1 can (15 - 16 ounces) refried beans1 jar (16 ounces) mild or medium chunky salsa1 container (13 ounces) refrigerated guacamole1 container (16 ounces) sour cream1 package taco seasoning1 cup freshly grated Sharp cheddar cheese (or a Mexican blend)1/2 cup sliced olives1/4 cup sliced green onions2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro, optionalTortilla chips, for serving InstructionsRemove 1 cup salsa and place in a fine mesh sieve over the sink to drain. This will keep your dip from getting soggy. Stir remaining salsa and refried beans together and spread mixture in an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 casserole or 2 quart baking dish.Top with guacamole. Stir together sour cream and seasoning mix in small bowl. Spread over guacamole. Top evenly with layers of remaining (strained) salsa, cheese, olives, green onions and cilantro if desired. Chill, covered, 30 minutes to 2 hours before to serving. Serve with tortilla chips. 🙂 Nutrition FactsCalories: 153kcal DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.