Home > Appetizers > 7 Layer Bean Dip 7 Layer Bean Dip January 31, 2019 | 13 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, delicious appetizers and finger foods! This 7-Layer Bean 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’s in 7-Layer Bean Dip? Here are the seven layers of the dip: Refried beans: I mix these with some salsa to amp up the flavor! Guacamole A mixture of sour cream + taco seasoning: You can make your own taco seasoning (directions below) or use a packaged 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 both! How do you make 7-Layer Bean Dip? Make sure you’re using good-quality ingredients for this 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 drain extra liquid and keep the dip from getting soggy. Stir the remaining salsa into the refried beans. This will be the base level. Top the beans with the guacamole level; mix the taco seasoning directly into the container of sour cream (so you don’t have to dirty another bowl). Spread that over the guac layer. Add the reserved cup of salsa on top of the layer of sour cream; sprinkle a generous layer of cheese over that. Spread on olives and green onions/cilantro. Make sure you have your favorite tortilla chips and get ready to dip! Do you warm up the dip? This 7 layer bean dip is served cold (due to the guac and sour cream) 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 dip, check out this recipe. 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 one taco seasoning packet.) 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon each: paprika and ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper If you like the convenience of tearing open a packet of taco seasoning, why not make up a big batch of this and divide it into small plastic bags holding two tablespoons each? 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 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe This 7-Layer Bean Dip is the ultimate game-day/party food or a 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 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This 7-Layer Bean Dip is the ultimate game-day/party food or a 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 312kcal 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 (1 ounce) 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 the dip from getting soggy. Stir remaining salsa and refried beans together and spread mixture in an 8x8 or 9x9-inch casserole dish or a 2-quart baking dish.Top with guacamole. Stir together sour cream and seasoning mix in a small bowl. Spread over the guacamole layer. Top evenly with layers of the remaining (strained) salsa, cheese, olives, green onions and/or cilantro. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to 2 hours before serving. Serve with tortilla chips. 🙂 Recipe Notes Nutritional information does not include the tortilla chips. Nutrition FactsCalories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1259mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1282IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 1mg 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.