I really enjoy anything tacos, nachos, burritos… anything really with Southwestern flavors.  Recently at a bridal shower, I sampled a taco dip served with tortilla chips, and I was immediately hooked, and had to share it with you!  This dip is not only yummy and colorful, but very versatile as well, because you can include the things you like, and omit the ingredients you don’t. You can also serve it on a platter or in individual servings.

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (I used light)
  • 8 ounces sour cream (I used light)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces Mexican cheese blend
  • 3-4 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 2-4 tomatoes, diced
  • chopped green onion (optional
  • taco sauce (optional)
  • Tortilla chips or Pita chips

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and the original recipe includes 3/4 cup mayonnaise, which I omitted because my husband doesn’t like mayonnaise.

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

 
  • Spread in a 9×13 dish and chill for an hour. If you prefer, single size servings are a pretty option.
 
  • Brown your ground beef, drain, then add taco seasoning and tomato sauce, and cook an additional 5 minutes.

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

 
  • Let cool, and then spread over the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate again. (Update 11/2016 – As long as your cream cheese and sour cream are nice and cold when you blend them, and your meat’s cooled down some, you can layer everything and serve it right away, skipping the refrigerating steps).

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

 
  • When you are ready to serve, top with cheese, lettuce and tomato (and if you like green onion and taco sauce).

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking
 
  •  Serve with tortilla chips.
layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

Or serve with those scooped shaped chips, to gather as much yummy-ness into one bite as possible!

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

 

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking
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Taco Dip

Course Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine Southwestern
Servings 6
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (I used light)
  • 8 ounces sour cream (I used light)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces Mexican cheese blend
  • 3-4 cups lettuce (shredded)
  • 2-4 to tomatoes (diced)
  • chopped green onions (optional)
  • taco sauce (optional)
  • Tortilla chips

Instructions

  • Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and the original recipe includes 3/4 cup mayonnaise, which I omitted because my husband doesn’t like mayonnaise.
  • Spread in a 9×13 dish and chill for an hour. If you prefer, single size servings are a pretty option.
  • Brown your ground beef, drain, then add taco seasoning and tomato sauce, and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • Let cool, and then spread over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Refrigerate again.
  • (Update 11/2016 - As long as your cream cheese and sour cream are nice and cold when you blend them, and your meat's cooled down some, you can layer everything and serve it right away, skipping the refrigerating steps).
  • When you are ready to serve, top with cheese, lettuce and tomato (and if you like green onions and taco sauce).
  • Serve with tortilla chips.

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

It’s nice and pretty in individual portions too!

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

Hope you enjoy!

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip, Joyful Homemaking

modified from Taste of Home

34 Comments

  1. I am saving this as a great lunch for the Christmas season when this Nana is up to eyeballs with our kids families and grandkids. I would rather spend time with them than be in the kitchen! They would all love this!

  2. Wow, this looks so yummy! I may have to switch it up one night and serve this for dinner. I bet my 3 year old would love it. Thanks! -Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom

  3. How yummy! It looks so cute in the single serving size cups as well 🙂

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  4. Love your taco dip! This could be a nice snack or even a great lunch item!

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  8. I think I’d be eating this with a spoon! It looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  9. Many years ago remember this recipe, making it couple times then forgot about it. Sure glad you unearthed it again. Would be great substitute supper to make, has lots of veggies at least. everything else needed, why not? This would be for 2 seniors for something different. Have leftovers for lunch a couple days after. Printed this out will be making soon.

  10. This recipe caught my attention on a linky! I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a taco dip! Perfect for a family party or any party! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Very delicious make often for parties always gone first. Great appitiser my favorite and easy. Yum. Everyone loves it wherever I take it huge hit.

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