7 layer dip

Quick Look_______________

Here's an easy recipe that's perfect for post-Bible study snacks. It goes well with those huge $3 bags of tortilla chips at Costco and is an effective way to eat up extra tortilla chips before they get stale.
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 0 minutes
  • Difficulty: Very easy
  • Labor Intensity: You may want 1-2 people to help
  • 20 servings, adjust by 1.5x if your group tends to eat multiple servings.


  • 1 ounce package taco seasoning mix (about $1-2 at safeway)
  • 16 ounce can refried beans (about $2-3)
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened (about $2-3)
  • 16 ounce container sour cream (about $3-4)
  • 16 ounce jar salsa (about $3)
  • 2-3 large tomato (under $1)
  • 1 bunch green onions (under $1)
  • 6 ounce can sliced black olives (a few $)
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 8oz, $2-3)
  • 3 avocados (optional, usually expensive)
  • Total: about $20.00


  • Pour the beans on a 13x9 baking tray
  • [optional] cut avocado and mash. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Spread on top of bean layer
  • Mix the cream cheese and sour cream in a bowl. Add the taco seasoning and mix together.
  • Spread seasoned cream on top of the beans.
  • Add a layer of salsa.
  • Chop tomato and add a layer on top
  • Chop green onions and sprinkle on top
  • Drain and sprinkle black olives over the pan
  • Top with Cheddar cheese.

Tom's Tips and Tricks_______________

You can add the 7 layers in any order you wish. If you want to double the recipe, you can use a large aluminum tray instead.

[Possible side dish] Serve with tortilla chips.


Anonymous said…
it seems so easy to make!
tomkim said…
It really is... and people like it!
Anonymous said…
I want to make this before Bible study. Do I have to refridgerate it?
tomkim said…
Yes! There are many things in here that could go bad if left out too long. Thanks for the question. I'll post something on food safety and how long foods can be left out. Thanks!

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