7-Layer Bean Dip Tips
What are the layers in 7-layer bean dip?
The order of the layers can vary, but 7-layer bean dip typically begins with refried beans on the bottom. Then, you spread guacamole, salsa and sour cream. The shredded cheese is in the middle, while tomatoes, black olives and green onions go on top. Feel free to shift the order of the sour cream, salsa and guacamole, but make sure to keep the beans on the bottom since they're the most dense layer.
Can you add taco seasoning to 7-layer bean dip?
If you want even more taco flavor in your 7-layer bean dip, adding taco seasoning
is the easiest way to do it. Stir in a tablespoon or 2 of seasoning into the sour cream before you spread it on top of the guacamole. The sour cream won't be perfectly white anymore—but it will be perfectly flavorful!
Can you make 7-layer bean dip a day ahead of time?
This 7-layer bean dip is the perfect appetizer to make ahead of time. Just hold off on adding the tomatoes and green onions until right before serving. That way, the tomato juice won't seep into the other layers of the dip, and the green onions will be vibrant and crunchy. If you loved this 7-layer bean dip recipe, try other layered dips next—like a layered BLT dip
or a 9-layer Greek dip
with hummus and tzatziki. —Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor
2 tablespoons: 102 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.