Easy 7 Layer Dip Recipe

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This easy 7 layer dip recipe is known as “The Dip” amongst my friends. Over the years, I’ve simplified this platter of excellence to fit my busy lifestyle. Its assembly is now so quick that my daughter can make it on her own.

You can totally customize it to what is in your fridge. Forget the olives? It’s still good. Don’t have pepper jack cheese? Just toss on more cheddar.

And, there is absolutely no need to mash avocados in a bowl in advance. Just pop those babies on to the tray and smash them there.

I recommend not skimping on the amount of taco seasoning. It may taste strong at first, despite being mixed with sour cream, but this will not be as noticeable when eaten with the other ingredients. Unless there is a health reason to do so, use the taco seasonings that aren’t low salt.

You’ll notice one popular 7 layer dip ingredient missing. The lack of refried beans gives the dip a firmer and less mushy texture.

We eat a lot of this dip during football season. The recipe below uses measurements that are ideal but go ahead and wing it to taste.

Easy 7 Layer Dip Recipe

As long as the dip has the avocado and sour cream/taco mix layer, cheeses and toppings can be added on in amounts that are customized to your liking.


  • 3-4 medium ripe avocados
  • 3 seeded roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small can of sliced olives
  • 1 cup of sour cream (I use light and plain Greek yogurt can work, too)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (Lawry's is best)
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup of pepper jack cheese, grated
  • Tapatio sauce or similar picante sauce (optional)


  1. Chop and prep the ingredients as directed above.
  2. Mix the entire packet of taco seasoning into the sour cream.
  3. Get a lipped serving platter (mine is about 15" x 10") and smash the avocados directly on to it.
  4. Spread the avocado on the platter evenly.
  5. Next, layer the sour cream mixture on top of the avocado.
  6. Sprinkle the cheeses on top of the sour cream mixture.
  7. Sprinkle the tomatoes, olives and green onions on top of the cheeses.
  8. Add a few dashes of picante sauce on top.
  9. Serve with tortilla chips.


I take the seeds out of the roma tomatoes just because they tend to be watery but you can leave them in if you like. If you cover the avocado with the other toppings well, this can be made a few hours in advance of serving and stored in the fridge.

It’s fine to prepare everything in advance and put the dip together right before guests arrive. Or, if you cover the avocado (to prevent it from browning) with the other layers, go ahead and assemble the 7 layer dip a few hours in advance and store it in the refrigerator.

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