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Taco Dip

This Taco Dip is perfect for an easy appetizer or game day snack.

The Best Taco Dip Recipe


When it comes to chips & dip, my all-time favorite dip is Taco Dip!


In college, I would make taco dip on a Sunday and that would be my dinner for the whole week…I know, not very healthy! But it was so good and easy to make.


I also like to make my taco dip in a big bowl, rather than the traditional layered dip on a platter. My taco dip also doesn’t have any lettuce in it because I don’t know about you but I hate when the lettuce gets soggy and gross…it just ruins the taco dip, in my opinion!


I make this dip all the time for friends and family, it’s one of those dips that is always requested! And if your still in need of a 4th of July snack, just stop by your local grocery store and grab some fresh tomatoes from their produce section and you will be on your way to making this delicious dip to bring to your party!


The Best Taco Dip Recipe



TACO SEASONING: I like to use this taco seasoning in this dip, but you can use your favorite taco seasoning.


CHUNKY SALSA: Using chunky salsa is VERY important when making taco dip, if the salsa is too “runny” the dip tends to be watery and lose it’s flavor. I use this chunky salsa, it’s the best!


 MIX-INS: The best part about making this dip is you can add all of your favorite toppings, my favorite is tomatoes so I like to add a ton of them into the dip but feel free to add jalapeño peppers, green peppers and onions, the options are endless.


MAKE-AHEAD: If you are not serving the taco dip right after you make it, then I would wait until your just about ready to serve this taco dip to top with the additional shredded cheese, tomatoes, black olives, or any other favorite topping you want to add.






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Taco Dip

Yield: 10-15 Servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Total Time:15 minutes

★ Make sure to read my BAKING TIPS above before you start baking!

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  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 (1.25 oz.) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup chunky mild salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (2.25 oz.) can sliced black olives, drained


STEP 1: In a medium-sized bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning.

STEP 2: Stir in chunky salsa to taco dip mixture, mix until combined.

STEP 3: Add shredded cheese, and black olives to taco dip mixture.

STEP 4: Dice two large tomatoes.

STEP 5: Add tomatoes to taco dip mixture and stir until just combined.

STEP 6: Scoop taco dip into serving bowl. Top with additional shredded cheese, black olives and tomatoes.

*Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve or up to 1 week. 


28 Responses to “Taco Dip”

  1. Kristen — January 8, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Hello! Which brand taco seasoning and salsa do you recommend? I always feel like those always make a difference in taste!

    • Jennifer — January 18th, 2018 @ 1:12 pm

      I use Lawry’s Taco Seasoning and Pace Chunky Salsa. Enjoy!

  2. Jerricah — November 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    How many does this serve? 

    • Jennifer — January 18th, 2018 @ 1:11 pm

      Serves 12

  3. Megan — September 28, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I made this for a football party last weekend. It was a HIT! There was not a single bit left over. I will make it again and again!

  4. laly — September 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve tryed this yesterday ans it’s awesome and soooo tasty!
    True! The best taco dip ever!!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — September 29th, 2014 @ 6:24 pm

      I’m so glad you loved my taco dip recipe! I just made it yesterday for the Green Bay Packer game! 🙂

  5. Nutmeg Nanny — July 4, 2014 at 10:01 am

    What a delicious looking dip!

  6. Samantha — July 4, 2014 at 8:46 am

    TACO DIP!!!!! Tacos are probably my most favorite food! Thanks for the awesome recipe, just in time for a party tomorrow!

  7. Kelly — July 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Love taco dip! This will be perfect for tomorrow!

  8. Melissa from — July 3, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I would too make a huge batch of taco dip and eat it during my college days hahaha. It is just too good!

  9. Courtney @ Neighborfood — July 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I love taco dip too! It’s such a great easy appetizer for a party. I definitely need to make this again!

  10. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — July 3, 2014 at 6:27 am

    I didn’t think the layered taco dip could get easier but I love this simple one bowl app!

    Happy 4th!

  11. valmg @ From Val's Kitchen — July 3, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I made one very similar, but no olives. Yours looks better!

  12. Trish - Mom On Timeout — July 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Taco dip is a fave around here! Yours looks PERFECT! Pinned!

  13. christine — July 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Oh yum. I love taco dips and taco salads! This one looks great.

  14. Paula - bell'alimento — July 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I’m a sucker for dips and tacos so this is pretty much aca-awesomeness.

  15. The Food Hunter — July 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    great dip and I love the bowl

  16. julia — July 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Taco dip is one of my favorites for the holidays & parties! Love this!

  17. Amanda @The Kitcheneer — July 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I LOVE taco dip! And yours looks SO good! I will have to try this!

  18. Martha @ A Family Feast — July 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    My family would devour this taco dip in about 5 minutes…looks delicious!

  19. Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — July 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Taco Dip is always a crowd favorite! I love the extra cheese on top of yours.

  20. Agie — July 2, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I wish I had some of this dip for lunch, it looks amazing!

  21. Melanie | Melanie Makes — July 2, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Taco dip is one of my most favorite apps – delish!

  22. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — July 2, 2014 at 8:47 am

    We love taco dip! This bowl wouldn’t last long at our house!

  23. Cate O'Malley — July 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

    The perfect dip for summer potlucks!

  24. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — July 2, 2014 at 8:21 am

    There is something about taco dip that I just can’t resist!!! That bowl would not last long around me! I love how you “sprinkled” the top 🙂

  25. Melanie @ Carmel Moments — July 2, 2014 at 7:41 am

    One of the world’s greatest dips! Yum. Love this one.
    Have a marvelous holiday weekend!

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