Easy Taco Dip Recipe

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This crowd-pleasing munchie food is filled with familiar, comforting and robust flavors. It’s perfect for a Netflix movie night, a gameday buffet spread, or any family gathering.

All you need is three ingredients and in just ten minutes you can literally whip this traditional Taco Dip into shape and have it on your table.

About Taco Dip Recipe

An easy taco dip is one of those great recipes that you can whip up last minute. It’s no-bake, no-cook, and no-fuss. Perfect for a last-minute party.

I am not going to lie, this taco dip is seriously addicting! Perfect with taco chips. And don’t be surprised how soon it will disappear from your buffet table.

You can serve this homemade taco dip with tortilla chips, fresh-cut veggies, or crackers. You might want to double batch if your family and friends love to snack.


Topping options for Taco Dip: Cheddar cheese, Jack cheese, cherry tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, green onions, green peppers, olives



Pick and choose, mix and match.

  • Avocado
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • shredded lettuce. Iceberg lettuce works great.
  • jalapeno peppers
  • Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • green onions
  • green pepper
  • olives. Both black olives and green olives work great.

*The bolded toppings are the ones I used for this recipe

How To Make Taco Tip

  1. Soften the cream cheese to room temperature.
  2. Start by beating the cream cheese. Next, add sour cream and taco seasoning mix to the cream cheese mixture. Use a hand mixer to combine well.
  3. Spread the dip in your serving bowl.
  4. Add toppings.

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Tips for Making Taco Dips

If you are making the dip the night before, hold off adding the iceberg lettuce. It doesn’t stay crispy.

Add as many or as few toppings as you like. If you don’t like too much heat, you’ll want to use 1/2 a package of taco seasoning.

Adding the juice of half a lime adds a nice bit of tang.

If you want to reduce the calories for this dip. Simply swap use light cream cheese instead of regular cream cheese.

You can also substitute sour cream with Chobani Greek Yogurt. I didn’t have it on hand when I made this recipe, but I’ve used it quite a bit lately.

Chobani has a convenient squeezable Greek yogurt that is triple strained and therefore super thick and creamy, making it taste as good as sour cream. Best of all it has about 75% less fat than regular sour cream.

Cheese. I strongly recommend using freshly shredded cheese. It’s cheaper, and it doesn’t have any of the fillers you’ll typically find in store-bought pre-shredded cheeses.

A bowl of taco dip with chips

Taco Dip

This Taco Dip is perfect for a crowd. Loaded with flavor and a perfect amount of heat, it's perfect for game days, ladies nights, or family outings.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dip, for a crowd
SERVINGS: 16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
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  • Add the softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer.
  • Add sour cream, taco seasoning, and to the bowl and combine well with the mixer.
  • Spread the mixture into a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle the toppings evenly over the cream cheese dip. Serve and enjoy.



Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
Hi, friends. My name is Maike. Nice to meet you. I am the blogger behind the Cheerful Cook. A Comfort Food blog where we celebrate easy German American recipes all year long

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