Taco Dip

Taco dip

One of my favorite appetizers of all time, this taco dip served with tortilla chips is easy to make and sure to be a crowd pleaser.

When I got married and my husband’s family threw a shower for us, the ladies were asked to bring a recipe to share with me. To my surprise, I got at least three recipe cards for the exact same Taco Dip. Family recipe? I think so! Since then I have had this dip at too many family gatherings to count, and have made it myself probably just as many times. It’s simple, and delicious, and I have found that every time I make it, someone is always asking for the recipe.

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The base of the dip consists of cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning. You will want to use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to combine the ingredients so that they are incorporated well. Use your favorite brand of taco seasoning, or go ahead and make it from scratch with my Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe.

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Next you’ll need some shredded cheddar cheese. I always like to shred my own cheese because it tastes better! 

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Top with any of your favorite garnishes. I usually just add chopped lettuce and tomatoes, but feel free to add olives if you’d like. Sometimes I pile all of the toppings right on top, other times I arrange the garnishes off to the side.

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Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy! Be prepared, because this dip never lasts long! It is always a hit.

Note: Make sure the cream cheese is almost room temperature before using it, otherwise you may find you end up with a clumpy dip instead of a creamy one. Use any taco seasoning you like, French’s Taco seasoning happens to be our favorite as far as store brands go.

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Taco Dip

Taco dip

Prep Time: 10mn
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 10mn


  • 2- 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1- 16 oz container sour cream
  • 1 – taco seasoning packet (I will only buy French’s Taco seasoning)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomato- diced
  • Shredded lettuce
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  1. In the bowl of your mixer, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning and mix until the dip is light and creamy. You can also use a food processor. If there are clumps, it likely means you didn’t let the cream cheese soften enough.
  2. Top with shredded cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.

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  1. This is my all time favorite dip too!! Thanks for visiting me Ashley :)

  2. My family has been making this dip for years. Sometimes we put in taco seasonings and other times we leave it out. To top it we always put salsa, lettuce, lots of shredded cheese (usually mozz.) and sometimes we add diced tomato.

    No matter how we make it, it is yummy, simple and a big hit wherever we take it.

  3. Our new favorite taco dip since you posted it!

  4. This looks really good! How would a layer of chunky salsa be on top if the cream cheese layer, before the shredded cheese?

  5. We make this all the time for get together’s. Its an absolute hit! Even better with hot salsa and hot taco mix!

  6. I make this with some taco seasoned ground beef and some chopped green onions, serve with corn chips….. devine! Some I’m the fridge right now.

  7. I make this but also add refried beans and black olives..its yum my

  8. Yet its OK to celebrate Mardi gras which is french???? On a positive note this looks real tasty.

  9. This looks good but I make mine so diffrent use mayo with sour cream and taco seasoning.. refried beans.. avocados with lemon juice… no lettuce… add black olives. Tomatoes and cheese..

  10. Debbie Burford Doran

    Susan..I have this recipe… I made it for a party tonight….had so many wanting recipe :)

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