Lydia's Layered Taco Dip Recipe

➤ by Lydia Fulson

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Here we have something a little different. A Mexican layered taco dip that is a mega favorite amongst out family.

This recipe is one of those non-German favorites.

Why is it so popular here? Well, it has an abundance of immaculate flavors that all work together to make this delicious chip dip that is SO easy to make! 

Vicki's Layered Taco Dip Recipe!

Taco dip is a great take-along for barbecues, picnics, afternoon brunch, or game night! That's a big one for our family. We often pair our laughter-filled game nights with this dip.

Don't forget the nacho/ tortilla chips for dipping ... it is a dip after all. But, if you forget the chips or just want to eat it on its own, I'll admit, I love doing this too. I love this as a snack by itself. But if it's for a fancy occasion or get-together, I'll use chips ( That way, I don't look weird being the only one scooping it up with a spoon.)

This dip is a great choice because of its simplicity. It can be made with easy ingredients that you may already have on hand. Oh, and it doesn't have to be cooked or heated up. That means no waiting by the oven, waiting and waiting, being tempted by the yummy smells.

Every step along the way is an easy one.

First, make your base using only three ingredients.

Next, scoop the base into the pan, add the lid and place in the fridge.

It only gets easier from here! Now all that's left to do is add your toppings! Our layer choices as seen in the pictures are lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes. 

So ... simple ingredients, no cook time, and it's delicious? Sound inviting yet?

There are many different ways to make layers. Choose whatever combinations you'd like. Or try one, then next time, try another. That's the great thing about versatile recipes!

Need some ideas? 

Layering Combination Ideas:

  • Lettuce, cheese, salsa
  • Lettuce, black olives, cheese
  • Bacon, lettuce, tomatoes  ... BLT layered dip ;)
  • Lettuce, bacon, cheese
  • Cheese, black olives, salsa

Alright, time to get mixing and layering! Enjoy!

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Lydia's Layered Taco Dip Recipe

This layered taco dip recipe is an easy addition to a party buffet of international foods. I've had all different types of foods together when putting together such a feast. 

In fact, this dip is a favorite in our family, which is great because it's so easy!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

0 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes


  • 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces), softened
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • about 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar)
  • about 4 cups lettuce (shredded)
  • 2 - 3 tomatoes, diced
  • tortilla chips


  1. In small bowl, thoroughly mix cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning.
  2. Cover and put in fridge - preferably overnight.
  3. Spread in serving dish (such as a 9x12-inch pan).
  4. Sprinkle with tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.


  • Extra layers can be added, such as diced peppers, diced onion, or bacon.
  • Want more meat. Brown 1 pound ground beef and season with taco seasoning. Cook about 5 minutes until done. Sprinkle this on top of the cream layer.
  • Use Monterrey Jack cheese for a more traditional taste.

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Vicki's Layered Taco Dip Recipe!

Layered Taco Dip Recipe made Just like Oma


Layered Taco Dip Recipe made Just like Oma

This layered taco dip recipe is an easy addition to a party buffet of international foods, including German specialties.

Ingredients: cream cheese, sour cream, lettuce, cheese, taco seasoning mix, tomatoes, tortilla chips,

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