Are you looking for a delicious taco dip recipe? I was too! Now, I have one. It is always so much fun when I make up a recipe that we eat while standing in the kitchen.
The ones where no one even wants to take the time to sit down are the best kind of recipes.
So I struggled with this recipe. I didn’t struggle because it was hard to make. Frankly, this was outrageously simple to make.
I struggled because it took me a while to get it just right. The truth is that I was oddly overthinking it, which is weird considering I run a food blog. Sometimes when a recipe is super simple, the question of is this worthy comes to mind.
But the truth is, the more simple that I can make a recipe the easier all of our lives will be.
Right? Well, hopefully, you are nodding yes to that!
What is taco dip?
Taco dip is a creamy dip that is best eaten with tortilla chips. It is basically all of the toppings that you would put on a taco but in the form of a dip. It is a creamy dip that is layered with cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and cheddar cheese.
Tips and tricks to making this recipe
Ingredients in taco dip
This is a simple recipe that only requires a few ingredients.
Can you make taco dip in advance?
You can put together almost all of this dip in advance but I don’t recommend that you dice the tomatoes in advance. Leftover diced tomatoes don’t store well. So if you are looking to do a bit of pre-work with this recipe go ahead and layer everything and save the tomatoes right before serving.
Do note that I highly recommend serving this at room temperature so if you prep this and store it in the fridge, pull it out about 30 minutes before serving it.
- 1 8oz cream cheese package
- 1 16 oz sour cream
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
- 1/4 c salsa
- 1 c shredded cheddar
- 3 roma tomatoes
- 1 2 oz can sliced black olives
- 1 c shredded lettuce (optional)
- soften the cream cheese
- Add the cream cheese and sour cream to a bowl. Beat with a mixer to combine.
- Add in the taco seasoning and mix to fully combine.
- Dice the tomatoes
- Shred the cheddar cheese
- Spread the cream cheese mixture in a serving dish or baking dish.
- Layer with salsa, cheese, tomatoes and black olives.