Taco Dip

Taco Dip Recipe - Only a few ingredients and it's done in less than 10 minutes! | browneyedbaker.com

When I was a kid, I was absolutely infatuated with tacos. If we were at the mall and stopping to eat at the food court, I always wanted to go to Taco Bell. If my mom asked me what I wanted for dinner, the answer was always tacos. I couldn’t get enough of that seasoned beef in a crunchy shell and topped with lettuce, cheese and taco sauce, thank you very much.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I have been in love with this taco dip since elementary school.

Taco Dip Recipe - Only a few ingredients and it's done in less than 10 minutes! | browneyedbaker.com

While I love the simplicity of lettuce, tomato and cheese, you could add things like black beans, corn, green chilies… whatever you love to top your tacos with is fair game here. I highly recommend using your own <a href=”http://www.browneyedbaker.com/homemade-taco-seasoning-mix/”>homemade taco seasoning mix</a>, but store-bought packets will worth as well.

This dip has been around for as long as I can remember and one that my mom made often for get-togethers; everything from New Year’s Eve to Fourth of July. It was always a huge hit and as an adult, I’ve called it lunch on more than one occasion. After spending so much time talking about tacos, I’m inspired to revive a weekly taco night!

What are your favorite ways to make tacos?

Taco Dip Recipe - Only a few ingredients and it's done in less than 10 minutes! | browneyedbaker.com

One year ago: Bacon and Cashew Bourbon Caramel Corn
Two years ago: Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Four years ago: Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Five years ago: Tres Leches Cake
Seven years ago: Fluted Polenta Ricotta Cake

Taco Dip

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

My mom's old recipe for Taco Dip - only a few ingredients and it's ready in less than 10 minutes!

Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) container of sour cream
1½ cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning (or 1 store-bought packet)
Shredded lettuce
1 tomato, chopped
Shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise and taco seasoning until thoroughly blended. Spread in a 2-quart or 3-quart baking dish. Top with the shredded lettuce, chopped tomato and shredded cheese. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Leftovers can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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36 Responses to “Taco Dip”

  1. Sarah on July 1, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I LOVE layer dips. I especially love them with guacamole and olives. Yum yum yum…

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  2. Nick (Macheesmo) on July 1, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Dips like this are always my favorite at grill parties. Perfect for the upcoming weekend!

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  3. Krystle on July 1, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I love dips! This looks delicious…I will have to try this out this weekend

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  4. Alissa on July 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

    You can never go wrong with Taco Dip!

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  5. Eliana on July 1, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I’m normally dangerous around dip. If I had this one in front of me, I can see myself gobbling it all up. Looks delicious Michelle.

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  6. Lauren Norris on July 1, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Is it bad that I ate most of this for dinner last night??!? haha

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  7. Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes on July 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I, too, am obsessed with dips and appetizers. And I keep asking ,”when’s football season again?” because I miss it so much – mostly because of the food and fun it brings! I am so adding this one to my arsenal. xxSAS

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  8. Chris on July 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Guilty! I can’t say no to dips. This looks delish…and simple! 😉

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  9. Belinda @zomppa on July 1, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Great dip for the 4th!!

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  10. Cook with Madin on July 1, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I always love dips, this is one is a keeper. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Baking Serendipity on July 1, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    This looks great! I love the versatility and the edges lined with scoops :)

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  12. Heidi on July 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Bet the crisp cool lettuce contrasts nicely with the creaminess of the dip. My favorite guilty pleasure is BBQ Fritos (not always easy to fine) and French Onion Dip. Oh yeah!

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  13. Laura on July 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    OMG something about this taco dip turns me into a 12 year old saying Taco dip is my favorite thing ever ever evvver!
    But seriously, it is. I could (have) eat my weight in that stuff.

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  14. bridget {bake at 350} on July 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Taco dip is so dang good! And now I REALLY want some!

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  15. Magic of Spice on July 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    What a great dip, yum!

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  16. Ashley on July 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    How fun! I love a good dip recipe.

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  17. Jennifer Y. on July 9, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Taco dip is one of my all time favorites! I’m making a version of this for a get together tonight. I use cream cheese and sour cream and add scallions too. There is never any left–yum!

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  18. Jen @ How To: Simplify on July 13, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    One of my weaknesses is a delicious dip. I’m quite the snacker! I would love to sit down with a big bowl of this and go to town!

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  19. Courtney on July 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I made this dip for my little girl’s birthday party. It was absolutely fabulous!!! I made two pans and my crowd cleaned them out. I love your recipes. Thank you!!!

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  20. foodlvr on August 26, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I love taco dip too. Such a classic and just delicious. I could also make a meal of it. And have.

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  21. The Mistress of Spices on June 7, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Meant to tell you that I made this for our New Year’s Eve party last year, which had a “tropical” theme with foods inspired by warm places. It was delicious and so easy to make! Thanks very much for sharing.

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  22. sillycharli on December 2, 2011 at 4:39 am

    This dip uses the same basic principle mine does of mixing the sour cream with the taco seasoning, but I layer mine with beans, the sour cream/seasoning mixture, cheese, freshly chopped tomatoes, and olives! It’s delicious :). My mom even adds guacamole to hers. That’s the fun thing about dips, you can add whatever you want!

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  23. Debra Kapellakis on April 30, 2012 at 8:38 am

    WOW! This is so cool, quick, easy and yummy. I make my own taco seasoning too.

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  24. Cali @ Cali's Cuisine on April 29, 2015 at 6:07 am

    This is a great recipe to get kids involved in the kitchen! Great party idea!

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  25. Lisa Stevens on April 29, 2015 at 7:01 am

    This recipe brings back good memories of my kids. I’ve made this many times when my children were younger. My youngest son graduates from college this weekend and will be home. This is on my list of things to make for him! He will be soooo happy ( and of course Mom will be too).

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  26. Amber @ The Bewitched Baker on April 29, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Taco dips are wonderful! I grew up eating one like this as well, except my mother liked adding black olives! Yours sounds a little better for my tastes. :) Tacos are wonderful in whatever form.

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  27. Annabelle on April 29, 2015 at 7:18 am

    I thought Taco Dip would have meat in it also. Isn’t a Taco served with meat and the lettuce,tomato,etc. put on top? This reminds me more of Taco Salad.

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  28. Sara K. on April 29, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I’ve made a version of this in the past (very popular) that used sour cream, french onion dip (subbed for the mayo) and the taco seasoning. Yum!

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  29. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop on April 29, 2015 at 8:10 am

    I love taco dip. This looks so tasty!

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  30. Margie on April 29, 2015 at 8:36 am

    I’ve made a dip very similar to this but instead of mayo, blend the sour cream with 8 oz of cream cheese. It is amazing…something you may want to try.

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  31. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg on April 29, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Taco dip is always magical. I love the consistency and flavors. Usually, I end up over eating it! :)

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  32. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on April 29, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Looks delicious!

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  33. Morgan @ Managing Mommyhood on April 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

    This looks so good. We start testing to see if my breastfed son has grown out of his soy/dairy allergy in a month so I am now opening up myself to the hope of being able to eat ALL THE CHEESE.

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  34. Angie W. on April 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve been making this Fiesta Ranch Dip (http://www.sweetlittlebluebird.com/2014/01/fiesta-ranch-dip.html?m=1) for a while and love it, but I may have to switch it up with this yummy sounding recipe. :-)

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  35. Meghan on April 29, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    This is very very close to my family’s recipe except we use 8 oz of cream cheese instead of the mayo. Also we HAVE to use Ortega Taco Seasoning and Philly cream cheese or else it just doesn’t taste right. I may have to try it with mayo at some point…

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  36. Michelle on April 30, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I love to make this when I go to parties, people go crazy for it.

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