My Mom’s Super Easy Taco Dip: A Guaranteed Hit!

My mom has been making this easy taco dip recipe for literally as long as I can remember. My parents always hosted a New Year’s Eve party and this dip was a staple; it was also made often for summer cookouts. The dip is made with mayonnaise, sour cream, and taco seasonings, then covered in your favorite taco toppings. If you’re a taco lover, grab your favorite chips and dig in!

Taco dip in a white casserole dish with a bowl of chips in the background.

Do you have a child that is obsessed with one particular food? That they would request for every single meal if they could? Maybe it’s chicken nuggets or mac and cheese… Dominic would certainly eat Sunbutter and jelly sandwiches morning, noon, and night if he could.

Me? 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.

Mayonnaise, sour cream, and taco seasoning in a glass bowl.

How Easy Is It To Make This Taco Dip?

E.A.S.Y. So, so easy. 10 minutes easy.

All you’ll need to do is whisk together some mayonnaise, sour cream, and taco seasoning; I highly recommend using your own homemade taco seasoning mix, but a store-bought packet will work as well. Then, go crazy with those toppings! I love the simplicity of lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese, but add whatever you like – black beans, corn, green chiles, chopped avocado, drizzle it with taco sauce or salsa… the sky is the limit.

Taco dip mixed together in a glass bowl.

Every single time I have made this dip, it has disappeared entirely. No leftovers. It hasn’t mattered how many people were at the gathering; never a bite left behind.

So whether you have a little taco lover in your family or are just looking for a quick and easy dip recipe that you can pop in the fridge until it’s served, this old recipe will serve you well.

Happy dipping!

More Cold Dips Perfect for Summer Snacking

A hand holding a chip that was dipped into taco dip.

Four years ago: Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Ganache Frosting
Five years ago: Pizza Burgers
Six years ago: Tomato Mozzarella Tart
Seven years ago: Hot Corn and Cheese Dip
Eleven years ago: Pasta Fagioli

Easy Taco Dip

Servings 6 to 8 servings
Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Author: Michelle

My mom's easy taco dip recipe is made with mayo, sour cream, taco seasoning, and toppings galore. Perfect for movie nights, BBQs or parties!


  • 16
    sour cream
  • cups
  • 2
    (or 1 store-bought packet)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 1
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise and taco seasoning until thoroughly blended.

  2. Spread in a square casserole 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.

Recipe Notes:

Nutritional values are based on one serving


Calories: 218kcal
Fat: 17g
Saturated fat: 9g
Cholesterol: 48mg
Sodium: 610mg
Potassium: 200mg
Carbohydrates: 12g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 9g
Protein: 3g
Vitamin A: 820%
Vitamin C: 4.2%
Calcium: 121%
Iron: 0.4%

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Update Notes: This recipe was originally published in July 2010, updated in April 2015 with new photos, and refreshed again in July 2019 with updated photos and improvements to recipe tips and instructions.