Taco Dip

Taco Dip

Easy taco dip made from only 4 ingredients and sure to be a crowd-pleaser! But be careful, once you start eating it can be hard to stop!

Taco dip is one of my favorite snacks. I really have to limit myself; I would eat the whole pan if I didn’t pay attention.

I learned this recipe from a friend’s mom in middle school, and have modified it a lot since then. I made it for a Super Bowl party my sophomore year in college, my first year at UCF, and brought it to my friend’s apartment…. and after that, she always demanded requested that I make it for any party we had.

It’s so easy to make, and so versatile, and makes a great appetizer to bring to a potluck. I love mine really cheesy, but you can do less cheese if you want. You can add toppings like lettuce and avocado and tomatoes, or whatever else you would add to a dip like this.

My recipe for Taco Dip is made warm, but you can also eat it cold as well. After you make it, any leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator. I like to reheat mine just enough to take the chill out of it, but not make it hot. Justin prefers to have the dip hot, so the cheese is all melted. I like to have a bit of cheese on top unmelted. But that’s the beauty of taco dip; you can eat it however you want!

I know a lot of dips are layered, but I prefer to have everything mixed up. When a dip gets too many layers, my chips tend to break before I get everything! By mixing it all together, you don’t have to make sure to dig to the bottom of the dish to get all of the flavors.

Step by Step

In a medium saucepan, heat the refried beans over medium heat, constantly stirring, until they are smooth. Make sure you stir enough so the beans don’t stick to the bottom of the pot and burn.

Once the beans are heated through, add in the taco seasoning, sour cream, and one cup of the cheese. Mix everything well until the cheese is completely melted and everything is combined together.

Taco Dip
Taco Dip

Spread the dip in an 8×8 glass baking dish and top it with the remaining cheese. You can serve the dip warm as it is, or bake it for a few minutes to melt the top layer of cheese. As I mentioned, it’s also good cold, so it can go in the refrigerator as well.

Taco Dip
Taco Dip

I usually serve my taco dip with Tostitos bite-sized chips just because I don’t like a large chip that will break easily. But at those times I don’t have any chips, I’ve also eaten it with Wheat Thins, and it works well enough.

Taco Dip


Taco Dip

Taco Dip

Easy taco dip made from only 4 ingredients and sure to be a crowd-pleaser! But be careful, once you start eating it can be hard to stop!
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, dip, refried beans
Servings: 8
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 cups mexican blend cheese (shredded)
  • Tortilla chips


  • In medium saucepan heat refried beans over medium heat until smooth
  • Add taco seasoning, sour cream, and 1 cup cheese
  • Mix until well blended and cheese is melted
  • Spread in baking dish
  • Top with remaining cheese
  • Serve warm or cold with tortilla chips
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Nutrition Facts
Taco Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 945mg39%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 985IU20%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 411mg41%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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23 thoughts on “Taco Dip”

  1. Ooh that does sound good! I probably would add diced tomatoes to the top of mine because my family is tomato-crazy but it sounds delish!

  2. Taco is one of our favorites to make during weekends. Definitely trying this taco dip, looks delicious and easy to make. A new way to enjoy our weekend tacos. Thanks for this recipe.

  3. Yumm! This sounds SO good! 😍 I will have to save this for when I have a get together. Perfect for munching! I also agree about dips with too many layers, I want ALL the goodness!!

  4. I haven’t tried to make taco dip before but I would love to. Your recipe will help me out a lot. Thanks so much!

  5. This dip sounds like it would be amazing! I am definitely going to have to try this with my family.

  6. I add this dip in my list of recipes to try. I wish I had read the post earlier today I would have done it. Thanks for sharing as usual, Stephanie.

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