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Taco Dip Recipe

Taco Dip Recipe

“This dip recipe is one of my favorites," says Aleta Amick of Madison, Wisconsin. "It’s so easy to make and always goes over well at the parties and large get-togethers I bring it to.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:26 servings


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained, optional
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and chili powder until smooth; stir in salsa. Spread cream cheese mixture over a large serving platter. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Layer cream cheese mixture with lettuce, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, tomato and olives if desired. Serve with chips. Yield: about 6-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 90 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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MistressBrenda User ID: 7858977 61735
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"what I would consider missing ingrediences, would be scallions (green onions), refried beans and inplace of the chedder and monerey jack cheeses, would be pre-packaged pre-seasoned "taco" cheese"

foxfire1379 User ID: 1138897 58162
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"This recipe is easy and delicious. It is a nice change from the layered dips that call for refried beans. I have made this several times."

schapdel User ID: 4414848 58161
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"I love this recipe! I added refried beans as a bottom layer and my fiance can't get enough of it!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 80928
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"Delicious even without the lettuce and olives!"

brookeyoung User ID: 1171794 147272
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2009

"This dip is so simple and my family eats it up in no time! I take it everywhere I go! Thanks"

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