Whether it’s football game day in the fall or winter, there’s nothing better than wandering over to the food table and finding the best Mexican 7 layer dip. It’s the best I’ve ever had!
Alright, you’ve been assigned a dip or appetizer and you just don’t have time to slave over something extravagant, but you also want to show up having shown a little more effort than just a bag of pretzels. Introducing the Best Mexican 7 Layer Dip. That’s right, this version is better than any other.
We’ve teamed up with Marzetti to share a simple Veggie Dip recipe that will have your guests devouring, and even begging for more of your recipe at the next game day party with all of your favorite people.
What is the Best 7 Layer Dip
Mexican 7 Layer Dip is basically the same everywhere, refried beans- typically pinto, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, salsa or tomatoes, olives and green onions.
I had my very first 7 Layer Dip from a friend in high school, Steffanie Leopard who totally rocked it at a Young Women’s get together (girls ages 12-18) from my church. We all sat down and dug in, absolutely loving every bite. Oh to be young and not think a moment about what we are eating.
Our Best Mexican 7 Layer Dip takes things to a whole new level. I mean, we love the original, but I was missing some flavor and on a whim I decided that you know what, even if this isn’t what the rest of the blogosphere is doing, if it’s the best Mexican 7 layer dip then who cares if it’s different as long as it’s awesome!
The Best Mexican 7 Layer Dip
Alright, so our traditional bottom layer of beans is still there. We start off with refried pinto beans which we throw in our Homemade Taco Seasoning, which has even more flavor than others, so definitely make yourself a jar to keep in the cupboard.
Next up, creamy guacamole. Simple, clean, fresh and definitely sits best next to those flavorful beans.
Ahhhh, now things are happening. The secret to our Mexican dip is Marzetti ranch. You can use original or Southwest Ranch, both are fantastic, so it’s up to you, but lately we’ve been busting out the Southwestern.
Marzetti is thick and creamy like sour cream but sour cream can kind of just sit on your palate, while Marzetti has that texture that is meant to be dipped and enjoyed.
Grated cheese- we chose colby jack, but you could do cheddar or pepper jack, goes on next.
Tomatoes or Salsa on 7 Layer Dip
It’s garnish time! We have been more drawn to tomatoes versus salsa lately. I feel like the salsa gets a tad watery and that can ruin the thick and creamy dip, and it definitely can make the cheese soggy quite quickly. However, salsa is awesome so you really can’t go wrong in using that instead.
We like to use grape tomatoes because they have great flavor, and they don’t release as much water as the basic vine or roma tomato.
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The Best Mexican 7 Layer Dip
Serve with chips! We can get away with making the dip up to 24 hours ahead of time as long as we don't use the salsa.
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 230 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 540mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 1g Protein: 10g
Serve with chips!
We can get away with making the dip up to 24 hours ahead of time as long as we don't use the salsa.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Marzetti Veggie Dips. The opinions and text are all mine.