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Overhead view of layered taco dip with tortilla chips alongside.

Layered Taco Dip with Refried Beans

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  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen – Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This quick & easy make-ahead layered taco dip recipe is always a crowd-pleaser. Perfect for your next potluck, picnic, or game day gathering!


Units Scale
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans refried beans
  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning (or a 1-ounce package)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 large)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 3 medium)
  • Tortilla or corn chips, for serving


  1. Spread refried beans In the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish (or other casserole container) in an even layer.
  2. Peel and pit avocados and place in a medium bowl. Mash avocados with a fork, then add sour cream, mayonnaise, taco seasoning, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and mix well to combine. Spread over the top of the refried beans.
  3. Sprinkle shredded cheese over top, followed by olives, tomatoes, and green onions.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Serve taco dip chilled with tortilla or corn chips for dipping.


You can make the base layer and prep the toppings in advance - store separately in the refrigerator and sprinkle toppings on before serving for an easy, make-ahead party appetizer.

See my full post above for more tips and alternate ideas for dippers.


  • Serving Size: 2 scoops
  • Calories: 276
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 565.3 mg
  • Fat: 20.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.6 g
  • Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.3 mg
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