Everyone has a taco dip they LOVE. I know, I know, the internet is full of 7 layers of this dip and 25 layers of that served with some chips and perfect for gameday, but this taco dip changed everything for me. I remember the first time I had this taco dip, I was at my now husband’s parents house (back then just my cute boyfriend) and his mom (my now mother-in-law) went out into the garage fridge and came back in with this big plate of cheesy, lettuce covered, sour cream/cream cheese greatness. I took two bites and I was hooked, and as the years have gone on and we spend less time at their house and more in our own, I begged her to give me the recipe. What I love most about this recipe is that it’s so easy AND you prepare it the day before so when you sit down Sunday to watch football, all you need to do is grab the chips! Now, my mother-in-law makes so many great gameday foods, this is just one of many, but I HAD to share it with you all just in time for the playoffs…
8 oz of cream cheese
1 cup of sour cream
1 pkg of taco seasoning
¼ head of lettuce
4 scallions, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
A handful of black olives, sliced and diced (these add to the beauty of the presentation, and I know they don’t have an overpowering flavor but we are an olive-free house, so we left them off)
Are you ready for this, it’s literally 3 steps!
–MIX the sour cream, cream cheese, and taco seasoning in a bowl. I recommend allowing your cream cheese to come to room temperature for easier mixing!
–SPREAD the sour cream/cream cheese/taco seasoning mixture on a flat plate or serving dish. (Fun fact, my mother-in-law bought me the big flat plate you see in the pictures for Xmas last year because she knows I love making this!).
–CUT, CHOP, DICE, and SPREAD the remaining veggies/cheese in the order listed over the cream cheese/sour cream mixture!
First, the lettuce
Second, the scallions (my fave)
Third, the tomatoes
Finally, the shredded cheddar
Now that all your layers are added, cover the dish and stick it in the fridge overnight. I once asked my mother-in-law if you can skip the wait (I hate waiting), and she said this is truly vital to the recipe, the flavors need to meld together. I have since always opted to wait, but I won’t be there to keep you from doing an 8-hour chill. Grab your chips and enjoy! Need more ideas? View our list of top food options for holiday parties.