Bean Dip Recipe

Bean Dip Recipe

Seven Layer Bean Dip

Whenever I am invited to a party or event that I am required to bring a dish to, I usually put in a request to bring an appetizer. I just love dipping and snacking, so creating fun and tasty appetizers is right up my alley!

The following recipe is for one of my all-time party favorites:  Seven Layer Bean Dip! The fun thing about bean dip is that everyone makes it just a little different from the next person. This dip has been a party favorite for us for many years now.

What makes this dish a bit more fun than some other bean dips I have tried is how attractive it looks. By layering the dip as I suggest, you will end up with a very colorful appetizer, which will appeal to the eye as well as the taste buds! I suggest a flat, square dish or an oval shape for the best effect, but the dish should be shallow, so that the layers really show up.


1 15 Oz. can refried beans

1/2 C. Sour Cream

1 pouch guacamole (spicy, if preferred)

1/2 C. Medium Salsa

1/2 C. Shredded Cheese (Shredded Cheddar or a Mexi-Blend work well!)

1/4 C. Chopped Scallions

1/4 C. Chopped Plum Tomatoes


Using a rubber spatula will really help you layer this dish. Start by opening your can of refried beans, and scraping it into your dish. Flatten out the beans as much as possible for the first layer, all the way to the edge of the dish.

Rinse off your spatula between layers.

For the Sour Cream layer, spread it evenly over the beans almost to the edge, leaving a circle of brown under the white.

Guacamole spreads very nicely for the next layer, followed by the salsa.

Over the salsa, spread your shredded cheese evenly and top with colorful tomatoes and chopped scallions.

I have always found that this dip is BEST when served with Frito-Lay Scoops. The flavors are outstanding with tortilla chips as well. Enjoy!