7 Layer Dip

Who doesn’t like Seven Layer Dip. No one I know… except for me a few years ago. WHAAAAAAT?

You guys. I’m totally crazy. Why the heck didn’t I like Seven Layer Dip? Actually I can tell you why. Promise not to judge me? Sour Cream. It used to totally freak me out. I couldn’t even tell you why, but I used to freak out if it was even accidentally placed on my plate at dinner. Whaaaaat? Who am I?

Clearly, I’ve come a long way. And now I like sour cream. In fact it’s kinda awesome. Especially when you use to in 7 layer dip or in sour cream enchiladas. (Oh the enchiladas. To die for. Another post on another day) But one thing that still totally freaks me out is olives. I think I overdosed on them as a child and they now haunt me. So instead of topping this 7 layer dip with olives, I’ve topped it with something way way better. Bacon. And let’s not even go into the fact that I didn’t eat bacon until I went to Culinary School a few years ago. I was living under a rock. I know. Clearly I’ve come a long way in the past few years in terms of my eating habits.

So let’s get back to the dip. Bacon 7 Layer Dip. Bring it on Superbowl Sunday. I’m ready for ya!

There really isn’t any perfect recipe for 7 layer dip, it’s more of an abstract art.

Here is mine, starting with the bottom layer.

Re-fried beans mixed with a little salsa.

Sour Cream.

Shredded Cheddar Cheese.

Scallions. Or chives if you’re feeling fancy.

Guacamole. Lots and lots of Guacamole.

Chopped Cherry Tomatoes and a bit of salas.

Bacon. Perfectly crisp chopped bacon.

Layer those delicious ingredients on a large plate or whatever else you’d like and serve them up with a bag or two of tortilla chips and perhaps an ice cold beer.

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  1. Blog is the New Black

    I hate sour cream, too!!!! I’d like the dip, hold the white stuff! πŸ˜‰

  2. Emilie @ Emilie’s Enjoyables

    ahhh sour cream, I love it! Glad you’ve seen the light πŸ™‚

  3. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Ahh, that used to be me too! I couldn’t stand 7 layer dip – now I love it πŸ˜€ Although I don’t like the olives either so this is perfect for me πŸ˜€

  4. Kathleen

    Oh my goodness this sounds good. I’m salivating just thinking about it. It might be an obsession until I try in on Sunday during the game!

  5. HeatherChristo

    Making this this weekend. My husband will fall in love with me all over again.

  6. Virtually Homemade – Liz

    So funny…
    Mayo used to freak me out. I could not handle that creamy rich consistency. i would literally gag. Then for some reason in college I just flipped the switch and decided to like it. Go figure.
    The bacon on top looks good!

  7. Monika

    This is appetizer and dinner for me! I don’t like olives either, so this sounds delicious!!

  8. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    I like everything about this dip. I’m not going to be partaking in any Superbowl festivities, but I think I might make a batch of this…for me, myself, and I!

  9. Jen

    In my grandma’s recipe we mix a cup of sour cream with 2 tablespoons of mayo and a packet of taco seasoning, so good!!

  10. Kristen

    I love 7-layer bean dip and it’s always a huge success wherever I take it. I use a can of the spicy refried beans, but love the idea of adding salsa to it. Here’s something that I do that always makes people say “this is delicious, what makes it different?”….. I add a packet of taco seasoning mix to my sour cream. It gives it a really zesty flavor and makes it stand out from other dips and a great disguise for those of you that don’t like it.

    Happy Super Bowl Sunday and happy munching!!! πŸ™‚

  11. Linda

    I love many of your recipes, I was going to print this , and the link to print ,I couldn’t find it.Help.A fan of yours.

  12. marla

    At first glance I was in love with this dip. Then I realized it has bacon in it and I became even more smitten.

  13. Cookin’ Canuck

    I used to steer clear of the 7-layer dip, too but have seen the light now. Add some bacon and you’ve got a sure-fire winner!

  14. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit}

    This is a winner, perfect for superbowl this weekend since I’m in charge of appetizers at my husband’s friends house!

  15. Allison [Girl’s Guide to Social Media]

    I think I went through an anti-sour cream phase too. I know, right?! Insane in the membrane! Well, now I love sour cream. Mmm!

  16. Ann P.

    For some reason, I have an aversion to sour cream too! I wish I could get over it like you did! Last night I tried some jalapeno sour cream and it was OK, so maybe I’m getting there! πŸ™‚ This 7-layer dip looks amazing though! Perfect for the superbowl, and to console myself that the niner’s aren’t playing … wah.

  17. Nicole

    I definitely want to make this tomorrow. So if I add, say, a tablespoon or two of salsa to the refried beans and mix together that’ll be enough? I want to make sure the beans have some sort of (edible) flavor and this seems like a good alternative to taco seasoning.

    • Gaby

      Nicole, You can totally about a few tbsp of salsa. I’d probably go for 4 tbsp or so of salsa so people can taste it πŸ™‚

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