Perfect for any party or occasion, this no-bake taco dip is SO easy-to-make, delicious, and sure to be a crowd pleaser! Read on for the easy recipe and dip directions – thanks to Shamrock Farms and Arizona Milk Producers for sponsoring this post.
It just isn’t a party without a good dip, am I right?! We love a good dip recipe and taco dip ranks up right up there! Not only is it delish, but it is SO easy to make! Really, it’s good for any occasion, but I especially love it in the summertime because there is absolutely no cooking or heating involved for this one! So it’s perfect for whipping up before heading out to the pool with friends (and we do A LOT of that here in the sunny Arizona desert)! Yum!! Doesn’t it look tasty?! That particular batch was demolished VERY quickly by 4 adults and 5 kids! So, be prepared to have no leftovers of this one! It’s THAT good!
What’s in Taco Dip?
Not only is the recipe no-bake, but you can really use whatever taco toppings you like once you put together your base layer! So, it’s a fully customizable dish! For your base layer, you’ll need cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning. You can use a store-bought taco seasoning packet or opt for your own homemade taco seasoning. You just mix the cream cheese together with the sour cream and taco seasoning – ideally using a hand mixer or some strong hand stirring action on your part to really get things smooth and creamy. It helps if the cream cheese starts closer to room temperature! Now I realize that base layer doesn’t look super appetizing on its own, but I promise it’s delicious! For things like this we love using Shamrock Farms products as they’re made with with pure, wholesome milk containing no added growth hormones. They’re a local company for us (Arizona family-owned) and we love supporting local! You can even take a tour of their working dairy farm here (during October – May). Their sour cream is perfectly smooth and creamy, so it was the perfect base for the dip!You’ll spread that base layer into a serving dish and top with your favorite taco toppings. I usually opt for “classics” like shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and sliced olives, but you can really do whatever you like! Just don’t forget the shredded cheese!!! Cheeeeeese!Thanks to our June Dairy Month partnership with the Arizona Milk Producers, we had some of this delicious Arizona Farms Cheddar Cheese to use. I love that with the Arizona Milk Producers they produce only high-quality milk from healthy well cared for cows. Plus, there’s no added hormones and the products are antibiotic free! That makes for even better cheese! And, it’s perfect for shredding! I like shredding my own anyway – especially in dishes like this as it has such a better texture when you do it yourself. Cheddar is my go-to cheese for this dip, along with some Pepper Jack for a little kick. But, just like the other toppings, you really can use any cheese you like! Super easy and super delicious! Really, it may be our favorite cold dip! If you need a good, creamy hot dip recipe though, you’ll have to try our loaded baked potato dip. That one is DIVINE too…but I prefer this taco dip in the summer! Anything to not heat up the house when it’s blazing hot out!
Easy Taco Dip Recipe
Here’s the easy recipe:
- 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- 16 oz sour cream
- 1 package taco seasoning mix (or 3 TBSP of your own homemade mix)
- 1.5 cups shredded cheese (cheddar and/or pepper jack)
- 1-2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
- 2 small Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 small can sliced black olives, drained
- 2 green onions, finely sliced
- In a small bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning mix. Use a hand mixer or stir vigorously to mix well and give nice consistency.
- Spread mixture evenly across the bottom of a serving dish (I like to use a large pie dish).
- Top mixture with shredded lettuce and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Then sprinkle on tomatoes, olives, green onions, the rest of the cheese (and any other desired toppings).
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips and enjoy!
You can add (or omit) to the toppings list above with any of your favorite taco toppings. Additional tasty ideas include sliced jalapeños, chopped avocado, black beans, etc.
YUMMMMmmm! This is sure to be a hit for any of your upcoming gathering! So, be sure to pin this recipe and then head to the store to pick up your ingredients! And in celebration of Dairy Month, we have an AWESOME giveaway from Shamrock Farms and Arizona Milk Producers to help you stock up at the store to make this and your other favorite dairy-filled recipes!
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- Peanut Butter Banana Fudgsicles
- Hot Loaded Baked Potato Dip
- Cheesy Baked Ziti
- Loaded Baked Potato Breakfast Casserole
- Cheesy Broccoli Bake
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