Spooky 8-Layer Taco Dip is the perfect appetizer and party food for all of your Halloween festivities. This no-bake dip is a winner every time and is the first dip devoured at any party. It only takes 5 minutes to put together, but your guests will think that you spent all day in the kitchen!
Making the Spooky 8-Layer Taco Dip:
The Spooky 8-Layer Taco Dip is basically just a layered dip. Before assembling the dip, however, I combined part of the sour cream with some taco seasoning, and set it aside.
Then, I started layering the ingredients in a 9-inch quiche dish. You could use whatever type of dish you wanted, but the 9-inch quiche dish was perfect for me.
First, I spread the contents of a can of fat-free refried beans on the bottom of the quiche dish. Then, I spread the sour cream/taco seasoning mixture on top of the refried beans. Next, I spread the salsa over the sour cream mixture. Finally, I spread the guacamole over the salsa.
I spread all the ingredients except for the guacamole to the edges of the quiche dish. For the guacamole, I left about 1-1/2 inch border from the sides. The reason was that I was going to layer the other ingredients along the sides, leaving the guacamole exposed.
Moving on, I sprinkled shredded Cheddar cheese around the outer part of the dip. Then, I sprinkled diced tomatoes on top of the shredded cheese, followed by sliced black olives, and sliced green onions.
The Spooky Part for the 8-Layer Spooky Taco Dip:
Ordinarily, I would have spread the cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onions on top of the guacamole. However, in honor of Halloween, I decided to leave most of the guacamole exposed so that I could create a spider web with sour cream. To do this, I used a #4 round tip and a piping bag filled with a small amount of sour cream.
I started by placing a dollop of sour cream in the center of the guacamole. Then, I made several circles around the center.
I didn’t worry too much about my piping skills because I then took a toothpick, and dragged it from the center to beyond the outer ring to form the spider web.
I finished the Spooky 8-Layer Taco Dip by placing a plastic black spider in the center of the spider web!
I served the Spooky 8-Layer Taco Dip with crispy tortilla chips on the side. Every bite was totally awesome. The combination of the refried beans, sour cream with taco seasoning, salsa, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and green onions was to die for. This is an amazing Halloween dip that took minutes to make, for an unforgettable treat. Yum!
Spooky 8-Layer Taco Dip
- 1 1/4 cups light sour cream, divided
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
- 14.5 ounce can fat-free refried beans
- 1 cup chunky salsa, drained (See Note 1)
- 1 cup guacamole
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes, cored and seeded
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives, drained
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions, tops only
- Tortilla Chips
- Combine 1 cup sour cream and taco seasoning in a small bowl. Set aside
- Spread refried beans in bottom of a 9-inch dish.
- Spread sour cream/taco seasoning mixture on top of refried beans.
- Spread drained salsa on top of sour cream/taco seasoning mixture.
- Top with guacamole, leaving a 1-1/2 to 2-inch border around dish,
- Sprinkle shredded cheese around outer edge of dish.
- Sprinkle tomatoes, olives, and green onions on top of shredded cheese.
- Place remaining sour cream in pastry bag fitted with #4 round tip (See Note 2).
- Place dollop of sour cream in center of guacamole. Pipe several circles around center dollop.
- Using a toothpick, make spider web, starting in the center dollop and dragging it to beyond the outer circle of sour cream.
- Place plastic spider in center of spider web.
- Cover and refrigerate.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
- Yield: 12 servings.
Chula's Expert Tips
- The reason for draining the salsa is that otherwise, it could make the dip watery.
- May place sour cream in a ziploc bag, and snip off the corner rather than using the piping bag and tip.