Easiest Mexican Layer Dip for Game Day {Recipe}

The Patriots are officially in the Super Bowl so it’s time to start preparing for my favorite Sunday of football and commercial watching and eating a million appetizers. While I usually use game days to try out new recipes, I have a few go-to dips that I make over and over again. Today I’m sharing my super easy Mexican Layer Dip. The best thing about it is that there are a few main ingredients, but after that, you can customize it however you want (I tend to go for lots of layers!).

Check out the recipe below – and note that taking a good photo of this dip was nearly impossible, so just know that it tastes far better than it looks… Enjoy!

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Dip Ingredients

  • 8 0z cream cheese (I usually go for whipped because it’s easier to spread, and because I love cream cheese, I use a little more than 8 oz)
  • Taco seasoning (I love the seasoning from Trader Joe’s, but you can use any)
  • 1 16 oz can refried beans (I use a little more than 3/4 of the can)
  • 1 16 oz jar salsa (I use medium or hot)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Optional Toppings

  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced jalapenos (more or less depending on how hot you want it)
  • 2.25 oz can chopped or sliced black olives


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix cream cheese with taco seasoning. Spread along bottom of an 8 x 12″ baking dish.
  • Spread refried beans on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Spread salsa on top of the refried beans layer.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of the salsa layer.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes on 350 degrees.
  • Finish with any or all of the option toppings.
  • Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

What are your favorite game day dip recipes? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. January 22, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Mexican dip was always one of my favorite things my mom would make growing up! Thanks for reminding me 🙂 Definitely going to have to try this recipe.

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  2. January 22, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    This looks so good! I love Mexican dips (really all things Mexican haha). We have a super bowl party to go to and Ive been looking for something to make. Thanks for sharing!

    • Katy
      March 6, 2015 / 2:13 am

      I love pretty much all Mexican foods too – hope you enjoy the dip!

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