Our taco dip with cream cheese is served on our big board. For a simple appetizer, serve our Best Taco Dip with your favorite toppings, surrounded by lettuce and chips for the best scooping. This is a fun fiesta board or to serve for a party for Cinco de Mayo or any holiday!

Best Taco Dip Board

I love to serve a big plate of dip with chips at a party! I’m so excited to get to share with you today our Best Taco Dip Recipe, a cream cheese taco dip that is perfect for any party celebration. This is my favorite thing to bring to potluycks and cook-outs and I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

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Best Taco Dip Board

This fiesta taco dip is so easy to make – you won’t believe it. I love that it’s an “anytime of year” dip, too. Which means it’s great for all seasons. For winter, think Christmas (red, white, and green chips – see the photos here). Spring? Serve this board for March Madness and Cinco de Mayo–perfect. Summer – you can add in the blue chips (red, white and blue) for Fourth of July. Set this out in the fall for back to school parties, or orange and white chips for Halloween. So many fun options!

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Of course we love this dip and chips served on our Big Board. Crisp shredded lettuce, shredded Mexican cheese and tomatoes always are toppings on my dip, but you can also add green onions and olives, too! Don’t forget the cilantro!

scooping taco dip

Why I love this dip

You’re in charge of appetizers this year? Here’s a very fun family recipe to make and serve to a large gathering. You can use your own 7 Layer Bean Dip Recipe, or grab the recipe below.

  • Everyone loves taco dip.
  • The perfect dip for any time of year.
  • You can spice it up and down (level of spice) as much as you want.
  • Serve it on a big board with other varieties of dips.
  • Scoop and enjoy!
limes on a Best Taco Dip Board

Gather these ingredients:

  • Cream cheese: make sure it’s softened
  • Sour cream
  • Taco seasoning packet (I only use 1/2, but you can choose the spice level you desire)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (I like Tillamook’s Mexican mix larger shreds)
  • Tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Lime: really adds a pop to the flavor!
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Hot jalapeños (optional)
  • Avocados (optional)
  • Pomegrante seeds (a touch for Christmas)
best taco dip with wood scoop

What is taco dip made of?

Taco dip is made with sour cream and cream cheese, with taco seasoning (you can use a storebought packet or make your own taco seasoning), and is topped with all of your favorite taco toppings. It’s sort of like a 7-layer dip – but without so many layers.

If you’re looking for a Vegan recipe, try this Vegan 7-layer dip! 7 Here’s my healthy version (made with heriloom tomatoes). It’s the ultimate combo of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes green onions, and black olives—all your favorite Mexican flavors!

a large round Taco Dip Board

How do you make this dip?

  1. Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning in a large bowl until light and creamy. I like to use my small KitchenAid or a hand mixer, to make it as creamy as you can get in, with no lumps.
  2. Spread the mixture on a large round plate. Top with shredded cheese, tomato, avocado, and pomegrante seeds (if in season), or your favorite toppings. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  3. Place the dip in the center of a board. Around the outside of the plate, arrange the shredded lettuce.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips on the outside!
chips on a board with taco dip

Tips and substitutions:

  • Here’s a tip about this dip. You can make it up the day of the party, but don’t let is sit in the fridge too long; thus it will get watery.
  • And always top it right before serving.
  • I buy pre-shredded lettuce, but you can finely chop your own lettuce, or use darker greens. Just make sure if you wash it first, it’s completely dry before putting on the board.
  • The seasoning packet that you buy in the grocery store has 12 tsp. of the taco seasoning. I like to use 6-8 tsp. We don’t like it to be too salty, so don’t go overboard with the seasoning!
  • Halve this recipe for a smaller gathering.
taking a bite of taco dip

Serve a Taco Dip Board any time of the year!

We love this dip served with tacos, enchiladas, or even for soup night. A fun dessert to serve (easy to make) is our Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream!

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Everyone is going to love this easy dip, so let’s get dippin’!

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  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
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Best Taco Dip Board

Our Best Taco Dip Board is a creamy taco dip made with cream cheese, layered with toppings, surrounded by lettuce and festive taco chips! Make on the 26-inch board.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 24
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Ingredients
 

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz container sour cream
  • 6-8 tsp. from a taco seasoning packet
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, I like Tillamook’s Mexican mix larger shreds
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 avocado, diced (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Pomegrante seeds
  • Shredded lettuce

Instructions
 

  • Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning in a large bowl until light and creamy. I like to use my small KitchenAid or a hand mixer, to make it as creamy as you can get in, with no lumps.
  • Spread the mixture on a large round plate. Top with shredded cheese, tomato, avocado, and pomegrante seeds (if in season), or your favorite toppings. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  • Place the dip in the center of a board. Around the outside of the plate, arrange the shredded lettuce.
  • Serve with tortilla chips on the outside!

Notes

Reposted from December 2021.
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 172kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 228mg, Potassium: 151mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 636IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 107mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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