Mexican Layer Dip

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

A delicious, quick, and easy Mexican Layer Dip recipe that includes sour cream, avocado and tasty cheese – a fun recipe to make with the kids!

I love how easy this Mexican Layer Dip is to make! It can literally be whipped up in 10 minutes, making it a great affordable dish to enjoy with the family or to bring along to BBQ’s (once we’re allowed out and about again!). It’s a definite crowd-pleaser!

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This delicious masterpiece only requires a few ingredients, and is so simple to throw together that even the kids can make it.

Refried beans are not usually my favourite thing, but mixed with some Mexican seasoning it makes a great base for this Mexican Layer Dip.

This is a 5 layer Mexican Dip, however you could easily add a few additional layers of lettuce, capsicum, olives or spring onions if you wanted to make it healthier or stretch it further.

I make this dip in a square casserole dish, but any nice shallow dish would be perfect for this recipe.


mexican layer dip

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 min


  • 2 packets of corn chips
  • 450g can refried beans
  • 35g packet taco season mix
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or enough to cover one layer)
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup ready made salsa
  • 1/23/4 cup grated tasty cheese


  1. In a small bow, mix together the refried beans and taco seasoning.
  2. Spoon bean mixture into the base of a shallow square casserole dish, spread to form bottom layer.
  3. Spread sour cream evenly over bottom layer.
  4. In a small bowl mix together avocado and lemon juice, stir in tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Carefully spoon avocado mixture over sour cream.
  6. Evenly pour the salsa to form next layer.
  7. Finally sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Serve with corn chips.

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Sunshine Mands May 5, 2013 - 3:31 PM

Thanks for this. I used to do one with cream cheese, but have decided I am no longer comfortable givng that to my children so this is a great alternative

Cassandra May 6, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Mine is slightly different I use a small tub of sour cream, no lemon juice or salsa. I put re fried beans on bottom, then avo, then mix sour cream and taco seasoning together as next layer, tomatos and a few shallots pieces then cheese on top. I use a $2 container rectangle container from junkie shops with the lid. Yum making my mouth water.

Katrina May 6, 2013 - 12:23 PM

It’s making my mouth water too, yummo, thanks for sharing your version Cassandra 🙂

Coral December 18, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Katrina can this be made the day before or do you need to make it same day as eaten

Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 20, 2017 - 9:58 AM

If you made it the day before the avocado may go a little brown around the edges (The lemon juice will keep most of it from going brown, but if you were serving it at a party or something, I would suggest trying it before hand. The tomatoes may also make the cheese soggy.

Fi @ My Mummy Daze May 7, 2013 - 11:06 AM

*drool* this is one of my all-time favourite dips!! Love it! I could go with some now… Fi xx

shell.kel May 10, 2013 - 7:39 PM

yum! I will have to give this one a go great to take to parties


Liz January 22, 2016 - 9:08 AM

I do .. Bottom layer – mix together 4 bean mix, chopped tomatoes, chopped red onion. Next layer – chopped/sliced lettuce, next layer – large tub of sour cream, top layer – crushed/broken cheese flavoured Doritos.

Christine Macdonald January 26, 2016 - 2:08 AM

Both sound delicious. Might have to get making. Happy Australia Day lunch!!!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 28, 2016 - 10:29 AM

Hope you enjoyed it on Australia Day 🙂

Tyla September 21, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Just a tip cook the dip in the oven then everything stays on your chip. It’s delicious!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 22, 2016 - 10:07 AM

this is clever idea Tyla, and warmed would be sooo good too.

Denise Ramsey April 27, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Delicious Katrina thanks. Wouldn’t change a thing!

Kaycee December 22, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Like someone else stated, I also add the taco seasoning to the sour cream but I also add a tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 7, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Sounds so yummy! 🙂

Lyn May 7, 2020 - 10:35 AM

Made this last week so good, everyone loves it!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 12, 2020 - 2:24 PM

That’s great to hear! Thank you for this feedback Lyn. Kat x

Bee October 31, 2020 - 11:57 AM

Is this ok, made a few hours prior, or should the salsa and cheese be placed on just before serving?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 2, 2020 - 2:47 PM

A few hours prior should be fine 🙂 Hope you enjoyed your Mexican Layer Dip! Kat x

Linda April 10, 2021 - 4:52 PM

Older version.
Mash avocado as base.
Stir taco seasoning into sour cream – preferably night before to enhance flavour – use as 2nd layer.
Cut up fresh tomato and spring onion (no indigestion issues but original was a raw onion) for 3rd layer.
Top with grated Kraft block cheese.


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