STREAMING NOW: Feast with Friends

Party Time Seven Layer Dip

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This makes a HUGE amount of dip, perfect for a party. It's very addictive, I've know people to ladle this out onto their plates, as if it were the main course and not the dip. I usually make the bean and guacamole layers the night before and assemble the total dip right before people show up.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bean layer: In a bowl, mash everything together until smooth, set aside.
  2. Guacamole layer: Mash everything together until smooth.
  3. If you are making the guacamole ahead of time, cover it very tightly with plastic wrap.
  4. The wrap should rest on top of the guac, not above it.
  5. Don't even think about putting the avocado pit in the guac to keep it green, it's not going to work.
  6. What works is the lime juice in the guac and the plastic wrap on the guac, to keep out the air.
  7. Even after 24 hours the guac is not going to be a gorgeous green, but no one will care, it will taste delicious anyway, and have another 5 layers of stuff over it.
  8. Other layers: In a large, straight-sided glass dish, spread the bean layer across the bottom.
  9. Spread half the tomatoes over the bean layer.
  10. Spread the guacamole over the chopped tomatoes.
  11. Spread the drained salsa over the guacamole, then the sour cream over the salsa, then the other half of the tomatoes, then the grated Cheddar.
  12. You can add some black olives over the Cheddar, and then you can call it Eight Layer Dip.
  13. Serve with lots of tortilla chips.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a