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Vegetarian

7 Layer Dip with Homemade Baked Beans

Prep

20 minutes

Cook

10 minutes

Yield

8-10

This easy, peasy 7 layer dip recipe is one for the books! It has 7 layers of deliciousness from cheese, all the way to refried beans. This recipe is perfect for game day, a potluck, or just as a fun snack to make up for after-school. Get creative and add your own layers!

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Why you’ll love this 7 layer dip:

  • Quick: Make this recipe in only 30-minutes
  • Versatile: Omit or add your own layers to this recipe based on what your family likes
  • Party Pleaser: Everyone loves a good 7 layer dip served with nachos at a party

Ingredient Notes:

Refried Beans: Refried beans is a dish of cooked and mashed beans that are traditionally found in Mexican cuisine. There are several different ways to make refried beans and if you are extra lazy, you can even buy them pre-made at the store to add to this dish or omit them completely.

Avocados: Avocados are a great source of potassium, and they are packed with monounsaturated fats aka healthy fats. They are also high in fiber and folate and make a great layer in this 7 layer dip.

Side angle of a 7 layer dip on countertop

How to make 7 layer dip:

  1. To make the refried beans, drain + rinse the can of black beans and transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Use a fork or hand mixer to roughly mash the beans to desired consistency. Add olive oil, black beans, & diced red onion to a pot over medium-high heat. Cook for 5 minutes until the onion + beans soften, and become fragrant. Add all of the spices, cooking for another 1 – 2 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce + lemon juice, stir and cook to combine the liquid. Add the heavy cream, cooking for another 1 – 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to 9×13 in glass casserole dish.  Spread evenly and allow to cool in the fridge.
  2. To make the avocado layer, mash the two ripe avocados in a small bowl until smooth. Add the chopped green onion, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, + lime juice. Mix until combined.
  3. Spread evenly onto the cooled refried bean layer.
  4. Add the sour cream on top of the avocado layer, spread evenly.
  5. Add the salsa on top of the sour cream layer, spread evenly.
  6. Grate the cheddar cheese and transfer evenly on top of the salsa.
  7. Top the cheese with the diced tomato.
  8. Sprinkle minced onion flakes, sliced olives, and fresh cilantro. 
  9. Serve with tortilla chips!

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Can I make this 7 layer dip vegan? Replace the heavy cream with plant-based milk, sour cream for vegan sour cream, and your favorite plant-based cheese to make vegan. 

What other layers can I add? Add any other layers of your choosing like lettuce, extra cheese, sour cream with taco spices, taco meat, etc.

Storage: Any leftover dip can be covered and stored in the fridge for 3-4 days. However, it’s always best consumed fresh.

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7 Layer Dip with Homemade Baked Beans

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American-Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This crowd-pleasing 7 layer dip is the perfect recipe for a game day, after-school snack, or pot luck. Get creative and add your own layers!


Ingredients

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For the Refried Bean Layer:

1 tbsp olive oil

1 small red onion (finely diced)

1540ml can black beans

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

1 tsp chili flakes

1 ½ tbsp hot sauce

2 tsp lime juice

1 tbsp heavy cream

For the Avocado Layer:

2 large ripe avocados

3 sprigs of green onion (chopped)

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

2 tsp lime juice

1 ½ cups sour cream

2 cups salsa (store-bought or homemade)

1 large tomato (diced)

2 + cups cheddar cheese (grated)

¼ cup olives (sliced)

2 tbsp minced onion flakes

1/3 cup cilantro leaves

tortilla chips


Instructions

To make the refried beans, drain + rinse the can of black beans and transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Use a fork or hand mixer to roughly mash the beans to desired consistency. Add olive oil, black beans, & diced red onion to a pot over medium-high heat. Cook for 5 minutes until the onion + beans soften, and become fragrant. Add all of the spices, cooking for another 1 – 2 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce + lemon juice, stir and cook to combine the liquid. Add the heavy cream, cooking for another 1 – 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to 9×13 in glass casserole dish.  Spread evenly and allow to cool in the fridge.

To make the avocado layer, mash the two ripe avocados in a small bowl until smooth. Add the chopped green onion, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, + lime juice. Mix until combined.

Spread evenly onto the cooled refried bean layer.

Add the sour cream on top of the avocado layer, spread evenly.

Add the salsa on top of the sour cream layer, spread evenly.

Grate the cheddar cheese and transfer evenly on top of the salsa.

Top the cheese with the diced tomato.

Sprinkle minced onion flakes, sliced olives, and fresh cilantro. 

Serve with tortilla chips!


Notes

Replace the heavy cream with plant-based milk, sour cream for vegan sour cream, and your favorite plant-based cheese to make VEGAN!

Use your favorite cheese or cheese mix for this dip!

Add any other layers of your choosing like lettuce, extra cheese, sour cream with taco spices, etc.!

Serve this dip at ANY party!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 333
  • Sugar: 3.4g
  • Sodium: 1046.5mg
  • Fat: 23.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.7g
  • Fiber: 7.6g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 39.1mg

Keywords: bean, recipe, easy, best, cream, cheese

Whitney

I will be making this tonight for my office Christmas party, wish me luck!

Maria Koutsogiannis

yes!! How did it go?!

Jade O

I made this for dinner last night. It was absolutely amazing! I made it as is in the recipe and wouldn’t change a thing. 10 stars!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much!

Iris

Genuinely my favorite dip I have ever tried, such a simple and consistent taste!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Isn’t it so easy and so good?!

Yasmine

So so good! I added my cream lentils recipe to the bottom, was super good!

Maria Koutsogiannis

it’s sooo good!

Helen

WOW! I took this dish to a friend’s house and everyone loved it!

Maria Koutsogiannis

I am so glad everything loved it!

Fay

So delicious! I brought this to a gathering and it was the first thing gone! It’s very easy to make too.

Gillian

This dip is amazing. I have made this several times for various gatherings and it’s always a hit and I get many comments about how delicious it is.

Maria Koutsogiannis

I am so glad you loved this dip!

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