Oh So Easy Cold Taco Dip Recipe Only Six Ingredients

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This easy cold taco dip recipe is one of our family’s absolute favorite, go-to recipes.

We have it almost every time friends come over, and I have to confess to making it occasionally for supper (don’t judge – it’s that good!).

We love this dip – it’s easy an tasty taco dip with sour cream and cream cheese, and it seems a lot of people agree – it’s been re-pinned on Pinterest over 80,000 times! We love any dip recipes with cream cheese or sour cream!

Oh So Easy Taco Dip
Just waiting for tasty tomatoes and lettuce…

There’s always a lot of discussion in our house about how to serve this!

Hubby loves this cold taco dip served with Tostidos or other plain nacho chips, while the kids and I are becoming big fans of serving it with Doritos instead. We like the Doritos nacho cheese flavor best, because the kids aren’t real fans of spicy dips.

We’ve also tried making this taco dip without beans with an extra layer of guacamole or refried beans on the bottom, and it’s absolutely delicious.

Since so many canned refried beans taste like lardy liquid cardboard, I’d recommend homemade refried beans, if you have time. If you don’t, we like Ortega refried beans – they’re vegetarian and therefore made without lard.

This dip is a fairly mild taco dip, so it’s great to serve for kids or anyone who doesn’t love a lot of spice. If you want to add a kick too it, just add jalapenos or hot banana peppers to the top!

Here it is – our Six ingredient Oh So Easy Taco Dip.

easy cold taco dip for Doritos or Tostidos

Easy Cold Taco Dip Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz pkg (250 g) cream cheese
  • 8 oz pkg (250 ml) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning. Use store bought, or check out our recipe for a make-your-own taco seasoning here.
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • bag of tortilla or pita chips. We love Nacho Cheese Doritos; the spiciness of the Doritos chips is a nice match to the creaminess of the dip! This time, we used Tostitos multi-grain tortilla chips; which are a little bit healthier.

Here’s our easy cold taco dip recipe

  1. Mix one 8 oz pkg cream cheese, one 8 oz pkg sour cream and 2 tbsp taco seasoning. This blends much more smoothly if the cream cheese is room temperature.
  2. Spread in a 9″ x 13″ dish.
  3. Top with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and cover with shredded cheese.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to be served.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips or pita chips.

If you want, you can add different toppings to this Tostitos taco dip recipe, including black olives, green onions, green chilies, red onions, cilantro, or green peppers.

We even love adding jalapenos or hot banana peppers on top for a real kick of spice!

I was browsing around Amazon the other day, and I ran across this chiller bowl for dips. I think this is absolutely brilliant – just fill the bottom with ice, and it keeps dips cold for hours.

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Did you try this easy taco dip recipe? What did you think?

Let us know in the comments below!

Yield: 8 servings

Easy Cold Taco Dip

Easy Cold Taco Dip

This easy cold taco dip recipe is one of our absolute favorite, go-to recipes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 8 oz pkg (250 g) cream cheese
  • 8 oz pkg (250 ml) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • bag of tortilla or pita chips

Instructions

  1. Mix cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning. This blends more smoothly if the cream cheese is room temperature.
  2. Spread in a 9″ x 13″ dish.
  3. Top with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and cover with shredded cheese.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to be served.

Notes

Serve with tortilla chips, Doritos, fresh veggies, or pita chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 66mg Sodium: 452mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 9g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.
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11 comments

Marcy Brown May 18, 2019 - 5:40 pm

How far ahead can this dip be made & refrigerated since it has lettuce & tomatoes on it?

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M Caroline May 25, 2019 - 3:02 pm

Hi Marcy! I wouldn’t make it more than 24 hours ahead, since the lettuce may get a little soggy if it’s kept much more than that.

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alyssa July 3, 2019 - 6:44 pm

Yum! Our kids LOVED this!! Perfect for a busy day after camp.

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wilhelmina July 3, 2019 - 10:01 pm

We love this easy and delicious dip!

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Suzy July 11, 2019 - 4:28 am

Had me at six ingredients! This one is going to be on repeat all summer

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wilhelmina July 31, 2019 - 10:52 am

Made this for a party and it was a huge hit! Delicious!

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Erica August 1, 2019 - 10:48 am

THIS IS AMAZING! If you’ve ever scavenged for food at 2am and found some leftover Taco Bell in the fridge (which I definitely have) – this is way better! I don’t even bother with chips sometimes. Great taco flavors.

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Claire August 2, 2019 - 5:04 pm

I made this last night for friends, it was amazing and perfect for snacking on whilst we caught up (They have been on a world cruise for 6 months!) They said “Oh we have missed your cooking” Wish I could have taken credit 😉 but I directed them to your site….this recipe is a keeper! No wonder it has been pinned so many times!

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Nellie Tracy August 2, 2019 - 8:57 pm

Can’t get enough of this!

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Shadi Hasanzadenemati October 1, 2019 - 1:49 pm

Everyone at my house loved it! Tasted SO good!

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Jacque Hastert October 1, 2019 - 2:38 pm

I love how simple this is and that it is served cold. Perfect dip when you need something quick, easy, and tasty!

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