9 Layer Bean Dip

9 Layer Bean Dip Recipe
I made this 9 Layer Bean Dip a few days ago for some company, the plate was practically licked clean in about 2 minutes!  Ok, maybe it was just the two of us.  Haha! It is pretty simple but full of many great flavors!

9-Layer Bean Dip

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  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 1 c. Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 c. guacamole
  • 1 (16 oz) container sour cream
  • 2 c. salsa
  • 1 c. Mexican blend cheese (or cheddar), shredded
  • 1 small can (6 oz) diced olives
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced, lightly salted and peppered
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped (or to taste)
  • 2-3 green onions, chopped
  • Taco sauce (optional, sprinkle over the top before serving)


  • Combine refried beans and taco seasoning in a bowl and stir together (if you want a HOT bean dip, do this in a saucepan on the stove over medium heat). When the taco seasoning is mixed in well, spread mixture on a large serving platter (or 9x13 baking dish).
  • Layer remaining ingredients, in order, over beans. I like to sprinkle a little extra cheese near the top layers, but you can do whatever you like!


  1. AudreyO says:

    My sister and niece were visiting and my niece said "I want nachos" so when I asked my sister what on earth I should make, my sister told me to grab a paper, open a can of beans and then add to that. My niece loved them. Your post reminded me of this wonderful visit.

  2. Kristy says:

    How many does this recipe serve? It sounds delicious!

    • Emily says:

      It will feed a small crowd as an appetizer.

  3. Karan says:

    What size can of beans do you use? Can’t wait to try it. Thanks of the post.

  4. anne says:

    Hmmmmm…..Don’t think I’ve ever seen 7 or 9 layer dip without ground beef in it??

    • jean says:

      I have never seen a layered taco tip WITH any kind of meat in it. i have made this for 40 years now.

  5. kuldeep says:

    Hi I am going to have a party and am going to have about 20 to 25 people come do you think this is enough or should I double the recipie

    • Emily says:

      If there is going to be a lot of other food there, one pan would be fine. If this is the main appetizer, I would do two.

  6. Kathye says:

    How long (hrs) before it is to be served can you make it? My concern is about the avocados. If the avocado is covered, will it oxidize? Thx

    • Erica says:

      We usually serve it immediately so the avocado stays fresh

    • jean says:

      If I want avocados or guacamole on mine, I add them just before serving. I make this dip the night before I serve it so the flavors can meld. The avocado flavor does not need to do this.

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