Fiesta Taco Dip Recipe

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Today I’m sharing my scrumptious Fiesta Taco Dip recipe. It reminds me of my second home on the Pacific shores of Mexico where every day is full of sunshine, good food and plenty of fun fiestas! Yesterday my husband and I just returned to California from a 3.5 week Mexican vacation. So for the next two weeks on the blog I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Mexican party dips and recipes that I know you’ll enjoy too.

Fiesta Taco Dip Recipe

Ingredients for Taco Dip Recipe

You may be wondering, what’s in a taco dip and how long does it take to make it? To answer your question, these are all the ingredients you’ll need: a softened block of cream cheese, sour cream, a packet of taco seasoning mix, and a small can of mild diced green chilies. For garnishes you’ll need a large leaf of Romaine lettuce, diced grape tomatoes, sliced black olives, diced green bell pepper, diced red onion, and shredded cheddar cheese. And last but not least – a large bag of restaurant-style tortilla chips! And you’ll be excited to know this fiesta taco dip recipe takes only 15 minutes to make.

Fiesta Taco Dip

How to Make Taco Dip

Here’s how to make this easy taco dip recipe: add the softened block of cream cheese to a medium mixing bowl. Add in the sour cream and the packet of taco seasoning. Mix the ingredients together until the taco dip is smooth and creamy. You can either mix this by hand or use a stand mixer with the flat beater attachment. Add in the mild diced green chilies and stir again until incorporated.

Easy Taco Dip Recipe

Select a large piece of Romaine lettuce as the base for serving your tasty appetizer. Place the clean lettuce leaf across a medium-sized plate. Spoon the dip directly on top of the lettuce leaf. Leave about an inch of the lettuce showing all the way around.

How to Make Taco Dip

Sprinkle the top of the taco dip with diced tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, and sliced olives.

Fiesta Taco Dip with Cream Cheese

You can stop here and enjoy this tasty cream cheese taco dip as is, or you can go all out by creating the festive Mexican look that I love by adding some tasty shredded cheddar cheese! You can also choose to sprinkle cheddar cheese over the entire surface of the dip and then add the other garnishes on top.

Fiesta Taco Dip Recipes

South of the border the food is filled with fabulous aromas, flavors, textures and colors. When we get together with friends in Mexico we enjoy beautiful food and drinks. When I get back to California I’m filled with inspiration for sharing a variety of Mexican-inspired recipes that can help make your parties and gatherings festive and fun!

Fiesta Taco Dip. A quick an easy Mexican appetizer. Perfect recipe for game day as well as parties, gatherings and Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Here are a few close-up shots of this festive taco dip recipe. Enjoy!

Quick and easy cream cheese taco dip recipe.

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The Mexican serveware shown in this post were purchased in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. But below are some similar items and a few extras that you can purchase straight through Amazon. Best wishes for planning your own unique fiesta. Happy shopping!

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Fiesta Taco Dip Recipe

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Today I’m sharing my scrumptious Fiesta Taco Dip recipe. It reminds me of my second home on the Pacific shores of Mexico where every day is full of sunshine, good food and plenty of fun fiestas!




  • 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning mix (1 ounce)
  • 1 4-ounce can of mild, diced green chilies


1 large leaf of Romaine lettuce

  • 1 large handful of grape tomatoes, diced
  • 1+ 1/2 tablespoons of red onion, chopped
  • 1 + 1/2 tablespoons of green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of sliced black olives
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (add more cheese if you wish!)
  • A few cilantro leaves left on their stem as the center garnish


  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese, sour cream and the taco seasoning mix. Using a wooden spoon, mix these ingredients well until the consistency of the dip is smooth and creamy.  Add the diced green chilies to the mixing bowl. Gently fold them in.
  • Lay a clean, dry leaf of Romain lettuce across a medium-sized plate or platter. Spoon the taco dip onto the middle of the lettuce leaf leaving a short rim of the lettuce showing all the way around.
  • Garnish the dip with diced grape tomatoes, chopped red onion and bell pepper, black olives, and shredded cheddar cheese. Optional garnish: A few leaves of cilantro right in the middle.
  • Serve with restaurant-style tortilla chips. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack, Party
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex

Keywords: fiesta taco dip, taco dip, taco dip recipe

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When it comes to Mexican appetizers and dips, what is your go-to recipe for parties and gatherings? What do you think about this yummy taco dip? Is it something you’d like to serve at your next party? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. omg…..I am dying looking at these photos and reading the recipes! I want to try these out. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I get invited to potluck dinners and I’m always at a loss as to what I can make. Well, I think I just found it! This is definitely going on the ‘to try’ list. Not just because I love anything taco-related. Becuase I love snacking, too.

  3. This dip is so pretty, you almost wouldn’t want to eat it! I would have to though, because I love chips and dip. Thanks for sharing this recipe; it looks so flavorful!

  4. The 7 layer dip is my go-to dip when it comes to parties but this sounds just as delicious! It’ll definitely be a hit for upcoming parties.

  5. I love both tacos and dips, and this recipe is exactly what I had hoped it would be! The flavors are incredible – it was devoured in no time!

  6. We make Taco Soup, Taco Salad, Hard & Soft Tacos and a Taco Bake casserole. I knew that my boys would LOVE this taco dip when I stumbled across it. Boy was I right! This is so yummy that is has become a requested staple at game night now!

  7. We always buy dip for tacos because I always think it’s so time-consuming to make one. BUt this recipe changed my mind. I am excited to try this! Yum!

  8. I love mexican good! Although I am always more game for nachos, i love tacos too! And this dips look amazing!

  9. Wow Ive never thought of combining cream cheese and taco seasoning but sounds really tasty. I’m going to have to make this for a party coming up soon. Thanks!

  10. We are going to a pot luck dinner tomorrow night. This Fiesta Taco Dip recipe will be perfect to make. I will have to wip it up tomorrow before we go. Thanks for the great idea.

  11. This is very timely as I just came out of the movies from seeing Coco lol love Mexican food and it’s great that I can whip up a taco dip like this anytime of the year. Thanks!

  12. 3.5 weeks in mexico sounds like a dream! A taco dip is always so popular for entertaining – your recipe looks great and I’m obsessed with the baskets – they are just perfect.