7-Layer Bean Dip


The ultimate party food – 7 Layer Bean Dip! My family has long loved 7 layer bean dip. We all sit down and eat a very generous serving whenever it’s around, as in there’s rarely ever a speck left. I’ve shared a few versions of this classic dip but this is my favorite version. It is just SO good!!

I took the classic version, the one you’ll find all over the interwebs and added my own spin to it. I started with the classic canned refried beans. I used Rosarita Refried Beans, they’re my go-to canned refried beans. You can find them at Walmart. I added my own seasoning blend to the beans (seasoning packets have their place just not here, typically you’ll find a whole packet of seasoning in these too – I think that’s just too much I want to be able to taste everything else), I also used homemade guacamole, nixed the salsa and rather added a can of Ro*tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies (and I mixed them right into the beans it gives them a great flavor). And then I used freshly shredded cheese. But I won’t judge if you use the pre-shredded stuff from the store, I use it too sometimes. And now I’ll sit down and eat it for dinner. But really, I’ve been known to do that in the past. Before we had kids there were several times I made this for dinner.


This is the perfect food for to serve a during all the basketball games this season! Whether or not you or your friends are into sports this is something that will have everyone wanting to show up to the game day party! It’s total comfort food and it has so many delicious fresh flavors. It may take some prep with all those layers but trust me, it’s so worth it!

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FYI your layers won’t look this precise when you dip into it, I just cut through it so you could see all those layers of goodness!


7-Layer Bean Dip

4.8 from 10 votes

Yield: About 10 servings


  • 1 (16 oz) can Rosarita Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1 (10 oz) can Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained (use Mild if you don't like much heat)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder , divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 medium avocados , peeled and cored
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 12 oz . sour cream
  • 1/2 (6 oz can) black olives, sliced
  • 2 small Roma tomatoes , diced
  • 1 3/4 cups finely shredded cheddar and Monterey jack cheese blend
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions


  1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together refried beans, canned tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, 1/4 tsp garlic powder and season with salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp salt/ 1/4 tsp pepper). Spread mixture into an even layer in 7 by 11-inch baking dish.
  2. Mash avocado with lime juice. Mix in cilantro and season with remaining 1/4 tsp garlic powder and salt to taste. Spread into an even layer over the bean layer in baking dish, then spread sour cream over avocado layer. Sprinkle with cheese, black olives over sour cream layer then top with tomatoes and green onions. Serve with tortillas chips. Dip can be made a day in advance, just cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

This post was sponsored by Mirum Shopper, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: Yum! What an easy crowd pleaser! March 16, 2017 at 6:57am Reply

  • averie @ averie cooks: This looks fabulous and I love the flashing GIF or whatever those things are called! I need to learn how to do that! March 16, 2017 at 8:56am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie! They’re pretty easy to make it’s just taking and editing all the step photos that’s the tedious part. March 16, 2017 at 9:56pm Reply

  • Paige: This looks amazing! One of my favorite Sunday Snacks!

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  • 2pots2cook: Whenever I look at your work, I am truly amazed ! Thank you so much ! March 17, 2017 at 3:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment! March 17, 2017 at 11:27am Reply

  • Lisbeth: Como hago para traducirlo en español March 19, 2017 at 8:18am Reply

  • Beverley Press: wow what a great looking recipe one we will love eating again and again xoxo March 21, 2017 at 12:53am Reply

  • Lynne: Are tortilla chips gluten-free? April 28, 2017 at 6:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I recommend always checking the label to see if a product is gluten free, generally tortilla chips are. April 30, 2017 at 12:22am Reply

  • Roselie: Just made this for rivalry game Michigan and Michigan State. Looks amazing October 7, 2017 at 1:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope everyone enjoys it! October 7, 2017 at 10:02pm Reply

  • Jen Keppel: Made this for a WNT soccer party today. It was a big hit. I added a layer of chopped lettuce and skipped the olives for personal tastes. October 22, 2017 at 4:32pm Reply

  • Erin: This looks amazing can’t wait to try this! How long can you make this ahead of time before eating? December 22, 2017 at 11:25am Reply

  • Jennifer Christiansen: Does this have to be served heated? Or can it be room temperature? December 31, 2017 at 1:49am Reply

    • Christi: No heating necessary, room temperature works great or even serve it refrigerated. January 22, 2018 at 8:34pm Reply

  • Isabel Mendez: I didn’t want to cook so I Made this for New Years party today, Hope everyone enjoys! I don’t like onion so I left out the chives. December 31, 2017 at 3:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving a review, hope everyone loves it! December 31, 2017 at 8:38pm Reply

  • Katie P: Made this the other day, very good! January 3, 2018 at 5:28am Reply

  • Bernice: We have a very close friend and she made a seven-layer dip for us for Christmas it tasted very good I give it a five-star and I hope to enjoy more of your recipes thank you Bernice Roman


    was it fantastic we enjoyed it and I hope I hope to make some more January 17, 2018 at 10:40pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy to hear you loved it Bernice! January 23, 2018 at 1:59pm Reply

  • Lisa Jones: Good call using your own seasoning…perfect recipe! February 3, 2018 at 11:17am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Lisa! February 5, 2018 at 1:04pm Reply

  • Barbara: I made it for my daughters baby shower yesterday and it was all gone ! Everyone loved it . And asked where I got the recipe . It was so easy to make . Thanks . I definitely will be making this recipe again soon. February 25, 2018 at 1:58pm Reply

  • Natasha Matusik: Hi!What size dish would you recommend? March 27, 2018 at 7:55am Reply

  • Lisa: I made it. We devoured it! It’s excellent. April 13, 2018 at 4:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed it! April 16, 2018 at 4:39pm Reply

  • Valerie Chapman: Really delicous. I have made this several times. Always a hit. Thanks for sharing girl! May 3, 2018 at 11:27am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you’ve liked enough to make it again :). Thanks for your review Valerie! May 3, 2018 at 5:36pm Reply

  • Maria: I made it for Cinco de Mayo, everybody loved it! May 7, 2018 at 10:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yay! So glad it was enjoyed! May 9, 2018 at 9:30am Reply

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