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Halloween Taco Dip: the scary-good, spooky dip to make for your Halloween party

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 12 people
By Cookist

Halloween taco dip is great for your ghoulish All Hallow's Eve parties and doubles as a wickedly tasty dish for Dia de los Muertos. It's an easy, festive party dip made with seven layers of mouthwatering ingredients, including bean dip, homemade guacamole, spicy sour cream, and plenty of cheese, topped off with tomatoes, olives, and green onions – delicious as the classic recipe!

You can make this fantastic spooky party dip in virtually no time flat. Halloween taco dip is the perfect spooky appetizer served with tortilla chips, chopped veggies, spicy jalapeno bread, and pita chips.


The Only Tips You Need to Make the Best Halloween Taco Dip

Do all your chopping before you start assembling the dip.

Not a fan of mayonnaise? Use Greek yogurt for a healthier option.

Either homemade or store-bought taco seasoning will work for a seven-layered Halloween taco dip.

While homemade guacamole tastes best, you can save time and use store-bought guacamole instead.

After adding the guacamole layer, cover it with plastic wrap so it doesn't oxidize.

Full-fat sour cream and mayonnaise give the best flavor.

Keep your taco dip covered in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge until it's party time.

How to Store Halloween Taco Dip

Once assembled, Halloween taco dip will keep between 3 and 4 days when refrigerated.


large ripe avocados
Freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp
Garlic salt
1/4 tsp
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
Sour cream
1 cup
1/2 cup
taco seasoning mix
1 package
plain bean dip
1 can
sliced green onions
1/4 cup
large tomato, cored, halved, seeded and roughly chopped
pitted ripe olives, drained, and sliced
1 can (keep 6 whole olives for spiders)
finely grated cheddar cheese
8 ounces
extra sour cream
1/2 cup
tortilla chips for serving

How to Make Halloween Taco Dip

Spread the bean dip in an even layer on the bottom of your pie dish. Set aside.

Combine the avocados, lime juice, garlic salt, and pepper in a bowl and mash well to combine. Layer the guacamole over the bean dip.

In a second bowl, whisk the mayo, sour cream, and taco seasoning to combine.

Layer it over the guacamole, ensuring it's completely covered.

Sprinkle the cheese over the sour cream layer.

Arrange the tomatoes, olives, and green onions around the edge of the dip.

Transfer 1/2 cup of sour cream to a piping bag. Decorate the top of the dip with a spider web pattern.

Take one of the six reserved olives. Cut one in half lengthwise and set each half on the web for the spiders' bodies. Cut olive another in half horizontally for the spider's head. Cut the remaining olives to form legs.

Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Use a standard 9-inch pie dish to assemble your Halloween taco dip.

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