7 Layer Dip Tacos

Your favorite party food becomes dinner with these fun and easy 7 Layer Tacos!

7-Layer Tacos: Your favorite dip turned dinner! - wearychef.com

If ever there was a good excuse for eating dip for dinner, it’s these tasty tacos. I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited when I get to a party and see a big, beautiful bowl of layered Mexican dip. It is my pleasure to dig deep with my chips in an effort to get a little of each layer in every bite. Why reserve that fun for the appetizer table when you can make it a meal?

7-Layer Tacos: Your favorite dip turned dinner! - wearychef.com

The most time consuming part of these tacos is spreading all the layers 8+ times, which makes me think it would be perfect for a DIY taco bar. There’s always someone who is allergic to cheese or hates tomatoes or (gasp) doesn’t like guacamole. Set up all the layers, and let everyone build their own to suit their fancy!

7-Layer Tacos: Your favorite dip turned dinner! - wearychef.com

The first time I made these, I kept all the ingredients cold like in a traditional 7-layer dip. It was fine, but I kind of wished the beans were hot. The next time, I heated the beans, used them for the first layer, and spread cheese over them so it would melt a bit. I like them better with this warm layer at the bottom, but of course you can make them whichever way suits you!

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7-Layer Tacos by The Weary Chef

7-Layer Tacos

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Your favorite dip becomes dinner with these easy and delicious tacos!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenders
  • 3/4 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 15 oz. can refried beans
  • 1 c. shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 in c. guacamole homemade or store bought
  • 1 c. reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 c. finely shredded cabbage or lettuce
  • 1 c. salsa of your choice


  1. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with Cajun seasoning. Spray a skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook for approximately 5 minutes per side, until cooked through. Cut each chicken tender in half lengthwise, and set aside.
  2. Heat refried beans on the stovetop or microwave.
  3. On each tortilla, spread 3-4 tablespoons of beans down the center, and sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons of cheese. Spread 2 tablespoons of guacamole over the cheese, then 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Arrange 1-2 pieces of chicken over the sour cream. Place about 1/4 c. shredded cabbage on top of the chicken, and drop a spoonful of salsa on top. Repeat for all tacos or set up a self-serve taco table and let everyone build their own!
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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7-Layer Tacos: Your favorite dip turned dinner!
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Celeste W
9 years ago

I will try this with whole pinto beans as the first layer. I’m thinking of making them with some liquid smoke, then making up the tacos with them. I love love love tacos! Well, anything Mexican! lol.

I just found your site, will visit often.

Thank you!

9 years ago

I have eaten so much Mexican food the past three days, but honestly that isn’t even out of the ordinary for me. It’s my favorite! I like your idea of using whole beans. One of the other layers can hold the beans together to keep them from rolling out :) Thanks, Celeste!

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
10 years ago

These look delicious!

10 years ago

Thanks so much, Laura!

Melanie @ Carmel Moments
10 years ago

These look perfect! My daughter has been begging for tacos. Maybe we’ll give these a try tonight.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

10 years ago

Thanks, Melanie! I hope you guys like them too :)

10 years ago

It makes perfect sense to make a taco out of seven layer dip! These look SO good. :)

10 years ago

Thank you, Marcie! I realized as I was making them that Taco Bell already has a 7-layer burrito, so I wasn’t as clever as I thought ;)

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