Classic 7 Layer Dip with a tasty twist that will make you question why you ever made this delicious bean dip any other way.
You guys!!! I am such a fan of a good bean dip. It is a staple for party goers. A real crowd pleaser. An easy appetizer. And basically one of the best ooey, gooey, tasty concoctions known to man.
I have seen a lot of variations on bean dips and 7 layer dips, and they usually involve switching up the beans, or adding a fancy, healthy, or easy ingredient. But today, I am sharing a Classic 7 Layer Dip that got an upgrade with the creamy, pourable cheese sauce.
Instead of simply layering shredded cheese and calling it a day, I took this classic combination and gave it the best upgrade ever, pourable, creamy, nacho cheese sauce, made with real cheese. It couldn’t be any easier, barely adds an extra step, and brings the whole dip up to a new level. I call that a HUGE win.
Perfect with chips, and great for a crowd.
And if you really want to get crazy, you could even add an eighth layer of the classic cheese shreds in a different variety, just for kicks and giggles. But really, why bother when you have already reached perfection?
I was recently eating dinner with a beautiful Italian family. Their son was hell bent on trying to convince me that Americans eat crappy food, and Italians own the world when it comes to good cuisine. In many cases I have to agree with him. And despite finding the conversation frustrating, as I tried to tell him that, yes, I do in fact eat things besides French fries and hamburgers, it really got me thinking about what foods that are totally American, I really love and standby as delicious.
I can see why other countries sometimes stick up their noses when it comes to American cuisine, but I would contest that this Classic 7 Layer Dip is something I would be proud to serve to anyone.
Now you might be thinking that bean dip, or 7 layer dip, is not American, it is Mexican, or maybe some other Latin country that eats a lot of beans. But I contest that it is an American creation to layer those random ingredients and make something amazing. It is kind of like American in general. A melting pot of cultures, flavors, and ideas that make something pretty awesome.
I love that this Classic 7 Layer Dip is easy to assemble, can be made ahead, and is going to be the first thing gone at any party! So trust me on this one, upgrade your classic, and make this version, and watch the magic happen as it disappears before your very eyes! As an added bonus to this amazing Classic 7 Layered Dip with an upgrade I often throw the chips in athat matches the occasion. The kids really enjoy this simple addition and get’s them excited for the party.
Other appetizer recipes you may enjoy:
- Best Ever Layered Bean Dip
- 10 Game Day Appetizers
- Vegetable Hummus Flatbread
- Cheddar Bacon Jalapeno Baked Cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl
- Avocado Egg Rolls
Classic 7 Layer Dip Upgraded
7 Layer Cheese and Bean Dip
- 1 can 16 ounces refried beans
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup Easy Cheese Sauce see below
- 1 cup guacamole
- olives green onions, tomatoes as garnish, to preference
Easy Cheese Sauce
- 2 cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 2 cups Gouda Cheese or any other variety of cheese you love
- ½ Tbs corn starch
- 12 ounces evaporated milk
- ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
- ½ tsp salt
Easy Cheese Sauce
- In a small bowl, toss Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Gouda Cheese in corn starch, put in medium sized sauce pan, and add evaporated milk.
- Over medium heat, heat cheese, and whisk until smooth and creamy (about 5-10 minutes)
- Season with salt and pepper.
7 Layer Dip
- Layer ingredients in a 9 x 9 glass pan in the order the ingredients are listed.
- Serve with chips!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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