My Mom’s Famous Taco Dip

I am so fortunate to have found a solid group of friends in my new city that enjoy spending time together and doing fun things. Last weekend we all got together to watch the Superbowl. It entailed much eating of snacks and some (mostly) good-natured betting! On the food docket, we had spinach dip, potato wedges, jalapeno popper dip, cake, Dorito nachos (I know right?) and other real tasty treats.

I decided to bring my mom’s famous taco dip because it’s super easy and always a hit. It is my go-to party snack because it tends to get rave reviews. The original recipe calls for a package of pre-made taco spice but since I just shared a recipe for homemade taco spice and I always have a jar sitting in the cupboard, I decided to use that instead.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. A huge thanks to my mom for sharing it with us today!

Taco Dip
1 spoon, 30 minutes, serves a party!


-500 ml sour cream
-250 g cream cheese
-1 package of taco seasoning OR about 10 tsp (an entire batch) of my homemade taco spice
-3 roma tomatoes (the firmer the better)
-Half of a small head of lettuce, washed and left to dry
-1 bell pepper (I used a third of each colour of pepper)
-200 grams (a small package) of cheddar cheese


-Take the cream cheese out of the fridge a half hour before you start, when it’s too cold it tends to get lumpy
-Shred the cheddar cheese
-Chop peppers, tomatoes, and lettuce

-Allow lettuce and tomatoes to dry on a towel to get the moisture out to avoid having the dip go runny (especially if you are making a few hours in advance).

-In a bowl add sour cream, cream cheese and taco spice
-Blend together with a hand mixer until there are no lumps

-Begin to compile the dip by adding the wet blend into a large flat dish

-Then add your lettuce, tomatoes and peppers

-Finally, cover with shredded cheese

It really is as easy as that! Keep it chilled until party time and serve with your favourite tortilla chips.

Please let me know if you try this recipe, I’d love to hear your feedback! You can e-mail me at or find me on Facebook!

Happy Cooking



Thanks to my mom for the recipe. All photos by Laine Young except where indicated.




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