Does anybody else love eating appetizers? Best course by far, right? I most likely feel this way because appetizers (antipasto) are a main staple at every party my extended family hosts. We normally serve a variety, but also feature some of the classics at holidays. One of my favorites is my mom’s taco dip – it’s always a hit. I love it so much that after dinner and dessert are served, I usually sneak over to the fridge to eat more because I just can’t get enough. It’s become a Thanksgiving tradition of mine (I swear I’m not joking), and, when I lived at home, I’d help my mom make it almost every time just so I could get a chance to lick the spatula. Super embarrassing.
My mom’s taco dip screams Super Bowl. The bottom layer is cream cheese mixed with sour cream and guacamole with a dash of hot sauce and lemon juice. The base itself is divine, but wait there’s more… it’s topped with chopped roma tomatoes, sharp cheddar cheese, black olives and green onions. A SB party for your taste buds!
If you’re stressing on finding something easy to make for the Super Bowl, make this dip. It’s one of the easiest appetizers you can make, and depending on your party size can be doubled in a cinch. You can’t go wrong with layered goodness for the Super Bowl, especially when it takes 10 minutes to make. Sounds incredible, right?
Now, you know what I’m going to say next… if you make this dip, don’t forget to tag your photos with #marinamakeseats!
Game Day Taco Dip
Serves: 7-10 people as an appetizer
- 8 oz package of cream cheese
- 8 oz package of pre-made guacamole
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 2 teaspoons of hot sauce
- 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
- 2-3 roma tomatoes, diced
- 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup of sliced olives (1 can will be enough)
- 2 green onions, sliced
- Bag of tortilla chips
Using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese, guacamole, sour cream, hot sauce and lemon juice until combined and creamy. Scoop mixture into a medium-sized serving platter with edges or ceramic dish (whichever you prefer).
First, top with tomatoes, then cheese, olives and green onions. Place in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve with chips.