Granny’s 7 Layer Dip. – Half Baked Harvest

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Granny’s 7 Layer Dip. If you know, you know – Granny’s recipes are always the BEST! Her 7-layer dip shows up all others. This dip is layered with refried beans, sour cream (or use yogurt), double the guacamole (the best layer), salsa, double the cheese (the other best layer), olives, so much fresh cilantro + scallions, and lime juice. It’s no cook, the easiest to throw together, and so DELICIOUS with tortilla chips!

Oh, you guys!! I have such a special recipe today! I’m sharing Granny’s seven-layer dip, my sister-in-law Lyndsie’s all-time favorite appetizer! Lynds asks Granny to make it for every family gathering. It’s a White-Payne family staple!
Before Memorial Day weekend, I was talking to Lynds, and she mentioned Granny’s dip. She said, Tiegs you have to make my Granny’s dip, it’s the best!
I needed zero convincing. Instantly, I was sold on a yummy seven-layer dip. Granny, who is literally the sweetest, kindest little woman I have ever known, sent over the layered ingredients.
She also sent Lynd’s the sweetest note,
“I’m so happy you are continuing this tradition! ENJOY! I love you so much! Hugs and kisses to you, Brendan, and precious Bud!Let me know if you have any questions!”
I mean, is she not the cutest? We love Granny’s recipes!
Granny sent over very detailed instructions, which were simple because everyone knows a really great seven-layer dip is not fancy. I think it’s the true secret of the deliciousness!
Granny’s dip is unique, though. I noticed she uses not one but two layers of cheese, always extra herbs, and she said you do have to use sour cream. It’s just what’s going to taste the best!

Here are the details
Step 1: Granny’s 7 Layer Dip Ingredients
1st layer 1: refried pinto beans
2nd layer: sour cream
3rd layer: guacamole
4th layer: salsa
5th layer: cheddar cheese mixed with pepper jack cheese
6th layer: black olives
layer 6 1/2: more cheese!
7th layer: cilantro tossed with scallions, lime juice, and sea salt
Step 2: find the perfect vessel
I ordered this perfect glass serving bowl (small) just for this recipe. Anything similar or a simple rectangle or oval glass baking dish will be wonderful as well!
Step 3: mix the cheese + the herbs
Start by mixing the cheddar cheese with the pepper jack cheese. Mix the cilantro with the scallions and lime juice.

Step 4: layer
This is so easy, layer the ingredients as listed.
So, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cheese, olives, more cheese, all the herbs, lime juice, and sea salt.
Step 5: Serve!!
The dip is creamy and spicy but not too spicy. The cheese and herbs on top make the dip even more delicious, really completing the experience.
This is one of those dips you’ll crave time and time again! Always serve with extra tortilla chips—that’s the only way to enjoy a seven-layer dip!

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Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad
Skillet Creamy Cajun Chicken Lazone with Herby Corn
Mexican Street Corn Dip
Lastly, if you make this Granny’s 7 Layer Dip, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And, of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Granny’s 7 Layer Dip

Prep Time 20 minutes minutesTotal Time 20 minutes minutes
Servings: 12
Calories Per Serving: 167 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

1. In the bottom of a glass serving bowl or Pyrex dish, layer in the following order: refried beans, sour cream/yogurt, guacamole, salsa, half of the cheese, half the cilantro, half the scallions, and the olives. Top with the remaining cheese. 2. Before serving top the dip with the remaining cilantro, scallions, lime juice, and sea salt. Serve with so many tortilla chips!

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