Our Halloween 7 layer dip is a fun and easy-to-make Halloween appetizer that's perfect for Halloween parties or potlucks.
It's made with all your favorite layered taco dip ingredients, for a delicious and festive party dip that everyone will love.
Why You Will Love This Spooky Halloween Dip Recipe
This spooky Halloween taco dip is always a hit at parties and it's really easy to make. Get ready to celebrate Halloween in style with this delicious taco party dip!
- Quick to make - Takes just minutes to make.
- Fun and festive - Perfect for your Halloween party, or to take to a pot luck.
- Affordable - The ingredients are easily available and low cost.
- Impressive - Looks like you spent all day, and makes an impressive appetizer.
- Why You Will Love This Spooky Halloween Dip Recipe
- Halloween 7 Layer Taco Dip Ingredients
- How To Make Halloween Spider Web Taco Dip
- Spooky Spider Dip Serving Suggestions
- Related Recipes
- Substitutions and Variations
- Tips for Success
- Frequently Asked Questions
- More Delish Ideas
- Spooky 7 Layer Dip Recipe
Halloween 7 Layer Taco Dip Ingredients
Prepare the ground beef ahead of time if you are including it. Drain well and refrigerate. Before adding the ground beef crumbles to the dip layers, break it up into small pieces.
You can also buy your Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, and refried beans already made for this dip, saving you tons of time!
- Ground beef - Previously cooked.
- Refried beans - Get the 15 oz size can
- Pico de Gallo - Or Salsa.
- Cheese - Any kind, grated.
- Salsa Verde
- Guacamole - See our easy, homemade Guacamole recipe!
- Sour Cream - Or Mexican White Sauce
- Plastic Spiders - From Dollar Tree or Amazon
- Green onion (scallions) - Minced.
- Tomato - Fresh, diced, for garnish.
- Black olives - Sliced, add as garnish.
Full ingredients amounts and instructions for this Halloween spider web dip are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How To Make Halloween Spider Web Taco Dip
Use our 7 layer option or choose your own layers to create this Halloween dip. If you are vegetarian, use either the Impossible meat, or none at all!
Beans and Meat Layers
- Open and spread refried beans out on the 10" quiche dish. Aim for about ¼" deep layer, max.
- Scatter the cooked ground beef over the refried beans. Press it in so that it meshes with the refried beans layer.
Pico de Gallo and Cheese Layer
- Make a thin salsa layer and smooth it out.
- Scatter some shredded cheese over the Pico de Gallo or salsa.
Verde Salsa and Guacamole Layers
- Spoon the Salsa Verde (or minced hatch chilies) over the cheese, smoothing it out over the top.
- Add dollops of guacamole on top. Gently blend the dollops out thinner and smooth out evenly.
Sour Cream and Olive Garnish Layers
- Place the sour cream to a piping bag to create a spider web on the top of the dip. Pipe lines across the top of the taco dip, then make curved lines to make a spider web look.
- Garnish with olive slices, diced tomatoes, minced green scallion onions, and a little grated cheese around the edge of the 7 layer spider web taco dip.
- Use plastic spiders to decorate the center of the spider web, as well as a few spiders nearby for effect, and serve this layer dip with veggies and crackers as a Halloween appetizer!
Spooky Spider Dip Serving Suggestions
Serve this Halloween themed 7 Layer Dip with tortillas, or pair it up with our Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Sweet and Sour 'Bat' Wings for a savory Halloween Party menu or buffet spread. This spiderweb taco dip is the perfect Halloween party appetizer!
- Mummy Brownies,
- Mummy Pigs in a Blanket,
- Halloween Snack Mix,
- Monster Cookie Truffles, and
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies.
Substitutions and Variations
- If this dip is not intended for Halloween, just spread the sour cream out as a solid layer, or use our Mexican White Sauce to spread over the top.
- You can go meatless and skip the ground beef completely when making this dip.
- You can also substitute dairy free sour cream or Greek yogurt instead of regular sour cream when you pipe the spider web on the top of this Halloween party dip.
- Shredded Pepper Jack cheese is also a great alternative to the three blend Mexican blend of shredded cheese.
- Cover and refrigerate any leftover taco dip for up to two days.
- Do not freeze this 7 layer Halloween dip, as the tomatoes and ingredients will change texture and separate when defrosted.
Tips for Success
- Make this spooky 7 layer dip ahead of time and chill before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
This dip does not really freeze well. Just store the leftovers in the fridge and use it to make a taco salad.
Yes, just omit the ground beef.
More Delish Ideas
Spooky 7 Layer Dip Recipe
- 8 oz cooked ground beef optional
- 15 oz can Refried beans
- 16 oz pico de gallo or Salsa
- 8 oz grated cheese any kind
- 4 oz salsa verde
- 16 oz guacamole
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tomato chopped
- 2 oz black olives sliced
- 3 green scallions sliced
- Spread the refried beans on the bottom of the quiche dish. Sprinkle a thin layer of the cooked ground beef.15 oz can Refried beans, 8 oz cooked ground beef
- Add a thin layer of Pico de Gallo, then top with grated shredded cheese.16 oz pico de gallo, 8 oz grated cheese
- Spread some Salsa Verde, or chopped Hatch chilies (from a can) over the cheese layer. Dollop some Guacamole on top and gently spread and even it out into a layer.4 oz salsa verde, 16 oz guacamole
- Put your sour cream into a piping bag, or a ziploc bag with the corner snipped. Pipe lines across the surface of the guacamole. Then, pipe curved lines connecting them so it looks like a spider web.1 cup sour cream
- Use the diced tomato, sliced green onion, sliced black olives, and shredded cheese to make a garnish around the edge of the dip. Place the plastic spider in the middle.1 tomato, 2 oz black olives, 3 green scallions
- Chill until ready to serve with tortilla chips or vegetable sticks.
- Make ahead of time and chill before serving.