7 Layer Football Dip

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Looking for the ultimate tailgating dip for game day? This 7-layer football dip is a fan-favorite appetizer and so easy to make!

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Easy Football Dip Recipe

Even if you’re not a fan of football, pretty much everyone enjoys gobbling up the food and appetizers for game day…especially the Super Bowl! This 7-layer football dip is the perfect appetizer recipe to make that everyone will love. The best part, it only takes about 15 minutes to make.

Ingredients & Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Football Dip Bowl: you can find these football shaped bowls on Amazon.
  • Refried Beans: not only for the “football” color, but these are the best beans to use for 7-layer dip.
  • Taco Seasoning: you can get these in packets at the grocery store, or make our easy homemade taco seasoning recipe.
  • Lettuce: you will want shredded lettuce.
  • Sour Cream: this will be divided for layering and decorating the top of the football.
  • Cheese: any shredded cheese if fine to use. We prefer cheddar cheese.
  • Avocado: you’ll need to dice the avocados in to small chunks
  • Tomato: diced.
  • Salsa: use store-bought salsa or make our easy homemade salsa recipe.

How To Make Football Dip

We have found that layering in the order listed works the best, but feel free to layer any way you prefer.

  • Step 1: Combine the beans with the taco seasoning.
Refried beans mixed with taco seasoning in a glass bowl
  • Step 2: Layer ingredients in the bowl starting with the lettuce and ending with the bean mixture.
  • Step 3: Decorate the top of the dip with sour cream.
  • Step 4: Serve and Enjoy!


Feel free to change up the order of the layers to whatever you prefer, but make sure the top is the bean mixture.

Other 7-Layer Dip Ingredient Substitutions:

  • Avocados – use Guacamole instead.
  • Salsa – replace with salsa verde.
  • Cheese – instead of cheddar, use a Mexican blend or Monterey Jack.
  • Sour cream – if you aren’t a fan of sour cream, decorate the top by cutting slices of white cheese.
  • Tomato – replace with black olives or green onions.

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7 Layer Football Dip

Looking for the ultimate tailgating dip for game day? This 7-layer football dip is a fan-favorite appetizer and so easy to make!
Servings: 6
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups Lettuce shredded
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 Tomato diced
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup Sour Cream divided
  • 2 Avocados diced
  • 1 can Refried Beans
  • 1 pkg Taco Seasoning


  • In a medium bowl, combine the taco seasoning with the refried beans.
  • In the football bowl, layer your ingredients starting with the shredded lettuce, then the salsa, diced tomato, cheese, 1 cup sour cream, diced avocados and then top with the refried bean mixture.
  • Spoon the remainder 1/2 cup of sour cream in a zip-lock baggie and snip off the corner. Pipe the laces and stripes on the top to look like a football.

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Serving: 6g | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 1137mg | Potassium: 597mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1633IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 2mg


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15 comments on “7 Layer Football Dip”

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    Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

    This dip sounds amazing, and I love how you made it look like a football. So fun!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.I also wanted to let you know that I featured you on my blog today!

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    Erika Monroe-Williams "The Hopeless Housewife"

    Just perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl! Thanks for linking it up with us!

  3. This is very cute!! Perfect for the BIG GAME!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday and share more of your recipes and ideas! -The Sisters

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    This looks wonderful! I linked to you from Mingle Monday. I am looking forward to trying this. Thanks!

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    Cooking for My Kids

    Cute, cute, cute. I love this dip and cannot wait to try it out for our next football watching party.