The Best Taco Dip with Cream Cheese and Salsa (Quick and Easy to Make)

This easy taco dip is a huge hit with both family and friends.  Perfect appetizer or party food idea for game day, parties, potlucks, and holiday gatherings. Come on in and I’ll share this delicious Taco Dip recipe with Cream Cheese and Salsa… 

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Easy Taco Dip with Cream Cheese and Salsa

Here’s some good advice for this dip. Invite several people over to enjoy this dip with you, so you don’t eat it all yourself. Once you start dipping, it’s tough to walk away from.

If you are looking for easy dip recipes then you might like my recipe for Cream Cheese and Salsa Dip, Easy Seven Layer Mexican Dip, and Guacamole Dip

What Can I Dip Into My Easy Taco Dip Recipe?

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Flat Bread
  • Veggies
Taco Dip with Cream Cheese

What are some toppings you can add to your taco dip to enhance the flavor even more?

  • shredded lettuce such as iceberg lettuce
  • pickled jalapenos
  • chives – sliced
  • purple onions – diced
  • green pepper – diced
  • black olives – sliced
  • tomatoes – chopped, diced, or sliced
  • shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican style
  • green onion
  • fresh cilantro
  • avocado
  • chopped red onion
The best taco dip recipe

Making Ahead and Storage:

Make this in advance:

  • Do everything except add toppings
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days
  • When ready, add toppings and enjoy

How long will Taco Dip with Cream Cheese and Salsa Last in the fridge?


  • Covered and refrigerated, this dip should last about 1 week. The toppings, however, like tomatoes may get soggy. Remove any toppings that aren’t fresh and replace with fresh toppings or leave them off altogether.

What are some other quick and easy dips that are good for a potluck or party?

Are you ready to make this Easy Taco Dip? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:


  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • taco seasoning
  • shredded cheese

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How do You Make this Cold Taco Dip Appetizer?


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, salsa, and taco seasoning mixture
  • Stir until well combined
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture into a deep pan or serving dish
  • Layer toppings like shredded cheese, sliced olives, sliced tomatoes, sliced chives, etc…
  • Enjoy with tortilla chips

Here’s a quick video to show you how easy it is to make this delicious dip…

Here is the Printable Recipe: 

Easy Taco Dip Recipe

Easy Peasy Taco Dip

This taco dip is a huge hit with both family and friends. Easy to make.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 236cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • 12 oz. cream cheese – softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ½ packet taco seasoning – more if you prefer a stronger fiesta flavor
  • 1 cup Fiesta shredded cheese mix Mexican blend


  • Chopped tomato
  • Sliced olives
  • Lettuce Leaves


  • Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, and seasoning mix
  • Spread dip in a serving dish
  • Sprinkle chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese, and olives. You’re Done! Yum!


Make this in advance:
  • Do everything except add toppings
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days
  • When ready, add toppings and enjoy
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 236cal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1036IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Adapted from Treasury of Christmas

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Michelle

    Love this I have made this a few times already and making it again for a party

    1. Melissa

      I’m so excited that you like the taco dip. It’s a staple for me at any party!