This 3-Ingredient Taco Dip Recipe Is the Easiest, Cheesiest Dip Ever by Ann Marie Patitucci

This 3-Ingredient Taco Dip Recipe Is the Easiest, Cheesiest Dip Ever

When I was young and just beginning to learn to cook a couple of things, I was able to make about two things for family get-togethers and holidays. That's it. What I could bring were brownies from a box mix and this taco dip recipe. Not too bad, I guess, because they're both delicious and fan favorites!

This easy appetizer recipe is quick and easy to make, and always a crowd pleaser. This is a great snack to serve at your weekend get-together, or anytime. For this three-ingredient hot taco dip recipe you will need a box of cream cheese, a bottle of mild taco sauce and shredded taco cheese. The gluten-free ingredients are layered in a skillet, then baked until hot, smooth and creamy. 

Serve this hot dip as an appetizer, sauce, snack or satisfying side dish any time you get the craving (which may be more often than you think)!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 1 box (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) mild taco sauce
  • 2 cups shredded taco cheese

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Recipe Notes

  • Use whatever melting cheese you like. Cheddar, Monterey Jack and even mozzarella work well for this recipe.
  • I prefer Tostitos Scoops or Fritos Scoops, but use your favorite!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Spread cream cheese on bottom of 9-inch pie dish or 9-inch cast iron skillet. 
  2. Pour taco sauce over the cream cheese.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes (or if you’re really pressed for time, microwave on high for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling). Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips or corn chips.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 204

Total Fat: 15.7g

Saturated Fat: 9.7g

Cholesterol: 49mg

Sodium: 731mg

Total Carbohydrate: 7.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.4g

Total Sugars: 5.1g

Protein: 8.4g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 198mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 49mg

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This looks crazy delicious...
Elisa Schmitz
I think I could eat most of this myself, with a spoon. Yum, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! Happy New Year!
Mmm, my mouth is watering! 😋
Jaime DeVries
Could you use homemade salsa instead of taco sauce?
Ann Marie Patitucci
I’ve never done so but I think it’s worth a try!

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