Spider Web 7 Layer Dip

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Spider Web 7 Layer Dip is just what your Halloween needs! A spooky little olive spider sits atop a sour cream spider web on layers of meat, beans, cheese, guacamole, and more! This is a classic 7-layer dip appetizer with a spider web spin, perfect for October! If you’re in search of an easy Halloween dish or appetizer, look no further! Best of all, the instructions are so simple!

Spider Web 7 Layer Dip is just what your Halloween needs! A spooky little olive spider sits atop a sour cream spider web on layers of meat, beans, cheese, guacamole, and more!

Spider Web 7 Layer Dip

This spooky Halloween appetizer is perfect for Halloween parties! While this dip is a classic, the spooky spider web on top of guacamole is what sets it apart from the rest! It’s decorated with tomatoes and onions, and it’s the PERFECT web shape on top of smooth guacamole. The taste is fantastic and, quite honestly, addicting! Be sure to save this 7 layer Spider Web Dip on Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram!

Spider Web 7 Layer Dip is just what your Halloween needs! A spooky little olive spider sits atop a sour cream spider web on layers of meat, beans, cheese, guacamole, and more!

Ingredients

  • Refried beans
  • Sour cream
  • Taco seasoning mix
  • Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • Rotel, drained very well
  • Ground beef
  • Guacamole
  • Black olives, sliced
  • Salsa
sour cream with taco seasoning

 In a large skillet brown your ground beef, and drain the grease. Add ½ of the taco seasoning to the cooked meat. In a large bowl mix the remaining ½ package of dry taco seasoning with sour cream.

7 layers in the dip

How to Make 7-Layer Dip

In a 7-cup bowl, make even layers of refried beans, sour cream mixture, Monterey jack cheese, Rotel, ground beef, and a top layer of guacamole. Add in desired ingredients to this traditional 7 layer taco dip. Transfer the sour cream into a piping bag with a round tip or a plastic bag with the end of a ziploc bag cut off.

Pipe 6 lines in a star pattern onto your guacamole to start your spider web. Then pipe additional lines in an even circular shape from line to line to create the web. Don’t worry about it being too perfect because it will have a more authentic look.

sour cream spider web

Create a border around the spider web made up of the remaining shredded cheese, fresh salsa, and sliced olives. To make the spider, cut 4 black olive slices in half to make 8 legs and then line up 4 olive ends to create the body.

olive spider

Refrigerate your finished 7-layer dip covered for at least 30 minutes before serving. Be careful that the cover doesn’t touch the spider web design. Serve with tortilla chips, potato chips, veggies, or pretzels. Dip recipes are always a hit at parties!

Spider Web 7 Layer Dip is just what your Halloween needs! A spooky little olive spider sits atop a sour cream spider web on layers of meat, beans, cheese, guacamole, and more!

Can I eat this warm or cold?

This 7-layer dip is best served cold or at room temperature. Serve with a large spoon and individual plates. Or, people can dip chips directly into the bowl!

What are substitutions that I can make?

  • Substitute the Monterey jack cheese with a variety of other cheeses, such as Colby jack cheese, cheddar cheese, American cheese, mozzarella cheese, or provolone cheese.
  • Replace the Rotel with chunky salsa with green onions, peppers, and green chilies
  • Substitute ground beef with ground turkey or ground chicken.
Spider Web 7 Layer Dip is just what your Halloween needs! A spooky little olive spider sits atop a sour cream spider web on layers of meat, beans, cheese, guacamole, and more!

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Spider Web 7 Layer Dip

Spider Web 7 Layer Dip with a spooky little olive spider atop a sour cream spider web on layers of meat, beans, cheese, guacamole, and more!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 7 cups of dip

Equipment

  • 7 cup round dish
  • skillet
  • stirring spoon
  • Large Bowl
  • pipping bag or zip lock bag
  • small knife

Ingredients 

  • 1 (16) ounce can of refried beans
  • 1 (16) ounce  tub sour cream (divided)
  • 1 (1) ounce package of taco seasoning (divided)
  • cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded (divided)
  • 1 (10) ounce can of Rotel, drained very well
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • cups guacamole (fresh or store bought)
  • ¼ cup black olives, sliced (divided)
  • 1 cup fresh salsa (fresh or store-bought)

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet brown your ground beef, drain any grease, and add ½ packet of taco seasoning according to the directions on the package. Keep in mind you are only using ½ of the packet at this point so any water added should be cut in half. Set aside once mixed well.
  •  In a large bowl mix the remaining ½ package of dry taco seasoning with all but ½ cup of sour cream and set aside.
  • In a 7-cup bowl, make even layers of refried beans, sour cream mixture, 1 ¼ cup Monterey jack cheese, Rotel, ground beef, and a top layer of guacamole.
  • Transfer the ½ cup of sour cream into a piping bag with a round tip or a ziplock bag with the corner cut out. Pipe 6 lines in a star pattern onto your guacamole to start your spider web. Then pipe the lines in a circular fashion from line to line to create the web. 
  • Create a border around the spider web made up of the remaining shredded cheese, fresh salsa, and sliced olives.
  • To make the spider, cut 4 olive slices in half to make 8 legs and then line up 4 olive ends to create the body.
  • Refrigerate your finished 7-layer dip covered for at least 30 minutes before serving. Be careful that the cover doesn’t touch the spider web design.
  • Serve with chips, veggies, or pretzels.

Notes

Storage Instructions:
This 7-layer dip is best served fresh right away but can be stored in an air-tight container in a refrigerator for up to 5 days. You’ll want to make sure you cover the guacamole tightly because access to air is what makes it turn an unappetizing brown color due to the avocados. I do not recommend freezing this dip, it will affect the texture and flavor once thawed. 
Can I make this in a square dish instead of a round one?
Yes, you can make this 7-layer dip in a square dish instead of a round one as long as the sides are high enough to accommodate all of the layers.

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Kelly Dixon

The Blogette is a comfort food website designed to inspire you with easy recipes that are classic, simple, and delicious whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends!


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