Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

Bring this Patriotic Layered Taco Dip to your next summer picnic! It’s a quick and easy side dish that you don’t have to bake. Serve with tortilla chips
Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

I’m a new Pinterest user. I know…I’m way behind the times.

Before I had this food blog, I loved searching Pinterest for ideas, but didn’t have an account.  Now that I have an account, I’m trying to actually make some of the ideas that I’ve pinned!

This Patriotic Layered Taco Dip is one idea I found before Memorial Day and decided to take it to a picnic. Everyone loved it!

Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

You’re going to love this Patriotic Layered Taco Dip, too, because it is yet another quick, easy side dish that doesn’t involve turning on your oven.  Who wants to turn on your oven in the summer time anyway?

Unless, of course it is to make this Potato Chip Chocolate Pie!

Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

For this recipe, you’re going to first spread some sour cream on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.  Then you’ll sprinkle some taco seasoning on top.  Remember our Homemade Taco Seasoning that you made a big batch of? This is yet another great use of it.

Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

After the taco seasoning, you’ll layer on a few black beans and some lettuce.  Then you get to make the pretty flag design with cheese, sliced olives, and halved grape tomatoes.

So simple.

So quick.

And so festive!

Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

 There are several variations you can do to make this taco dip your own.

Don’t like beans? Leave them out.

Want some meat in it?  Add the taco seasoning to some ground beef or shredded chicken. If you do this, I suggest putting the meat on the bottom of the pan, then start the layers with the sour cream next.

I would suggest not making this too much ahead of time.  I ended up a with a little bit of water on the bottom of the pan, possibly from washing the veggies right before putting it together.  So you’ll want to dry your veggies really well, and don’t let it sit too long before serving.

Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

This quick and easy layered taco dip will be sure to bring a smile at your next summer picnic!


  • 3 cups sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup black beans, washed and rinsed
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives


In the bottom of a 9x13 pan, spread the sour cream. Then sprinkle the taco seasoning and black beans on top of the sour cream. Spread the lettuce over top of the beans. Lay out the halved tomatoes in lines to form a flag. Put cheese between the tomato stripes, and then put the sliced olives in the top left corner to look like stars.

Serve with tortilla chips!


Add ground beef or shredded chicken to the bottom of the baking dish if you'd like some meat in your dip!

Recipe Inspiration:  Family Fresh Meals

Looking for a July 4th dessert?  Try these Cream Wafer Sandwich Cookies!

Cream Wafer Sandwich Cookies

 This is our favorite Homemade Taco Seasoning:

Homemade Taco Seasoning


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34 Responses to Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

  1. Donna Clark says:

    Yum!………gotta try this one!
    I’ll use Organic lettuce (no preservatives!)

    Thanks so, so, so much for sharing!!
    Love, Grandma Clark

  2. Sara Howe says:

    Thanks for sharing! Now I know what I’ll make for the 4th of July BBQ I’m going to! Sara @

  3. YUM! How perfect for the 4th!! Pinning :)

  4. Super festive! I love taco dip and can’t wait to try this one.

  5. LuAnne says:

    What a great idea! I’m definitely pinning this one :)
    Following you on Pinterest too!


  6. I love this idea for the 4th- so cute!! :)

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

  7. Judy says:

    I love tacos and this recipe is interesting to try.

    I would like to thank you for joining the Pin It Monday Hop Pinterest Party. The party has just started, please come by sometime(if your time permits) and check what other bloggers are sharing. See you. 

    Pursuit Of Functional Home

  8. Michelle says:

    Every summer I declare a “no oven” rule. But there are too many delicious things to make and I end up breaking it.

    Thank you for sharing this fun dip @ See Ya in the Gumbo. A nice dish that would take center stage on the table!

  9. I love the patriotic flair to the taco dip!

  10. Paula says:

    Love this recipe! Perfect for the 4th! thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes. pinned.

  11. AnnMarie says:

    Hi! Pinning this and your potato chip chocolate pie…yum!! Visiting from A Bouquet of Talent Linky party and following you via Bloglovin’!

  12. How festive! Found on Peek into My Paradise :)

    Stop over to our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party & share:

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  13. What a great twist on an old fave….and patriotic too!! I am showing my love for the US by consuming it’s likeness in taco dip, one chip at a time!! Saw this on Marvelous Mondays & pinned!!
    Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

  14. Great post! I will for sure try this!

    I found you on TGIF Link Party by Living Better Together and I’m gonna browse your blog a bit more!

    Have a great week!

    -Sofia @

  15. This dip is just perfect for the 4th of July Lizzy – I love it!

  16. This is a really cute idea!! Pinning it! Visiting you from TGIF Link Party!

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  17. How fun! You see all these fruit layered things for the 4th of July, but never anything savory like this! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #18!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  18. That is so festive! I love that idea :)

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