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This keto 7 layer taco dip is a super fun keto-friendly meal. It’s full of meat and vegetables, making it healthy, filling, and delicious. And it’s so easy to put together!
A 7 layer taco dip is one of my favorite foods. It has a little bit of everything. Fresh veggies? Check. Rich, salty cheese? Check. Irresistible, juicy meat? Check. Easy to eat and perfect for a party? Check and check.
This is my favorite 7 layer dip recipe, in part because it’s keto-friendly. The ground beef is juicy and flavorful, and the taco seasoning carries a kick of spice throughout the dish.
Lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, and guacamole make the dip fresh and light, while cheese and sour cream add a rich element. It has everything you could want in a dip!
Why Make Keto 7 Layer Taco Dip?
There are so many reasons to make this tasty dip. Here are a few reasons why you’ll love it.
- It’s keto-friendly. Most 7 layer dips have beans in them, so they’re not good for a keto diet. But this recipe does not! It’s just meat, dairy, and veggies … a perfect keto meal!
- It’s easy to make. Recipes don’t get much easier than this one. The only cooking you have to do is a little sautéing of the meat and onions. The rest of the recipe is just assembling all of the ingredients! What could be more simple than that?
- Perfect for any occasion. This is one of my go-to dishes to make if I’m going to a potluck, or if I’m hosting a party. But it’s also one of my favorite things to make for lunch, dinner, or as a midday snack. It’s healthy and filling enough to be eaten for any meal, but fun and festive enough for any social event.
Here’s everything you need to make this rich and meaty dip. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the article to see the exact amounts for each ingredient.
For the Taco Meat:
- Ground beef
- Yellow onion – If you don’t have a yellow onion, a white or red onion will work fine.
- Taco seasoning
- Olive oil – You can use whatever type of oil or fat you prefer.
For the Dip:
- Sour cream
- Mexican cheese blend – Cheddar cheese also works fine.
- Iceberg lettuce – If you prefer, you can use romaine lettuce, but iceberg has the best crunch.
- Canned black olives
- Green onions
What’s in Taco Seasoning?
Taco seasoning is a blend of spices based around chili powder. It usually has garlic, onion, oregano, and paprika in it as well. You can find taco seasoning at the grocery store, but if you don’t have any, you can just add those ingredients individually.
How to Make 7 Layer Taco Dip
Here’s how to make this super easy keto dip. It doesn’t take long at all.
- Heat the pan. Add the oil to a skillet, and heat over medium heat.
- Cook the onions. Add the onions and sauté until they’re translucent. This should take about 3 minutes.
- Cook the meat. Add the ground beef and cook until the meat is browned.
- Season. Add the taco seasoning to the beef and onions and stir to combine, then remove the meat from the heat.
- Assemble. Add the meat to the bottom of a serving dish or baking dish, then add the other layers in this order: sour cream, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and green onions.
- Serve. Garnish with cilantro, and serve with fresh vegetables, pork rinds, or keto-friendly chips.
Tips and Variations
Here are some of my favorite tricks, tips, and variations for this keto 7 layer taco dip.
- Make your own guac. One of my favorite ways to improve a recipe is to hand-make some of the ingredients. You can do that with this recipe by using homemade keto guacamole.
- Serve in glass. I really love how beautiful this taco dip is. So if you can, serve it in a glass serving dish so that you can see the whole thing!
- Make ahead of time. This is a recipe that doesn’t need to be served as soon as it’s done. You can make the recipe a few hours ahead of time, or even the day before if you’re prepping for a party or event. In fact, chilling the keto 7 layer dip can actually make it better, because it allows the layers to firm up.
- Cool the meat. One of the best things about this recipe is how quick it is to make. That said, if you have the time, it’s even better if you let the ground beef cool to room temperature before assembling the dip. That way it won’t melt the sour cream or cheese, or wilt the lettuce.
- Really brown the meat. The best way to get flavor out of ground beef is to make sure you really brown it. When cooking the meat for this recipe, make sure you cook it thoroughly, so it gets a lot of color. That will impart a lot of flavor in the dip.
- Get creative. I like to think of this recipe as a base. It’s so flavorful and fun as is, but you can customize it as much as you want to make it to your liking. Feel free to change the type of meat you’re using, or add other layers like salsa, fresh or pickled jalapeños, and any other kind of vegetable that you like.
What to Serve With Keto 7 Layer Taco Dip
This keto dip is perfect to serve next to a spread of tasty Mexican food. Here are some of the recipes I like to serve alongside taco dip:
How to Store Leftovers
You can store leftover keto 7 layer taco dip in the fridge for up to 4 days. Cover the serving dish in plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container before putting it in the fridge.
Can I Freeze This Recipe?
This isn’t a super convenient recipe to freeze, because the presentation is part of what makes it fun, and the fresh veggies lose some of their crunch after freezing and thawing. Still, it will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. Freeze it in an airtight container, or triple wrap the serving dish in plastic wrap. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.
More Great Dips to Make
Here are some other fun dips to try making.
- Greek yogurt ranch dip
- Kale artichoke dip with cilantro lime pork rinds
- No-bake pumpkin cheesecake dip
- Keto marinara sauce
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Keto 7 Layer Taco Dip
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Ground Beef Taco Meat
For the Ground Beef:
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet to medium heat.
- Add the sliced onions and saute until translucent (~3 minutes).
- Add the ground meat to the pan and cook until brown.
- Add the taco seasoning and mix to combine. Taste the meat. Decide if you'd like more taco seasoning and set aside.
For the Dip:
- Add the cooked ground meat to the bottom of a baking or serving dish (preferably glass so that the layers are visible).
- Add the layers on top in the order that they are listed.
- Top with cilantro and serve with sliced vegetables like cucumbers and bell peppers and pork rinds.
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!