Easy Nacho Dip Recipe

Layered Nacho Salsa Dip

You have found an easy, delicious layered Nacho Dip to serve at any occasion over the holiday season or other special occasion throughout the year. It is yummy and fun to eat as everyone likes to dip!

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You will need these ingredients to make your Layered Nacho Dip;

  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 green onions, chopped finely
  • 1 jar salsa (hot, medium or mild)

How to assemble the Nacho Dip;

  1. Whisk  or beat together the sour cream, cream cheese and mayonnaise until completely smooth and mixed.
  2. Spread this mixture over the bottom of a 9 x 11 inch pan.
  3. Pour the salsa over this and spread out to cover. (Do not mix it in, it should sit on top).
  4. Sprinkle onions, green and red peppers over the salsa.
  5. Shredded cheddar cheese is then sprinkled on top (use a small shred size for easier eating).
  6. Refrigerate until you are ready to eat your easy-to-make Nacho Dip.
  7. Serve with a round nacho chip or any kind of cracker as these are less likely to break when you scoop and dip!

You could make this Nacho Dip with light or calorie-reduced sour cream and mayonnaise and still have a great tasting hors d'oeuvre, party dish, or side dish for any occasion. I like to use a clear dish for serving so the colorful layers of this salad are shown off. I have also served this dip with homemade pita chips which work really well too since they do not break as you dip. This dip is creamy and thick with lots of texture. I know that I get frustrated when a dipper (anything that is dipped into a dip) breaks off into the dip. Even more frustrating is when someone leaves part of his or her dipper IN the dip! ugh. So it is important to consider the dippers that suit the type of dip you are serving. Regular potato chips are not suitable for this type of thick dip. Try to choose a thicker Nacho chip (multi grain or corn chip) that will not break. Another way to serve this is with a spoon where guests may top their pita dippers or crackers with the dip. I have also added a Mexican spice mix to the sour cream layer but found that it is best plain as it has lots of flavor already.