Hot Taco Dip

Are you looking for a delicious dip recipe for your next party? Try this super easy hot taco dip! Chances are you have the ingredients already in your pantry, so this recipe will only take seconds to throw together! Then just let it bake and you’re done. Yes, it’s really that easy. Easy cheesy hot taco dip at your leisure!

The best easy hot taco dip recipe.
Hot Taco Dip

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I was going through old posts and came across a post for Southwestern Dip. It’s a really simple recipe, and it tastes delicious. While I was reading it, I thought why not expand on it a bit and compare that with my all-time favorite (Hot Broccoli Dip) and see what kind of Frankenstein’s monster I can create.

The result, my friends, is a delicious hot taco dip recipe.

A blue tortilla chip dipped in a warm taco dip with cheese lifting

Just look at how cheesy the taco dip recipe is! So yummy!

I wish I had an interesting story to tell about how this recipe came to me, but nope – that’s it. My life isn’t filled with stories, especially when it comes to recipes. Sometimes I just cook to experiment and it works out okay (or turns out terribly, I have had many of those too – especially lately with my newfound baby brain).

How long do you bake taco dip?

I baked this dip for 25 minutes. If you want to the cheese to be bubbly, feel free to broil it for 2-3 minutes. Remember to keep your eye on it so it doesn’t burn!

How many calories in taco dip?

In this recipe for hot taco dip, 1/4 cup has 90 calories (without added cheese on top). For the full nutritional information, scroll down to the recipe card for the macronutrients to help ensure you can fit this easy dip recipe in with your health goals.

Baked Taco Dip

cheesy hot taco dip closeup

Taco Dip Ingredients

  • Miracle Whip
    (see note below)
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
    (I love the ristorante style)
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar or a tex mex blend)
  • Onion
  • Red bell pepper
  • Taco seasoning

TBK’s Pro Tip: Make this taco dip recipe with Miracle Whip. Yes, it HAS to be Miracle Whip. Regular mayonnaise has a totally different taste and could affect the outcome of the recipe but if you’re super gung-ho, fly at ‘er (and let me know if it worked for you or not). I prefer Miracle Whip when it comes to dips, there’s more flavor. However, I know this can be a hot topic in many food communities (ha).

How To Make Taco Dip

Simply mix the ingredients together and bake in a medium sized baker for twenty-five minutes! That’s it!

Serve with tortilla chips, vegetables, or your favorite crackers. I’ve been buying these Que Pasa Tortilla Chips lately and they’re so good! Plus they’re a British Columbia based company so I feel that I’m helping out a local business.

Another way to make this hot taco dip recipe is to add some protein. You can make hot taco dip with ground beef or shredded chicken to beef it up a little more. I prefer a meatless version myself, but I think shredded chicken would be delicious!

Leave me a comment, are you a hot or cold dip kind of a person? Me? I’m all about the cheesy baked dip recipes!

Want more? I also love this easy four layer dip from About a Mom.

The best easy hot taco dip recipe.
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Hot Taco Dip

This cheesy hot taco dip one times seconds to throw together and a few minutes to bake. Serve with tortilla chips, vegetables, or your favorite crackers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword hot taco dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 1/2 cups
Calories 90kcal


  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese or tex mex cheese
  • 2 tbsps chopped onion
  • 2 tbsps chopped red pepper
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning


Preheat oven to 350˚

  • In a bowl mix together all the ingredients.
  • Top with additional cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.4g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 16.4mg | Sodium: 420.5mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 2.1g
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9 comments on “Hot Taco Dip”

  1. I love a hot dip. And I think I will start with the meatless version too. A great addition for the family BBQ. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 5 stars
    Looks delicious and I think you have shared a tasty one! Awesome! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Can you put in a crockpot instead of baking it? I was thinking of bringing it for our office snack day. Thanks

  4. I’m surprised there aren’t any beans in this dip! Do you think it would be yummy with any added black beans or a layer of retried beans? Looks so yummy, just curious!

  5. Oops I meant refried

  6. 5 stars
    I’m surprised there aren’t any beans in this dip yeah

  7. 5 stars
    I’m surprised there aren’t any beans in this dip ncie thanks

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