Fiesta Taco Dip


Fiesta taco dip is a rich, creamy dip perfect for parties or Taco Tuesday. This 3 ingredient taco dip combines cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning to create a deliciously creamy touchdown taco dip with a cool base and that zesty signature taco seasoning flavor.

Overhead shot of bowful of fiesta taco dip.

I love the flavors of Mexican food, and tacos are my favorite. The combination of seasonings just makes my mouth happy. That's why I make this dip so often! It's rich and creamy with a ton of taco flavor, and I can control the heat by using different seasoning packets. It's so easy and so good!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • It only takes 3 simple ingredients to make it!
  • It's an easy recipe that's ready in just minutes.
  • It's super versatile and perfect for parties, potlucks, Taco Tuesdays, or game day get-togethers.

Top Tip

For a smooth, super-creamy texture, be sure your cream cheese is fully softend.

Closeup shot of tortilla chip being dipped into 3 ingredient taco dip.


This tasty touchdown taco dip only take 3 basic ingredients to make, and you can find them all quickly and easily at your local grocery store. From there, you're free to add whatever toppings you like.

The recipe ingredients are listed here, but you can find their exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Softened cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Taco seasoning
Closeup overhead shot of plateful of cream cheese and bowls of sour cream and taco seasoning.


This super-easy 3 ingredient taco dip is literally the easiest recipe you'll ever make. You just mix and serve. That's it. The entire process only takes a few minutes.

The highlights are here, but you can find the exact instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post. However, honestly, they're not much different!

1: Mix all the fiesta taco dip ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly combined.

Overhead shot of mixed fiesta taco dip in bowl.

2: Add to a plate or bowl, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Overhead shot of bowlful of fiesta taco dip surrounded by bowls of olives, bell peppers, tomatoes, and cheese.
Closeup overhead shot of bowlful of 3 ingredient taco dip topped with shredded cheese, tomatoes, olives, and lettuce.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Try using different brands of taco seasonings and different heat levels to change up your dip.
  • For a low-fat dip, use low-fat cream cheese and sour cream.
  • For an extra light and fluffy texture, mix the dip with a hand mixer.


  • Mixing bowl
  • Large spoon or hand mixer
  • Large bowl or plate for serving
  • Smaller bowls for optional toppings
Closeup shot of tortilla chip being dipped into fiesta taco dip.


Refrigerator: Store this dip in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

Freezer: Don't freeze this dip. The sour cream in the dip will make it watery when defrosted.

What to Serve with 3 Ingredient Taco Dip

Tortilla chips are the classic way to enjoy this delicious touchdown taco dip. When it comes to toppings, add any of your favorite taco pairings like:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Diced jalapenos
  • Shredded cheese
  • A drizzle of taco sauce


  • Be sure your cream cheese is fully softened to avoid any little bits of raw cream cheese in the dip.
  • To mix the dip even more quickly and easily, try a hand mixer.
  • Be sure to thoroughly mix your dip to ensure every bite is full of flavor.
  • For the best possible flavor, chill the dip overnight. This allows the flavors to meld.
Closeup shot of fiesta taco dip topped with shredded cheese, tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce, and olives.


What is fiesta taco dip?

Fiesta taco dip is a simple, 3 ingredient dip made with sour cream, cream cheese, and taco seasoning.

Why is my taco dip grainy?

If you don't fully soften your cream cheese, you'll end up with a grainy dip full of little bits of raw cream cheese.

Why can't I freeze this dip?

Unlike cream cheese, sour cream will not hold up in the freezer. When sour cream defrosts, it becomes grainy and watery. The sour cream in this dip will change the texture of it drastically if you freeze it and defrost it.

More Easy Appetizers

Yield: 16 servings

Fiesta Taco Dip

Fiesta Taco Dip

This fiesta taco dip is rich and creamy and loaded with taco seasoning for classic taco taste perfect for parties or Taco Tuesdays.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, olives, green peppers
  • Serve with tortilla chips


  1. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning in a bowl and blend well.
  2. Spread mixture on a tray or plate of your choice.
  3. Add your preferred toppings and serve with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 33mgSodium 207mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 2g

This post was originally published on January 2, 2016. It has been updated with new images and content.

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