A twist on the classic seven layer dip, with towering toppings, and chips built in! This 7 layer dip tostada stack is not only a site to behold, it’s an irresistible party favorite making a stylish come-back.
Growing up in the eighties, I can’t remember a single gathering we attended that didn’t have a Mexican-inspired seven layer dip somewhere in the mix.
It seemed every mamma in our neighborhood, had their own variation of 7 layer dip. Some added a layer of cream cheese. Some added spicy shredded chicken. Others used black beans instead of refried beans.
As a kid, I always loved dipping my chip deep into the layers, scraping the bottom of the dish with hopes of scooping up a little of everything.
Sadly, in the nineties the seven layer dip disappeared from parties across America, leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of snack-lovers from coast to coast.
Some might think of this as “progress”… believing the 7 layer dip was over-done and going out of style.
Yet I believe any dish as vibrant, versatile, and enticing as the classic seven layer dip should have a permanent place in American culture.
Let’s bring it back, shall we?
Today I’m hoping to spur on a fresh love of this retro party dip. Stirring up nostalgic cravings in those my age and older, and maybe introducing this as a new concept in our younger readers.
Traditionally, Seven Layer Dip is assembled and served in a casserole dish, with tortillas chips on the side. However, I thought is would be fun to bring it back with a fresh twist, by stacking each layer with the chips built in.
I used Old El Paso Tostada Shells as the chip base for each layer, then plied them high, alternating colors and textures.
My secret ingredient is a sauce made of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning and sour cream… You will not believe how addictive this little two-ingredient wonder is!
These fun and festive tostada stacks make great centerpieces on your party table.
When you’re ready to serve, drive a chef’s knife down through the middle to break up the chips.
Then dig in!
Yield: 2 stacks Prep Time:15 minutes Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!
Seven Layer Dip
Yield: 2 stacks
Prep Time:15 minutes
Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Old El Paso, but of course, all opinions are my own.