Individual Seven Layer Dip Cups

Everything you love about Seven Layer Dip assembled in individual-sized servings. These 7 layer dip cups make the perfect party appetizer!

seven layer dip in individual serving cups

Seven Layer Dip

I love Seven Layer Dip and when I found this cute idea for making individual serving-sized cups, I couldn’t wait to try it! Who wouldn’t love a little cup full of delicious dip?

Homemade vs. Premade ingredients

If you are short on time, purchase pre-made salsa, pre-made guacamole, and canned refried beans at the store.

However, if you have the time, I would highly recommend making our Homemade Refried Beans, Easy Guacamole, and Homemade Salsa.

Watch how to assemble 7 layer dip cups here:

Can You make these cups ahead of time?

Because of the fresh ingredients used in these cups, I wouldn’t recommend making them more than 1 day in advance.

The guacamole will start to change colors and the liquid with the salsa will start to mix with the sour cream and it becomes harder to see the individual layers.

How to easily fill the seven layer dip cups

  • One tip that I have learned over the years is to put the refried beans, guacamole, and sour cream in large resealable bags (each ingredients in their own bag).
  • Cut the tip off one of the corners of the bag.
  • Pipe the beans, guacamole, or sour cream into the cup!

It is so much easier and leaves you without a big mess of trying to scoop some into each cup.

What to dip in the Seven Layer Dip:

  • Tortilla chips
  • “Scoop” tortilla chips
  • Crackers
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Cucumbers
  • Any vegetable that can be used for dipping

You can also serve these cups with little spoons so that your guests can enjoy every last bite! (Sometimes chips make it hard to reach down to the bottom of the cup)

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Last minute tips to know:

  • To make canned refried beans extra cream, add in some milk or sour cream.
  • Use cups that are short and wide, which will make it easier for dipping chips.
  • If the salsa that you are using is really runny, drain the extra liquid before adding to the cups.

Other delicious appetizer dips to try:

Serves: 8

Individual Seven Layer Dip

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (16 oz) can refried beans (or make these delicious homemade refried beans)
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 cups guacamole (or make this easy homemade guacamole)
  • 1 (8 oz) container sour cream (I used fat free)
  • 2 cups salsa or pico de gallo (or make this homemade salsa)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes, diced (I used Roma tomatoes)
  • 1/2 bunch of green onions, sliced
  • 1 (2.25 oz) can of sliced olives, drained
  • 9 ounce plastic tumblers
  • tortilla chips


  1. In a small bowl mix taco seasoning with refried beans. For a different and yummy taste, mix your taco seasoning with your sour cream layer.
  2. Layer the dip in each cup. I found that using a small cereal spoon worked best for me as a spread each layer in the cup. Here is the order I did: beans/taco seasoning mix, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, tomatoes, olives, and green onions.
  3. Store in the refrigerator until serving and serve with chips.
  4. I was able to make about 12 cups of dip. They were a huge hit!
  5. If you wanted to, you could use the same amount of ingredients and spread it out in a 9x11" pan to make one large seven layer dip. 🙂 It will still taste amazing!



430 cal


23 g


28 g


31 g
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Recipe inspired by Girl Who Ate Everything


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13 Responses to “Individual Seven Layer Dip Cups”

  1. Lorraine
    Want to make 50 for a lunch time party. If I use store bought guacamole can I make them the night before and just put the layers together up to the cheese layer??? Then I can add the tomatoes & olives & scallions the morning of the party.
    • We use store bought guacamole sometimes and after a while it also darkens. It doesn't darken as fast as homemade guac. I can see where you would need to make them the night before if you are making 50!! You are impressive. I'm thinking that having the guacamole between layers will help slow down the darkening too. I hope this helps. We haven't made it the night before, just like 4 hours before eating. Let us know how it all turns out. I think you will be ok. Cyd (mom of the Six Sisters)

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