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Tabletop serving 7 layer bean dips with all the sides
Spooky 7 Layer Dip: Halloween Party Food
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This deconstructed Spooky 7 layer dip is perfect for a halloween themed appetizer!  No artistry required, it's simple to make it spooky, creepy and as festive as you would like for your halloween Party Food!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween party food ideas, halloween themed foods
Servings: 12 appetizer dip
Calories: 102 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
  • 2 cans pinto beans 14.5 oz cans
  • 1 can rotel tomatoes and green chilis
  • salt to taste
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup guacamole or avocado
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (use a couple of different colors for more variety)
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced or cut to shapes in post
  • 1/2 cup green olives sliced or cut to shapes in post
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  1. Strain beans, reserving the liquids for possible use later.

  2. Place beans, cumin and the entire can of rotel tomatoes and green chilis (with the liquid of the tomatoes and chilis0 into a food processor.  Blend until smooth, about 3 minutes.

  3. If the bean dip seems too thick add a the reserved liquids from the beans a tablespoon at time until the desired thickness.  I usually thin it to pancake batter constancy.

  4. Taste the beans.  Add salt as desired.

  5. Dice the tomatoes to 1/4 " cubes.

  6. Shred cheese.  NOTE.. preshredded cheese has non binders added for anti clumping and it will not melt well.  Take the time to shred your own, its worth it! 

  7. Slice olives to 1/4" slices.  If you are using black and green olives cut one color olives to slices, and the other to a 1/4" dice for a varied presentation.

  8. If using avocado you can mash it or dice it.  Alternatively you can use guacamole as it is made.

  9. Place the beans into a serving bowl.  If you want warmed dip, place it into a serving bowl you can bake in.  Top with cheese. Bake at 350°  for 15 minutes until warmed through and cheese is melted.

  10. Serve the toppings along the outer edges of the dip if you are putting the cheese into shapes or have decorative outlines on top. (see skull pic). If you are serving this as a normal dip... sprinkle all of the toppings evenly over the entire top of the dip and serve immediately.

  11. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Recipe Notes

This recipe is for the 7 layer dip alone.  Please see all the information in the post about decorating for a halloween themed [email protected]