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Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

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My Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls make the perfect appetizer for any party and great for game day eats!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

So excited to share this fun appetizer with you today!  It’s always a pleasure working with Old El Paso to bring you new recipes with an awesome Mexican flare.

I transformed my idea of a 7 layer bean dip into these adorable bite size bread bowls that you can gobble up in a few bites.  All of my favorite flavors layered together in a perfectly fit in your hand recipe!

Hope you enjoy!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

You’ll start with some of my favorite ingredients in a 7 layer bean dip.  I added Old El Paso Taco Seasoning to the sour cream and refried beans…so much great flavor!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

You’ll need French Bread dough for the mini bread bowls.  I used Pillsbury, the Simply line.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

You’ll slice the dough into 12 pieces.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Press the dough in bottom and up sides of muffin tin cups.  As soon as your remove them from the oven, use the bottom end of a wooden spoon and press out the centers to form little bowls.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Here’s the Old El Paso Taco Seasoning I used.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Add 1 teaspoon of taco seasoning to your sour cream.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Add 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning to your refried beans.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Spread 1 teaspoon of beans into bottom of little bowls then top with 1/2 teaspoon of salsa.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Top with 1/2 teaspoon guacamole and 1/2 teaspoon sour cream.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Top with a pinch of shredded cheddar cheese.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Last but not least, top with a pinch of fresh chopped cilantro and a black olive if you’d like.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

My little helper was playing cops and robbers with my little appetizers, ha!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

What a crack up, this boy 🙂

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Serve these babies room temperature and enjoy!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip BowlsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min


  • 1 pound French Bread dough, I used Pillsbury
  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, divided
  • 1/4 cup mild salsa
  • 1/4 cup mashed avocado
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 12 sliced black olives


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Unroll french bread dough and place on parchment paper. Cut into 12 equal slices. Press each slice of dough in bottom and up sides of muffin tin cups. Bake for 12 minutes, remove and with the end of a wooden spoon press centers of bread to form little bowls. Remove and set aside.
  3. Place beans and 2 teaspoons of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning into a small bowl. Stir to combine then spread 1 tablespoon into bottom of each bread bowl. Next, layer with 1 teaspoon of salsa. Place avocado, salt and lime juice into a small bowl, stir to combine. For the next layer top with 1 teaspoon of guacamole. Mix sour cream and remaining 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning into a small bowl. Layer 1 teaspoon of cream mixture over guacamole. Top with a pinch of cheese, cilantro and a black olive. Serve room temperature.

Makes 12 Servings

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Old El Paso, however thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. 1
    Sues says:

    Don’t shoot the bean dip bowls! 🙂 These look awesome and have me even more anxious to get through this work day, so I can get home to taco night!

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      I just love how your boy is playing with a plastic gun , I just needed that today! Too cute. These appetizers look fabulous. And I do love Old El Paso products, I always buy them when I’m at the store. And no, I don’t work for old el paso (or have any old el paso stock options although I wish I did!)

  2. 2

    I want Pax in all your recipe photos from now on. What a cutie!!

  3. 3
    Audra says:

    These are so adorable. I am pinning then for Cinco de Mayo!!

  4. 4

    Haha love the Pax photos! This is such a clever way to make party apps!

  5. 5

    My kids will go crazy for these! Also Pax is hilarious!!

  6. 6
    Carolyn says:

    Okay, these are ridiculously fun and inventive!

  7. 7

    GAH! These are flipping adorable. I’ll take 27, please?!

  8. 8

    These are too adorable! Although Pax definitely wins the adorable award — love him!!!

  9. 9
    Rachel Cooks says:

    Such an amazing and delicious idea! And so cute and fun! Such a cute picture of Pax 🙂

  10. 10

    These would be perfect for a summer party or even a Cinco de Mayo celebration. I love 7 Layer dip and really like the idea of placing them in a snackable size!

  11. 11

    I love the idea of the seven layer dip bowls! That way I know I am getting all the good stuff in one bite! Pax is so adorable, I can’t imagine what he would to do protect a cookie LOL.

  12. 12

    Oh my gosh, HOW FUN. If I saw these at a party, I would probably be guilty of eating far more than my fair share. I love how you can actually see all the layers, even as tiny as these treats are!

  13. 13
    Chels R. says:

    Pax is just the cutest and oh my-these look awesome!

  14. 14

    What a fun little snack for guests. I absolutely love the picture you have of your son shooting up the appetizers.

  15. 15

    What a fabulous idea! My family would go crazy for these! That is an adorable picture of your little guy, reminds me of my boys when they were little.

  16. 16

    These look so delicious and easy- I think our family would love them!

  17. 17
    naomi says:

    I love how bite size these are and so fun!

  18. 18

    Such a cutie patootie appetizer & kiddo, love it!

  19. 19
    Gaby says:

    He is a cutie! These look so delicious!

  20. 20
    Rossana says:

    These look delicious, and so clever. Your son is adorable. Brings back memories.

  21. 21
    Aggie says:

    These look so great Jenny!! I love your creativity!! I would gobble up quite a few 🙂 And Pax…oh how I wish him and Micah can have an afternoon to play together, they would have a blast. Too cute!

  22. 22

    Oooooooo YES. I made something similar a long time ago, but I’m totally digging the seven layers in these. I may just make these this weekend for a happy hour I’m hosting! Ha-biggidy.

  23. 23

    Love these, looks so yummy. Your son such a cutepie.

  24. 24
    Maria says:

    Delish! What a fun idea!!

  25. 25
    Matea says:

    What a fun appetizer! Have to try this 🙂

  26. 26

    My dad’s FAVORITEST ever appetizer to make is his 7 layer bean dip – I am so passing this on to him for next time we all get together for a ball game!

  27. 27

    Love these little bites – so kid-friendly and fun for parties. Your son is just adorable – all boy 🙂

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    These are so cute!! 🙂 Such a great app!


  30. 30

    Ha! I hope Pax caught the bad guys 🙂 Love these individual cups!

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    Melissa says:

    What a great idea! Perfect for a party, and so easy!

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