7 Layer Taco Salad

Vicki Johnson


I got this from a former co-worker over 20 years ago. It is a huge hit each and every time I make it. You can make all kinds of changes/additions to make it your own. Add a layer of guacamole or change the meat to refried beans for the vegans. Use ground turkey/chicken for the heart healthy. Use the hot taco seasoning if you like more heat. subtract the jalapenos if you want less.Serve with chips.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
10 Min


Add to Grocery List

1 lb
lean ground beef/turkey
2 pkg
taco seasoning mix
1 pkg
16 oz cream cheese softened
2 c
16 oz sour cream
lettuce head chopped
1 large
sweet onion chopped
4 medium
fresh ripe vine ripe tomatoes
jalapeno peppers finely chopped
2 c
4 cheese mexican shredded

How to Make 7 Layer Taco Salad


  • 1Mix softened cream cheese with sour cream and 1 package of taco seasoning until smooth. Place on bottom of large, deep container.(Resist the urge to use low fat sour cream, too runny)
  • 2Prepare ground beef and 1 package of taco seasoning as per package instructions. Drain and spread over layer one.
  • 33rd layer: Spread chopped lettuce over meat.
  • 44th layer: Chopped onions.
  • 55th layer: Chopped tomatoes (I use fresh, has better flavor and you CAN taste the difference).
  • 66th layer: Jalapeno peppers if desired. Dependent upon who the audience is, I will either finely chop them or just slice and layer them.
  • 77th layer: Spread cheese all over the top.
  • 8Refrigerate over night preferably to allow the flavors to meld.
  • 9When ready to serve, allow to come to room temp (about 90 minutes) before serving or your chips will break off in the bottom layer.

Printable Recipe Card

About 7 Layer Taco Salad

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

13 Addicting Nacho Recipes

13 Addicting Nacho Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Cheesy, yummy, absolute amazingness! Needless to say, we kinda sorta really love nachos :)

27 Happy Hour Recipes That'll Have You Saying Tgif

27 Happy Hour Recipes That'll Have you Saying TGIF

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Celebrate the weekend with a happy hour filled with tasty appetizer recipes and delicious drinks. Cheers!