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Easy Cheesy Fiesta Dip

Updated on February 7, 2012
Cheesy Fiesta Dip
Cheesy Fiesta Dip | Source

If you're looking for an easy dip for a party, this cheesy fiesta dip not only tastes great but makes an attractive presentation with its bright festive colors. It can be served with tortilla chips, corn chips, crackers or raw vegetables. However, if you plan to use it with vegetables, I recommend using finely shredded cheese.


Amounts are flexible for this recipe and can be adjusted easily to accommodate preferences. For instance, if you prefer more sour cream use the higher amount.

  • 16-24 oz. sour cream (lite sour cream tastes fine in this recipe)
  • 16-20 oz. picate or taco sauce (if you want chunkier use salsa)
  • 16 oz. shredded sharp cheddar (or your favorite cheese)
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1-2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 can sliced black olives

Sprinkle ingredients evenly.
Sprinkle ingredients evenly. | Source


This is a layered dip and easy to put together at the last minute, if you have your vegetables diced, chopped, and sliced.

  1. Spread the sour cream evenly over a 9 x 13 baking sheet
  2. Spread the picante or taco sauce in a layer over the sour cream
  3. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the surface evenly
  4. Top with chopped green pepper
  5. Add diced fresh tomatoe
  6. Finish with sliced black olives

If you don't plan to eat it right away, refrigerate.

Serve with chips or vegetables.

Other Variations

This dip can be changed up easily. Other ingredients you may want to add include:

  • Chopped onion
  • Cilantro
  • Seasoned taco meat
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Green olives


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    • Donna Sundblad profile image

      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Jackie, Thanks for the vote. It really is tasty and leftovers are great on a bowl of chili.

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Donna! I just visited Pinterest yesterday. Will have to see how that works.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I think I will try this tomorrow, it looks so good and easy. Voted up.

    • DonnaCosmato profile image

      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      Looks good...hope somebody has a potluck dinner soon so I can impress them with my culinary skill! Voted up and pinned on Pinterest.

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for the vote jojo! Much appreciated.

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      jojokaya 5 years ago from USA

      Looks delicious. Great hub. Rated up