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January 5, 2012

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Mini Taco Dip Bites { appetizer idea }

Madigan made… individual taco dip on a chip appetizer.

Things are always cuter in miniature, aren’t they?

I made these little bite-sized, spicy, cheesy appetizers for Christmas Eve last month.
My sister-in-law always hosts a great party that holiday and I needed to bring a cold appetizer.  I went through a lot of ideas on Pinterest (and y’all gave me some great tips on Facebook!) but I knew I could rely on my mom’s taco dip recipe.

That dip is a tried and true family favorite on my side of the family. I’m betting your family has a similar recipe, too! (cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning, lettuce, tomato, cheese and taco sauce)

To make the dip a little fancier for the holidays and easier to serve, I thought it might be fun to make an abbreviated version on individual chips!

The base for my mom’s taco dip recipe normally calls for two 8 oz packages of cream cheese and 16 oz of sour cream (plus a packet of taco dip mix). I knew that the usual dip would be too soupy to pipe out of a pastry bag… so I slowly added the sour cream until I got the mixture to a consistency I liked. You might need to tweak the amount of sour cream to your preference.


Mini Taco Dip Bite Appetizer

Inspired by: my mom’s taco dip!

  • Two 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package of powdered taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup (or less) of sour cream
  • Taco sauce
  • Tortilla chips (I like the shape of the scoop-y ones)


Using an electric blender, beat the cream cheese and taco seasoning mix together.
Slowly add enough sour cream until you achieve the desired consistency (like a very soft buttercream frosting).  I added almost 1 cup.
Fill a pastry bag (using a frosting tip) with the cheese mixture and pipe the cheese onto individual tortilla chips.
Top each bite with a small dollop of taco sauce and serve!

These taco dip bites were easy to eat and hard to resist! They’d probably be a perfect appetizer to make for a football playoff party this month, too!

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