Thursday, February 3, 2011

Superbowl Seven Layer Dips

I'm fascinated by the seven-layer phenomenon.  Seven layer cookie bars have long been a fave, but frankly, the traditional seven layer dip does nothing for me.  Probably because I'm not a guacamole fan, nor salsa, so I start off uninterested.

thanks, wish I liked this stuff!

But I do love a challenge, so I thought, what would be some other seven layer dips I could dig into?

Here are the results.  Feel free to share yours!

Seven Layer Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

1 lb ground beef, cooked until browned and crumbled
1 lb Velveeta
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded very fine
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 lb bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 can French’s fried onions
1 pt sour cream blended with 4 T Dijon mustard and 1 t salt

Melt Velveeta in a large saucepan, and when fully melted, stir in cooked beef. Pour mixture into a large 9x13 pan. If you aren’t serving right away, wrap and transport to your party, and reheat till the cheeseburger mixture is gooey and hot.

Toppings: First sprinkle the tomatoes over the cheeseburger dip, followed by the bacon. Then the sour cream mustard sauce, followed by the lettuce. Top with the French’s fried onions, and serve with the large scoopable Fritos, or hearty pita chips.

Mediterranean Seven Layer Dip

2 large containers hummus
1 package crumbled feta cheese
1 c kalamata olives, chopped
1 tub tzatiki sauce of your choice
1 seedless cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
2 tomatoes, seeded and dices
3 scallions, sliced thinly
4 T toasted pine nuts
extra virgin olive oil
zest and juice of one lemon

Spread the hummus in the bottom of your serving dish.  Then spread the olives over the hummus, followed by the feta cheese.  Toss the cucumber with the lemon zest, and season with salt and pepper.   Toss the tomatoes with the scallions, a squeze of lemon juice, a splash of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Add the tomato scallion mixture to the dish, then the cucumber, then tzatiki sauce. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and a drizzle of olive oil.  Serve with pita chips.

Antipasto Dip

2 lbs fresh ricotta
1/2 c grated parmesan
1 lb salami, julienned
1/4 lb prosciutto, cooked until crisp and crumbled
1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2 c oil cured black olives, pitted and chopped
1 c shredded smoked mozzarella
2 T chopped parsely
2 zucchini, diced
1 jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
dried oregano

Saute the zucchini in olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Set aside to cool.  Mix the parmesan, parsley and smoked mozzarella into the ricotta, add a little olive oil to smooth the mixture, and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Spread in the bottom of your serving dish.  Top with the julienned salami, then the roasted peppers, then artichoke hearts, then zucchini.  Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with oregano.  Top with the olives and crispy prosciutto and serve with crostini made from good Italian bread, or foccacia.

Anyone have a great seven layer dip out there?

Yours in Good Taste,
The Polymath


  1. Pretty sure I don't need a Super Bowl to make any of these. Adding to my recipe repertoire! Thanks!

  2. Oh Stacey, I love your blog! (It sounded weird to say that I loved you.) I so wish we lived closer so we could be friends and hang out! These sound amazingly delicious, and are similar to things I'd make.

    Tomorrow will be my fourth snow day off (we shut down here in Dallas when we get ice, but not usually for four days). I'd normally be cooking a LOT more but husby is on a lower-carb diet and I'm supporting him. We'll be skipping the Superbowl, but I still may do these dips. He can dip 'em with carrot sticks! :)

  3. These sound sooo good. I'm making the Antipasto Dip tomorrow night, if not sooner. Thanks for sharing! Love the blog.

  4. I laugh that the mere thought of dip in any layerage makes me gag :)
    HOWEVER there will be lottsa cooking and baking action tomorrow as I ready to cheer my STEELERS TO VICTORY :)

  5. The Mediterranean one looks AMAZING! Off to purchase ingredients...

  6. omg, bacon cheeseburger dip!!! I just made some to take to a party, and I am so going to be that loser who can't stop eating her own dip. This is somewhat acceptable as I am enormously pregnant. It's delicious and a nice change from tired old taco dip - thanks for sharing!

  7. Oooh, I'd do that antipasto dip in a heartbeat. Love these spins!

  8. Stacey,
    I made the bacon-cheeseburger dip for my SB party last night and it was a HUGE hit! Thanks for the awesome recipe

  9. That sounds delicious! I don't have a seven layer dip, but I do have a really yummy hot dip. It's from the Stagg Chili can, and it's very good.

    Spread a cup of cream cheese in a 9x9 pan.
    Use a an of Stagg Chili... I like the regular one... strain it a bit before layering over cream cheese, just so it's not too runny.
    Strain some salsa a bit and layer over the chili.
    Top with a blend of cheeses, I use cheddar, monterey jack and mozza. (from a bag... so it's extra easy!)

    Heat in the oven at about 350°F until it is warm an melty... 20-30 min.
    Serve with tortilla chips... I like the round ones... nice even size, good for dipping... get the multigrain to convince yourself they are "healthy".
    Mmmmm.... I think I'll be having this very soon!


    P.S. I just realized I hadn't posted about your book! So here's my post if you are curious... spoiler alert... I'm a fan!

  10. When I first saw the photo, I 'saw' fruit...strawberries, kiwi, etc. (yeah, I need better lighting). So now I'm you have a seven-layer fruit dip recipe?? I'm imagining something like the fruit pizza I've seen, with cream cheese being a major factor -yum!

  11. I just wanted to thank you for the Cheeseburger Dip recipe-I made it for the Super Bowl & it was a hit! I did swap out condensed cheese soup for Velveeta & used pre-cooked bacon, but other than I followed your recipe & everyone loved it! Oh-Doritos work great as a dipper too! I'm looking forward to making it again.