Skinny Taco Dip

skinny taco dip

This dip is a little sentimental for me. The original recipe is from my late mother-in-law, and I really can’t help but think of it as Karen’s Taco Dip. It makes an appearance at pretty much every family function. It’s a little way to remember her – I just love how food can evoke such strong and wonderful memories.

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I’m not kidding when I say everyone – and I mean everyone loves this dip and there is literally not a teaspoonful left, EVER. The original recipe isn’t totally terrible for you, but I figured I could lighten it up and make it a little easier on the waistline. As I learned it, this recipe calls for regular sour cream and cheese – I used a mix of light sour cream and fat free plain Greek yogurt and topped it with low fat shredded cheese.

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I’ll be making this for Superbowl Sunday (GO SEAHAWKS!!), most definitely. It’s regulation football food around these parts. Plus, it’s super simple to make. No cooking involved, at all.

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Serve this taco dip with baked tortilla chips. It’s also great with jicama sticks or sliced cucumbers. You can even roll a scoop up in a corn tortilla with some lettuce.

However you eat it, I promise you’ll adore this simple and delicious recipe! Serve it up at your next gathering and watch it disappear!

Skinny Taco Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1/8 total recipe


1 can fat free refried beans
4 ounces lowfat sour cream
4 ounces fat free plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
4 ounces lowfat shredded Mexican cheese blend
2 small avocados
juice of 1/2 lime
pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
handful cilantro, roughly chopped

Step by Step

  1. Open the can of beans and empty into your serving dish. Use a fork to smash it down into the bottom.
  2. The next layer is the avocado. Slice them open and scoop out the insides into a bowl. Add the lime juice, salt, cumin and garlic powder. Mash it all up with a fork. It's okay if it's a little chunky. Spread the avocado mixture evenly over the beans.
  3. On to the sour cream layer. Mix the sour cream, yogurt and taco seasoning together in small bowl. Mix it real good! When all the seasoning is incorporated, spread the sour cream layer evenly over the avocado.
  4. Now, the cheese, Sprinkle it all over the top of the sour cream.
  5. Finally, artfully disperse the tomatoes and cilantro over the top of the cheese layer.
  6. Cover tightly with plastic wrap (or foil, or whatever) and allow to hang out in the fridge for about an hour, if you have the time.
  7. Serve with baked tortilla chips, jicama sticks or even sliced cucumber for dipping!


WW PP 4; Calories 182; Total Fat 12.6g; Saturated Fat 3.8g; Trans Fat 0.0g; Cholesterol 9mg; Sodium 269mg; Total Carbohydrates 10.3g; Dietary Fiber 5.2g; Sugars 1.4g; Protein 8.0g


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  • Bari_F

    Sounds great! I need to bring something to a Super Bowl party, only I’ll be yelling “Go Broncos!”

  • Lisa_ShrinkingJeans

    I’ll be going to a Superbowl party but I don’t really care who wins! WHat size serving dish would you suggest?

    • heather

      I used a pie plate. An 8×8 would work :) Just depends on how deep you want the dip.

  • Carolyn McGrady McKay

    Thanks for the great looking recipe. I will be trying it. GO BRONCOS!

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