Black Bean & Cotija Cheese 6 Layer Dip Recipe

I LOVE traditional 7-layer dip – it’s probably one of my favorite things to snack on. When we were all together during New Year’s, Camille brought the tastiest 6-layer dip that had black beans (instead of refried) and a delicious layer of Cotija cheese. I fell in love with the taste, and it has quickly become a family favorite. It may seem intimidating, but it is SO easy to make and takes just a few minutes to throw together!

Serves: 8

Black Bean & Cotija Cheese 6 Layer Dip Recipe

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans (mashed)
  • 1 1/2 cups guacamole
  • 1 cup Pico de gallo
  • 1 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro - optional garnish


  1. In a small bowl, mix together sour cream and taco seasoning.
  2. In a 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 9 inch pie pan, spread mashed black beans evenly in the bottom.
  3. Spread guacamole evenly over the black beans, then spread the sour cream mixture over the top of the guacamole.
  4. Sprinkle Pico de gallo over the sour cream mixture, then top with crumbled Cotija cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro (optional).


*Cotija cheese can be found in most grocery stores by specialty cheeses (it's a Mexican cheese), or next to the regular cheese. It's usually found in rounds, like brie cheese. If you can't find it, you could also substitute feta cheese.



2236 cal


156 g


126 g


78 g
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