Our Best 7 Layer Dip and Nacho Recipes

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Image: Angie McGowan

Seven layer dip, nachos, and guacamole have been an integral part of the Super Bowl since George Washington played quarterback for the pilgrim team at the first Super Bowl so many years ago. If you try to throw a Super Bowl party without these tortilla chip-based snacks, your guests will stop liking you and they won’t be your friends anymore. Don’t let this happen to you! The Family Kitchen has all the recipes you need to maintain your friendships well into your old age.

Many people assume seven layer dip is so named because it is a layered dip and John Elway, who played in many Super Bowls, wore number 7. In fact it is because the dip itself has seven layers, each more wonderful than the last. This seven layer dip that Angie made has beef, beans, cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, olives, and sour cream. I know that adds up to more than seven, so you’ll just have to put some things on the same layer.


Traditionally, nachos have been a food that teenagers eat because teenagers are the people most OK with eating food from 7-11. Nowadays, with advances in home kitchen technologies, adults can enjoy nachos, too. And enjoy them they do. These nachos that Elizabeth and I made have the advantage of being vegetarian, but you can some meat, too, if you’re not already overloaded with meat.


It’s time to face facts, you love guacamole more than you are ready to admit. That’s fine. Don’t admit it. Just go make some guacamole and when the E*Trade baby comes on during the game, instead of silently seething, just zone out and eat chips and guac. This guacamole we made is a cinch to make and always a hit every time we make it.

Article Posted 6 years Ago

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