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Seven Layer Dip Cups

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These seven layer dip cups are super simple to make and perfect as a side dish or appetizers.  Made with delicious guacamole, beans, salsa and other delicious layers they are incredibly tasty!

These 7 layer cups are perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party or as part of a Mexican style dinner.  Some of out other favorite Mexican inspired recipes are these Classic Chicken Enchiladas, Enchilada Style Burritos or Green Enchiladas.

seven layer dip cups on a plate

An Easy 7 Layer Appetizer

My family absolutely loves Mexican food, and we have it at least once a week.  Not long ago, we went out for dinner at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, where they served a side of refried beans along with the meal. My son had a taste, and he could not stop raving about how good they were.

When I make beans at home they just don’t have the same taste or texture as you can get in a restaurant. (Of course, I just usually heat up a can of refried beans instead of making my own, which probably makes a difference!) But with our busy schedules, I try to take shortcuts whenever possible.

packages of herdez refried beans

I’ve used these instant beans in several recipes, including bean dip and in burritos, and my picky eaters loved the taste and texture — just like what you would get in a restaurant or if you made them from scratch!

I thought it would be fun to use the beans in one of our favorite recipes; a delicious seven layer dip. But instead of just making dip, I made these seven layer dip wonton cups. And they were amazing!

wonton cups being filled with refried beans

How To Make Seven Layer Dip Cups

These are easy to make and not nearly as messy as the dip can be. They are also perfect for parties since you can make them ahead of time and serve when you’re ready.

Prep – Grab a muffin tin and layer the wonton wrappers in each ramekin.  Be sure to give the tin a hit with some cooking spray first to keep the wrappers from sticking.

Cook –  Bake the wontons for about 10 minutes, at 400 degrees F, until they are nice and crisp. Once they’re cool, you can start making the dip.

Beans – Prep the beans according to the package or warm up a can if you go that route.  I let the beans cool off for a little bit, and then I began building the dip in the wonton cups.

7 Layers – Add the layers of beans, Guacamole, Salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese olives and tomatoes.  If you put all your ingredients out in containers, the process goes pretty fast. And like I said, it’s very easy — I even had the kids make some on their own. And in a few minutes, you’re ready to eat.

7 layer dip cup appetizers

Recipe Tips

Make Ahead – These delicious seven layer dip cups can easily be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.  I wouldn’t recommend compiling them more than 2 hours ahead of time; otherwise the wonton cups will start to get soggy.

Storage – Unfortunately, these appetizers won’t store very well if you have leftovers because the cups will get soggy.  If you don’t mind that, then throw them in an airtight container and they can stay fresh for about 5 days.

Feeding A Crowd – This recipe makes 12 wonton cups, but you can easily double or triple it for entertaining!

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seven layer dip cups on a plate
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Seven Layer Dip Cups Recipe

Seven Layer Dip Wonton Cups are super simple to make and perfect for lunch, dinner, snacks or appetizers
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword party
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 Wonton Cups
Calories 121 kcal


  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 pack refried beans instant
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese Shredded
  • 1 can black olives Sliced
  • 1 tomato diced & optional
  • Cilantro


  1. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray, and layer two wonton wrappers in each cup.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until cups are golden brown. Allow to cool.
  3. Make beans according to package directions -- boil 1 1/2 cups water in a medium-sized pot, add beans, cover, reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove cover from pot, and allow beans to cool slightly.
  5. Add a thin layer of beans to wonton cups, then layer guacamole, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, olives, cilantro and tomatoes.
Nutrition Facts
Seven Layer Dip Cups Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Wonton)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 471mg20%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 299IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Seven Layer Dip Wonton Cups

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Herdez Refried Beans. All opinions are completely my own.

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