Spiderweb Taco Dip

It’s easy to find fun Halloween ideas that involve decorating cookies, frosting cupcakes with google eyes, or making a punch with gummy worms that makes it look creepy, kooky, and all together spooky! Sometimes, though, you want your family to have something a little less chock-full-of-sugar-and-sweetness that’s still festive for Halloween.

Try this delicious Taco Dip! It works for anytime of year, but if you want something for All Hallow’s Eve, follow the directions below to make a spectacularly spooky Spiderweb Taco Dip.

~ Theresa

What you need:

spiderweb taco dip


  • 1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1 T. taco seasoning (packet or homemade)
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 head of lettuce, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 lb. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • tortilla chips


  • 12-inch skillet
  • electric mixer
  • cutting board and knife
  • large platter
  • piping bag or Ziploc bag (optional, if wanting the spiderweb presentation)
  • plastic spiders (optional, if wanting the spiderweb presentation)

Time: 20 minutes

Freezeable: No.

Serves: A crowd. Fills an 18-inch platter.

Multiplying the recipe: You can prepare the ingredients doubled, but fill two separate platters.

Spiderweb Taco Dip:

Brown the ground beef with taco seasoning. Drain. Cool while you prepare the other ingredients.

Cream the cream cheese and sour cream in the mixer. Spread it on the bottom of the platter. If you are making the dip into a spiderweb, reserve 1 cup of the mixture.

Layer the platter in this order, from bottom to top:

  • Cream cheese mixture
  • Ground beef
  • Diced onion
  • Diced tomato
  • Chopped lettuce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

If you simply want the Taco Dip, you are ready to serve it up with tortilla chips.

spiderweb taco dip

spiderweb taco dip

If you want to make a Spiderweb Taco Dip, put the reserved cream cheese mixture in a piping bag (or a Ziploc bag with the corner cut). Design a spiderweb over the cheese by drawing four lines intersecting to divide by eight. Connect with curved lines. For added spooky drama, add plastic spiders! Happy Halloween!

spiderweb taco dip

About Cooking for the Fam

Katie and Theresa are sisters-in-law who are passionate about food, passionate about family, and passionate about making and sharing food with their families. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!
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2 Responses to Spiderweb Taco Dip

  1. Beth says:

    Yuuummm looks delicious! Love the spider web!


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