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.
What you need:
- 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
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.
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!