Patriotic Taco Dip

Today we’re sharing a recipe for Patriotic Taco Dip.  This healthier version of the classic taco dip will sure to be a hit at your BBQ or 4th of July celebration.

Today in the United States of America we celebrate Independence Day. The 4th of July is all about celebrations, food, and fireworks with our favorite people. If you can’t think of side dish to take, this taco dip will be the perfect dish for you to make. 

Patriotic Taco Dip is so versatile

If you’ve ever had Taco Dip at a party or BBQ you know that it is a hit.  Taco Dip is the perfect companion to your favorite tortilla chip. It’s also a great side with other Mexican foods and dishes. Taco Dip also serves as a great topping on tacos, burritos, nachos or even taco salad.  It can become a full meal with the addition of more protein such as beans or meat.

The other great thing about this crowd pleaser is your secret weapon of the addition of Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  It helps decrease calories and increase protein while making this dish just a little cleaner and healthier.

Patriotic Taco Dip

A delicious and healthier version of a crowd pleasing favorite dip!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Appetizer, BBQ, Dip, Potluck, Taco Dip
Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 1 pkt taco seasoning (or make your own)
  • 16 oz cream cheese or neufchatel cheese, softened (2 packages)
  • 16 oz plain greek yogurt
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa
  • 3 cups lettuce, chopped or shredded
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half or diced smaller
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 2 1/4 oz sliced black olives


  1. In a medium bowl, mix taco seasoning, cream cheese and greek yogurt. Beat on high until cream cheese is smooth. Spread this mixture evenly at the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.

  2. Top the first layer with a thin layer of salsa.

  3. Top the salsa layer with a thin layer of lettuce.

  4. Then arrange your black olives in the left corner. And arrange your shredded cheese and tomatoes in rows to represent the flag.

Recipe Notes

You can make this recipe throughout the year by creating different designs with the toppings or by doing no design at all. 

This dip comes together quite easily.  The trickiest part is being careful as you are applying the shredded cheese, tomatoes, and olives on top to make the American Flag. This dip will keep for a couple of days if covered and stored in the refrigerator.

We’d love to hear what you think about the recipe.  Please give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.  Please subscribe, like or share this post with others who could benefit from it.

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