Donna Kelce's 7-Layer Dip
Picture this: It's fourth and inches, the defense is in a red zone coverage, fans on both sides are going wild, tensions are high and the food at your Super Bowl party is dropping the ball. Now that’s one fumble that your party may not be able to recover from. The good news? The Super Bowl is still about a month away, which means you have plenty of time to come up with a plan for your party's menu.
To help you shine like the star we know you are, we’ve received the help of a veteran who is no stranger to Super Bowl parties: Donna Kelce. Mother to Travis and Jason Kelce, who played head-to-head against each other in 2023's Super Bowl, Mama Kelce has a trick or two for making sure the men in her house are fed and full of energy. So, take a page from her playbook, and see if her family favorite dip doesn’t bring home a “W” at your game day party.
Ingredients for Donna Kelce’s 7-Layer Dip
To tackle this hard-hitting dip, you’ll need a 16-oune can of refried beans, a 12-ounce container of Heluva Good! Jalapeño Cheddar Dip, 1-cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 3 diced avocados, juice from a lime, 1 ½ cups of drained pico de gallo salsa, ¼ cup of jalapeño slices and ¼ cup of sliced black olives. I was unable to find Mama Kelce’s preferred brand of cheese dip, so I called an audible and used a spicy queso that was available at my grocery store.
How to Make Donna Kelce’s 7-Layer Dip
Start by throwing the diced avocados and lime juice into a medium-sized bowl with a few pinches of salt. Place the bowl to the side and get started on the first layer of your dip.
In a serving dish, add your can of refried beans and spread it evenly across the dish. Next, add in the Heluva Good! Jalapeño Cheddar dip, reserving about 3 tablespoons of the dip a spooning it into a small plastic bag to be used later in the recipe.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the dip to create your third layer, followed by the diced avocado and drained pico de gallo. Now, grab your reserved bag of dip, cut a small hole at the tip of the corner and drizzle it all over the pico.
Finally, top your dip with the sliced jalapeños and black olives, and bam! Your 7-layer dip is now ready to be served with your favorite game-day corn or tortilla chip.
What I Thought of Donna Kelce’s 7 Layer Dip
This dip doesn’t disappoint and definitely gets added to the list of one of the best game-day snacks to serve for the Super Bowl. It's a mix between loaded nachos and tacos, and you cannot go wrong in either direction.
Each layer complements the others in the best way and the recipe is a snap to pull together. It's too bad the football season is about to come to an end because this is a perfect snack to enjoy while watching the game. That said, there's no reason you couldn't serve it for board game night with friends, TV night with the family or any other gathering that might be improved by a tasty snack.
Tips for Making Donna Kelce’s 7 Layer Dip
Use a smaller serving dish. In retrospect, I wish I had used a slightly smaller serving dish and maybe smashed the avocado into a guacamole-like consistency instead of going with slices. I think that would have made dipping a bit easier.