Halloween Dip in One Skillet

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This spooky Halloween dip whips up in no time, in a single skillet! Beef, beans, cheese and sour cream make this a totally easy crowd-pleaser.

Halloween dip with beef, beans, cheese and sour cream

My kids love this because all of the ingredients are delicious (duh) but also, the fancy stuff that I put on there to make it look good like cilantro and black olives are minimal. Not gonna lie, they totally pick around those things.

This recipe is totally delicious all year long! Of course, since we're talking about Halloween dip here, let's talk logistics. I just spread some cute little sour cream ghosts on there with a spoon. Easy peasy. I dice up a couple olives to serve up as eyeballs for those ghosts and – voila! – Halloween dip that's a total crowd-pleaser with minimal effort.

Halloween dip

How to Serve Halloween Dip

We often serve this beside deviled eggs dressed up for a fun Halloween party with black olives to look like spooky little ghost eggs. We sometimes even use black olives cut up and arranged like a creepy spider on a platter. This taco dip serves up perfectly beside tortilla chips and other easy Halloween appetizers like cheese balls, sweet treats, roasted pumpkin seeds, finger foods and Halloween bowl mix as well! Don't forget about our hot dog crescent rolls for this season, either.

Halloween dip with spooky ghosts

This Halloween dip recipe could definitely be put into a baking dish, but I like to whip it up in a stovetop skillet because it's easy to clean if you're cooking the ground beef and beans right before making the Halloween dip. It's also SO easy to throw in the melty, delicious cream cheese after scooping out the grease from cooking the previous items. Bonus points? This can be made ahead, covered with plastic wrap and quickly heated up in the oven with little fuss.

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If you're looking to host the best Halloween dip for the very best Halloween party on the block, this quick and easy Halloween dip is where it's at! You can also add green onions for garnish around the edges if you have folks with an aversion to cilantro. Or just leave that part out altogether.

Yield: 8 servings

Halloween Dip

Halloween dip with spooky ghosts
This spooky Halloween dip whips up in no time, in a single skillet! Beef, beans, cheese and sour cream make this a totally easy crowd-pleaser.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef, cooked
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1/2 cup sour cream + 2 Tbsp, separated
  • 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Jack and Cheddar cheese mix
  • 2 olives
  • Cilantro, for garnish (optional)
  • Chips (optional)


  1. Heat oil in the skillet over medium-high heat, add beef and taco seasoning and cook until softened.
  2. Incorporate beans.
  3. Incorporate half of the cheddar jack cheese, plus the cream cheese and sour cream (except separated portion), continuing to cook over medium-high heat until melted together.
  4. Turn heat off and layer remaining cheese mix on top, allowing to sit - covered - until melted.
  5. Spoon separated sour cream on top in ghost figures. Add sliced black olives for eyes in the middle and cilantro around the edges for garnish.
  6. Serve warm, with chips.

What kind of Halloween dip will you be whipping up for the season this year?


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