Olive Spider Taco Dip

Oct 17, 2023 | Appetizers, Food

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Can you believe we are half way through October already.  That’s why you need to make this Olive Spider Taco Dip now :-).  This dip is super easy to make and comes together in no time.  Made with sour cream, cream cheese, ground meat, taco seasoning, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and all the toppings you love, it’s perfect for a fun and festive Halloween party!
I posted my Witches and Skulls Appetizer Table and promised to fill it with appetizers.  This taco recipe is one that I’ve been making since I was in my early 20s but decided to change it up a bit with these cute little spiders made of black olives.  I know…they only have 6 fat little legs instead of 8 skinny ones but that’s ok (it’s the way I cut them…ooops).
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This recipe has basically four steps:  

Brown the ground meat, drain and add taco seasoning
Combine the sour cream, cream cheese, taco seasonings
Layer cream cheese mixture on your platter first then your meat
Arrange on your platter with your favorite toppings

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In a large cast iron skillet, brown 1-2 pounds of ground meat.  The package I bought was 1.67 pounds and I used 80% lean ground beef.  When the meat is cooked, drain it, use some water to help drain and get the fat off, place back into the skillet and add a packet of taco seasoning.  Take off heat and mix until meat is coated with seasoning.  Don’t be afraid to add extra herbs and spicy seasonings if you like.  Let cool while you make your cream cheese mixture.

Combine sour cream, cream cheese, 1 pack of taco seasoning (I used Ortega) and mix well to make sure all the lumps are out of the cream cheese.  Note:  Allowing it to get to room temperature is always best.  Mix with heavy wood spoon or mixer.  I did both.

Then it’s time to create a beautiful, colorful, appetizer.  I chose to add my dip mixture in the middle of a round decorative plate surrounded by lettuce and chips (notice how I chose Doritos because of the color which matched the witch). I topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, and tomatoes (I bought the  squeeze container for the cream cheese squiggles for easy use) and cut my little spiders from the black olives.

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How to make olive spiders:

Pre-sliced Olives:

If you buy olives that are pre-sliced, use two halves to make a whole which would be the body and use the cut olives to make the legs.

Whole Olives:

If you buy whole olives, use one olive to make the body and cut olives into slices to make the legs.

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How long does taco dip stay good for?

Make sure your taco dip doesn’t sit out on the counter for more than 2 hours. Keep it covered in the fridge if you want to eat some later in the day. It will last in the fridge for 3-4 days.


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Suggestions for taco dip toppings:

Re-fried beans
Red Onions
Sausage and beef cooked together
Mexican cheese
Chili pepper
Hot pepper flakes
Ranch dressing
Horse radish sauce

To keep the meat from drying out in the refrigerator, add salsa to it while cooking.  

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I hope you enjoyed this post.  If you are interested in more fall recipes, check them out here:

Keeping Your Pet Safe During Halloween

Mini Pup Pumpkin Pies


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Olive Spider Taco Dip

This dip is super easy to make and comes together in no time.  Made with sour cream, cream cheese, ground meat, taco seasoning, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and all the toppings you love, it’s perfect for a fun and festive Halloween party!  
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Taco dip, Nachos, Doritos, Cream cheese, Sour Cream, Ground Beef, Tomatoes, Olives
Author: Two Adorable Labs


  • 1 14 oz sour cream
  • 1 1.5 oz squeeze pack of sour cream
  • 1 2.25 oz black olives, sliced
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, Philadelphia
  • 1 1.67 pounds ground beef
  • 2 packs Ortega taco seasoning
  • Extra Sharp shredded cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes (diced and canned), chips of choice for toppings


  • Brown ground meat, drain, add 1 packet of Taco seasoning, let cool
  • While meat is cooling mix sour cream, cream cheese, and 1 packet of Taco seasoning
  • Spread cream cheese mixture on dish and top with ground meat
  • Top with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream. Use chips of choice. Create olive spiders and place on top.
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  1. Barbara Bolduc

    Hi Bobbi Jo! I love anything Mexican so I will definitely be trying that. Jean too…We have it at least once a week. Question: where in the grocery store do you find the squeeze sour cream. I’ve looked where they sell the ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise but it’s not there. I see it advertised all the time and I can’t find it in the store…..I’m going to show Stacey your pepperoni skull rolls. She makes them once a week for lunches and Emma is having a Halloween party this month with at least 15 kids so she might want that theme. Thanks for all your awesome ideas….PS: Love your front door wreath! ❤️

    • Two Adorable Labs

      Thank you! We love Mexican too. I found the squeeze sour cream at Kroger in Steubenville, OH on Sunset Blvd in the isle that has the containers of sour cream. It was located near the cold coffee creamers. Oh those skull pepperoni rolls will be great for Emma’s party!! They are super easy to make. Thanks for the comment on the wreath. That was so fun to create! I do something different every year. This year I did the whole side of the garage and made a wreath for that door too. I just need to get those pictures taken with the dogs!

    • Two Adorable Labs

      Hi there! I just checked at Kroger in Weirton and they have the squeeze Sour Cream next to the sour cream containers and coffee creamer in the cold section in the back right of the store. They carry both regular and light. Hope this helps.

  2. Barbara Bolduc

    Thanks so much Bobbi Jo! I’ll go to Kroger and get it. I’m just tired of the sour cream in the tubs..we have Mexican at least once a week…love ya! ❤️


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