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Halloween Scarecrow Taco Dip

Halloween Scarecrow Taco Dip

Always popular at parties, this tasty taco spread has real character and is ready in only 15 minutes.



  1. In small bowl, mix cream cheese and taco seasoning mix until smooth. Spread on 10-inch plate. Spoon salsa evenly over cream cheese mixture. Reserve 4 olive slices; sprinkle remaining olives over salsa. Reserve 1/4 cup cheese; sprinkle remaining cheese over olives. Spoon beans in center of plate; spread to 6-inch circle to resemble head of scarecrow. Sprinkle lettuce around beans.
  2. Cut 1 tomato in half; place each half on scarecrow, cut side up, to resemble eyes. Add remaining tomato to resemble nose. Place 1 reserved olive slice on each “eye” to resemble pupil. Cut the remaining olive slices in half

    and arrange the pieces to resemble mouth.

  3. Arrange tortilla chips to resemble a hat on the scarecrow’s head. Arrange the reserved cheese to come out from under the hat and at the bottom of the face to resemble straw.
  4. Serve dip with tortilla chips.
  5. Store dip in refrigerator.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 16 servings

This dip can be made several hours ahead. Add the “hat” just before serving.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 25mg Sodium 280mg Total Carbohydrate 5g (Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 0g), Protein 4g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 4%

Exchanges: 0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker


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