Cheesy Graveyard Taco Dip for National Taco Day

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Photo courtesy of Kylee Scales of Kylee’s Kitchen

Recipe courtesy of Kylee Scales of Kylee’s Kitchen

Cheesy Graveyard Taco Dip


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope of taco seasoning
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and fat drained
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • Tortillas
  • Black edible marker (like this one)


  1. Mix together cream cheese, Mexican cheese, and taco seasoning
  2. Stir in ground beef, diced tomatoes, and black beans
  3. Prepare 8×8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer mixture to dish and smooth the surface
  4. Evenly spread salsa on top.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes
  6. While dip is baking, cut tortillas into tombstones, ghosts, and trees
  7. Place shapes onto baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes
  8. Remove dip from oven and sprinkle with green onions and cilantro.
  9. Use black edible marker to write on tortilla tombstones and stick them upright into dip so it looks like a graveyard.
  10. Serve with tortilla chips.

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