Posts tagged ‘Cheese’

December 21, 2011

Decadent Hot Artichoke Dip

Decadent Hot Artichoke Dip

Do you have company coming for the holidays? Here’s an easy starter that requires little effort, with delicious results. This recipe was given to me by a very special friend. A long time ago she invited my family to spend Christmas Eve at her home. We’ve been showing up every year since. It’s become a tradition we really look forward to. One Christmas Eve, her eldest daughter whipped up this fantastic hot artichoke dip. With minimal persuasion they shared the recipe with me. It has become one of my go to appetizers that everyone loves. What’s particularly great about this recipe is that you can put it together the day before and store it in the refrigerator right in the baking dish. When you’re ready to serve, just throw it in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes and you’re done. I always serve this with Baked Tostitos Scoops tortilla chips. You can serve this with crackers or schmear it on crostini. I should warn you, this is not diet food. It’s decadent, sinful and cheesy – just perfect for the holidays.

INGREDIENTS

  • 14oz can quartered artichokes packed in water, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped
  • 8oz shredded swiss cheese (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and transfer to an 8 inch casserole.

Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes until bubbly and hot.

Can’t get any easier than that! Enjoy!

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