Friday, February 22, 2013

Foodie Fridays: Hot Artichoke Dip

From What a Dish!

Hot Artichoke Dip is probably my very favorite dip of all time.  I first had it at a local brew pub in Colorado when we lived there, and it was love at first taste!  This is an excellent snack to serve with beer or, if you are like me and don't care for beer, a glass of wine.  In fact, I have been known to make a meal out of this dip (not the whole bowlful, thank goodness, although it is tempting!).  There are all sorts of recipe variations with added ingredients, but for me the basic three-ingredient version is absolutely perfect.  Heat up a batch of this quick and cheesy appetizer on a cold winter day and enjoy!

Hot Artichoke Dip

1 C. mayonnaise
1 C. grated Parmesan cheese
1 C. chopped canned or frozen artichoke hearts

Combine all ingredients.  Pour into a heat-proof serving dish.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes until bubbly.  Serve hot with chips or crackers for dipping.

Note:  I like to serve this dip with big corn chip Scoops, but crackers, small toast rounds, or any favorite dipper would be good.  Also, you can microwave the dip for five minutes, stirring occasionally for even heating, as an even faster cooking method.  You could use bottled marinated artichoke hearts if that is what you have, but I prefer either the canned type packed in water or the frozen kind.

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