Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hot Artichoke Dip

Entertaining? This is a great artichoke dip to entertain with. 

Forget buying a pre-made artichoke dip at the store. Go get a few ingredients and make this. It's super easy & hearty! This recipe has been a classic one in our household and it was started by my sister, Michelle. She always makes this for parties, get togethers or birthdays. Whatever the occasion, it's always around. YUMM!

1 stick of cream cheese
1 1/2- 2 C. shredded Monterey Jack Cheese ( I use 2)
1/2 C. Parmesan cheese
1 C. Mayonnaise
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 handful of parsley flakes
3 small jars of "CARA MIA" Artichoke hearts (marinated in oil)-- make sure 2 out of the 3 jars are fully drained of the oil, but do not rinse them. Leave one jar with all of it's oil.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Put first 6 ingredients in a large saucepan, on medium heat.
Parsley flakes added to saucepan as well

Drain 2 jars and leave one jar with all of it's oil.

Put all three jars into a blender or food processor. If you like it chunky, then pulse it.
I puree my artichoke hearts.

Add the pureed hearts to the saucepan.
mix well on low heat
Take a sourdough bread bowl and cut a circle in the top.
Then GUT IT.

It should be pretty hollow now.
Pour dip into the bread bowl.

Cover with the bread bowl top and wrap in foil.
Make sure it is FULLY covered.
Place in oven at 300 degrees for 2 hours
350 degrees for 30 min.

Once cooked, serve with bread, chips or even veggies.
Remove foil. Place on a platter with bread around it and serve!

Recipe courtesy of Michelle Sanchez. Another food-tastic-sister!


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Ruth said...

This is the best appetizer!!! Thanks for sharing.