So do any of you remember the Thanksgiving episode of Friends where Monica is cooking dinner and Chandler is feigning an interest in football, but all he really wants to do is eat and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Welcome to my life. In high school, I loved going to football games, but once I got to college, I just lost interest.
I get it. I also get the party aspect of things. And since I am all for hanging out with friends and eating yummy food, I happily go along with the football game watching.
This recipe has quickly become a favorite among my friends here in Louisiana, so much so that I’ve been asked to make it twice within the last week (and asked for the recipe more times than I can count). Since college football season is here, I figured there couldn’t be a better to share this dip!
This dip is actually a variation of the Jalapeno Popper Dip that I posted back in January for the Super Bowl. Same bones–mayonnaise, cream cheese, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese–but then I swapped the peppers out for artichoke hearts and added a whole bunch of garlic. Like to the point where someone asked me the other day if I was making garlic bread. And THAT is what makes it so awesome.
Putting it together is super easy–just chop up the garlic and drain and chop those artichokes…
And then mix them up with the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese.
Spread it in your baking dish…
and bake it at 350 for 25 minutes or so, and voila—cheesy, garlicky awesomeness.
I love, love, love it with slices of bread (sourdough baguette, in particular), but others swear by tortilla chips. I’ve even spread it on a mini bagel for a little snack before. Try serving it with a variety of breads, chips, flatbreads, and sturdy veggies like sugar snap peas and baby peppers.
Garlic Artichoke Dip
This cheesy, creamy, hot, melty Garlic Artichoke Dip is highly addictive and perfect for parties and also for watching Netflix in your yoga pants.
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese (light works great), softened
1 cup mayonnaise (no Miracle Whip or fat free mayonnaise, low-fat mayo is okay)
1 cup (packed) shredded Parmesan cheese (try to get a wedge and grate it yourself; the pre-shredded stuff in a bag doesn’t melt well)
1 12-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
6–7 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper (optional)
Artisan bread (like baguette or ciabatta), tortilla chips, mini naan, and/or fresh vegetables like baby peppers and sugar snap peas, for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl or the pie plate you’re baking this in, mix the softened cream cheese with the mayonnaise and shredded Parmesan cheese. Gently add in the chopped artichoke hearts and minced garlic. Place the mixture into a 9″ pie plate and bake for 25-30 minutes or until it’s lightly browned and bubbly on top. Serve hot with slices of artisan bread, tortilla chips, mini naan, and/or fresh vegetables like baby peppers and sugar snap peas, for serving.
thank you, thank you kate for this recipe! now i can make at home what i always order at applebee's. your is probably muc, much better!!!!
French bread, all the way. And of course I'm for the Y, even if I never watch the game and am only mildly interested when people tell me if they are doing well or not. Currently, I'm blogging because my hubby is watching the UofU game. Ugh. All football sucks, but U football is the worst!
Oh, and I SO wish I was around to receive one of your dips! You really need to move out here with me.
Can't wait to use this recipe for tailgating! Go Gators! 🙂
I love my artichoke dip with french bread or Wheat Thins. So good!
I'm with you on the spinach artichoke dip, so I'm excited to try this!!!! It looks awesome and I love the gift idea.
Never made artichoke dip before. But I may try this. Looks simple enough and it does sound yummy.:) Thanks for the recipe.:)
i love artichoke dip!!
This looks really yummy and I am the main "chef" for our tailgates in the fall. I will be adding this to the menu!
And I am a Kentucky Wildcat!
This looks so yummy!!! Someone else mentioned Stacy's Pita Chips, which I'd definitely second. Your packaging was a really cute idea, too! And…Roll TIDE ROLL! 🙂
Its not often I have ALL of the ingredients for a recipe you post already in my fridge – so when I read this today and did happen to have everything I had to make it! Its tastes good! Only thing is, I got puddles of oil all around the edge. I didn't use low fat cream cheese or mayo – so that's probably why. Oh well, still tasted good.
Oh wow, that sounds amazing!
This recipe looks great! I'm totally on board with the above posters who said they'd eat it with Melba toast or pita chips. Both sound delicious!
I was SOO ready for college football season to start and I'm stoked that it's finally here! Go Gators!
This looks delish and sounds supper easy – great combo for party food. And yes, I would be stoked if someone showed up at my doorstep with that [hmm…. I wonder if my VT read your blog??]!
As for football…. GO DUCKS!! [University of Oregon] 🙂
I'm not a big artichoke fan..BUT I may make an exception and make this; it looks delicious. And the gift idea is so cute!
Woo! I love me some artichoke dip!!
And even though my team sucks, I'm for Ole Miss all the way. Geaux to hell, LSU! lol
While this look so so good, I am not a huge mayo person. I like the idea of using the cottage cheese. I might just have to try that!
I like to eat mine with plain bagel chips or Melba crackers – something solid and crunchy!
Great dip recipe that is so versitile and love the idea of giving it away!
Geraff–I'm sure you could! 🙂 Although I'm a huge fan of spinach, artihokes, and dip, I don't love spinach artichoke dip–I find the texture stringy and weird. But it is completely possible (and probably delicious) to add spinach to this.
michellebaker–I think the healthiest you're going to get is light cream cheese. I don't recommend fat free cream cheese because the texture doesn't handle being baked very well.
Irish Mama–As soon as carbs and I are reunitied, you can bet that I will be putting this on Ritz crackers. Why would you do that to me???? 😉
Delicious! I'm all about the dip. I love serving my artichoke dip with slices of French Bread!! Definitely the best way. STacy's Pita Chips are really good too.
Um, wow, this would definitely brighten my day – looks GREAT!!
Is there something healthier, that can be substituted for the cream cheese??
This looks DIVINE! Oh, I am so glad I stumbled upon your website. You have so many recipe gems on here!
Have you tried adding spinach as well?
I make literally the exact same recipe, only minus the cream cheese. (You even use as much garlic as I do! NO ONE uses as much garlic as I do, LOL.) This is, hands down, my most popular potluck recipe. Everyone goes nuts over it, and I'm almost embarrassed to tell them how simple it is. 😉 But I've given this recipe out more times than any other.
However, I don't serve with bread or tortilla chips: I'm a Ritz cracker girl! Their butteriness goes perfectly with this dip.
Gridiron Girl–I'm not from here, but I've lived in Cenla for 2 1/2 years. With the exception of summer, I really do love it here! 🙂
You two have the most awesome idea – what a great gift! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes and always get requests for the recipes when I share them with friends and family. 🙂
What a wonderful idea! It looks delicious and I love that it makes enough to share. I'm a college football coach's wife, so I'm always looking for new ideas to take to pre and post game parties. I'm definitely making this on Saturday!
Are you from Louisiana? I'm a born and raised Natchitoches girl.
Love your blog! Thanks for all the great recipes!
OMG…this looks so so good… i cant wait to try it…thanks for sharing it..and i love the idea of giving it away with a bag of chips like that….
seriously cant wait to try it!
This looks so yummy! I like this kind of dip with pita chips too. Thanks for the delicious recipe! This one will probably frequent our house around the holidays too!
I use a similar recipe but use the same amount of drained cottage cheese instead of the mayo… in case anyone has the mayo aversion I have. It adds a great deal of protein too.
how is the texture when you use cottage cheese? Is it chunky or is it ok?