Garlic Artichoke Dip

CATEGORIES: Dips and Spreads, Kate

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.

However.

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.

Ingredients for Garlic Artichoke Dip from Our Best Bites

Putting it together is super easy–just chop up the garlic and drain and chop those artichokes…

Chopped artichokes for garlic artichoke dip from Our Best Bites

And then mix them up with the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese.

Cream cheese, mayonnaise, artichoke hearts, and garlic for Garlic Artichoke Dip from Our Best Bites

Spread it in your baking dish…

Garlic Artichoke Dip from Our Best Bites

and bake it at 350 for 25 minutes or so, and voilacheesy, 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 from Our Best BitesY’all. It doesn’t get better than this.
 

Garlic artichoke dip on bread from Our Best Bites

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Description

This cheesy, creamy, hot, melty Garlic Artichoke Dip is highly addictive and perfect for parties and also for watching Netflix in your yoga pants.


Ingredients

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
67 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


Instructions

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.


 
 

 

 

70 comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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