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. 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!

  2. 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] 🙂

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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???? 😉

  7. 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.

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