Artichoke Dip

By • February 6, 2010 • 6 Comments



Author Notes: I make this artichoke dip every year for Super Bowl (and other group-like special occasions) and it is always a hit. People ask me how I make it and how many fresh cheeses it has in it; how long it took to make, etc. etc. It tastes exotic and decadent and I am always hesitant to share the recipe because it is so astonishingly simple and the ingredients are well, slightly cheesy (no pun intended). This recipe is best with all of the ingredients made straight from the jar or can and though it violates my no-chemical-nothing-from-a-jar-or-can-if-I-can-help-it type eating sensibility -- I have to say, this is pretty good...coffeefoodwritergirl

Serves 10-12

  • 1 16oz container Parmesan Cheese (preferably Kraft)
  • 2 13.75 oz cans artichoke hearts (not marinated)
  • 1 30oz container Best Foods Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 round sourdough loaf
  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Chop artichoke hearts. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Spoon into round (soufflé like) baking dish and bake for 30-45 mins. until top is brown and edges are bubbly.
  3. Meanwhile, hollow out round sourdough loaf and cut into medium squares, set squares aside.
  4. When dip is done, remove from oven and spoon into hollowed out loaf, place loaf on cookie sheet, lower heat to 325º and bake until brown and bubbly (about 20-25 mins.).
  5. Serve immediately with bread chunks arranged artfully around dip on decorative platter.
  6. *Note: Can also be served with fresh vegetables for dipping.
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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

I've been looking for a good artichoke dip, and wondering some of those same questions. Can't wait to try this for my next party now that I know the secret :). (Sometimes we do have to violate our own rules on just how processed of foods we will eat - let's say it's for the sake of tradition!).

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over 3 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Thanks fiveandspice -- every time I make it I can't resist. I'm glad you like it too. P.S. Your upside down cranberry thanksgiving cake looks delicious! I'm looking forward to trying it. =)

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about 4 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

I know -- thanks for your comment. It is so funny because it is so rich and delicious people always assume it has 4 kinds of freshly grated exotic cheeses, etc. etc. I got the recipe from a friend long ago who got it from her mother (I think...). So great that you are from New Orleans. Have not been back in a while but had some of my first and best food memories there - the most delicious rice and beans I ever had when I was in my early 20's at a corner bar and a fabulous dinner at restaurant called Antoines(?) I believe. I don't think its around any more -- but very good french food. Currently in love with a show on HBO -- Terme about N.O. after Katrina. Really good. =)

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

You'll be happy to know that Antoine's is alive and well.

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about 4 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Wow. Good to know. thx.

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I have a whole stack of recipe cards from my mother with recipes just like this--a dip with canned artichokes, a casserole with canned artichokes and canned French-style green beans, a soup with a can of cream of mushroom soup. I guess canned artichokes were a staple in the 1960's-'70's, especially where I grew up (New Orleans). My mother still makes a similar dip at Christmas time, and there's something really addictive about it, even though it flies in the face of my sensibilities about healthy and good eating also.