Artichoke Dip

February 6, 2010

Author Notes: Though I posted this a while back, I had to share for this current contest. I'm always asked for this and it is always a hit!

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...
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Serves: 10-12
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hrs

Ingredients

  • 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 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 round sourdough loaf
In This Recipe

Directions

  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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