Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Artichoke Cheese Dip aka Heart Attack in a Dish

So here's that recipe that I was going to give you yesterday. It's definitely a crowd pleaser. We've taken it to several parties and it's always the first thing to go.

What You'll Need

Extra arteries...okay I kid...sort-of. Seriously though, this is what you need:

  • 1 large jar or 2 small jars (I prefer two small) of artichoke hearts, I like to use the marinade kind, but if you don't have that on hand the regular artichoke hearts is what the recipe actually calls for.
  • 1 package of cream cheese - softened (I take it out an hour or so before I want to make, so I don't have to wait for it to soften)
  • 1/2 cup of mayo
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of Romano Cheese
  • Garlic salt/Dill weed to taste - I was out of garlic salt so I used just powdered garlic and table salt
  • Bread, we like to use the long baguette types, but anything will work really...heated up is preferred but not necessary 

*I made a double batch, because I wasn't sure how many people were coming to the party.

Step 1: Set oven to 350°F
Step 2: If you're using the marinaded kind, drain and dump onto chopping board

Step 3: Cut up into small pieces (this is a picture of just two jars, so double this look if you're going for the double batch). Set aside

Step 4: When the cream cheese has softened a bit, add the sour cream, mayo and cheese to the cream cheese

Step 5: Add the artichokes in (the directions say to do this last, but how can you season to taste with the dill and the garlic salt if you don't have the artichokes in there?)

Step 6: Cut up dill, add that and garlic salt to taste. I usually hate when people say to taste, since you have no idea what it's supposed to taste like. So...for the double batch, I used almost all of the dill except maybe 1 or 2 small sprigs from that package. Garlic salt...I did maybe 5-6 shakes to start off (remember double batch).

Step 7: Spread into 9x13 dish, or 2 9x9 dishes. Put in oven until golden on top, about 25-30 minutes...maybe longer depending on your oven.

Step 8: Enjoy! Sorry people were enjoying it too much and I forgot to take a picture of it on me it's good!
And that is how you make Artichoke Cheese Dip that everyone will ask you for the recipe and you'll feel like Rachel Ray for 2 seconds.  Now go make it this weekend, you know you want to!


  1. Looks great. Love this idea - thank you for sharing the recipe. x

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