Creamy Artichoke Dip

Creamy Artichoke Dip

This is a delicious Creamy Artichoke Dip and it's the perfect appetizer.  It's delicious served warm with pita crackers. Make it when you are hosting during the year, it's a crowd-pleaser. Would be perfect for Superbowl! It's also vegetarian.

The Holidays are coming fast.  This week I have to prepare baked goods for a bake sale that my son is doing, with other Ambassadors, at the University of Ottawa.  They are raising funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation.  So the next two days I will be in the kitchen baking.

Next week my friend Suzanne is hosting our December Book Club and the theme this month is Cookie Exchange.  I still don't know what cookies I will be baking but can't wait to see what everyone will share with the group.

CREAMY ARTICHOKE DIP

Ingredients:
1/2 cup low-fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tbsp grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tsp garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/4 tsp salt
18-ounce frozen artichoke hearts (2 cups), thawed and chopped

Directions:
1- Preheat oven to 350F.
2- Combine all ingredients, except artichoke hearts in a medium bowl. Stir well with a fork.
3- Incorporate the artichoke hearts.
4- Place in a 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with PAM or divide into small Le Creuset Mini Ovale Cocotte.
5- Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Adapted from CL



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  1. I love that this dish is lightened up Helene since it is one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing it with us all at our supper clib.

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  2. This is one awesome cooking club. I could really handle making most of these back to back. Nice looking dip to start off with.

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  3. Wow- this dip looks fabulous. The bake sale sounds like lots of fun too!

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  4. This looks delicious. Matt loves creamy artichoke dip so I think this might be a nice one to make when all the swimmers are over here draped over the furniture watching ballgames of a weekend. Yep, going there soon. This weekend he is at Nationals in Ohio, but next weekend sounds good. It is snowing here today. Did you order that, because I sure didn't!! Keep warm up there.

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  5. What a lovely dip! Artichoke is so yummy.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. Who doesn't love artichoke dip? I could eat the whole thing myself... and with this 'lighter' version I just might :-)

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  7. What a perfect way to start a holiday meal. Looks like a wonderful and tasty dip.

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  8. Ooh Hélène I've been away from your blog too long. I see what I've been missing. What a fabulous dip and great for the holidays!

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  9. Rustic, creamy, chunky, packe dwith flavor......let me see...I think I have covered all the angles. Perfect!!

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  10. Helene, your artichoke dip looks so glamorous.

    Lovely presentation and it's so nice that it's lightened up for the old standard.
    Sam

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  11. Artichoke dip is a favorite of mine. It always appears at my family's holiday dinners. Yours looks delicious!

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  12. Anything creamy always tastes so much better. So does this dip !

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  13. It looks beautiful. I am always trying to make low calorie versions of my favorite dishes, so I really appreciate this one. Sounds like a very cool club.
    *kisses* HH

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  14. This is one of my favorite dips, and I like the lightened version. My husband turns up his nose at anything with mayo, so using less and adding a bit of cream cheese usually gets him to try it. Picky, picky!

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  15. There is nothing better than an amazing creamy Artichoke Dip with some great crackers. And lightened up? Even better. No guilt.

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  16. I am all about lightening up food but keeping good flavor, this dip is perfect!

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  17. That looks delicious. I love artichoke dip, and lightening it up just makes it that much more appealing.

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  18. Artichoke and spinach dip is one of our favorites to make for parties. Artichokes can pair so well with different flavors. It's worth it to try our usual dip sans spinach.

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  19. I love artichoke dip, something that does not figure in the Lebanese repertoire strangely.

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  20. That artichoke dip looks great! Artichoke dip is one of my favourite party appetizers.

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  21. il y a longtemps que je n'étais pas venue, et c'est tjs aussi bon et beau chez toi !

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  22. Would you believe me if I told you I had never had artichoke before? I've seen them everywhere down here, but I yet need to find the courage to buy one and prepare it. Hehe. This is a great idea!

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  23. Love how creamy & indulgent it looks Helene....mmmm

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  24. This is definitely one of my favourite dips and I rarely make it because it is so rich, so I am thrilled to be "enlightened" with this version of the dip. Brilliant!
    Thank you!
    :)
    Valerie

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  25. J'adore les dips ! Celui là me paraît délicieux.

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  26. roo alors ça ça doit être délicieux, moi qui aodre les artichauts !

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  27. Hey Helene, the recipe and pictures look fantastic. Are you using natural lighting?

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  28. This looks beyond amazing! Lovely photo :)

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  29. This would be fast and easy to make for a party! Thanks for sharing!

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