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.


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

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