May 7, 2009

Bunko Appetizer: Hot Artichoke Dip

Our monthly Bunko game was tonight and as always it was a blast! We have a great group and end up having a lot of laughs before the night is through. After hearing that there were going to be a number of desserts there tonight, I went in search of an appetizer to bring.

I ended up heading over to Sweetnicks website as I know I can count on her recipes to be really good. I have to tell you that if you haven't visited Cate's site, you really should. I've been reading her blog for what seems like years, and she shares great recipes! She's also currently searching for the best pizza in New Jersey, which I've been reading with a lot of interest.

So, when I needed a really delicious, but simple to prepare appetizer I just knew I could count on Cate to have something that would be perfect. Her Hot Artichoke Dip was easy to put together and I happened to have all the ingredients on hand, so no extra trip to the grocery store. Bonus!

So, after we got homework out of the way, My Boys and I got to work putting the dip together. They are VERY good at stirring together ingredients. It probably took a tiny bit longer considering we had to keep track of whose turn it was to stir everything, but that's ok.
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Let me just tell you that this was so good that there was not even a speck left to bring home! It was a huge hit and I would definitely make it again! I've had this one on my list to try for quite awhile, so I'm going to be sharing this with the Bookmarked Recipes event this week that is being hosted by James at The Cotswold Food Year.
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Feener said...

i LOVE hot artichoke dip, sometimes hot CRAB artichoke dip.

just the other night i made artichoke chicken, basicaly that dip on chicken breasts YUMMMMM

Joelen said...

This is one of my fave dips!

Lynda said...

Patsy, this looks so creamy and good!I'll have to try this one!

Mary said...

i love this dip its so creamy !

LaDue & Crew said...

This is an all time fav. I have to try this one, it looks much creamier than others. It's so sweet that your sons love to help!

Girl Japan said...

I am probably going to be laughed at for saying so but I've never had artichoke dip... I know I am seriously missing out.. a food crime... it sounds and looks luscious.

Mary said...

Patsy, this recipe is worthy of a bookmark! I'll be making it soon.

Dawn said...

One of my favorites. I make that artichoke bread that was over at Smoky Mountain good. I must make that at least once a week as a meal. Wouldn't it be great to serve that bread with this dip? Oh yes!

Cate O'Malley said...

Glad you liked it! Now that I have a craving for it, putting it on the list for next week. Paula Deen has a recipe for a Hot Asparagus Dip that's quite good too, but the artichokes have her beat. ;)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That has totally got me drooooling!

Leslie said...

yummy and easy!

HoneyB said...

You are probably going to laugh at me but I actually had to google Bunko to find out what it was! LOL. I had never heard of it before.

The dip looks delicious!

Kristine McKowen said...


If you like feta, here's one that I use from the Kraft website

Hot Feta Artichoke Dip

1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped

1 pkg. (8 oz.) ATHENOS Traditional Feta Cheese, crumbled

1 cup KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise

1/2 cup DI GIORNO Shredded Parmesan Cheese

1 jar (2 oz.) diced pimientos, drained (I don't use these)

1 clove garlic, minced

TRISCUIT Thin Crisps or wheat thins (I use wheat thins)

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients except crackers.

SPOON into 9-inch pie plate or 3-cup shallow baking dish.

BAKE 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned (I usually bake 1/2 hr or more). Serve with crackers.

Kerstin said...

I love artichoke dip - it's always such a huge hit at parties! Yours looks very addicting :)

Divya Vikram said...

Sounds great! Thanks for sending it to Bookmarked Recipes event!

dipped strawberries said...

i like this dipped its so creamy and yummy !

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