Hot Artichoke Dip and TV

We have been living in on the road for almost 6 months now.

There are several things that I have learned to live without – a dishwasher, my scrap booking stuff, a closet, and television {among other things}.

It hasn’t been too hard to give up the ol’ boob-toob. But when I realized that the Super Bowl was coming up and we were going to miss it, I felt like I might cry. It’s not the actual football that I was sad to miss, it’s all the yummy snacks!

Well the other night, The Man and I thought we would try our luck at getting some Analog channels. To our surprise we got several, not to mention FOX!!

So… bring on the appetizers!!

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My ALL TIME favorite appetizer is a hot artichoke dip. This dip is by far the easiest dip you’ll ever whip together.

It’s got a total of 5 ingredients, but it’s packed full of savory flavor!

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The presentation is beautiful and elegant, but also simple enough for any sort of football watching get-together.

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Start off by draining a 14 oz can of artichoke hearts. Be sure to get the kind packed in water, not oil or brine

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Give the hearts a quick coarse chop.

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Toss them into a microwave safe bowl or dish.

Then add some mayo.

I am not a huge mayo fan, but I am willing to put aside our differences for the sake of this dip. If I am going to have to use any mayo I go with the Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil. It’s a reduced fat mayo with all the flavor of the original.

A plastic container with mayo, cheese and chopped artichokes in it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next add some shredded Parmesan cheese. {You can also use the grated stuff if that’s what you have on hand.}

A close up of a bottle of Garlic Powder in front of a plastic bowl of dip ingredients.

Our fourth ingredient is garlic powder.

Plenty of garlic powder.

Give it all a good mix and toss it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove it, stir, and replace for another 30 seconds. Keep doing this until the mixture comes together and gets nice and cheesy.

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Last but not least, our sourdough bread loaf.

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Cut at an angle towards the center, but be careful not to go through the entire loaf. We are trying to make a bowl.

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Pull out the top of the bread and give it a good coarse chop.

Chopped bread on a cutting board.

You can use the bread for dipping!

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This is what you’re look for- cheesy and irresistible.

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Pour the mixture into the bread bowl.

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Serve with the bread on the side, or with some crackers. I prefer a nice hearty Triscuit with a big heaping pile of hot artichoke dip on top.

Y-U-M!

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Hot Artichoke Dip

This dip is by far the easiest dip you'll ever whip together. A creamy, cheesy dip perfect for parties!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 476 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 14 oz Artichoke Hearts, quartered in water
  • 3/4 cup Mayo
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 sour dough loaf, large

Instructions

  • Drain artichoke hearts and give them a coarse chop.
  • Place hearts in a microwave safe dish and add mayo, cheese, and garlic powder. Stir till combined. Microwave for 30 seconds, remove, stir, replace in microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat till mixture is combined and cheesy (approximately 2 min. 30 sec).
  • Cut out top of bread to make a bowl. Coarsely chop the top of the bread.
  • Pour the artichoke dip into the bowl and serve with bread on side.

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1010mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: artichoke hearts, mayo, parmesan cheese, sour dough bread
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.


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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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