Warm Artichoke-Garlic Dip

This super simple, super addictive dip is guaranteed to be a huge hit with your crowd. What's better is that you can prepare the entire shebang a day or two before the party, then just pop it in the oven right before everyone arrives. Easy breezy.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time:  30 minutes
Yield: 3 1/2 cups dip

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups canned or frozen/defrosted artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 ¼ tsp minced garlic
  • Dash hot sauce
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 2 scallions, chopped, for garnish

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Add remaining ingredients (except scallions) and stir to combine. Transfer dip to a pie plate or shallow gratin dish. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes until the top is golden brown and the dip is bubbling. Garnish with scallions and Serve hot with crackers, pita chips, crostini or veggies.

Notes

Get creative with your crudité presentation to take your party presentation up a notch! Try vertical clear glasses or a series of short square glass vases and skip the standard piles on platters.