Hot Artichoke & Goat Cheese Dip

by lydia on December 16, 2010

I have been making this particular version of artichoke dip for at least a decade, and I never tire of serving it around the holidays. In fact, the only time I even think of making it is around Christmas. This hot artichoke and goat cheese dip makes a fabulous appetizer for all the many holiday gatherings we find ourselves attending. One thing that I have adjusted about this awesome appetizer, is that I no longer serve it with crispy pita chips or any type of bread, keeping in line with my need to be gluten free and avoid the starchy carbs. I find it equally as good, if not better, with blanched crudites. Truly this dip is a real crowd pleaser!


Hot Artichoke & Goat Cheese Dip
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Recipe type: Dip
Serves: 3.5 Cups
 
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces frozen artichoke hearts
  • 1½ cups chopped leeks or onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup homemade mayonnaise, or cultured sour cream
  • 8 ounces cultured cream cheese, softened (preferably homemade)
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 ounces soft goat cheese
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, combine the artichoke hearts, onions, garlic, mayo or sour cream, cream cheese, parmesan cheese and goat cheese. Blend ingredients, leaving some texture in the dip. Spoon the dip into an 8-inch casserole dish (at this point you can refrigerate the dip, covered for up to 2 days).
  2. Preheat the oven to 350.
  3. Bake the dip, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until it is browned on top. Serve with the crudites.

Blanched crudites, cauliflower, broccoli, and asparagus are perfect to serve with this dip.

*Additions – To make this dip even more filling, try adding some crab meat and/or even some spinach. Delish!

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{ 6 comments }

Meagan December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

I’ve been afraid of artichoke dip. I think I can do this :)

josh December 28, 2010 at 9:26 am

That looks really good, I may have to try this for our New Years Eve Party. thanks!

Barb @ A Life in Balance October 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

It looks like I could pick up these ingredients at Trader Joe’s. Can I substituted canned artichoke hearts for the frozen ones or is there a specific reason why the recipe calls for frozen?

Thanks!

lydia October 13, 2011 at 10:54 am

Hi Barb -yes you can get it all at Traders. I try to avoid cans as much as possible because of the BPA. But you certainly can use them if that’s what you can get!

Barb @ A Life in Balance October 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Great! I thought I would make this for our family birthday party next week. I usually do a version using artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, and sour cream, but I’m in the mood for something different.

lydia October 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Cool, let me know how you liked it Barb!

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