Friday, April 17, 2015

Creamy Hot Artichoke Dip



This crowd-pleasing favorite is perfect for any celebration.

MAKES 2 1/2 cups
PREP TIME: 5 min
COOK TIME: 25 min

INGREDIENTS
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, finely chopped

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine all ingredients in 1-quart casserole. Bake uncovered 25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with your favorite dippers.

VARIATIONS: For a Spinach & Artichoke Dip...add 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked and squeezed dry. For a Seafood Artichoke Dip...add 1 can (6 oz.) crab meat, drained and flaked. For an Italian Artichoke Dip...add 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup drained and chopped sun-dried tomatoes. For a Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Dip...add 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup drained and chopped roasted red peppers. For a Mexican Artichoke Dip...omit Parmesan cheese and add 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies undrained, 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin and hot pepper sauce to taste. Also terrific with Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Canola Cholesterol Free, Light Mayonnaise or Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Low Fat Mayonnaise Dressing.