It’s smart to have a reliable, delicious appetizer when you are hosting friends or family – something we all do quite a bit this time of the year! This is a go-to dip for several Good Cooking Store staff.
Make this dish, then simply put your slow cooker in the middle of your coffee table, surrounded by dippers like tortilla chips and fresh vegetable sticks. Then your guests can socialize, while you finish any other last minute prep that you are doing for the main meal.
Creamy Artichoke Dip
Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook, page 9
Prep. Time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time 1-1½ hours
Ideal slow cooker size: 3-qt.
Makes 7-8 cups
2 14-oz. cans water-packed artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped (drain one can; stir juice from other can into Dip)
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese
8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. plain yogurt
1 Tbsp. seasoned salt
1 Tbsp. chopped, seeded jalapeno peppers
1 tsp. garlic powder
Dippers: Tortilla chips
1. In a slow cooker, combine artichoke hearts, cheeses, mayonnaise, lemon juice, yogurt, salt, jalapeno pepper, and garlic powder.
2. Cover. Cook on Low 1 hour, or until cheeses are melted and Dip is heated through.
3. Serve with tortilla chips and sliced fresh vegetables.
Variation: Add 2 10-oz. pkgs. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry, to Step 1.