Friday, December 21, 2007

Quick & Easy Artichoke Dip Appetizer

Are ya'll running around as crazy as I am?! It's just been one of those Christmas seasons for us, with work, as well as all the parties, gatherings, & shopping, I'm about pooped. It seems that this time of year we are all looking for those quick & easy dishes to serve up to guests or to take to a potluck or party. So, if you're looking for one more thing to make, here's a great tried & true hot dip that is always a hit with my friends. It's got 3 ingredients...my kind of recipe, quick & easy!

Hot Artichoke Dip Appetizer

2 large cans/jars artichoke hearts (drained)
1 cup mayo (I may use slightly less than this, as I don't measure & I used Light Mayo)
1 cup Parmesean cheese

Put artichoke hearts in flat baking dish, mash with fork or potato masher until flatted & softened. Add 1 cup mayo. Add 1 cup Parmesean cheese. Blend all together, flatten out in baking dish, bake for approx. 45 min. on 350*. Serve with Triskets or your favorite cracker.

It's yummy and you probably won't have any of it left. Everytime I take this somewhere, it is GONE. Have you tried the Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil Triskets yet? Those are great! So, try this if you need to make a quick dish that will have everyone begging for more! Much better than a plain ole cold spinach dip that everyone makes. Actually, I think this would be great with some spinach added in too. I will have to try that sometime. This dish came back home empty! I am looking forward to slowing down this week and relaxing a lot. Our parties are almost over (one more tonight) and then my hubby's 3 kids will all be in on Sunday to spend a few days with us. We'll do the usual hopping around to see all our family, but what I can't wait to do is to turn on the Christmas lights, play those Christmas CD's, and chill out awhile. Hope you can all do the same! Merry, Merry Christmas to all my friends! I'm so blessed to have met all of you this year & I'm very thankful for that.

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Deb said...

Thank you for this delicious quick and easy dip recipe Rhoda :-} It sounds delicious!
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

The Feathered Nest said...

All your recipes are always delicious! I'm taking some time off and will be back after Christmas. I'm pooped out! Plus DD is home from school starting today and I we always have lots of things we do together.

Have a just a wonderful Christmas with your family!

xoxo,

Manuela

RealEstateGirl said...

Oh my! I'm going to have to try this recipe!!! Sounds delish!

Enjoy your time with family! Merry Christmas, my friend!

Much love,
Tracey

Judy said...

Good morning Rhoda! You must have "ESPN" as my husband says because I was thinking of your beautiful home this morning and hoping that you and I could meet one day for a nice visit. This morning when I logged onto my blog everything had changed...don't know what happened...all my links are gone! I will have to re-do the links later but right now I'm off to do what I hope is the last of my shopping. Love ya - Judy

Cre8Tiva said...

this looks delicious...i might have it for Christmas day...have a good time with family...season's blessings, rebecca

Classic Charm said...

Thanks Rhoda, I was thinking of making this dip, and now I certainly will. Thanks for the recipe, it looks yummy!
Rose

bj said...

Thank you, Rhonda, for this great sounding dip. It just may be on my Christmas Eve buffet if I can only get around to it. Thanks so much for sharing.
Me, too...I am pooped and have a full day today but after this...I am with you on listening to music or watch C. movies!!
hugs, bj

Simply Me Art said...

Oh Rhoda, Thank you for stopping in. I have been so Busy with my shop that I have not had the oppurtunity to stop in to all of my favorite Blogs. Yours is definately top of the list. That dip looks Amazing and Im borrowing it for my New Years Party. Have a Wonderful Southern Christmas. Jamie

Julie said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Rhoda.

Rosemary said...

Rhoda,
I make the same dip. Everyone loves it, and it's so easy.
Have a great Christmas!!
Enjoy!
I am so glad to have met you too!
Rosemary

Rose said...

I had to stop by to wish you a very blessed and wonderful Christmas, Rhoda! I hope you and your family enjoy your time together, with lots of laughter and love.

You are truly a very special woman!

willzmom said...

Glad that things will slow down for you and I know that you will enjoy the time spent with those you love. Thanks for that great recipe, I've made an artichoke dip before but it sure didn't have three ingredients-I will absolutely make your recipe!! Merry Christmas.

Sherry said...

I love artichokes and this sounds so good Rhoda!!!

Just want to wish you the very best of everything this Christmas season. May you find magic in the joy, laughter and love of family and friends.

justabeachkat said...

Okay, this one's a "keeper"! Thanks.

Merry Christmas!
Hugs!
Kat

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Well, that's one recipe I'll have to try!!

Rhoda, I'm so glad I met you through blogging this year. Merry "Christ"mas to you and your family and may the New Year bring health, happiness and love of family.

Blessings,

Sher

Sandi McBride said...

Now this is a dip I can make for the big to-do on Monday evening, lol...but now that the news is out that I put velveeta in my fudge I may have to include the recipe for this before anyone will try it!!!Merry Christmas Rhoda to you and your entire family...hope you get everything you need and most of what you want!
xo
Sandi (and the Mob)

ValleyGirl said...

Y'all get flavoured Triscuits down there?! Man, that's so not fair!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Rhoda! See you in the New Year!

Vonda said...

Girl you should get a box of free Triscuits since you are advertising for them. Never heard of that new kind...will have to try it with the dip too. :) Rhoda, have a wonderful Christmas with your man and his youngins. God Bless! Love ya -V

Michelle said...

Hey Rhoda, Thanks for the quick and super easy recipe - we absolutely LOVE artichoke dip around here! I'm definitely going to pick up the ingredients so I can bring it to my family's Christmas party.

Wishing you the very merriest Christmas and a blessed new year!

Your friend,
Michelle

Maureen said...

Yum- we love this recipe! DH has phobias about sour cream/cream cheese-based appetizers, so this one he can enjoy! We also do another variation on this that I think you will love: Cut the Parm to half a cup and add a half cup of shredded Mozzarella and a small can of chopped chiles to the mix. Really good! In case we don't speak before then, Merry Christmas dear friend!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Merry Christmas y'all!
I hope you get to 'chill' some and enjoy the holidays~
Sandi

joan said...

Hi Rhoda,

I make one that is alot like this only with lots of garlic and it also never lasts. Just wanted to drop by and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Lynne said...

I make this same dip with the spinach added in - yum!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

BellaColle said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a blessed and Merry Christmas!
hugs.

debbiekay said...

Rhoda:

Oooohhhh thanks for the recipe.I will definitely try it. I echo the same sentiment, I AM POOPED too. The recipe sure will come in handy as we attend this one last party before the "Big Day". Thanks for sharing your recipe and thanks for sharing your blog all year long.

Love & God Bless,

Debbie Kay

Adla said...

Hi Rhoda,

Looks like you are all geared up for the festivity...

Have a good rest and a happy holiday!

Adla

BittersweetPunkin said...

Merry Merry Christmas!!
Blessings,
Robin

Regina said...

Thank you for the recipe.It sounds very delicious.
You have a wonderful decorated house
for Christmas.
I wish you and your family a
wonderful Christmas .
Regina

Judy said...

I made this wonderful appetizer on Saturday to take to my sister's house....it hardly made it to the buffet table because a certain son-in-law dug into it early! Also, my mom and I love the cracked pepper and olive oil Triscuits! We ate 1/2 a box on the way to sister's house!
Wishing you and yours a very Holy and Merry Christmas.