It’s that time of year! Excitement, shopping, connecting with friends and family, a to-do list times 10, and you’re invited to a party with appetizer in hand. No worries, this super, super easy appetizer is one of my go-to’s and family favorites. With a few basic ingredients, you can have this prepped, baked and ready-to-go in less than an hour! Anchor, John Carter and friends at WBTV studios, Charlotte, loved it and we had a great time presenting it to you, our viewers. Enjoy!
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HOT ARTICHOKE DIP
14 oz. can of artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
or 14 oz. frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and drained
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup light cream
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon chopped pimento
Coarsely chop artichoke hearts, and set aside. In a small bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise and cream. Mix well. Stir in green pepper, pimento and chopped artichokes into cream mixture. Mix together, and spoon mixture into an 8-inch baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Serve hot with small, thin slices of crusty Italian bread, crostini or crackers.
A super-easy appetizer to prepare for your next dinner party, tailgate, or festive occasion.
Note(s): For a Gluten-free option, serve with Belgian endive or sliced peppers for dipping rather than bread. Or, serve with toasted triangle-cut gluten-free bread.
Author, MaMa Mia Cucina, Recipe on Page 12
Culinary Educator, Private Chef
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