Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hot Artichoke Dip Revisited

This is everyone's favorite dip.

It always gets rave reviews and everyone asks for the recipe.
I posted it back in 2008 when I was just a young blogger.

I have improved the recipe (if that's possible), and I highly recommend you make this for your holiday feast.

My version is light, has less mayo than the usual T.G.I.Friday's version.

I use fresh leafy spinach which makes this dip hearty enough to eat with an omelet the next a.m.

Stacey's Best Hot Artichoke Dip:

1 can of artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
1 lb. bag of fresh leafy spinach, chopped (not baby spinach)
1 yellow onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp Hellman's Real Mayonnaise
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 shakes Worcestershire sauce
2 shakes Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
Panko Japanese breadcrumbs for the top
olive oil

In a skillet, saute the onion in olive oil until translucent. Add the garlic and the spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted and the garlic is fragrant.

In a large bowl, add the spinach and onion and the chopped artichokes.

Add the mayo, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper.

Spoon this mixture into a buttered oval casserole dish and spoon panko crumbs over.
Pat the crumbs down and drizzle with olive oil.

Can be made a day ahead up to this point. Refrigerate until ready to bake.

Bake in a 375F oven for 40 minutes until breadcrumbs are golden and casserole is bubbling.
Let rest a few minutes before diving in.

I serve with pieces of toasted bread or to save calories, on crisp endive spears!


PS. I will be taking a few days off from blogging for Thanksgiving. I will be in the kitchen and will be back on the weekend with some holiday highlights.

Have a wonderful turkey day!

xo Stacey


Ciao Chow Linda said...

Only 3 T. mayo? This is downright healthy. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Kim said...

So glad to see that someone else is having spinach and artichoke dip for Thanksgiving. We have it every year. In fact, my recipe is very similar, except about 1/2 cup mayo which is really just a tad more. I'm going to try scaling it back this year and see what happens.

Christine said...

Stacey, thanks so much for this recipe and for cutting the mayo back. Was looking for something as nibble food, this is perfect and I have all the ingredients on hand!

StaceyEsq said...

This will be on our Thanksgiving menu! Hope you and your family have a lovely holiday!

Joanne said...

Lovely recipe! I'm always a fan of less-mayo recipes. Gotta make room for that extra slice of pie somehow!

Claudia said...

Wow! This is healthy! Does that mean I can get it all myself? Happy Thanksgiving, Stacey. I've enjoyed going over your Thanksgiving recipes and seeing what I can make!

Lisa in Indy said...

Yummy! Thank you, stacey. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

lisa is cooking said...

Artichoke dip is always my favorite thing at holiday parties. Your lighter version sounds perfect. Happy Thanksgiving!

Content in a Cottage said...

Stacey, That does look delicious. Enjoy your marathon in the kitchen cooking for everyone. Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to you and Henry and both sides of your families.

Dana said...

This is loads lighter than the one I make which I can't even bring myself to eat because it's so fattening. I would inhale this whole dish. Totally trying it. Have a great day Stacey! Thankful for you!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for a guilt-less version of this dip. I actually have all the ingredients, and I'm always looking for new appetizer ideas.

Amy @ slice o matic said...

What a great dish to put on the table today. Happy Thanksgiving!

Margaret said...

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your family Stacey. Thank-you, this definitely looks like a keeper! :)
Margaret from B.C.

Jeff @ Cheese-Burger.net said...

I love this artichoke dip recipe of yours. Thanks for the improvement as well.

Kate said...

Artichoke dip is a stand-by here. My recipe doesn't have the spinach in it. Sounds healthy to me!

Ginny Lee said...

awesome appetizer! I can't wait to see your post about your Thanksgiving! Heading to Hawaii for Christmas so I'll be eating celery until then ;)

LovesAvocado said...

This sounds so good. I haven't had spinach artichoke dip in a while. I can't wait to try this version.

Kim said...

I made this yesterday and it was amazing! However I should have double my recipe bc I freaked out that I didn't have enough for my party that day. So I improvised and added one more can of artichokes and a block of softened cream cheese before I baked it. It was delicious this way too. Thanks for the recipes I love your blog!