Posts Tagged ‘artichoke’

  • Hot Artichoke Pesto Crab Dip

    Date: 2014.04.14 | Category: recipes | Response: 0

    I brought an appetizer to a dinner a few nights ago and decided to make something from what I have on hand… I came up with this recipe using spinach and artichoke dip as my inspiration- and it is YUMMY!

    Hot Artichoke Pesto Crab Dip

    1 8 oz pkg cream cheese or neufchâtel- room temp
    1/4 cup 3 pepper mayonnaise
    1/2 cup prepared pesto (we use the large jar from Costco)
    1 can artichoke hearts- cut into small pieces
    1 can real crab meat
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese + more to sprinkle on top

    Mix all ingredients, pour into a baking dish (I used an 8×6 8 cup pyrex) and bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.  Serve with crackers or bread.

    I’m seriously such a bad blogger- I snapped this picture before I baked it, but forgot to take another one when it came out all beautiful… just imagine it!

    Leftovers?  We ended up with about half of the dip leftover, so the next night I tossed it with some half and half, diced shrimp and whole grain spaghetti noodles, then baked it for 20 minutes.  Also yummy!

  • Blooming Artichoke Bread

    Date: 2011.11.07 | Category: recipes | Response: 0

    Last weekend I was in charge of an appetizer for dinner with friends.  I planned on making this awesome looking blooming pepperoni pizza bread

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    Then I found out that we were having pizza for dinner.  Well, I thought, it would be silly to make a pizza appetizer before we ate pizza, but I had already purchased the ingredients for it.  Then I remembered this yummy looking recipe for artichoke bread

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    and thought that perhaps I could combine the two recipes into one new creation with ingredients I had on hand.

    I’m pleased to report that it was a hit- and super easy to do!

    Melody’s Blooming Artichoke Bread

    1 sourdough round loaf
    1/3 cup olive oil
    3 TBS diced garlic
    2 tsp Italian seasonings
    2 tsp cheesy garlic seasoning
    1 can (14 oz) artichoke heart quarters, diced
    1 1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese
    Pizza sauce for dipping

    Preheat the oven to 350°.  Make lengthwise and crosswise cuts through most of the thickness of the bread.  Mix the olive oil and seasonings before drizzling the bread liberally.  Stuff the entire can of diced artichoke hearts between the cuts and then do the same with the cheese.  Cover the loaf with foil and bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes.  Serve with warmed pizza sauce for dipping.

    I’m a terrible blogger and didn’t take a single picture of my own creation.  Sorry!  Just trust me, it blooms just like it should, so it’s pretty and yummy!

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