This baked artichoke dip is quick and easy to throw together. It’s perfect when you have last minute guests show up! I love making this hot artichoke appetizer and enjoying it with toasted baguette slices, chips, crackers, or veggie crudités. This easy appetizer dip recipe is always a party favourite…everyone loves this creamy artichoke bake! If you are looking for a recipe with artichoke hearts or an appetizer made with cream cheese, this is definitely one to try.
This appetizer made with cream cheese is always a great snack and you don’t need many ingredients to prepare it. As well as the cream cheese you’ll need grated parmesan and some mayo, as well as quartered artichokes and some black pepper.
How to Make a Baked Artichoke Dip
Since this is a hot artichoke appetizer you will need to heat up the oven first. Gather all the ingredients and simply mix them together in an ovenproof dish.
In 25 or 30 minutes your easy appetizer dip recipe will be all ready to serve! If you want to get the top nice and crispy you could even give it an extra 5 minutes in the oven.
A lot of people buy jars of artichoke dip from the store but honestly it’s so quick and easy to make you’re better off making your own! The flavour is much better and fresher.
I typically don’t add salt until the end. Some brands of canned artichoke are higher in sodium than others so you might not even need any. I do like to grind in some black pepper though.
Some Serving Tips
If you’re feeding a crowd you might want to make extra dip. Offer various dippers such as crostini (baguette toast slices), tortilla chips, corn chips, and crudités.
It isn’t really a make-ahead dip because it’s best served hot (or at least still warm) from the oven. However, you can still make it ahead by using a crockpot instead of the oven. If you want to go the slow cooker route, then mix all the ingredients together in a small slow cooker and cook on Low for 2 hours. Give it a stir and then another hour cooking time.
After that you can serve it directly from the crockpot, still plugged in, so it stays warm even with the lid off. This is the best recipe with artichoke hearts for a party or any kind of gathering in fact.
How to Store Baked Artichoke Dip
There is no such thing as making too much easy appetizer dip recipe. Not only will it disappear very quickly but it also keeps well. You can refrigerate this appetizer made with cream cheese for up to five days.
What’s the History of Baked Artichoke Dip?
Are you curious how far back this recipe with artichoke hearts can be traced? Well actually it first became popular in the 1950s when people liked to snack as they watched TV. The recipe hasn’t changed much, although many of the early recipes included spinach.
Maybe one of your parents or grandparents remembers when the recipe used to appear on the back of mayonnaise and sour cream containers, or when Lipton dry soup mixes carried the recipe on the packaging.
A lot of these old recipes were developed by the companies selling mayo, sour cream and soup mix, to encourage people to buy them and try new recipes.
What Type of Artichokes to Use
This easy appetizer dip recipe is made with artichoke hearts. You can save time by using a jar or can and simply draining the liquid away. If your local store sells both plain and marinated, you might as well use the plain kind for this dip, since you will be discarding the vinaigrette anyway.
The vinaigrette is made with vinegar and oil. If that’s all you can get, you can rinse the artichoke hearts off, else just go for the ones that are packed in water. Artichoke quarters will save you having to chop them up yourself to make this hot artichoke appetizer.
Hot Artichoke Appetizer Variations
This appetizer made with cream cheese is great as it is but you can always tweak it if you want! Throw in some baby spinach leaves or garlic powder. Lemon juice and fresh basil also work well although you don’t need much.
For a more fancy presentation you could hollow out a round loaf of bread and use that as the serving vessel for the dip. Sit the bread in a dish though, in case this recipe with artichoke hearts decides to leak through the bread!
I can think of so many occasions when this baked artichoke dip would be perfect. If you want an easy appetizer made with cream cheese or a quick recipe with artichoke hearts, this baked artichoke dip will be perfect.
If you like this hot artichoke appetizer, you might also like The BEST Fresh Mexican-Style Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado, Disney Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Sprinkle Dip or Antipasto Bites.
The BEST Baked Artichoke Dip Appetizer Recipe
Baked Artichoke Dip Appetizer
- 8 Oz. cream cheese
- 1 Cup mayonnaise
- 14 Oz. artichokes 1 can of quartered artichokes
- 1 Cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1 Pinch pepper to taste
- 1 Pinch salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients in a baking dish, cover and bake from 25 to 30 minutes. I like it crispy on top, so usually I leave it a little more.
- Serve with veggies, chips, and water crackers.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
It’s a wonderful dip recipe which is so good it tends to disappear alarmingly fast!
Let me know if you try to make this baked artichoke dip. This easy appetizer dip recipe is always a party favourite…everyone loves this tasty hot artichoke appetizer! If you are looking for a recipe with artichoke hearts or an appetizer made with cream cheese, this is definitely one to try.