Ya'll. This is addicting! OK fine, I have no business using the word "ya'll." I'm not from the south, but I visited over the summer and fell in love. Well, I fell in love with their colloquial terms and accents. For example, we went to Whole Foods and my friend grabbed a "buggy." I excitedly said, "You guys call shopping carts buggies?!" I definitely adopted the term into my vocabulary and now call our strollers and carts "buggies." I was excited because the term "buggy" was reminiscent of my time living in Europe and made my heart feel full. Alright, I'm off-topic! Let's get back to this creamy, cheesy, garlic dip...
I used greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise or sour cream so I could get a little protein in the recipe. It turned out crazy delicious! I cannot bring this anywhere without people asking for the recipe. It's my go-to appetizer for every party we attend. Next time I'll add a cup of cooked crab- YUM! You can see in the pictures that I added spinach to the recipe. We had about 3 ounces of fresh spinach in the fridge that needed to be eaten so I tossed it in this dip instead of letting it go to waste.
Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Ready in: 40 minutes | Serves: 8- 10
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 14 oz jar of quartered artichoke hearts in water, drained
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 400
- Stir softened cream cheese, minced garlic, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and drained artichokes together in a large mixing bowl.
- Stir in greek yogurt, half a cup of parmesan (reserve the other half for topping), and all the mozzarella into the cream cheese mixture.
- Pour the dip evenly into a lightly greased square baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese over the top and place in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the dip is bubbling and the top is golden brown.
- Serve warm with pita chips, toasted baguette slices, tortilla chips, celery, etc.
- Avoid buying low-fat or non-fat yogurt. Our bodies need a healthy dose of fat to feel satiated and for proper cell function, among many other things.
- Grate the cheese yourself if you have time. Pre-grated cheeses often have anti caking agents to extend the cheese's shelf life.