Baked Artichoke and Jalapeño Cheese Spread

Baked Artichoke and Jalapeño Cheese Spread

Pretty red bell pepper adds color to hot artichoke spread, while pickled jalapeno slices add some spice.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

18

servings

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
jar (6 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
1/4
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
8
to 10 Old El Paso® pickled jalapeño slices (from 12-oz jar), drained, chopped
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3
cup Progresso® panko crispy bread crumbs
72
water crackers
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise. Stir in artichokes, bell pepper and jalapeños. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the cheese; stir remaining cheese into artichoke mixture.
  3. Spread cheese mixture evenly in bottom of pie plate. Sprinkle evenly with bread crumbs and reserved tablespoon cheese.
  4. Bake about 20 minutes or just until top is lightly golden. Serve warm with crackers.
Makes 18 servings (2 tablespoons spread and 4 crackers each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
For a dip that's less spicy, try with fewer jalapeños slices or substitute 2 tablespoons Old El Paso® chopped green chiles for the jalapeños.
Panko bread crumbs are Japanese-style bread crumbs that are bigger and crispier than regular bread crumbs.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 290mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.