Hot Cheesy Artichoke Dip

Ideal for the hectic holiday season, this crowd-pleasing appetizer is ready for dipping in 15 minutes!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 22

Ingredients

1
cup milk
3/4
cup canned artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1
slice bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled, or 1 tablespoon cooked real bacon pieces
4
teaspoons all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1
box (8 oz) pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed
Baguette French bread slices or Melba bagel chips
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, mix milk, artichoke hearts, bacon, flour, mustard, garlic powder and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until hot and thickened, but not boiling.
  • 2 Gradually stir in cheeses. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until cheeses are melted.
  • 3 Transfer mixture to fondue pot. Adjust flame or heat so mixture stays hot but does not boil. Serve warm with baguette bread slices.

Expert Tips

Be sure to purchase plain, not marinated, artichoke hearts. Marinated varieties will give the dip a strong flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.