Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Artichoke Dip on Bread Croutons
It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!
Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.
So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is ARTICHOKE DIP ON BREAD CROUTONS!!
I don’t know how I grew up never tasting an artichoke. Well, yes, I do. I don’t think I even saw one in a grocery store until I was an adult and started shopping on my own and, even then, they were “exotic”…which translates to expensive. My husband introduced me to artichokes and I fell in love…for a second time. :) When we lived in California near where most artichokes are grown, we couldn’t get enough of them. We’d go with the kids to a vegetable stand near our favorite beach and buy cases of “culls” — marred or otherwise difficult to sell — and eat artichokes for breakfast, lunch and dinner until they were all gone. Needless to say, I still can’t get enough artichokes even though we’re no longer in California. All of my favorite party dips include artichokes. I could make an entire meal out of this recipe!
I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!
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ARTICHOKE DIP ON BREAD CROUTONS
1 can chopped artichoke hearts
1 cup Parmesan cheese
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ tsp. dill
1-2 cloves garlic (crushed)
Splash of Worcestershire Sauce
Splash of Tobasco Sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice (leave out if using marinated artichoke hearts)
**NOTE: I prefer using marinated artichoke hearts for the additional zip of flavor.
Mix by hand. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve with party sized bread croutons or toasted French bread wedges.