Hot Artichoke Dip

by Kathy Strahs on February 1, 2012 · 7 comments

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I just booked a few upcoming date nights for my husband and me – I’m so looking forward getting out together. We aim for at least one a month these days. It’s usually something simple like dinner somewhere local and maybe a movie, but it’s so nice to have the time to ourselves while the kids are home having fun with our sitter whom they adore.

I can count the number of date nights my husband and I had during our first two years as parents on one hand. We were still a little unsure about hiring a babysitter so we’d wait until our parents came to visit so they could watch our daughter while we went out. A friend of mine, who had a standing date night with her husband every week, relentlessly encouraged me to get a sitter already. I finally followed her advice, once our son was born, and she was so right. Even getting out together just once a month has restored a bit of balance to our lives.

Hot Artichoke Dip

When Mike and I go out to dinner we usually will pass on an appetizer except if artichoke dip is on the menu. If they’ve got artichoke dip, we order it. And we will probably finish it. For me, it’s the cheesy, baked crust on top that I can’t pass up. I make sure I get a good amount of that on my bread along with, of course, a lot of artichoke. This Hot Artichoke Dip recipe I found on a package of Alexia Waffle Fries is as tasty as any I’ve had in a restaurant. It’s makes a whole lot more than you need for just two people so invite some friends over and share!

Hot Artichoke Dip

Hot Artichoke Dip

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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) February 2, 2012 at 5:39 AM

Now I wish I were having a Super Bowl party. This would be perfect.
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Doreen February 2, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Interesting recipe to find on the waffle fries package – I generally only find recipes that actually use the product that the recipe is included on … I’m wondering if they want you to serve the artichoke dip with the waffle fries ??

In any case – this dip looks yummy!


Kathy Strahs February 2, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I think that’s the suggestion, but I’m with you – I prefer this kind of dip on grilled bread. I scarcely even put ketchup on fries!


*Just Fran* February 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Artichoke Dip is one of my favorites. This looks delicious.


Alison @ Ingredients, inc. February 2, 2012 at 5:01 PM

on my list for this weekend!
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Heidi February 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM

I made this recipe for a potluck and it was a huge hit.

The only thing I changed was no garnish (cause I didn’t have any), and I hit the broiler for the last 5 minutes to brown and crisp up the top, where I put an extra layer of shredded parm.



Heidi February 4, 2013 at 9:53 AM

I forgot – I also bought my artichoke hearts at Trader Joes in the frozen section. They needed a minute in the microwave before they hit the food processor. If you don’t have a food processer, probably easier to stick to canned.


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