For entertaining, I'm a huge fan of dips. They can be assembled before the event, easily feed a crowd, and are always popular. Take artichoke dip, for example; even though I've had it a million times, I never get sick of it!
While there are many variations, this simple recipe is what I use when I want a comforting and traditional dip. Marinated artichoke hearts, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and jalapenos are a few of the ingredients that go into this scrumptious dip.
To make it, all you have to do is dump the components into a bowl, stir to combine, and bake. The recipe calls for pita chips, but I've served it with crostini, carrot sticks, tortilla chips, and crackers — it basically goes with everything! For the recipe, read more.
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature Serves 8.
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 6-ounce jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese (about 2 1/2 ounces)
3 green onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeño chili
6 6-inch pita rounds, each cut into 6 triangles
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature