Pecan-Crusted Artichoke Dip By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on October 12, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 35 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 4 cups dip Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup) 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces) 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup mayonnaise 2 dashes bottled hot pepper sauce ¼ cup chopped pecans Toasted Pita Chips Toasted Pita Chips 6 pita bread rounds Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 3 minutes. Add spinach; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until spinach and onion are tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in cheddar cheese, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and hot pepper sauce. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 1-1/2-quart casserole or souffle dish. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes more or until heated through and pecans are toasted. Serve with Toasted Pita Chips. Makes 16 servings. Toasted Pita Chips Split pita bread rounds in half horizontally; cut each half into six wedges. Arrange pita wedges in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 6 to 10 minutes or until golden, turning once. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 76 Calories 4g Fat 6g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 76 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 13mg 4% Sodium 198mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 6g 2% Protein 4g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.