Asiago-Artichoke Dip

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To make this creamy, cheesy dip vegetarian, omit the pork and double the arugula.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained

  • 2 ounce thinly sliced prosciutto or 2 slices bacon

  • 1 cup arugula or fresh spinach, chopped

  • 1 8 ounce carton sour cream

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup bottled roasted red sweet peppers, drained and finely chopped

  • ¾ cup finely shredded Asiago cheese or Parmesan cheese (3 ounces)

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions (2)

  • Thinly sliced prosciutto or bacon, cut up and crisp-cooked (optional)

  • Assorted crackers, pita chips, flatbread, and/or toasted baguette slices

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place artichoke hearts in a fine-mesh sieve. To remove excess liquid, firmly press on artichoke hearts with paper towels. Chop artichoke hearts. Set aside.

  2. Stack the 2 ounces prosciutto or the 2 bacon slices; snip or cut cut crosswise into thin strips. Separate pieces as much as possible. In a medium skillet cook and stir prosciutto or bacon over medium heat about 2 minutes or until brown and slightly crisp. Add arugula; cook and stir for 1 minute more. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl stir together sour cream and flour until combined. Stir in mayonnaise and roasted peppers. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese, the green onions, artichokes, and the arugula mixture. Transfer to an ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese (if desired, set aside 1 tablespoon of the cheese to sprinkle on just before serving).

  4. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and mixture is hot in center. Cool for 15 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with additional prosciutto or bacon and any reserved cheese. Serve dip with crackers and/or baguette slices.

    Asiago-Artichoke Dip
    Karla Conrad

Light Asiago-Artichoke Dip:

Prepare Asiago-Artichoke Dip as directed, except omit prosciutto and omit Step 2. Increase arugula to 2 cups. Substitute light sour cream for the sour cream and reduced-fat mayonnaise for the mayonnaise. Omit the 1/4 cup finely shredded Asiago cheese sprinkled on top. Serve with assorted vegetable dippers.Nutrition analysis per serving: 96 calories, 2 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 7 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 4% Vitamin A, 31% Vitamin C, 192 mg sodium, 7% calcium, 2% iron

Chilled Asiago-Artichoke Dip:

Prepare Asiago-Artichoke Dip as directed through Step 2. Let arugula mixture cool for 15 minutes before proceeding with Step 3. Omit flour. In a large bowl combine sour cream, mayonnaise, roasted peppers, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the 1/4 cup green onions, artichokes, and the arugula mixture. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. If dip thickens when chilled, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons milk. Sprinkle with only 1 tablespoon cheese before serving. Garnish with an additional 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion.Nutrition analysis per serving: 142 calories, 3 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 13 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 4% Vitamin A, 30% Vitamin C, 305 mg sodium, 7% calcium, 1% iron

Make it a Gift:

Mix up the dip, place it into an oven-safe pot or ramekin, and include the directions for baking. Gift with crackers or sliced bread for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
14g Fat
4g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 18.2mg 91%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Folate, total 8.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*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.

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