Aunt Patty’s Hot Artichoke Dip

Happy Thanksgiving! I was surprised I hadn’t yet shared this recipe on my blog, so today I’m fixing that. This has been a very special appetizer that’s been in my family for at least fifteen years. I have fond memories of Aunt Patty making and serving this delicious hot dip on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Mom asked her for the recipe in 2003, and we’ve been making it ever since. It’s a family favorite recipe and it doesn’t taste like the holidays if we don’t serve this!

Caution – this recipe may seem too simple, and I’ve found that tinkering with it doesn’t improve it. I adore garlic, but when I have added fresh garlic or any seasoning to it, we don’t care for it. Trust me – it may be a very easy recipe, but don’t let that deter you if you’re a seasoned cook.

Today I had the pleasure of making this in my parents’ beautiful kitchen. Like usual, we doubled the recipe below. We popped two in the toaster oven and saved the other two for later. My aunt sometimes triples the recipe for large groups. This is an easy dip to make the night before and refrigerate until you’re ready to heat and serve. We enjoy scooping up the hot drip with white corn tortilla chips, rice crackers, water crackers or pita chips!

A scoop of Aunt Patty's Hot Artichoke Dip

Aunt Patty’s Hot Artichoke Dip

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

1 cup Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
1 cup mayonnaise (NOT low fat)
14 ounce can artichoke hearts (NOT marinated), drained and roughly chopped
4 oz. can mild diced chiles, drained

Directions:

Mix everything together and spread in a shallow-lipped baking dish or two oven-proof ramekins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly. Broil the top for a minute to brown the top.

Serve with white corn tortilla chips, water crackers, rice crackers, pita chips.

Four simple ingredients
Making the dip: just four simple ingredients

Double batch
Before baking, the double batch fills four ramekins.

Aunt Patty's Famous Hot Artichoke Dip
It’s oh, sooooo good!
  
Have a very happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you’ll enjoy this tasty family recipe as much as we do!

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