Thursday, June 18, 2009

Another Southwestern Recipe!

This is another recipe that I was holding onto in hopes of making it for the Wining Women event. I didn't make it then but I did make it this past weekend when we had some friends over for a cookout in our back yard. It was very well received. It reminded me of the Buffalo Chicken dip that I make frequently. If you are a vegetarian or thinking of becoming one, this is a great alternative to the chicken dip.

Southwest Artichoke Dip



1-1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tsp cumin
1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 (4 oz) can sliced green chiles
1 tablespoon chili powder
1-2 teaspoons hot sauce, mild
1/2 cup sour cream


Step 1: Drain artichoke hearts and chop

Step 2: Add chiles, mayonnaise, sour cream and garlic

Step 3: Mix well

Step 4: Add in spices and hot sauce, then 1 cup of cheese

Step 5: Transfer to small casserole sprayed with non-stick spray

Step 6: Top with remaining cheese and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and dip is heated through

Step 7: Serve with tortilla chips or scoops

Enjoy the Southwest Artichoke Dip!

The Creative Cook