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A Year of Slow Cooking

Monday, January 21, 2008

Hot and Spicy Artichoke Dip CrockPot Recipe


Day 21.


I love the jalapeno artichoke dip from Costco. I think if I ever live all by myself I want to fill a bathtub with that stuff and climb in with a bag of Pita chips.

that's not weird or anything, is it?

Anyhow, I tried to re-create this dip without having any jalapenos on hand, and minus the Pita chips (since we're gluten-free and all now. if you aren't--I highly recommend pita chips. they rock.)


The Ingredients:
--jar of marinated artichoke hearts

--block of cream cheese

--1/2 t crushed red pepper

--shredded cheese for garnish (optional)


The Directions:

Drain oil from artichokes and either chop the 'chokes by hand, food process or blend. I chose to blend.

I love my vitamix. Don't worry crockpot. You're still number 1.


Dump everything into a mini-crockpot, or insert a heat-safe dish into a large crock stone. Or quintuple the recipe so the whole thing is full. Your choice.

Heat on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4. Stir well and serve with bread, chips, or veggies. You can also add some shredded cheese to the top for an extra layer of gooeyness.


The Verdict:

Yum. I can imagine many, many variations on this---put in some fresh crab, double-up on the artichokes, put in some canned salmon add chopped green olives, etc.

14 comments:

Jennifer P. said...

garlic! garlic! garlic!
(that's me chanting for garlic in this dip!) I have no shame when it comes to having stinky garlic breath--I think I'll add some to this tasty concoction! I'll still give you all the credit though :).

Canadian Saver said...

I'd love to try this with crab.... YUM!

Marci Knecht said...

Another great one! Keep 'em coming, I'm really loving these.

Lisa said...

Question. do you have a large family to eat all this yumminess coming out of your crockpot? All of my CP dishes make a lot of food and I have to freeze some for later. I can imagine you cooking everyday and soon being overrun with leftovers!

I'll send you my address if you need to get rid of some! :)

Crockpot Lady said...

Hi Lisa!
We currently have an in-house family of 4, but are lucky that all of our extended family (parents, grandparents, aunts, some siblings) live quite close. So we share. Unless it's an icky dish and the garbage disposal gets the honors. ;-)
xox
steph

capello said...

aaaaaaiiiiieeee! that sounds yummy!

Becka said...

Ummmm. YUM. I think I will add this to my party-do's list.

I am going to email you. I promise. LOL. Emails are saved for Wednesdays. How is that for a procrastination excuse. When I do finally email you, I am going to send along my yahoo IM. Cause I like IM oh so much better than email.

Amy said...

From one artichoke heart lover to another...love this one will definitely try it...

Tiffany Hewlett said...

I am loving all these great ideas! This dip sounds so yummy! We are having our crockpot meal tonight-(which uses cream soups-which I know you don't use-I try to avoid it too-but it wasn't my turn to pick)-but I also have last weeks posted on there-and it is yummy sweet pork-I think you would really like it! Check it out! http:chad-tiff.blogspot.com

Crockpot Lady said...

cream-of soups are great! cooking is cooking is cooking.
we have allergies, so I get nervous about too many ingredients.
I'm so glad that you are enjoying your crockpot!
xox
steph

Stefanie said...

Oy yes, this will be mine!

Cathy said...

Totally made me laugh out loud with the bathtub comment.

I have to make this. It sounds DIVINE!

Rita Mosquita said...

I am on your blog for the first time, laughing my a** off. You have such a great sense of humor.

I love crockpot ideas, but my crockpot isn't feeling the love like yours is.

I too love the Costco Artichoke dip. I can't be alone with it, you know?

An idea. When you post your pictures, try to have them post as large. I have posted many pictures on my blog as small. I've noticed that the larger pictures are easier to see. Or is it that I am 55 and my eyes are not what they used to be? Let me know what you think, about the larger pictures that is, not my eyes. ;)

Love your site!

Vanessa said...

I added 4 cloves crushed garlic to this recipe and it is SPOT ON!

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