But I am here to amaze you, as I amazed myself with this experiment last weekend. With this easy recipe, it's a snap to make hot, cheesy artichoke dip at home that will blow the pants off of any artichoke dip you get in restaurants, let alone any recipe you've tried before. I am serious. I had no idea how simple - and how amazingly delicious - homemade artichoke dip could be.
Step 1: Ingredients
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (about 2 ounces)
1/2 cup Boursin cheese*
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 14-ounce can artichoke hearts packed in water, well drained, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1 can water chestnuts (opt.) - i like the extra crunch these give the dip, but they are entirely optional!
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 cup shredded mozzarella
* To substitute Boursin, add an extra:
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried chives
French-bread baguette slices, toasted
Step 2: Prep
Rinse artichoke hearts and water chestnuts (if using) under tap water., and chop finely.
Mash together Parmesan cheese, Boursin cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream with a fork.
Add chopped artichoke hearts and water chestnuts to cheese mixture.
Pour into small (~3-cup) baking dish.
Top with shredded mozzarella and smoked paprika.