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A recipe for a creamy Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Dip. A great appetizer recipe for Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Dip I love artichokes and I love a creamy, warm dip…..enter Hot Artichoke Dip. Yum. Most of you are probably looking at your screen just sweating thinking about it. I know I know, even though it’s almost fall (yay!) it’s still hot out here in LA (boo!) and I’m sure in other areas as well. BUT in a time when artichokes are abundant I love to take advantage of them in all ways including making this classic dip. I’ve made mine a little different by using mascarpone instead of cream cheese because it’s a tiny bit more mild, but cream cheese is totally acceptable. I also roasted the garlic because I LOVE roasted garlic; like have you ever smeared some roasted garlic on a crostini followed by some melted triple cream brie and topped it with a slice of sweet bosc pear and a couple of candied walnuts?! SO GOOD! Please excuse my completely off topic food tangent, it happens a lot.  I just really, really love roasted garlic :)  Anyways, back to this dip. Make it, share it, eat it. It’s fast, easy and totally hits the spot when you’re craving something not so healthy (and yes using baked whole wheat flatbread chips was indeed my sad little attempt to make this a little more healthy) Enjoy!
xx Jenny

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Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Dip with Baked Flatbread Sticks
Serves 5 to 7

Ingredients:
flatbread sticks:
3 sheets whole wheat flatbread, cut into 1”x4” sticks
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
artichoke dip:
1 head garlic, top sliced off
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
8 ounces mascarpone, softened
1/3 c light mayonnaise
½ cup part-skim mozzarella, shredded
¼ cup parmesan, grated
2 tablespoons hot sauce
2 teaspoon dry mustard
salt and pepper to taste
topping:
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon parmesan, grated
1 ½ tablespoons butter, melted

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Brush the strips of flatbread with the oil and sprinkle with the smoked paprika.
3. Line the strips onto two baking sheets (sprayed with nonstick cooking spray) and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp and golden brown around the edges.
4. Set aside and allow to cool.
5. While the flatbread cools bring the temperature of the oven up to 375°F.
6. Place the head of garlic onto a small piece of aluminum foil, drizzle with olive and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
7. Loosely wrap the foil around the garlic and roast in the oven for about 45 minutes or until the garlic cloves have softened completely and slightly browned.
8. Carefully squeeze the clove into a bowl and discard the peel.
9. Mash the cloves into a paste and stir in the remaining dip ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
10. Stir the mixture until fully incorporated.
11. Scoop the dip into a 3 cup baking dish of your choice and set aside.
12. In a small bowl toss together the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the dip filled ramekin.
13. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
14. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving with whole wheat flatbread crisps.

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  1. The Sweet Cupcaker Not Specified Not Specified

    that looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Emily Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks amazing! However, I’d like to point out that it is most definitely NOT fall yet! Not for another 3 weeks!

  3. Francisca Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks delicious! And since I live in Brazil and its still freezing winter here I can make it right away! :)
    Your blog is amazing!

  4. TheFoodGospelAccordingtoRuth Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks incredible! There is not an ingredient in there I don’t LOVE!! I will have to try this SOON! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Karen W Not Specified Not Specified

    Lovely. Love the flatbread sticks, I do something very similar with pita bread. I love the addition of the mascarpone instead of the cream cheese. I’ll have to make this soon.

  6. Emma French Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, this looks yummy! I adore artichokes so will definately be trying this soon.

  7. Kate Not Specified Not Specified

    this looks so yummy,

    it makes me nips hard.

  8. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    I think roasted garlic is having its moment–deservedly so! I want to eat it on everything. This dip is kinda genius. And that mascarpone makes it super classy.

  9. Vanessa Not Specified Not Specified

    YUM!

  10. Susanne Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi you 2, just found your blog via http://www.ohhhmhhh.de. You’ve got such a lovely designed blog and delicous looking foodphotos. Will come back! Bye Susanne from Germany

  11. sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    oh this looks so wonderful. I can NOT wait for fall. That crostini with garlic, brie, pear walnut contraption sounds absolutely heavenly.

  12. Naomi Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds absolutely amazing!

  13. Bev Weidner Not Specified Not Specified

    Uh, seriously. I could face-plant that and snuggle with it, just rightly fine.

  14. Nicole Franzen Not Specified Not Specified

    YUM! I LOVEEE artichoke dip! I am sooo making this.

  15. Lindsay @ Delighted Momma Not Specified Not Specified

    WOW fantastic blog!! Photography is amazing! Thank you to Rebecca at a Daily Something I found you! I am subscribing now

    Pinning this dish!

  16. Cheri @ Kzoo Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks and sounds ridiculously good. I can’t wait to make it!!!

  17. Alexandra Not Specified Not Specified

    This was YumTown, Denmark. My boyfriend was crazy about it. Serves 5-7? Nahh.. try “Serves one girl and one guy”. Seriously, we didn’t even make it to the main course I’d made!

    Love you girls, seriously your blog rocks my world. xx

  18. Mercedes Not Specified Not Specified

    Just found your blog and I am already obsessed! This dip looks so yummy and your photos are absolutely incredible!

  19. Marisa Not Specified Not Specified

    Made it for a party, loved it, made it again for ourselves the next day because it was so delicous! LOVE your blog! Great photography and simple layout! :) I’ll be trying other recipes soon!

    p.s. I used cream cheese instead of marscapone because I live in a food desert! :(

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  21. Emily (New York, NY) Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my goshhh this looks so good! I’m all about artichoke dip and loooove garlic – what’s better than them combined?! Hot or cold, I’ll eat this during any weatherrrr, yum!

  22. Le Petit Bohemian Not Specified Not Specified

    You have a great website! I love the design and the recipes are visually tantalizing.

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  24. Aninas Recipes Not Specified Not Specified

    Haven’t used artichokes in a while! Should stock up on those, this looks delish!

  25. sara Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, this looks amazing!!! Love it – so creamy and delicious!

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  28. Crista Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks amazing! Do you have any alternatives to mayonnaise??

  29. Family Foodie Not Specified Not Specified

    This dip looks amazing! On my must try list.

  30. Family Foodie Not Specified Not Specified

    This dip looks amazing! On my must try list.

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  34. Piper Not Specified Not Specified

    I made this tonight while we were watching the Oscars – IT IS AMAZING! Thank you and look forward to trying more recipes :)

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