There's something delicious that happens when you combine crab and artichokes together. This makes a delicious Baked Cheesy Crab and Artichoke Dip. Served hot, you won't believe how tasty this is, and how easy it is to make!
What are Artichokes?
Artichokes are considered a vegetable, although they are actually a variety of thistle, cultivated for food. So you are kind of eating a weed, although a very delicious weed. It's easiest to buy Artichoke Hearts which are sold in glass jars usually in a brine or marinated in oil. Either one is fine to use, as long as you drain them from their liquid. If you've never had them, they taste great!
Real Crab or Canned Crab
It's also perfectly fine to buy canned crab from the supermarket, which works perfect in this recipe. You might be a crab fisherman in Alaska and have lots of crabs lying around your kitchen, then use real crab. If you can't find crab, you can substitute canned chicken!
Hot Crab Dip
This Cheesy Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip is really easy to make, and surprisingly quick. You can whip this up in about half an hour, including baking time. It's meant to be served as a hot crab dip, so it's best to time it to serve hot before serving.
It's perfect when you have people coming by, a perfect appetizer for a party. I'm thinking a games night or a movie night, an appetizer for Christmas. Maybe you just want to eat it by itself. Though I've never done that! (cough). Just be warned, when you take it out of the oven, it's extremely hot, be careful not to burn your mouth.
Crab and Artichoke Dip Without Cream Cheese
Cream Cheese is an optional extra when making this recipe. If you skip it, you can add an extra half cup or mayo and half cup of sour cream. I also like to spice it up a bit by adding Jalapeños or even a few teaspoon Cajun spice to the mix. This snack could give you a heart attack! We usually eat this with a sliced French baguette or a Sourdough loaf, but there are so many delicious crackers out there now that would work also.
If you haven't had Cheesy Crab and Artichoke Dip before, it's perfect on a cold night, but we warned, you'll be hooked! This is my new crack dip that everyone will love! Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Crab and Artichoke Dip
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mayo
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 1 can crab drained
- 1 jar artichokes hearts chopped up
- 1 packed cup shredded cheese mozzarella and cheddar
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese for topping
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 3 green onions chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F.
- Drain the artichokes and chop them into small bite size pieces.
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl except the parmesan cheese for the topping.
- Put the crab cheese mixture into an oven proof serving dish, and top with the grated parmesan cheese.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes until bubbly and golden. Serve with a sliced baguette or crackers.