Artichoke Dip, universal, main ingredients from many recipes

This is a Universal Artichoke Dip recipe where I’ve culled ingredients used from dozens of recipes so you can make up your own recipe with what you’ve got in your pantry and refrigerator.

I’ve listed ingredients by how frequently you see them in artichoke dip recipes.

Obviously you don’t want to use all of the ingredients!

Artichoke dips are served warm or hot.

You can use frozen or canned artichokes in oil or water.

Some recipes call for ingredients to be finely chopped, others puree all or some of the ingredients.   It’s your choice.

The amounts range a lot because it depends on how much you want to make, and how healthy you want to make it (less dairy & more spices, vegetables, etc)

All recipes:

Frozen or canned artichoke hearts:  8 to 16 ounces (1/2 to 1 lb) finely chopped

ONE of these dairy products

  • 1/4 to 1/2 pound cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 to 1 pound cream cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cup grated mozzarella (1 to 3 ounces)
  • 1/4 to 1 lb Brie cheese
  • 1/4 to 1 cup light sour cream

Citrus: 1 tsp to 1 tablespoon lemon juice

ONE of these:

  • Beans  1/4 to 1 pound white beans, pureed
  • Meat    1/4 to 1 pound of crabmeat
  • Tomatoes 1 can tomatoes 8 to 16 oz, or fresh tomatoes, chopped

Vegetable  one or more

  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1-2 Tablespoons pesto
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup thawed frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 to 4 scallions finely chopped
  • 1 medium Vidalia or other sweet onion

Hot stuff: pick one

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh or canned jalapeno chilies
  • 1 to 2 serrano chilies finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce

Spices:   pick 1 to 3 of them

  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1-5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

Dairy:  A few tablespoons of parmesan


  • 2 -4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 -4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup brine-cured green olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

About Alice

I've milled and baked with whole grains for many years, because whole grains are delicious, and white flour is missing the nutrition that protects you from cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and many other diseases. Plus it's a good emergency food.
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