Creamy Artichoke Dip

*This Creamy Artichoke Dip is a decadent and delicious party appetizer. Lots of tangy cream cheese and rich mozzarella melt together with chopped artichokes and a hint of lemon.*

This Creamy Artichoke Dip - with lots of tangy cream cheese, rich mozzarella, and chopped artichokes - is a decadent and delicious party appetizer! | The Millennial Cook #appetizer #artichokedip #artichoke #creamcheese

I’ve been keeping my eye out recently for fun new appetizer recipes. Of course, all of the classics are great – a nice cheese board, some simple tomato bruschetta, or homemade herb crackers – but these days, I feel like mixing things up a bit. Especially as the weather starts to warm up a little I’m itching to host some dinner parties, potlucks, and ladies’ wine nights – and all of those call for delicious finger foods!

This Creamy Artichoke Dip - with lots of tangy cream cheese, rich mozzarella, and chopped artichokes - is a decadent and delicious party appetizer! | The Millennial Cook #appetizer #artichokedip #artichoke #creamcheese

This Creamy Artichoke Dip - with lots of tangy cream cheese, rich mozzarella, and chopped artichokes - is a decadent and delicious party appetizer! | The Millennial Cook #appetizer #artichokedip #artichoke #creamcheese

Rather than serving a sit down first course, I like to make a little something special to add to an array of hors d’oeuvres. Something delicious that guests can snack on as they arrive and sip a cocktail. Something easy to share, that’s fun to sample while smooshing with other guests. This creamy artichoke dip is simply my favorite right now!

This Creamy Artichoke Dip - with lots of tangy cream cheese, rich mozzarella, and chopped artichokes - is a decadent and delicious party appetizer! | The Millennial Cook #appetizer #artichokedip #artichoke #creamcheese

I’ve been really into artichokes lately – I love the flavorful, tangy taste of the jarred artichoke hearts. And although I’ve only actually had artichoke dip in a restaurant once or twice, I’ve loved it every time! This simple version combines tangy cream cheese and creamy shredded mozzarella with plenty of the green hearts. I add lots of bold flavor with tart lemon juice and sharp dijon mustard. As the cheeses melt in the oven and the flavors come together, this dip transforms into an amazing rich, melty, creamy, and bright dip that’s perfect for any party!

This Creamy Artichoke Dip - with lots of tangy cream cheese, rich mozzarella, and chopped artichokes - is a decadent and delicious party appetizer! | The Millennial Cook #appetizer #artichokedip #artichoke #creamcheese

This Creamy Artichoke Dip - with lots of tangy cream cheese, rich mozzarella, and chopped artichokes - is a decadent and delicious party appetizer! | The Millennial Cook #appetizer #artichokedip #artichoke #creamcheese

Creamy Artichoke Dip

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This Creamy Artichoke Dip is a decadent and delicious appetizer. Lots of tangy cream cheese and rich mozzarella melt together with chopped artichokes and a hint of lemon.

Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 garlic clove
  • zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Grease a skillet or baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  3. Peel and mince garlic clove.
  4. Add minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper to cream cheese.
  5. Stir together until smooth.
  6. Drain artichoke hearts, discarding liquid. Roughly chop.
  7. Add chopped artichokes and one half cup mozzarella to cream cheese.
  8. Stir together until well combined.
  9. Transfer to prepared dish. Sprinkle with remaining one half cup mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake until dish is bubbling and cheese is melted, about twenty minutes.

This Creamy Artichoke Dip - with lots of tangy cream cheese, rich mozzarella, and chopped artichokes - is a decadent and delicious party appetizer! | The Millennial Cook #appetizer #artichokedip #artichoke #creamcheese

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