Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hot Artichoke - Cheese Dip

Getting ready for the Super Bowl? Add this lower fat dip to your menu and enjoy the fresh flavors.

Hot Artichoke - Cheese Dip
2 cloves garlic
1 green onion, cut into pieces
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
1/3 reduced fat mayonnaise
2 ounces low fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 (12-oz.) pkg frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and drained
Pam cooking spray
24 (1/2-inch) slices baguette, toasted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine garlic and onion in food processor; process until finely chopped. Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, cream cheese, lemon juice and red pepper; process until smooth. Add artichoke hearts; pulse until artichokes are coarsely chopped. Spoon mixture into a greased 3 cup shallow baking dish; sprinkle evenly with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and bubbly. Serve hot with baguettes.

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