Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip

Artichoke dip is a popular appetizer that is made with artichokes, cream cheese, and other ingredients such as mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, and spices. It is often served with crackers or bread for dipping, and it is known for its creamy, rich flavor. The origins of artichoke dip are difficult to trace, as the dish has likely evolved over time and may have been influenced by various culinary traditions. Artichokes have been cultivated for centuries and have a long history of use in cooking, both as a vegetable and as a medicinal herb. It is likely that artichoke dip, or a similar dish, has been made for many years, as the combination of artichokes and creamy ingredients is a natural pairing that is both flavorful and satisfying. Today, artichoke dip is a popular party food that is enjoyed by many people around the world.


Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts — drained and chopped
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese — grated
  • 2 tablespoons basil — chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onion — finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic — minced
  • ½ cup tomato — chopped


  • Mix cream cheese and all remaining ingredients except tomato with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Spoon into 9-inch oven safe ceramic dish. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, to make pita bread wedges, cut 3 split pita breads each into 8 triangles. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp. Sprinkle with tomato. Serve with assorted cut-up vegetables or baked pita bread wedges.