If you’ve been to an opening night reception at the Playhouse, you’re probably already acquainted with Sue Alford’s cheese dips, which are a crowd favourite. Sue started helping with catering opening nights around 2009, eventually taking on the task herself. With Sue’s blessing, we’re delighted to share her outstanding Artichoke Dip recipe.
✨ 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
✨ 1 cup mayonnaise
✨ 1 cup parmesan cheese
✨ 4 oz. jar mild diced green chilies (optional)
✨ 12 oz. can artichokes, drained and chopped
✨ 2 cloves garlic, minced
You can also add asiago or cheddar cheese. If you like some heat, just add a few splashes of tabasco, any hot sauce, or diced jalapeno peppers if preferred.
- Soften cream cheese, then add mayo, parmesan, and other cheese (if using).
- Dice chilies, chop artichokes, and mince garlic, then add.
- Mix well with wooden spoon and spread evenly into an oven safe dish. You can sprinkle a little more parmesan or other cheese on top if you like.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25min, or until bubbly.
Note, the recipe is easily doubled.
You can’t go wrong with this dip. Thanks Sue!