Hot Artichoke-Fontina Dip

Artichoke-Fontina Dip | browneyedbaker.com #recipe

It’s been a solid six weeks since I made a new dippity dip, which is exactly five weeks and six days too long. If there’s one thing that I love almost as much as dessert, it’s the appetizer course. I could most definitely go out to a restaurant, skip a main dish, and just eat appetizers and dessert. They’re my two favorite food groups! (Yes, I classify them as food groups.) I’m not the biggest artichoke fan in terms of just eating them for the sake of vegetables, but chop them up and throw them in a dip and I’m 100% all in. Spinach-artichoke dip was my gateway drug to artichokes in savory, cheesy dips that I can deliver to my mouth with a variety of carbs. For this dip, I let the artichokes be the star of the show and threw in an obscene amount of fontina cheese, which melts beautifully and pairs well with the artichokes.

Artichoke-Fontina Dip | browneyedbaker.com #recipe

My Chief Culinary Consultant and I ate this dip with baked pita chips, but it would be fabulous with any number of chips and crackers, even a baguette!

Artichoke-Fontina Dip | browneyedbaker.com #recipe

Also, if you’re anything like us, it’s possible that two people will polish off half of this pan for lunch.

Just saying.

Plan accordingly.

Artichoke-Fontina Dip | browneyedbaker.com #recipe

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Hot Artichoke-Fontina Dip

A cheesy, artichoke-loaded dip served with pita chips.


Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ medium yellow onion, minced

3 cloves garlic, minced

⅓ cup dry white wine (i.e. chardonnay or sauvignon blanc) or chicken broth

3 (14-ounce) cans whole artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped

4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature, cut into pieces

2¼ cups fontina cheese, shredded, divided

¼ cup fresh parsley


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.


2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the wine and artichoke hearts and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid evaporates, 5 to 8 minutes.


3. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the cream cheese until totally melted and combined. Stir in 1¼ cups of the fontina and the parsley. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining fontina cheese.


4. Bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with additional parsley and serve with pita chips.


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(Recipe adapted from Everyday Food)


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