Wednesday, October 20, 2010
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic minced
1 8-oz package cream cheese room temperature
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 4-oz jar marinated artichokes drained
1 Tablespoon dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup fresh grated parmesean cheese
In a small fry pan saute minced garlic in oil. Set aside. In large mixing bowl place cream cheese and mayonnaise. Mix well. In a blender or food processor place artichokes and blend till small bits but not pureed. Add to cream cheese mixture along with 1/2 cup parmesean cheese and the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Spray a pie plate. Pour mixture in baking dish and smooth out evenly. Place in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Place back in oven until cheese melts. Serve warm with bagettes.
This is a great way to use up some bread. slice into one inch by 3 inch pieces and place on cookie sheet. Put in oven at 350 degrees until lightly browned.