Posted by Tim Vidra / Thursday, February 28, 2013
5 Cheese Artichoke Crab Dip
This is one of those posts where the pictures have been sitting but I have just not done anything with How long you ask? Super bowl that's how long. This was my contribution to the game of all games along with my Roasted Tomatillos Salsa with Dried Chiles! Victoria of the famed Pizza Tonight, I have kept you in suspense long enough so here you go!
Ingredients: (I doubled everything below for the party)
- 8 oz cream cheese brought to room temperature
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 6 oz (1 1/2 cups) of 5 cheese Italian blend
- 14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
- 8 oz lump crab meat
- A good sprinkling of Old Bay Seasoning
Stir the cream cheese, mayonnaise and yogurt together in a bowl mixing until well combined and smooth. Mix in the scallions , the lemon juice and all but 1/4 cup of the cheese. Add the chopped artichokes and the crab until combined and spread evenly. Season with a generous helping of old bay and pepper.
Transfer mix to a cast iron pan or baking dish that has been oiled or buttered Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until bubbly and hot. If the cheese does not brown then place under a broiler watching carefully until browned.
At this point toast points, ritz crackers, or heck a spoon works as a vessel! I also like to place a bottle of hot sauce out as a drop or two always goes well!
March madness is coming and I am sure there will be some parties to attend. Put this dish on the list to bring!
E.A.T. local E.A.T. well