A hot dip that is sure to impress the next time you feed a crowd. Perfect served with crackers or crusty bread.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
I make this all the time and people are always requesting a copy of the recipe. I do add 1 teasp. minced garlic, 2 more tablespoons of mayo than called for in the recipe and I use 4 green onions instead of leek. Everyone loves this one and it is so easy to make. - 03 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I really liked this recipe, but when I took it to a New Year's Eve party it didn't get eaten very quickly. I loved the way the artichokes and peppers made the dip so hearty and the marinade on the artichokes was yummy......I think the reason that it didn't get eaten is because it doesn't look very pretty. It almost looked like a funky salsa or something, but I would serve it again at my own home so that I could explain what it was and I think it would go over better. ~~~~~~~ I made this again for a smaller get together and it was gone before anything else.....I loved it, and when I could tell people what it was they really enjoyed.... - 02 Jan 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
So, I really changed this recipe b/c I wasn't sure what we'd be in the mood for. Diced the red peppers, and chopped up ONE can of artichoke hearts. I then added one 8 oz pkg of cream cheese, softened, 3/4 c. mont. jack cheese, 3 cloves garlic, 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese, 1 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper, 1 c. mayo and 1 Tbsp dried minced onion. I tossed all of this in the food processor and ground the heck out of it. Threw it in the oven for 20 minutes @ 350. Served with Pita Chips (recipe from this site) and an assortment of fresh veggies. My guests could not get enough, and had to force themselves to stop eating, so as to have room for dinner! Even my picky picky 9 year old gobbled it up, and has requested we have it again tonight. The artichokes really set this apart, and it's just such a pretty dish to set on the table. - 12 Jun 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)