A simple artichoke dip recipe from Kraft is made by first spreading an 8-ounce package of cream cheese into a microwaveable dish. In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 clove of minced garlic, one 14-ounce can of drained and chopped artichoke hearts, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
Spoon the artichoke mixture over the cream cheese, sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and microwave on high heat until heated through. Serve this artichoke dip with crackers or bread.
A spicy alternative version of artichoke dip is Three-Cheese Hot Artichoke Dip from Paula Deen. To prepare this recipe, start by preheating an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large mixing bowl, use a hand-held electric mixer to beat an 8-ounce container of cream cheese until smooth, then add 2 cups of mayonnaise and continue beating until once again smooth. Add two chopped green onions and one 14-ounce can of drained and chopped artichoke hearts. Add 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
Stir the ingredients together until well combined, tasting for desired spice levels. Pour the dip into an oven-safe dish and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling and the top is beginning to brown. Serve the dip while hot.