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Cheesy Kale and Artichoke Dip

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I am always looking for recipes I think will be an awesome idea for a party menu or birthday dessert table. Somehow, it seems like it’s easier to collect sweet selections…but I think I’ve found a great savory option in this recipe. Chip dips, like nacho cheese or onion and sour cream, are popular but I like the potential of this one. Kale and artichoke both have a lot of nutritional benefits and almost everyone likes cheese! Add this recipe to your next buffet and see what kinds of comments of appreciation you get.

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Cheesy Kale and Artichoke Dip


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen artichoke hearts, thawed, drained and chopped
  • 8 cups baby kale, loosely packed
  • 1/2 brick cream cheese, softened (4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded or cubed
  • 1 green onion, sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup additional shredded Parmesan (or mozzarella) cheese, for the top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 2-quart baking dish by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Roughly chop kale and set aside.
  4. Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add garlic and cook for one minute, but don’t let it brown.
  5. Add kale and cook until it’s wilted, about 3-4 minutes. Stir and toss constantly.
  6. Add the cooked kale and all of the remaining ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Blend until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. You can also do this with a good hand mixer.
  7. Pour into your prepared baking dish and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. The outside will get hot before the center, so I stirred mine after 15 minutes.
  9. Uncover and top with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (or mozzarella) and bake until the cheese is lightly browned. You can even turn the heat up to broil and watch it closely to speed this step up.
  10. Serve immediately with tortilla or pita chips.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1853
  • Sugar: 12
  • Sodium: 4082
  • Fat: 129
  • Saturated Fat: 75
  • Unsaturated Fat: 41
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 96
  • Protein: 99
  • Cholesterol: 373

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.