Monday, October 22, 2012

Basic Recipe for Creamy Veggie Dip

This is a great basic recipe you can use a variety of vegetables in to make a hot creamy vegetable dip.

If you love the hot baked artichoke dip recipe you will like this one too but you can use whatever you have to whip this up spur of the moment.

Creamy Veggie Dip
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese( Did you know you can freeze shredded cheese?)
1/2 regular or light sour cream
4 oz. of light cream cheese softened at room temperature
1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 finely diced red onion or chives
Few dashes of Tabasco sauce
Here is where you can mix it up.
For traditional artichoke dip use 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped and one cup of  fresh spinach leaves or frozen well drained.
If you have other veggies from the garden or you need to use some up then mix things up:
I sometimes use some chopped artichokes, finely diced zucchini or squash, chopped chives, mushrooms, canned water chestnuts chopped, corn. The possibilities are endless. As long as the veggie mixture equals two full cups. Artichokes can be spendy so this gives you the flavor but it is stretched with the addition of the other veggies.
  Mix the first seven ingredients well and then stir in the chopped veggie mixture. Bake uncovered at 350 for about 15 minutes or you see the edges bubbling. Serve with crackers, bits of french bread, pita chips. It is good cold the next day too on a bagel. Yum!


Olive Cooper said...

I have a can of Trader Joe's artichokes I need to use Elaine. Thanks bunches.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh my goodness, now that looks and reads delish.

I need to find some dairy free alternatives that taste just as good.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Sounds like a yummy recipe! I'd like it on pita chips.

Cindy said...

That sounds wonderful, thanks for the recipe.
Hugs, Cindy

SweetPepperRose said...

My daughter will love this - she's a veggie person ;-)

Barbara F. said...

Love dips, especially with cheese and artichokes! Yummy. xo

Linda W. said...

This looks great! I will have to try.

Vintage Gal said...

Elaine, I love hot artichoke dip. Unfortunately Mr. Vintage does not like artichokes. I will have to use this recipe and tweak it for him. Thanks for the recipe.
Have a great day ;-)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Yum yum! (Minus the artichokes). Everything else sounds wonderful!

Thanks for sharing, Elaine! Thanks for joining me for Pinned it Made it Monday.


Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This dip recipe sounds really good and I like how versatile it is--yum!

Angela said...

I like the sounds of this! Thanks for sharing.

Walking on Sunshine said...

This looks good! Would love to have you join us for our Foodie Friends Friday linky party! We have a great giveaway this week, a crock pot carrier case!

Debra said...

Looks yummy!

Diane said...

Don't think I ever had spinach dip with cheese in it! Sounds good!

Claudia said...

My mouth is watering! Sounds so delicious, Elaine. Thanks for the kind words about the storm headed our way. I am very, very nervous.

Thanks so much for linking up this week.


Balisha said...

I will make this sounds delicious.

Haworth said...

This sounds absolutely scrumptuous, Elaine!

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