Thursday, April 5, 2012

Don't Eat This (But Really Do)-Yummy Dip from Casserole Crazy

Most readers of this blog will know that like my dogs, I love to eat.  I love it all from gourmet treats like smoked salmon and caviar to decidedly more pedestrian fair, like Chili Cheese Dog Casserole.  Similar to the way that the hounds will snarf down a Snausage and an  organic bit of salmon jerky with equal enthusiasm.

The following dish is pretty pedestrian , incredibly fattening, and utterly delicious.  Its a combination of two dips from my favorite cook book Casserole Crazy

I can't say enough about how much I love this cook book.  I love the recipes, I love the writing style, and I love the adorable author Emily Farris.  I admit to having a bit of a girl crush on her, 

 She is a red head like me, a former Brooklynite who loves fattening retro tinged food and I hear she is a dog owner now.   I feel we should be best friends.

Anyway back to reality and the recipe, if you eat it you will be happy but you will have to say goodbye to the body type proclaimed on Tubby's shirt

 (if you ever had it, which I certainly didn't).

Artichoke Dip from Casserole Crazy

2 13.75 ounces of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 10 oz package of spinach defrosted
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 white onion chopped
16 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
2 cups grated Parmesan (set aside 1/2 cup for the top)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp crusted red pepper
1 tsp dried basil (optional)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 

Preheat the oven to 350 and combine all of the ingredients, except 1/2 cup of the Parmesan, in a bowl. I use the electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Transfer to a 2 1/2 quart baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.  Bake 45 minutes to one hour until browned and bubbly.  Serve with warm whole grain bread.


  1. This sounds delicious! I have a Pugapalooza planning meeting next weekend and this will be perfect! Many of the committee are weight conscious, so there will be tons of leftovers! Don't worry, I will have healthy food, too.

  2. My mouth is watering. I would like to stick my whole face and all four paws in that casserole!

    Your pal, Pip

  3. Oh this recipe sounds like a real winner to us! Yum- and it doesn't look to hard to make!
    Thanks for sharing

  4. we love artichoke dip. Ok, mom does
    Benny & Lily

  5. We like the way you think!!! Mama would LOVE this! And we probably would too...thanks for sharing!!!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  6. Okay this looks way to yummy! Screw the body type, I'm making it!