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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Small Bites~ Artichoke

This weeks small bite is 'artichoke'. I really didn't want to do a dip or spread... but this one looked to yummy. It started with a recipe from Cooking Light~ I used all low fat products and it tasted great.
I used Boar's Head sliced smoked turkey, but I'm sure some of that left over turkey from the holidays would work just as well.
Asiago Artichoke Spread
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 cups chopped cooked turkey
1 cup sliced green onions
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
freshly ground black pepper
Melba toast
Preheat oven to 350°
Mince garlic, turkey and artichoke hearts. Dice green onions. (this can all be done in the food processor if you want a creamy consistency.)
Combine mozzarella, Parmesan, Asiago, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and pepper in a large bowl. Add turkey mixture; stir until combined. Spoon mixture into a shallow 1-quart casserole dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden. Serve hot with Melba toast rounds.

I took my turkey and artichoke spread to my friend Rhoda's last night and everyone raved. My dishes were pale in comparison to her fabulous Christmas decorations. That girl knows how to decorate! My favorite line of the night was when someone asked Rhoda how everything she touches turns to gold... I said 'Spray Paint'! Rhoda and Peter know all about Southern Hospitality. Now, let's see what small bites we get from the other 'nibblers'. Leave your link on Mr Mcklinky.
Y'all enjoy!
Next week's secret ingredient ~~~Lentils~~~ (EEK!)


candi said...

This dip does sound great! Don't you just love the holidays.

nancyhol said...

Your dip sounds delicious! I did an artichoke dip too, but yours sounds better!

prashant said...

Your dip sounds delicious!

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Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Sandi! We loved having you over & that dish WAS fabulous. I will have to remember this one for an appetizer, hot and delish. I love your wreath too, that is a pretty one. Merry Christmas, friend!

Vonda said...

Sandy, so glad you got to celebrate with Rhoda and her man! Haven't been over here in a long time because we have been in so much transition...we are now in FL at MacDill! But girl I just made your Pecan pie for Christmas ( 2 of them in fact)...great seeing what you're up to! Merry Christmas Sandy!

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