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5-Ingredient Pesto Artichoke Dip

Super simple, super flavorful, and super cute! Your regular artichoke dip took a unique twist with added pesto for an additional, but complimentary flavor pop!

Super simple, super flavorful, and super cute! Your regular artichoke dip took a unique twist with added pesto for an additional, but complimentary flavor pop!

Super simple, super flavorful, and super cute! Your regular artichoke dip took a unique twist with added pesto for an additional, but complimentary flavor pop!

During busy holiday season, appetizers seem to get the least attention. Why bother making them, while there are more important things to take care of, like main dish, side dishes, desserts and drinks? Plus, you can always buy a deli tray from the store, right? Right, but unless you have a super easy appetizer that you can prepare in advance!!

Yes, I said you can prepare them in advance and it’s super simple to put together!

Just because they’re simple, it doesn’t mean they lack of flavor. Oh no, quite the opposite! With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll get flavor-packed, easy-to-serve, make-ahead appetizer. I’m talking about these cute little ramekin full of pesto artichoke dip!

Super simple, super flavorful, and super cute! Your regular artichoke dip took a unique twist with added pesto for an additional, but complimentary flavor pop!

A little bit of pesto and loads of parmesan cheese add a flavorful twist to otherwise regular artichoke dip! Well, I mean artichoke dip itself is amazing, but when it’s doctored with more flavor, it’s so much better!

Did I mention you can make this ahead? Simply mix all the ingredients, divide the mixture into ramekins, and refrigerate. When ready to serve, just bake them in the oven until nice and bubbling.

You’ll be surprised how flavorful this dip is with just 5 ingredients and minimum effort.

Pesto Artichoke Dip- step by step photo tutorial

Here I made 4 ramekins, each ramekin is perfect for a couple to share. If you want to make single-serve dips, feel free to make them in 6-8 shallow ramekins.

Super simple, super flavorful, and super cute! Your regular artichoke dip took a unique twist with added pesto for an additional, but complimentary flavor pop!

Hope you’ll add this dip to your holiday menu this year. If you do, don’t forget to let me know how they turn out. 😉

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5-Ingredient Pesto Artichoke Dip

Super simple, super flavorful, and super cute! Your regular artichoke dip took a unique twist with added pesto for an additional, but complimentary flavor pop!

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15oz/418gr) jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • 8oz (225gr) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4oz (115gr) parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • ¼ cup (40gr) shelled pistachio, chopped, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (°C)
  2. Drain and chop the artichoke hearts.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together chopped artichoke hearts, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and pesto. Divide the mixture into 4 ramekins. At this point, you can cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Bake for 15-2o minutes, or until bubbling. Sprinkle some pistachio, if desired. Rest on wire racks to cool slightly. Serve warm with baguette, pita bread, or pita chips on the side.

For step-by-step photos and additional notes, read the post above.

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20 comments

  1. I’ve already prepped this dip for super bowl today, but I doubled the recipe and just put it in a glass dish to bake for later.. we’ll how it turns out! I can’t wait!! I LOVE artichokes.

  2. I actually get really excited about the appetizers around the holidays – one of my favorite parts of a party! But I’m with you on having too much going on and not enough time to devote to something super labor intensive. This, however, sounds perfect! I love pesto anything and I love your cute ramekins idea for people to share. Plus, you can spread them around the room so everyone can enjoy. Yum!!

  3. This recipe looks so delicious! Hi, I’m Anita visiting from Foodie FriDIY.

  4. Yum! I love pesto and artichoke hearts together!! 

  5. This looks awesome! Perfect for Superbowl! Pinned. 

  6. I love anything with artichokes and pesto! That dip looks amazing! I’m definitely going to have to make this!

    Jill

  7. Looks yum! Saved it to try over the holidays. 

  8. What a fun twist on artichoke dip and it sounds to die for!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. We still have a ton of pesto in the freezer from summer.  I’m all over this dip for the holidays!

  10. This dip looks unreal! SO salty and savory 🙂

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