This is one of those recipes I would have overlooked based on the 'name,' but I tried it when a co-worker brought it to a work event, before I knew what I'd be tasting, and I really did love it! It was really easy to throw together. I baked mine up in mini dishes for a football gathering, but the original recipe calls for a pie plate....a community dish is good too, especially if there are other items in your football spread.
If you need a new hot dip to try out, I highly recommend this guy. It reheats well too! Baked Artichoke and Jalapeno Cheese Spread Ingredients: 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese (softened), 6 oz jar of artichoke hearts (drained and coarsely chopped) 1/2 c. mayonnaise, 1/4 c. finely chopped red bell pepper, 8 pickled jalapeno slices (drained and chopped, if you don't want the heat, you can substitute this with 2 T of chopped green chilies), 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese, 1/3 c. panko bread crumbs, water crackers. Instructions:
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray.
2. Mix cream cheese, mayo, artichokes, bell pepper, and jalapenos. Reserve 1 T of cheese, stir in the remaining to your mix.
3. Spread cheese evenly in bottom of pie plate. Sprinkle the top with the bread crumbs and reserved 1 T of cheese.
4. Bake 20 minutees until golden brown and serve with crackers.