Artichoke Dip

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I learned this recipe years ago at a Mule Day party.  If you know what Mule Day is, you get a special prize.

Long before I even started cooking, or had the courage to get into the kitchen in try things, I would always ask people how they made stuff.  I collected recipes for fun, even though I couldn’t cook.

This dip is very easy.  Some artichoke recipes call for cream cheese and spinach and that will certainly taste good too.  But this is a recipe you can usually whip together with no planning or preparation, if you need to bring a side dish to a party last minute.

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Artichoke Dip


  • 1 jar of organic artichoke hearts, finely chopped (even organic cans have BPA in them)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (remember good fats are good for you! Get organic mayo made with olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or cayenne, and then I usually add cumin, ginger, or mustard and black pepper and I experiment with different flavor combinations.
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • a couple of dashes of hot sauce


  1. Mix together and put in some sort of oven safe baking dish
  2. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top to get crispy
  3. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown

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  1. I am a dip freak too…I could live on it. This looks great. What’s your favorite gluten free cracker?

    Before I figured out real food, and was eating vegan…I made this awesome dip with a big jar of Bubbies saurkraut, nutritional yeast flakes, veganaise, and some other good stuff. So I might sub a jar of sauerkraut for artichoke hearts to save some money! But of course use the full fat olive oil mayo and real cheese!!!

  2. I actually know what Mule Day is! I stumbled upon your blog because I’m nine months pregnant and looking for freezer meals for the slow cooker. When I read this post, I thought, “She couldn’t really be talking about Mule Day in Calvary!” ha! You were! It IS quite an experience and definitely an event that shouldn’t be missed.

    • LOL! One person knows! Love it. We have good friends that have a large piece of land in Calvary and we always go to their house on Mule Day. It’s literally my favorite holiday after Halloween and Christmas.

      • It is a lot of fun! As a child I remember always being in the parade. Now we enjoy going just to eat all of the yummy food!

  3. Do you include the liquid from the jar? Or do you rinse the artichoke hearts? Thanks!

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