Everybody has a "go to" appetizer that they can count on and this is mine... I call it my "go to" appetizer because I seem to make it when I am in a pinch or want something to take to a friend's and I have been making it for at least twenty years.
I always seem to have the ingredients on hand and it is super easy. You wouldn't think that this would amount to much just reading the recipe....the proof is in the taste. To be good, things do not have to be complicated.
Served in your favorite dish, bubbling hot and steaming, with the pungent aroma of Parmesan cheese, this dip will quickly become your favorite! This also fits perfectly into a 4-inch soufflé dish.
Hot Artichoke Soufflé Spread
adapted from West Coast Cuisine
Yield: 2 cups
Time: 30 minutes
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (I use shredded.)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3-4 shots Tabasco sauce
1 jar (6 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained, and coarsely chopped
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Thoroughly blend the cheeses, mayonnaise and Tabasco. Fold in the chopped artichoke hearts. Pour into a small soufflé or other dish. Dust the top with additional Parmesan. Bake 20 minutes until the top is brown.
Serve hot and bubbly with an assortment of crackers.
My daughter recently had some friends over for the evening....and of course, I took my "go-to" appetizer...there wasn't a smidge let in the dish....no leftovers for me.