Make your next party extra delicious with this creamy, cheesy Hatch green chile dip with artichokes! Every decadent bite is loaded with smoked cheddar for a depth of flavor while the roasted green chiles bring the perfect kick of spice. Plus, you can whip up this dip in 20 minutes and prepare it ahead of time.
8ouncesfull-fat cream cheesesoftened, cut into cubes
3-4garlic clovesminced or grated
1 ½cupsgrated smoked cheddardivided
½cupchopped Hatch green chilesfreshly roasted, canned, jarred or frozen (see note)
½cuproughly chopped artichoke heartsfresh, canned or frozen (thawed and drained)
Chopped fresh cilantrofor garnish, optional
Toasted bread, vegetables or chipsfor dipping
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise with a hand beater until smooth. Alternatively, you can use a sturdy spoon.
Stir in the garlic, 1 cup smoked cheddar, Hatch green chiles, artichoke hearts and ground cumin until it becomes one cohesive mixture.
Spoon into a baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes and then top with the remaining ½ cup smoked cheddar. Return to the oven and bake until hot and bubbly, about 10-15 minutes.
If desired, top with chopped fresh cilantro. Serve with bread, vegetables or chips. Enjoy!
Green chiles range from mild to extra hot. Pick the heat level that suits your personal preference.
To roast your own green chiles, place them directly on a hot grill over high heat or on a broiler-safe baking sheet and roast until they’re nice and black. Use tongs to flip the chiles to char all sides of the chiles. Once black all over, place the chiles in a sealed plastic bag for about 10 minutes and then peel the chiles, remove the tops and chop.
Make sure the cream cheese is softened before mixing. If you try to mix it straight out of the refrigerator, it will be lumpy and difficult to stir. Let it sit in room temperature for 30-60 minutes before using. You can also soften the block of cream cheese in the microwave, but only heat it in very short increments to avoid melting.
If you make the dip ahead of time, remove it from the refrigerator 30-60 minutes before baking, especially if you use a ceramic baking dish. A cold ceramic baking dish can crack if it goes into a hot oven. Plus, this ensures your dip goes it at a warmer temperature for faster baking.
Serving an extra-large crowd? You can easily double the ingredients and use a larger baking dish.
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