When the package arrived from Gourmet du Village I was surprised at how generous they were with the samples. So much! I was given an array of dips, 2 dipping pots to prepare it in and 2 bag of potato chips. There were so many dips I knew we would be able to use these to entertain for a few events.
I chose to make the Spinach Artichoke dip and Roasted Chipotle & Garlic dips. Both just sounded delicious and I thought would go well with the rest of the food we were planning on serving. My first task was to see what additional ingredients I would need for my dips. I was surprised it really was not much. For the artichoke dip I needed some cream cheese, mayo, artichokes and parmesan cheese. I simply added those to my grocery list.
Making the dip was a snap. I drained and chopped up the artichokes. Then mixed the cream cheese, mayo, seasoning and cheese together. Once it was well mixed I added in the artichokes and placed in my oven safe dip baker.
Then I placed it, without the lid, in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes. Super simple! It took all of 5-10 minutes to prep the dip. I had planned on serving the dips with the chips but I thought maybe a bagel chip would work better so I picked up a few bags of those. I let the kids eat the chips as chips instead of dipping with them. Everyone was happy with that plan.
And the chips were amazing! Very tasty. I highly recommend them for anyone who likes a thicker chip.
Well once the dip was baked it was ready to eat. People were eager to try it out. After all, while it had been baking it was also filling the kitchen with an amazing aroma.
As you can see it turned out great! I could’ve sprinkled parmesan cheese on the top to give it more of a browned appearance but some of the guest have sensitive tummies so I held off. Even my 5 year old daughter loved the dip! It was hit all around. If you are looking for something to take your entertaining to the next level these are it. Having a hot appetizer is impressive to guest. And everyone loved the Gourmet du Village dips. There is so much variety on the website you are sure to find something you will love.