Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip

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Quick and EASY hot artichoke dip! It only takes 15 minutes to make, and everyone loves it. Make it with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, and mayo.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Have canned artichokes, mayonnaise, and Parm? That’s all you need for this quick and easy artichoke dip!

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Bake or Microwave

Mix everything together and either bake it in the microwave for 5 minutes or in the oven for 20. Couldn’t be easier!

This dip is best served hot, as soon as its made. Leftovers are great spread on sandwiches or tossed with pasta.

Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip

What to Serve with Artichoke Dip

Serve this dip with sturdy crackers, bagel chips, or thinly sliced pieces of toasted baguette or other bread. For gluten- and carb-free options, set out some crunchy endive leaves or other raw vegetables.

For a special presentation, serve the dip in a hollowed-out bread bowl!

Ways to Adapt this Recipe

Want to dress up this basic recipe? Since first publishing this recipe in 2004, many of you have made it and shared your favorite mix-ins and seasonings. They all sound so good! Here are a few:

  • Minced garlic
  • Chopped green chiles or jalapeños
  • Sour cream or cream cheese
  • Lemon and red pepper flakes
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Shredded crab meat
  • Cajun seasoning
  • A little brown sugar
  • Sliced green onions
  • Swap all or some of the parmesan for another hard cheese, like asiago
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Chopped water chestnuts (for some crunch)

You can also easily transform this into Spinach Artichoke Dip.

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Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4-5 cups of dip


  • 2 (14-ounce) cans water-packed artichokes, drained (not oil-packed!)
  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Pepper

To serve:

  • Crackers
  • Toasted slices of baguette
  • Endive leaves


1 Coarsely chop the drained artichokes.

2 Mix ingredients in microwave-proof dish: In an oven or microwave-proof baking or serving dish, mix together the chopped drained artichokes, the grated Parmesan cheese, and the mayonnaise.

3 Microwave or bake: Microwave on high heat for 5 minutes or bake in a 350°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes. If microwaving, pause occasionally to stir so that the dip gets evenly heated.

4 Serve: Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve with crackers, endive leaves, or toasted thinly slice bread or baguettes.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Barbara

    Very good. will certainly make it again. I added some personal touch, chives and hot pepper.


  2. Hillary

    WOW! This was quick and easy, but the best part DELICIOUS! Sure wished I took a picture of it, but by the time I thought about it….I was too late we all ate it all


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  3. Charlie

    Thought I would give this a go when I was doomed to an evening by myself, with just the TV for company. Only now I have found my best friend to keep me company! I only had a jar of artichokes in oil, so I used those. The dip was wonderful with herby crackers and a glass of (or2) of white wine. I made a smaller batch than the recipe and there was none left over. Serves them right for leaving me alone.


  4. Marlene

    The best recipe for this!!


  5. Marlena

    This one is my “go to”. I use fresh, steamed artichokes, and I add lemon and red pepper flakes. Everyone loves it!!

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