Hello again! Kathy here again from Penney Lane Kitchen to share another easy and delicious recipe with you. This month I’m sharing an easy artichoke dip inspired by a recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks. This cookbook is by a most unexpected foodie, but man can he cook. One of my favorite cookbooks is Cooking With Coolio. Yes, THAT Coolio.
Back in the day I used to have a Chevy Corsica (They don’t even make them anymore) that I would roll around my college campus with the windows down and “Fantastic Voyage” or “123 Sumpin’ New” or “Gangsta’s Paradise” (Like a country girl had any clue about this song) blaring from my cassette deck. (Yes, I’m old and had a cassette deck) Well, Coolio and I parted ways a year or two later until I saw him on Food Network.
He was on Rachel vs. Guy and he was an amazing home cook. I tweeted him and asked about a cookbook and lo and behold he tweeted me back and pointed me to his cookbook which I promptly ordered. I’m a Southern girl and love soul food and his cookbook is filled with easy to follow recipes like the awesome Easy Artichoke Dip below.
1 14oz.can artichoke hearts drained and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese (plus more for sprinkling on top)
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
paprika to sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
Spray a small baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium size bowl mix all of the ingredients (except the paprika and enough parmesan to sprinkle on top) together thoroughly.
Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly over bottom of baking dish.
Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top of dip.
Bake for 30 minutes or until edges of dip begin to brown and bubble.
Sprinkle top of dip with paprika and serve with tortilla chips.
If you feel like “sumpin’ new” in your kitchen I highly recommend Cooking With Coolio. The language can be colorful but the recipes are totally legit. You can grab it here on Amazon. And while you’re there if you want to grab some old school Coolio “Fantastic Voyage” MP3 and have a dance party while you cook then I won’t judge.