Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Baked Artichoke Squares

I have a habit of collecting those cute little holiday recipe books sold at the grocery store check-out lanes. They are a handy source of ideas for holidays and party planning. I needed a recipe to take to a friend's house for a Christmas pot luck last night. I knew I needed an easy and quick recipe as I had a busy day of Christmas shopping before the party. I quickly consulted my stash of books and found these baked artichoke squares in a Pillsbury Holiday Appetizers and Desserts Recipe Booklet. These were really delicious. They took less than 10 minutes to assemble, cooked for 20 and were delicious! It was a fun spin on the traditional spinach artichoke dip. These went very fast at the party! Definitely a new favorite for us.

Baked Artichoke Squares

2 (8 oz) cans Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts chopped
1 (9 0z) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup sour cream
1/8 garlic powder

1. Heat oven to 375. Unroll dough into 4 long rectangles. Place crosswise in ungreased 15x10x1 inch baking pan; press over bottom and 1 inch up sides to form crust. Press perforations to seal.

2. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.

3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine all remaining ingredients; mix well. Spread mixture evenly over partially baked crust.

4. Bake at 375 for an additional 8-10 minutes or until topping is thoroughly heated. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares. Serve Warm.

Source: Pillsbury Holiday Appetizers and Desserts, 1998.


Joelen said...

I liked this dish as I've made it before... it's like a hybrid of dip and pizza! :)

Colleen said...

What a perfect little appetizer!

Kristina R. said...

Looks so tasty. I love that it is so quick to put together.

Colleen said...

Me again! I just made this and posted it - yum!