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Artichoke Nibbles Recipe

Artichoke Nibbles Recipe

"My mother-in-law gave me the recipe for these cheesy appetizers when I married her son 5 years ago, and I've been making them for special occasions ever since," relates Karen Brown of Trenton, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 jars (6-1/2 ounces each) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup crushed saltines (about 10 crackers)

Directions

  • 1. In a small skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in artichokes. Remove from the heat; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, parsley, salt, pepper, oregano and hot pepper sauce. Stir in the cheese, cracker crumbs and artichoke mixture.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting into 1-in. squares. Serve warm. Yield: about 6 dozen.