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Hot Crab & Artichoke Dip

 Hot Crab & Artichoke Dip
The addition of crabmeat makes this artichoke spread a little more special than most. The recipe proves that great-tasting dishes don't have to take a lot of time to prepare!—Emily Almaguer, x
14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium leek (white portion only), thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Gruyere cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded Asiago cheese, divided
  • Cubed French bread

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute leek in oil until tender. Add the
  • artichokes, crab, cream cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper and
  • cayenne; heat until cream cheese is melted. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in 3/4 cup Gruyere cheese, sour cream and 1/3 cup Asiago
  • cheese.
  • Transfer to a greased 9-in. pie plate; sprinkle with remaining
  • cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until

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Hot Crab & Artichoke Dip (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • golden brown. Serve with bread. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup (calculated without bread) equals 178 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 325 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 11 g protein.