4/8/09

cheesy artichoke bread & spicy hummus

artichoke bread 4 4-8-2009 3-28-32 PM 1200x1600 What a wonderful combo! Oh you simply must try this. It was such an excellent combination that I made a meal out of it. I love my hummus and I love to jazz it up sometimes too, I mean one can only take so many hummus wraps and sandwiches. Now the bread idea I got from Smoky Mountain Cafe. artichoke bread 3 4-8-2009 3-26-47 PM 1496x1160 I loved the sound of it, never heard of it before, and simply had to try it. I kicked it up a few notches, and turned some things around. The tanginess of the artichoke bread paired so very well with the spicy hummus. I cannot wait to make this again. This is an excellent appetizer for parties. artichoke bread 2 4-8-2009 3-26-18 PM 1487x1066 cheesy artichoke bread with hummus print recipe
¼ cup butter 3 garlic cloves, pressed 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 4 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese 1 cup grated parmesan cheese ½ cup sour cream 1 French bread loaf Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese My changes: for the artichoke bread, I followed the recipe, but used 1/8 cup (maybe a little more) of olive oil instead of the butter, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1 jar 10 or 11 oz. of artichokes, about 3 oz. of mozzarella cheese, and did not use cheddar cheese. For the hummus: I have never written down my hummus recipe, I do it all off the top of my head, but I think everyone knows how to make hummus? I just added in a bit of chili oil to the batch to make it spicy. Trader Joes sells a wonderful Mediterranean Hummus too. If you don't have a recipe for hummus, you can try this one, it looks pretty good. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the artichoke hearts, Mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and sour cream. Stir to blend. Remove from the heat and cool. Slice the bread lengthwise and scoop out some of the center. (Note: You can crumble the pieces of bread and add to the artichoke mixture if you wish.) Spoon the artichoke mixture evenly into the bread shell and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese. Place each half on a baking sheet and cover lightly with aluminum foil. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 5 to 8 minutes or until the cheese melts completely. Cut into slices and serve warm.

63 comments:

  1. Oh my! This sounds wonderful! I have to try it :)

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  2. I may make this for dinner! It looks terrific.

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  3. YES PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!

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  4. I think my family would love this bread. I'm going to have to try it sometime.

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  5. I would eat this - and I would want to eat this again....

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  6. I think the bread and hummus are a match made in heaven! Sounds great to me! Another recipe to add to my list. I am so behind. I can't keep up with you!

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  7. Oh my gawd! Artichoke sounds so good and I think it would be great with the hummus.

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  8. THIS must be pure Heaven!! Oh my gosh! This looks better than...okay I'll just stop there. Lol!! I am so making this! I have a party coming up for an older friend of mine (she's going to be 85) and she will LOVE this!

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  9. Who thinks artichokes and hummus do no go together? We'd never think that. The bread looks so good. It'd probably be an awesome pair with a tomato based pasta sauce too. Looks delicious.

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  10. mmmmmmmm sooo comforting! Josh is one of the biggest artichoke fans- I know he'd love this bread!

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  11. This looks heavenly and so comforting. I will have to try this soon.

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  12. I know I would love some of both, both looking so good!

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  13. yum! i want to make this

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  14. I love the changes you made. I hadn't made the artichoke bread in about 4 years and there's so much you can do to it to suit your taste. Hummus is a great companion for this bread!

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  15. Your hummus looks incredibly smooth and creamy. And that bread looks deadly!

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  16. Hummus is one of my favorite foods of all time, pairing it with artichoke bread is a fabulous idea!

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  17. I was not one of those shaking their heads, I can just imagine how good this is. I love artichokes and hummus separately so together they must go pretty well.

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  18. Ohhhhh, that looks so damn good. And I'm late on the scones, but they are gorgeous. I just stumbled upon a recipe for homemade butter cream that would be SO good on them!

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  19. I have learned one thing about you Dawn, when you say it's good...it's good! I have no doubt this is fantastic!!

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  20. I think it sounds like a wonderful combo!!!

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  21. The artichoke bread looks so good! I think it sounds like a great combination. I make my own hummus but secretly prefer the Sabra pine nut hummus which is way creamer than I can ever get mine.

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  22. That bread sounds delish!

    Had any weird cravings lately?

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  23. I have never tried hummus-did I say that out loud? I know, get out of my box :)
    Now the bread-that could be a way to get a veggie in

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  24. Not a fan of artichokes, but I just recently got into hummus. I can only imagine it would be awesome spicy. I've never made it myself though, I'll have to remedy that...

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  25. Oh, man! That artichoke bread and dip would be a MEAL for me, bc I couldn't stop eating it. Love breads and dips.

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  26. ohhh. hummus is one of my favorite things. love the spice in this one, and the bread sounds awesome, too!

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  27. I've got to try this. I love hummus on pita chips. But that artichoke bread seems a better fit.

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  28. I saw this over at Smoky Mountain Cafe, and it looked delicious. Now I'm seeing it on your blog, and you know what, it still looks INCREDIBLY delicious. I love your "kicked up" additions. Man, Dawn, I always read your blog before I'm about to go to bed, and it always makes me hungry for food that I can't have right this moment. Not fair! I am totally going to try this combo at a more reasonable hour!

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  29. MMMMM...Dawn!! This looks georgous!!!
    love it!! Have a Happy Easter!

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  30. Your combinations are always the best!

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  31. Artichoke bread sounds very interesting and delicious! Gotta give it a try :)

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  32. I don't think it sounds weird at all. Sounds really good to me! I don't care for artichokes plain but in things I love them.

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  33. It's like artichoke dip baked on top of bread, yummy!

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  34. How could anyone not think this is a good combo? It is like everything I love in a nice easy carrying package.

    Nicely done!

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  35. And what happened? Did hubby forget his lunch?

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  36. Oh Dawn, I think the combination sounds heavenly. I am drooling over the bread...yum!

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  37. I think it sounds like a great combo!

    Its so funny, I don't like artichokes by themselves, but when they are in a dip, or something like this bread, I love it!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Oooooooh....watering mouth. I saw the bread the other day at Smoky Mountain and can't stop thinking about it!! Love the combination!

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  39. Wow, I hate artichokes but you make them look goooood. That's some bread I could get used to.

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  40. This looks like the perfect meal for me. Looks so good.

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  41. Artichoke bread--how fabulous is that??? This looks absolutely fantastic!

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  42. LOL Daziano! No, he remembered every last crumb!

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  43. Um this sounds nothing short of delicious, I will have to try this - and my hubby will be in heaven, he loves these flavors. Good to know you can sub the olive oil for butter.

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  44. not a big fan of hummus but i LOVE me some artichokes!

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  45. Dawn you are too funny! I did sit there and eat about the whole thing of the baked ricotta. It is too good!

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  46. This looks SO good! Hummus sounds heavenly with articoke bread - I love it!

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  47. Your rendition of Katherine's bread looks awesome, Dawn.

    And your scones rock. Can you believe - sunshine?!!!

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  48. Wow, this looks truly amazing! The bread looks as if it would be excellent on its own, but the pairing with the hummus is a great one.

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  49. I think it sounds like an interesting combo - one that I need to try!

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  50. This is pure dipping pleasure dear!

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  51. Dabbing drool off my chin... and now following you...

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  52. I really like the sound of that artichoke bread!

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  53. Ahahaha! Only you to wish your husband forgets his lunch! But it does look good, so I can't blame you!

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  54. Shaking my head? Nah, these sound great together!!

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  55. artichoke bread? now that's what my life has been missing!!

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  56. sounds like a terrific combination to me! really, though, i think hummus would go well with any form of bread--i love it that much.

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  57. Your photos are wonderful! I want to grab one right off the plate!

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  58. The big thing to remember is that I'm not a big fan of artichokes, but, the bread was done well and really great. The hummus WAS smooth and tasty and between the two, it made for a really great late night meal. Especially since I didn't get home from work late. This dish was alot like an appetizer you might see in a restuarant. But it was delicious!

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  59. The bread sounds amazing! I recently just tried some amazing hummus for the first time and loved it. I think I was turned off early on by a bad batch someone brought to my house once, but I definitely would love to try this. You have the best posts.

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  60. This artichoke bread looks to die for!

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  61. Love this! That bread sounds insanely good! :)

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  62. Love the looks and sound of this recipe. Yum!

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  63. I made this for superbowl sunday and everyone loved it! I just posted this in my "Your Recipe-My Kitchen" post today - stop by and see!

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