Artichoke Jalapeno Dip


Artichoke Jalapeno Dip - a homemade version of a  store bought favorite {Dinners, Dishes & Desserts}

I trust that all the mom’s out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day.  We had a very relaxing day here.  After being gone for three days last week, it was nice to be able to just sit and spend time with my guys.  Not to mention we had a freak snow storm come through, so our options were limited.  Thankfully, none of the snow stuck to the roads, so it should be gone by Tuesday.  My husband planned a fun outing of riding our bikes to a French bakery in town, but guess we will have to do that another weekend.  Maybe I will just steal that idea for Father’s Day :)

Artichoke Jalapeno Dip | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Have you ever had the spicy artichoke dip from Costco.  We first tried it last summer, and my husband immediately fell in love.  He likes anything spicy and anything with artichokes, so it wasn’t much of a surprise that he liked it.  It was great straight out of the fridge, or even served as a warm dip.  Right now Costco is about 40 minutes from our house, so we don’t make it there often.  They are building one about 5 minutes from our house, but it won’t be open until October.  So I decided we need to have a homemade version of this dip.

Cara-Mia Artichokes

I love a dip that comes together in just a matter of minutes.  You can do it all in the food processor too, so it is super easy!  I used a jar of my favorite Cara-Mia Artichokes packed in water for this recipe.  They are already halved, so you just add them to the food processor, and they blend perfectly with the cream cheese and other ingredients.  I brought this to a party in a small crock pot to serve warm.  It was a small group of people, so I was shocked when the dish was almost empty when I came home.  Even the kids, who don’t love spicy food, thought this was perfect.

Artichoke Jalapeno Dip | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Artichoke Jalapeno Dip

Yields 16

Copycat version of a Costco favorite. Creamy, a little spicy, and delicious. Great served warm or cold.

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (14.75 oz) jar Cara-Mia Artichokes, drained
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped


  1. Add the artichokes to the bowl of a food processor. Process until chopped. Add the chopped jalapeno and clove of garlic, and pulse until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients, and process until well combined.
  2. Let sit at least an hour before serving.
  3. Serve warm or cold with pita chips, tortilla chips, crackers or veggies




  1. The second artichoke post I have seen today. The world is trying to tell me to make this…and eat it all…..

  2. You know how to make me hungry. I love dip!! I can easily make this dinner.

  3. I just had a dip like this from the grocery store. Thanks for the recipe. I will make this very soon.

  4. Michele says:

    Thank you, Erin – My mother-in-law buys this often and I am addicted to it! I never make the trek down to Costco so I only have this at her house (and the leftovers she sends me home with).
    I am going to make add it to our graduation celebration. Perfect timing!!

  5. I LOVE this dip and use it all the time instead of Mayo. Great for dieting…for example:
    For Tuna Salad: 1 can solid white Albacore Tuna (drain water) mixed with 1/4 C dip only equals: 2 Carbs, 230 Cal, 22g Protein,15g fat. (you can add onion & celery if you want)
    or for Deviled Eggs: for every 2 eggs (4 halves), mix 1 Tbs dip into the yolk, salt & pepper the white halves, stuff. only equals: 2.1 Carbs, 234 Cal, 15.5g Protein, 1.1g sugar, 17.6g fat.

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