Warm Kale & Artichoke Dip + a GIVEAWAY!

Kale and Artichoke Dip Final 1

Did you all know that I was madly in love with my husband YEARS before we ever got together? Well, I shared all the juicy details of our love story along with a pretty stellar giveaway. Read my post and watch the trailer for The Lucky One, in theaters on April 20! †

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I totally teased you guys with a photo on Facebook of an empty bowl a few days back…well that empty bowl was full of this heavenly goodness! Warm and Creamy Kale & Artichoke Dip! Mmmmm……I cannot find the words to express how dawg-on good this was. Like stop-the-presses-slap-yo’-momma good.

It’s basically just like spinach and artichoke dip but with kale because kale is all the rage these days. PS–found this baby kale in the store and just about fell off my non-existent chair. Super yummy and convenient!! Prewashed, baby. LOVE that.

Anyways, this is super simple to make–takes maybe 20 minutes tops in just one pan. And, if you wanted to make it ahead, it stores perfectly in the fridge…or oven for that matter. Store it cold, store it warm…whatevs. It’s all good. Perfection for an afternoon snack, party appetizer, or part of a light dinner.

Here’s how you make it: {Be sure to check out the giveaway! Scroll to the bottom!}Kale and Artichoke Dip 1Start by sautéing some onions in some butter. All good things in life start with butter. {see this recipe.}

Kale and Artichoke Dip 2After the onions have softened a bit, grate in some garlic using this handy dandy little grater.

Kale and Artichoke Dip 3Once the garlic has become fragrant, toss in some baby kale. You can chop it before hand or chop it later once it’s all cooked OR just leave the leaves big…totally up to you.

Kale and Artichoke Dip 4About 2 minutes later, your kale should be all wilty and yummy with those onions and garlic so we’ll add in cream cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper.

Kale and Artichoke Dip 5Stir that all around to melt the cream cheese and add in some chopped marinated artichoke hearts. I LOVE these. I bought two giant jars of these at Costco the other day and haven’t looked back since. #smartestideaever

Kale and Artichoke Dip 6You only need 3 more things before this dip is done and you can shovel it right into your mouth. First is some parmesan cheese. Grate it in right over the pan. This little lover did a great job at the whole grating thing.

Kale and Artichoke Dip 7Next is some cheddar. Love love love me some cheddar.

Kale and Artichoke Dip 8And then the last thing you need is a little heavy cream to thin the whole thing out. Add as much or as little as you’d like.

Kale and Artichoke Dip 9For me, this was just about perfect. Not too thick, not too thin. Taste and adjust your seasonings too. *Important*

Kale and Artichoke Dip 10And here she blows! Moment of truth! Spoon the dip into a bowl and serve.

Kale and Artichoke Dip FinalI had crackers and carrots on hand, so that’s what we ate with this.

Kale and Artichoke Dip Final 3The ritz crackers were my fav with this. But I think it has to do with ritz being a very buttery cracker. I like butter.

Kale and Artichoke Dip Final 4Gord and I finished this off single handedly over the weekend cause it was THAT good. Super creamy, flavorful and divine! Enjoy this one guys!

Warm Kale & Artichoke Dip

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, grated
2 cups baby kale, chopped
3/4 cup diced marinated artichoke hearts
4 oz. low fat cream cheese
1/2 cup low fat sour cream
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
salt & pepper, to taste
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream or half & half {depending on how thick you want the dip to be}

Directions:

Saute onion in butter over medium heat until softened, 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, 2 minutes. Stir in kale until wilted. Add in artichoke hearts, cream cheese, sour cream, cheeses and salt & pepper. As you stir, the cream cheese should melt into the mixture nicely along with the other two cheeses. Pour in desired amount of cream until dip has reached desired consistency. Spoon into bowl and serve with vegetables, chips, crackers, etc. OR place into lightly greased oven safe dish and bake at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly, 15 minutes or so. Then serve.

And now it’s time for………

*Le Giveaway*

Oui oui I speak le french.

Throughout this recipe, I used some graters and zesters from a company called Edgeware. Perhaps you have heard of them? Anyways, my lovely friends at Edgeware are dying to send you some of these graters and zesters, just like the ones I used in this recipe today. One lucky winner will receive:

-1 Better Zester in Green
-1 V-Etched Coarse Grater in Blue
-1 V-Etched X-tra Coarse grater in Orange
-1 V-Etched Fine Grater in Yellow

Pretty rad, right? Great products up for grabs :)

Here’s how to enter:

1. Answer the following question: “What’s the first thing you would make if you won?
2. Like Edgeware on Facebook or Twitter
3. Like Lauren’s Latest on Facebook or Twitter
4. Follow Lauren’s Latest on Pinterest

Please remember to leave separate comments for each entry HERE on this page below this post. Contest opens Wednesday, April 18 at 12:00 am PST and closes Tuesday, April 24th at 11:59 pm PST.

Contest only open to US residents.

Good luck!

Edgeware provided me with their products to sample. I was not compensated to write this giveaway and review. And as per usual, all opinions expressed here are my own.

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453 Responses to “Warm Kale & Artichoke Dip + a GIVEAWAY!”

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    amy marantino — April 18, 2012 at 5:39 am

    i would make a grapefruit poundcake with lots of zest

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    amy marantino — April 18, 2012 at 5:40 am

    I Like Edgeware on Twitter

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    amy marantino — April 18, 2012 at 5:40 am

    I Like Lauren’s Latest on Twitter

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    Lauren T — April 18, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I follow you on pinterest!

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    Lauren T — April 18, 2012 at 6:08 am

    I follow you on twitter! @LTaylor03

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    Lauren T — April 18, 2012 at 6:08 am

    I like you on facebook!

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    Marie W — April 18, 2012 at 6:15 am

    All zested and grated recipes….my 49 year old kitchen tools are really getting sad!

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    Hannah J — April 18, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I would make Lemon Zest Cookies. Yum!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 18, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I’d make a dessert that required chocolate shavings on top!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 18, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I pinterest follow you

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 18, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I FB like you

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    Debra — April 18, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I would make lemon curd and whipped cream icing for an angel food cake with lemon zest …

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    Deepa — April 18, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I would grate chocolate all over slow-cooker bread pudding!

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    zaman — April 18, 2012 at 7:39 am

    lemon poppy seed muffins!

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    Veronica — April 18, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Pizza! (Love your dip recipe, BTW)

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    Veronica — April 18, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I like Edgeware on facebook

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    Veronica — April 18, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I like you on facebook too!

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    Veronica — April 18, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I follow you on Pinterest. And stop by my blog if you’d like to win a signed copy of PW’s new cookbook! :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 18, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Gorgeous dip, Lauren. I can’t wait to make this and slather it on everything, especially on carrots. I try to eat carrots when I feel like indulging in cake or something but they really don’t taste all that good. But I’m sure the dip will most definitely help.

    As for the giveaway, the first thing I’d make is tangerine beef with glass noodles, which involves lots of tangerine zest as you could imagine!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Already following you on twitter!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

    And already following you on Pinterest :)

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    Sara — April 18, 2012 at 8:37 am

    If I won I would make a Jamie Oliver’s Lemon Poppyseed cake!

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    Sara — April 18, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Following you on Pinterest!

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    Sara — April 18, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Liked your page n FB!

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    Sara — April 18, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Liked EdgeWare on FB!

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    Phyllis — April 18, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I would make lemon curd-yum!

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — April 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I just got my first zester as a shower gift and I LOVE it! I would make lemon chicken!

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    Patricia Miller — April 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I use a lot of fruit zest – so that’s probably the first thing I would use these for if I won.

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    Patricia Miller — April 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I like Edgeware on Facebook

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    Patricia Miller — April 18, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I like Lauren’s Latest on Facebook

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    Patricia Miller — April 18, 2012 at 9:29 am

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    Katrina @In Katrina's Kitchen — April 18, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Ooh I would make something naughty for sure! Grated chocolate anyone? :) Lauren I just love your writing :) It’s like we are sitting down for lunch together and having a good laugh! Xoxo- K

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    Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser — April 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I am quite partial to spinach and artichoke dips. In fact, if it’s on the menu, you can pretty much count on me ordering it as a starter. This looks like a fun and delicious variation on that and I am very excited to give it a try. Thanks Lauren!

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    Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser — April 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I follow you on twitter

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    Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser — April 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

    If I won a grater the first thing I would make would be a big ol’ plate of nachos! :)

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    Robin M — April 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I would make a lemon chess pie.

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    beth — April 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

    i would make this kale dip!

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    Erin — April 18, 2012 at 11:19 am

    The first thing I’d make is my great-grandmother’s homemade spaghetti and meatballs- with lots of freshly grated Parm on top!

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    abbi — April 18, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I would make some sort of lemon dessert with lemon zest.

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    abbi — April 18, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I like you on FB.

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    abbi — April 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

    And, I follow on Pinterest!

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    sharona — April 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

    lemon almond cookies

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    sharona — April 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

    i like edgeware on facebook

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    sharona — April 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

    i like lauren’s latest on facebook

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    sharona — April 18, 2012 at 11:27 am

    i’m following you on pinterest

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    Lids — April 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I liked Lauren’s Latest on Facebook

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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — April 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    It absolutely looks like dip perfection. Yummy!

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    Dawn V — April 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Lemon bars with extra lemon zest! I love citrus !

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    Denise Wilson — April 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    This dip!

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    Denise Wilson — April 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I like Lauren’s Latest on facebook

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