If you are planning on doing any entertaining, or even just putting together a night with family, you will want to put together some snacks that will be pleasing to children and adults alike. There are a lot of options of course, but you can never go wrong when you cook with cheese. Everyone loves a cheesy appetizer!

While my children and husband are always happy to see a cheese and cracker platter on the table, I like to go to a little more effort than that sometimes. Warm dips are a big hit in my house, so I decided to put together a couple of cheese and artichoke dip recipes for us to enjoy on family game night.

Dips made with Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia

Cheesy Artichoke Dip


  • 2 cups artichoke hearts
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 brick cream cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup Creamy Mexicana Shredded Cheese
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, defrosted
  • 1 cup roasted red pepper
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Spray two small casserole dishes with non-stick spray.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the onion and garlic.
  4. Add the cream cheese and mayonnaise to the browned onion. Mix until melted.
  5. Add the Kraft Creamy Mexicana Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia and milk.
  6. Divide the mixture evenly into two separate mixing bowls.
  7. Add the spinach to one bowl, mix thoroughly.
  8. Drain the roasted red peppers and chop before added to the other mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  9. Pour the two bowls into the two casserole dishes. Top each with half of the parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbling and the parmesan cheese has browned.

Skip the chips and dip cheese crisps or raw veggies.

Spinach Dip made with Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia

Spinach Dip made with Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia

In the past I have added cream to my dip recipes in order to get the rich and creamy texture I wanted, but that wasn’t necessary for this recipe. The Shredded Cheese with a touch of Philadelphia added all of the richness I needed and it saved me buying an extra ingredient. My Roasted Red Pepper dip is full of flavour and creamy too. It may be a new favourite of mine, but the men in the house preferred the spinach dip. It’s a good thing the recipe can be divided for two flavours!

Red Pepper Dip made with Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia




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