This Jalapeño Artichoke Dip Grilled Cheese Sandwich might be the dinner of your dreams.
On my first ever visit to Costco, a friend introduced me to jalapeño artichoke dip. Of course, since we were at Costco, I bought a half-gallon container of it. I think I ate the entire thing by myself in less than a week. I’m sure I offered some to my husband, but he isn’t the biggest fan of creamy dips, so I got it all to myself. Once I did the math on how many calories I had consumed, I was a bit horrified and stopped buying myself huge tubs of fat-laden dip for a while. The last time I tried to treat myself to that scrumptious jalapeño artichoke dip, I was sorely disappointed because the recipe had changed. The original was cream cheese and parmesan based, and the new imposter dip was mainly made of mayonnaise. I wasn’t going to waste the calories on that inferior dip, and I still get cravings for the original when I remember it. Enter this decadently delicious sandwich. Using my distant memory of the dip I loved years ago, I made up a jalapeño artichoke filling using grilled artichokes and pickled jalapeños. (I tried the sandwich filling on its own, and it is delicious with crackers too!) Add some provolone and hearty bread, and you have a grilled cheese sandwich worthy of blowing your diet.
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