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Easy Artichoke Melts


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Ingredients

  • 6 slices firm white bread
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • Pitted ripe olives, sliced (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, snipped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using serrated bread knife, cut crusts from bread; cut each slice into 4 squares, for a total of 24 squares. Place squares over bottom of small bar pan. Chop artichoke hearts using food chopper. Grate cheese using deluxe cheese greater.
  3. In same batter bowl, combine artichokes 1/2 cup of the cheese, mayonnaise and garlic pressed with garlic press; mix well using classic scraper. Using small scoop, place one scoop artichoke mixture onto each bread square; sprinkle with remaining cheese. If desired, top with olives sliced with egg slicer plus, or parsley snipped with kitchen shears.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges of bread are golden brown Remove to cooling rack.
  5. Serve using mini serving spatula.

Yield: 12 servings or 24 sample servings

Recipe credit: Pampered Chef