Level:  Easy
Recipe type: Dip
Credit to:  Guy Fieri/Food Network
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Active:  20 minutes
Yield:  6 to 8 servings


Ingredients
 

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the baking dish

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 4 slices thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon, diced

  • 8 cups (lightly packed) roughly chopped Swiss chard, stems removed

  • One 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, roughly chopped

  • 1/4 cup sliced pickled jalapenos, drained

  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus extra for topping

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
     

Tortilla chips, pita chips or crackers for serving

 

Directions
 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the bacon and cook until crispy and browned, another 5 minutes. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat. Add the chard and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the artichoke hearts, pickled jalapeños and sun-dried tomatoes; heat through, about 1 minute.
     

  2. In a medium pot, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking, until golden, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and slowly whisk in the milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add the sauce to the chard mixture. Stir in the ricotta, cream cheese, cheddar and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
     

  3. Transfer to the baking dish. Sprinkle with more parmesan. Bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 20 minutes. Serve with warm with tortilla or pita chips or crackers.
     

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