As temperatures continue to fall across most portions of the U.S., chances are many of you are starting to crave some dishes that will heat you up a bit.

Well, this Warm Gumbo Dip will definitely do the trick.

Borrowed from our friends at Southern Living, this creamy dip includes everything that makes gumbo so darn irresistible. From chopped shrimp to bell peppers to Creole seasoning, this recipe is chock full of some delectable delights. And just when you think it's plenty good, you top it with Parmesan cheese to make it extra gooey.

There is really nothing else quite like it.

It’s the perfect dish for a tailgate party or a holiday get-together. Heck, you can even celebrate National Gumbo Day on Oct. 12 by making up a batch of it to enjoy all by yourself.  But don’t serve this one with just chips. Make sure to get some toasted French bread baguette slices for dipping.

You can thank us later.

Warm Gumbo Dip Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 cup chopped assorted bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled, large raw shrimp, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sliced pickled okra
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons.grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Toasted French bread baguette slices

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add green onions and next two ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, six to eight minutes or until peppers are tender. Stir in shrimp and next two ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, two minutes.

Reduce heat to low; add cream cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and stir in okra and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Spoon mixture into a two-quart baking dish and sprinkle with remaining two tablespoons of cheese.

Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with bread.

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