Caesar Artichoke Dip

Cooking spray
14 oz can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
8 oz pkg cream cheese, cut into cubes
1/2 c creamy Caesar dressing
3/4 c shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 c chopped green onions
dash red pepper sauce
40 slices (1/2" thick) baguette French bread
additional chopped green onions, if desired
finely chopped red bell pepper, if desired

Spray inside of 1 - 1 1/2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix all ingredients except bread slices, additional green onions and bell pepper. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 to 3 hours or until hot. Meanwhile, heat oven to 325°. Line cookie sheet with foil. Place bread slices on cookie sheet; lightly spray bread with cooking spray. Bake 6-9 minutes or until crisp. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Before serving, stir until dip is well blended and smooth. Top with green green onions and bell pepper. Serve with toasted bread slices. Dip can be held on Low heat setting up to 1 hour.
Makes 20 servings.

Tip: Serve this dip with assorted crackers instead of toasted bread slices.

Source: Pillsbury Holiday Appetizers