If you’re looking for something especially tasty to serve, try these simple artichoke recipes!
For the longest time, I thought the only good use for artichokes was spinach artichoke dip.
However, there are plenty of recipes in which artichokes taste fantastic. And believe it or not, they’re also pretty good by themselves, as long as you cook artichokes correctly.
They taste especially yummy in Italian recipes.
So whether you’re a fan of pizza, pasta, or plain old artichokes, this list should have something on it for you.
25 Delicious Recipes with Artichoke Hearts
1. Spinach Artichoke Dip
Let’s go ahead and start with the one that just about everyone knows – spinach artichoke dip.
There are plenty of delicious recipes for this antipasto, but this one is my favorite.
The cheese and spinach are delightfully creamy, while the artichoke heart adds a unique flavor and some texture.
I also add plenty of crispy, crumbled bacon for extra yumminess.
2. Mediterranean Roasted Artichoke Recipe
I love the way these Mediterranean roasted artichokes look. They’re so earthy.
Roasting artichokes brings out a rich, nutty flavor in them.
The roasted artichokes are tender, and the vinaigrette is a complex mix of garlic-y sweetness.
Throw in some capers, feta cheese, a chopped shallot, and a few other things, and you’ll have an unbeatable side dish or a light, healthy dinner.
3. Artichoke Soup
This creamy antipasto looks nice and tastes even better.
It’s creamy, garlic-y, and takes only half an hour to make. It makes for a great starter to a healthy dinner.
You can also make it vegan-friendly simply by leaving out a few of the garnishes.
4. Italian Stuffed Artichokes
These may look like oversized meatballs, but they aren’t.
They’re stuffed artichokes, and if you’re a veggie lover like me, you might like them even better.
They require artichokes and seven other pantry staples, 20 minutes of prep, and another 45 minutes to cook.
They’re tender, herby, and have the perfect amount of zest.
5. Spinach Artichoke Pizza
If you’re a fan of extra cheesy pizza, you’ll love this one.
It tastes a little bit like spinach artichoke dip, only it’s even cheesier and spread across a warm, crispy pizza crust.
6. Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese
This is one of my favorite ways to take the classic grilled cheese sandwich to the next level.
With two different cheeses, spinach, fresh or canned artichoke hearts, garlic, red pepper flakes, and more, this is one of the tastiest grilled cheese varieties you’ll ever eat.
It’s actually more like a melt than a grilled cheese, but either way, it’s insanely tasty.
7. Italian Marinated Artichoke Salad
This antipasto salad is not only quick to make, but also a perfect choice for a healthy dinner.
You can have it ready in 10 minutes, or even less if you skip making the homemade vinaigrette (but you should).
All you’ll need for the salad are arugula, grape tomatoes, fresh or canned artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and red onions. It’s different, fresh, and delicious.
8. Spinach Artichoke Pasta
This 20-minute pasta artichoke recipe makes another wonderful healthy dinner option.
The sauce is creamy, cheesy, and simply delightful.
It’s vegetarian-friendly but surprisingly filling, thanks to the artichokes and baby spinach.
9. Lemon Butter Pasta with Artichokes and Capers
This pasta is also naturally vegetarian-friendly. It’s equally tasty, but it has a lighter, more citrusy taste.
It also has more ingredients, including angel hair pasta, capers, artichokes, shallots, and about half a dozen different seasonings.
10. Spinach Artichoke Tarts
If you’ve ever had the spinach artichoke quiche from the Barnes and Noble Cafe, then you already have an idea of how this tart tastes.
This antipasto combines flavorful ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, fresh or canned artichoke hearts, various cheeses, onions, and garlic in a toasty pastry crust.
It’s a lot like quiche, but it’s a little thinner and less custard-like in the middle. And it’s fantastic.
11. Artichoke and Olive Tapenade
Traditionally, you make tapenade from anchovies, black olives, and capers.
This vegan-friendly version uses artichokes, green olives, garlic, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and parsley.
Throw it all in a food processor and pulse until you have a nice, slightly chunky paste.
Serve this antipasto with crackers, toast, or even chips. It makes a great appetizer.
12. Roasted Garlic Artichoke Olive Dip
This spinach artichoke dip recipe has a lot going on, but at its core, it’s really just a whole lot of cheese, and no one is complaining about it.
There are also black olives, green olives, and roasted red peppers, which somewhat alters the original dip’s flavor.
You’ll use canned artichoke hearts here, so you won’t even need a peeler. Plus points for that!
13. Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
If you love stuffed peppers but need a vegetarian-friendly option, try these peppers.
Stuffed with quinoa, spinach, artichoke heart, parsley, mozzarella, and plenty of seasonings, they’re just as good – or better – than any peppers stuffed with meat.
14. Marinated Artichokes and Olives
This antipasto is exactly what it sounds like – marinated artichokes and olives. It takes almost no time to whip up the marinade.
Then add the artichokes and olives. Once you’ve mixed that up well, stir in some parsley and two ounces of Manchego cheese.
It’s the perfect appetizer or light lunch.
15. Mediterranean Pasta w/ Roasted Peppers & Artichokes
If you love veggie-filled pasta salad dishes, you’ll go nuts for this Mediterranean pasta.
You’ll only need 10 ingredients to make this Italian pasta salad, and you can have it ready in less than 30.
It tastes great served warm or cold. I like to refrigerate it and eat it the next day after all the flavor from the seasonings and herbs has had time to sink into it.
16. Artichoke Fritters
These beer-battered antipasto bites will remind you of Blooming Onion petals, but the homemade dipping sauce is far superior to the sauce Outback gives you.
All you’ll need for it is sour cream, extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar with tarragon, anchovy fillets, Italian parsley, and chives.
It’s rich and creamy, and it has a bold flavor that compliments the mildness of the antipasto bites perfectly.
17. Parmesan Baked Artichoke Hearts
Make this hearty antipasto in just 25 minutes with six ingredients and easy prep.
Heat the oven to 400°F, peel off the tough layers of the artichoke stem with a peeler, and cut the hearts in half.
Spoon a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice over the hearts, then cover them in parmesan and breadcrumbs.
Bake for 20 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
18. Spinach Artichoke Lasagna
Tomato-y, cheesy, and garlic-y, this vegetarian-friendly lasagna has everything you could want in a healthy, hearty lasagna, except the meat, of course.
It tastes so good, though, you won’t even miss the meat.
Set it on the table with a basket of crusty, crispy garlic bread, and everyone will dig right into it.
19. Tempeh Artichoke Wrap
Make a mouthwatering tempeh artichoke wrap in just minutes!
Cut tempeh into strips and boil them in a tasty tamari, maple syrup, and liquid smoke sauce until caramelized.
In a food processor, blend an artichoke filling into a creamy spread.
Assemble with spinach, filling, and tempeh. Top with sprouts or micro-greens, roll up, cut in half, and enjoy.
20. Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad
You’ll be impressed by how full and intricate this Italian pasta salad is.
It’s surprisingly simple to make, though, taking only 20 minutes from start to finish.
Boil the pasta in a large pot and then mix it with the dressing. Place the artichoke hearts, chopped spinach, green onions, and parmesan on top.
Toss everything together until well combined and voila!
21. Grilled Artichoke Recipe
Grilled artichokes are the perfect blend of smokey, charred goodness and tender, buttery deliciousness.
To achieve, peel off the grill the artichokes until they’re lightly charred on the outside but still tender on the inside.
Serve them with a creamy garlic lemon aioli and enjoy.
For a healthy dinner, add to the grill a hoagie along with other veggies to make a vegetarian Italian sub.
22. Italian Artichoke Salad
This antipasto salad is Italy in a bowl.
Here, the artichoke heart is marinated in a blend of red onions, red wine, and parmesan vinaigrette.
They’re then tossed with lettuce and roasted peppers for a full explosion of flavors & textures.
Throw in some orecchiette in there and you’ve got yourself a satisfying Italian pasta salad. Or, stuff the salad in a hoagie to make a vegetarian Italian sub.
23. Steamed Artichokes
This method may seem intimidating, but it’s actually simple.
Remove the tough outer leaves and choke. Place in a steaming basket, with about an inch of water at the bottom of the pot.
Cover and cook artichokes in the steamer for around 30 minutes, until every leaf is tender.
Eat them alone with mayo dip or use them in dishes like vegetarian Italian sub or salad.
24. Artichoke Bruschetta
Artichoke bruschetta is like a little slice of Italy in every bite!
These toasty antipasto bites are the perfect combination of toasted baguette slices and a creamy and cheesy artichoke spread.
It’s the perfect appetizer for any occasion, from a classy dinner party to a casual backyard BBQ.
25. Roasted Artichoke Recipe
These roasted artichokes will have you falling in love with the vegetable all over again.
Cut off the stem and about an inch off the top. Using a peeler, peel away the tough outer leaves.
Spread the leaves out, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper, and cook in the oven.
Pull off each leaf and scrape the flesh off with your teeth for a messy but delicious experience.
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