9 tasty ways to enjoy artichoke hearts


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The great thing about artichokes is that if you don't want to deal with the prickly vegetable, you can use frozen, canned or jarred ones without sacrificing flavor. If you're feeling adventurous, however, be sure to check out our amateur's guide to prepping and cooking fresh artichokes. Enjoy!


1. Better than Fried Artichokes with Quick Aioli Dipping Sauce

Eat, Live, Run 

Eat, Live, Run developed this recipe for a baked version of the delicious but fried version we all know and love. Still super crispy, these baked artichoke hearts are fritter-like, with a cheesy crust revealing the soft and dense artichoke heart inside.


2. Artichoke Heart and Tomato Salad


Food.com featured this recipe for artichoke heart and tomato salad, which you can enjoy on its own or packed into a pita with some hummus. Just 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes in the fridge and BAM! Healthy, filling meal in just 30 minutes.


3. Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms


Got another 30 minutes? Good! Because you'll definitely want to try your hand at Hummusapien's spinach and artichoke stuffed mushrooms.


4. Chicken and Artichokes in Wine Sauce

The Kitchn 

The Kitchn describes this gorgeous dish perfectly: it's rich and divine — but don't think it's difficult to prepare. In fact, it's pretty economical and quick to make! You can use either frozen or canned artichoke hearts for this dish.


5. Spinach Artichoke and Brie Crepes

Half Baked Harvest 

Half Baked Harvest had as at brie and crepes. What's not to love about this tasty recipe?


6. Artichoke Bruschetta

Five Heart Home for Love Grows Wild 

You take cheesy artichoke, spread it on baguette slices and broil them until they are golden and bubbly for an appetizer that’s so delicious you'll be tempted to not share. This recipe is by Five Heart Home for Love Grows Wild.


7. Stuffed Artichoke Hearts

Platings & Pairings 

We love this variation on stuffed artichoke hearts from Platings & Pairings, which uses only the hearts, arranging them in a baking dish and sprinkling them with breadcrumb mixture, consisting of garlic, herbs and parmesan cheese. Warning: the recipe calls for anchovies, but you can feel free to skip them.


8. Greek Goddess Appetizer

Tammilee Tips 

Tammilee Tips combined feta cheese, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes and pita bread for this tasty appetizer that will leave you wanting more, more, more!


9. Herbed Polenta Fries with Mushroom & Artichoke Fricassée

Kitchen Confidante 

We fell in love with this recipe from Kitchen Confidante. The artichoke fricassee will knock your socks right off. Unfortunately the link to the herbed polenta fries was broken (nooooo!!!!), so we found you this one on Epicurious. You thwarted? We won't stand for it.