20+ Recipes that Will Teach You How to Cook Artichokes Like a Pro
Have you ever Googled, ” How to cook artichokes?”. Artichokes are one of those vegetables that eludes a lot of home cooks, but today we are seeking to change that as we share 20 recipes that will teach you how to cook artichokes like a pro!
***This post updated 6/2021 with new recipes and content.***
From prepping to cooking methods like steamed, grilled, microwaved, or even roasted. These recipes showcase how to cook artichokes any way your heart desires.
Prepping fresh artichokes can be intimidating, when you have never done it before, but really the process is quite simple.
This Mess is Ours takes you through how to clean and prep an artichoke step-by-step then shares 5 preparation methods; steaming, baking, microwaving, boiling, and grilling.
If you have ever been intimidated just by thinking about how to cook artichokes you need to read this blog post.
A few simple prep steps and a big pot of boiling water are all that stands between you and artichoke perfection!
Grilling artichokes is a cinch when you follow the tips in this recipe! The char that comes with grilling the artichokes after they have been steamed is magnificent.
You get that crust and smoke flavor that normally comes from Bar-B-Q, yet the flesh of the artichoke stays super tender.
Not only does this blog post from Hola Jalapeno cover in detail how to cook artichokes, but she also shares a simple delicious recipe that we love! Fresh spring artichokes simmered in a flavorful broth and served with a chili-lime compound butter made from the classic Mexican seasoning mix, Tajín.
Oven roasted artichokes are where it’s at!! If you have ever wondered how to cook artichokes in the oven, this is the recipe for you!
Artichoke dip is where it is at!!! This is how to cook artichoke dip a variety of ways.
Creamy, tangy, salty, and cheesy – this artichoke dip from This Mess is Ours has it all and then some! Not to mention it is nestled into a beautiful grazing board!
Learn how to cook artichoke inspired main dishes like a professional chef!
When learning how to cook artichokes it is important to note that spinach and artichokes are best friends and should be used together in recipes as much as possible.
This White Lasagna with Mushrooms, Spinach and Artichokes from GFree Foodie is a delicious departure from the traditional red sauce, meat and cheese version.
While fresh artichokes are only available for a short period of time each year, canned, jarred, and frozen artichokes from California are available year round. Keep this pantry-staple on hand to make quick, easy recipes with artichoke hearts like this Oven Baked Paella from This Mess is Ours any time you want.
This artichoke-packed Paella recipe from This Mess is Ours is the best way to use up odds and ends from the fridge. It’s a hearty meal that will find its way into your dinner rotation again and again!
Did you know that you can eat raw artichokes? You can and you should, but there are a few caveats. This recipe from Sunset Magazine has all the tips you need to harness the deliciousness of raw avocados!
Both rustic and elegant, galettes always impress! Especially when studded with steamed fresh artichoke hearts!
These Stuffed Shells from Yes to Yolks are a heavenly vegetarian stuffed pasta dish that is simple enough to make anytime but impressive and decadent enough to make for a special occasion. The flavors of the classic and beloved spinach and artichoke dip are wrapped up in a cheesy pasta package that is sure to make everyone smile.
Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The sandwich from The Delicious Life is awesomely delicious with marinated artichoke hearts, garlic sautéed baby spinach, and two kinds of cheese!
This is how to cook stuffed artichokes, it is simple but super impressive when served at the table!
If you are looking to learn how to prep, steam, and stuff artichokes this post will be of interest to you. Savory and delicious, this stuffed gem makes a festive addition to any table!
Here are a few recipes that show you how to cook artichokes in really unique ways!
This recipe from Husbands that Cook is perfect for entertaining or for a simple Happy Hour at home!
Crispy slices of baguette are toasted in a skillet with olive oil until golden brown. Topped with a dollop of creamy burrata, artichoke hearts, and a tangy roasted lemon mint pesto made with raw garlic and toasted hazelnuts you will want to eat by the spoonful, each slice is garnished with a pretty mint leaf and a pinch of red pepper flakes, taking these tasty tartines to extraterrestrial territory
These earthy mushrooms stuffed with spinach and artichokes are an amazing kickoff to a wonderful dinner!
Now that you know how to cook artichokes, you may find yourself curious about how they grow too!
Ocean Mist Farms is known for their artichokes, but they grow over 30 different fresh vegetables! Join us as we chat with Paul Scheid and learn all about the day to day of being a California farmer!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Artichokes
A plant produces about 15 to 20 artichokes a year. Artichokes can be cultivated as an annual or a perennial plant. Artichokes are an immature flower. If left to mature, they will blossom into bright purple flowers.
They are grown commercially in coastal areas of Northern California. Artichokes are perennials that can survive for up to 6 years in mild-winter areas.