20+ Recipes that Will Teach You How to Cook Artichokes Like a Pro


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20+ Recipes that Will Teach You How to Cook Artichokes Like a Pro

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.

How to prep an artichoke

How to prep an artichoke

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.

this is how to cook artichokes, steamed

Fool-Proof Artichoke with Three Dipping Sauces

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!

How to microwave an artichoke

When you are in a hurry or only cooking for one you may think you shouldn’t reach for a fresh artichoke.

However, This Mess is Ours showed us hat you can actually prep and cook a delicious artichoke in less than 20 minutes with the help of the microwave.

How to cook artichokes, these are roasted baby artichokes.

Roasted Baby Artichokes

Ever wondered how in the heck to prep and eat baby artichokes? They’re just so cute and tiny!! Nom Nom Paleo has all the details in this easy to follow recipe.

How to bake an artichoke.

How to bake an artichoke.

This Mess is Ours says that roasting artichokes in the oven is a no fuss, easy way to get the job done without all the hassle of giant stock pots and steaming baskets.

This is how to cook artichokes on the grill.

Grilled Artichoke with Zesty Garlic Aioli

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.

This is how to cook artichokes and how to prep them. Also, this recipe shares how to make compound butter.

Artichokes with Tajín Butter

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.

How to cook roasted artichokes with garlic and herbs.

Herbaceous Roasted Artichoke with Garlic and Lemons

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.

A very lavish spread of finger foods with a bowl of artichoke dip. This is how to cook artichokes and make dip!

Creamy Cauliflower Artichoke Dip inspired Dunk & Slather Board

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!

This is how to cook artichokes and make hummus.

Lemon Artichoke Hummus

Stupid easy and bursting with the flavors of spring, this lemon artichoke hummus from Bojon Gourmet makes all your dipping dreams come true. 

A bowl of jalapeno artichoke dip.

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

This Jalapeño Artichoke Dip from Gluten Free Palate is packed full of chunky artichokes and spicy jalapeños in a creamy, savory cream cheese and sour cream base. Finished up with garlic and parmesan cheese, the flavor combination is absolutely the most delicious thing. 

A bowl of creamy artichoke dip.

Artichoke Roasted Garlic Dip

This dip from Wonky Wonderful is outrageously wonderful. It is creamy and overflowing with flavor. It’s full of ooey-gooey, cheesy goodness and extremely addictive. It is bursting with pungent roasted garlic and melty cheese.

Learn how to cook artichoke inspired main dishes like a professional chef!

White lasagna with artichokes and spinach

White Lasagna with Mushrooms, Spinach and Artichokes

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.

Oven Baked Paella with Artichoke Hearts and Seasonal Veg

Oven Baked Paella with Artichoke Hearts and Seasonal Veg

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.

A bowl of pasta salad with black olives, arugula, artichokes and goat cheese.

Zesty Artichoke Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese

Summer grilling season upon is us and this zesty artichoke pasta salad from A Girl Defloured is a fun twist on a classic side dish! With goat cheese, arugula, olives, roasted red peppers and crunchy pistachios this pasta salad is summer perfection.

A sandwich studded with tuna, olives, and artichokes.

{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich Recipe

If we’re calling a spade a spade, this recipe from Salt & Wind is basically Niçoise Salad in a sandwich. Loaded with artichokes, olives, tomatoes, radishes, oil-packed tuna, and tons of basil, you just really can’t go wrong.

Oven Baked Paella with Artichokes, Sausage, & Chicken

Oven Baked Paella with Artichokes, Sausage, & Chicken

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!

A mediterranean flatbread with artichokes, slices and roasted red peppers.

Mediterranean Flatbread

Some olives, artichokes, roasted red peppers, and a ball of pre-made pizza dough are all you need to have this recipe from Naturally Ella ready for dinner in a flash! 

A salad with raw shaved artichokes.

Raw Artichoke Salad with Herbs, Almonds, and Parmigiano

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!

Artichoke Spinach Galette

Artichoke Spinach Galette

Both rustic and elegant, galettes always impress! Especially when studded with steamed fresh artichoke hearts!

Pasta shells stuffed with spinach and artichoke.

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Shells with Asiago Cream

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.

A spinach artichoke grilled cheese.

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!

One-Pot Lemon-Garlic Basil Artichoke Chicken 

This recipe from Salt & Wind has some of the most iconic Italian flavors all in one dish. And it’s as suited to a weeknight meal as it is to a dinner party.

This is how to cook stuffed artichokes, it is simple but super impressive when served at the table!

California Stuffed Artichoke halves

California Stuffed Artichoke

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!

Burrata Artichoke Tartines with Roasted Lemon Mint 

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

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

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!

Are you cooking with artichokes? Share your creation with us by snapping a pic and tagging us on social using #CAGROWN. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Artichokes

How many artichokes grow on one plant?

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.

How many years do artichoke plants live?

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.

4 thoughts on “20+ Recipes that Will Teach You How to Cook Artichokes Like a Pro

  1. I attended a lecture re: perennial artichokes. Having grown up eating them I can really tell the difference from annuals. Most people don’t know the difference and don’t understand what they’re missing. How and where can I find the superior perennial ones? Please get the word out about the superiority of the original ones. Globes look nice but lack the “meat”, and flavor.

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