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18 recipes that will make you fall in love with artichokes again and again

18 recipes that will make you fall in love with artichokes again and again

Artichoke season has arrived† Come with me and jump up and down, please. Artichokes are ridiculously underrated — especially crispy quick-fried artichoke hearts or grilled artichokes topped with salsa verde, my two favorite preparations. Whether you’re working with canned and marinated artichoke hearts or fresh artichokes, there are so many ways to cook artichokes (18 in fact!) you’ll fall in love again and again.

Our best artichoke recipes

1. Vegan Creamed Asparagus With Artichoke Hearts

Our new favorite spring recipe is so creamy, so cheesy (yet made without cheese!), and remarkably easy to make. “I used miso and artichoke hearts to mimic the salty umami quality of Parmesan cheese and mixed cashews for a smooth texture,” explains recipe developer Nisha Melvani.

2. Tuna Artichoke Melt

We love how the chewy, slightly salty quality of marinated artichoke hearts pairs perfectly with oil-packed tuna in this four-ingredient sandwich

3. Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Frittata with Arugula

A trio of the best spring vegetables – spinach, artichokes and arugula – join forces, hearts and voices (yes, that’s a Dirty Dancing reference) for this spring frittata you’ll be scrambling to make (and yes, that’s an egg joke).

4. Cheesy artichoke melts with crushed nori

Use marinated artichoke hearts for a vegetarian sandwich that has all the meatiness and saltiness of canned tuna. They’re available year-round, and topped with slices of provolone cheese will make them your new lunch favorite.

5. Pasta with Marinated Artichoke Sauce

You have 10 minutes and a table full of hungry eaters. No problem! Emma Laperruque saves the day again with this four-ingredient pasta dish; marinated artichoke hearts are used to make the whole sauce.

6. Roasted Chicken Thighs With Artichokes And Pearl Couscous

Artichoke hearts invite themselves to this dinner party, which consists of bone-and-skin chicken thighs on a bed of hearty couscous.

7. Artichoke Hearts and Peas

This side dish is made for your easter table† It couldn’t be more modest, thanks to the use of frozen artichoke hearts and frozen baby peas.

8. Slow-Cooker Lemon-Thyme Steamed Crockpot Artichokes

A set-it-and-forget-it method for cooking fresh artichokes? Yes please! You don’t have to serve them with the bagna cauda sauce. † † but you real should.

9. Roasted Artichoke Leaf Appetizer with Feta and Black Olives (and Cheater’s Aioli)

There are so many recipes that call for artichoke hearts, but not so many that call for the leaves. † † until now.

10. Creamy Cheesy Artichoke and Chicken Pasta Bak

This family-friendly pasta recipe is inspired by Artichoke Basille’s signature pizza. A combination of milk, cream, cream cheese, mozzarella, garlic powder, onion powder, canned artichokes, spinach and basil brings this dish as close to the real thing as possible, no matter where you live.

11. Spring Vegetarian Cassoulet

Listen to me: This artichoke recipe takes a while to make (over three hours). But so are all cassoulets, including the traditional French version of pork and beans. And trust me, it’s worth the time and effort.

12. Canned salad with back pocket

Let me paint you a picture: It’s 12:30 on Tuesday and you’re working from home. You realize you’re hungry and wonder what you’re going to have for lunch. You walk to the fridge, feeling uninspired, lean back behind your desk, and do it again 15 minutes later. Rinse and repeat. For days when you no idea whatever you eat for lunch, this last-minute protein-packed salad is here for you.

13. Artichokes Stuffed with Capers and Anchovies (Carciofi Ripieni alla Siciliana)

Our take on traditional Silican stuffed artichokes features a breadcrumb filling mixed with anchovies, capers, lemon and Parmesan cheese.

14. Veggie burgers with 3 ingredients

The easiest veggie burger in the entire country requires just chickpeas, marinated artichokes, and sun-dried tomatoes — but the payoff is big.

15. Vegetarian Paella

Paella is usually packed with chorizo, shrimp, chicken, and mussels, but this one says goodbye and hello to a whole host of veggies like green beans, artichoke hearts, zucchini, and sweet red peppers.

16. Vignarola (Roman Spring Vegetable Braise)

The longer this stew has time to sit, relax and let the vegetables mix, the better it will be. Patience, grasshopper.

17. Salad of roasted farro and antipasto

“This sheet pan dinner is essentially an antipasto platter turned into a hearty, meal-worthy salad, with a few clever tricks up its sleeve,” writes recipe developer EmilyC. There are lots of ingredients and even more moving parts, so it’s a miracle it puts together in just 25 minutes.

18. Greek Chicken Thighs With White Beans

When given a choice between a one-skillet dinner and a multi-pan dinner, I will always, always choose the one-skillet dinner because, well, I don’t have a dishwasher. Even if you do, who can argue with the simplicity of everything, all together, in one vat? No hassle, no hassle.