16 easy ways with artichokes

Discover delicious ways to savor the spring vegetable, from salads to light stews to pastas

Baby Artichoke Antipasto

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Baby Artichoke Antipasto

Part salad, part appetizer, and all delicious, this is a great way to turn small artichokes into a special dish.

Recipe: Baby Artichoke Antipasto

 

 

 

Grilled Artichokes

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Grilled Artichokes

These artichokes can be cleaned and blanched ahead, then tossed on the grill next to your favorite summer chicken or rib recipe.

Recipe: Grilled Artichokes

Italian Chicken Sausage and Artichoke Soup

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Italian Chicken Sausage and Artichoke Soup

A twist on the classic Italian wedding soup, this uses leaner chicken sausage and artichokes to add flavor to a soothing broth. Finish each serving with a few sprinkles of freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Recipe: Italian Chicken Sausage and Artichoke Soup

Shrimp and Artichoke Linguine Alfredo

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Shrimp and Artichoke Linguine Alfredo

This is an elegant, adult version of fettuccini alfredo, with fresh shrimp and artichoke hearts playing the starring roles.

Recipe: Shrimp and Artichoke Linguine Alfredo

Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip with French Bread

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Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip with French Bread

What’s better than spinach and artichoke dip? Fresh crab and artichoke dip, of course.

Recipe: Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip with French Bread

 

Lemon-Artichoke Chicken

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Lemon-Artichoke Chicken

This is a good weeknight dinner that lets artichokes shine next to boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Served with a salad and a nice glass of wine and it’s ready for guests.

Recipe: Lemon-Artichoke Chicken

 

 

 

Roasted artichoke recipe

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Roasted Baby Artichokes with Spring Salsa

The crunchy toasted nuts, stir-fried favas, and curls of parmesan cheese add layers of richness to this dish.

Recipe:  Roasted Baby Artichokes with Spring Salsa

Chicken Halves with Artichokes and Garlic

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Chicken Halves with Artichokes and Garlic

This falls between classic roast chicken and a braise. Adding a bit of water to the juices and the garlic creates a sauce to spoon over mashed potatoes.

Recipe: Chicken Halves with Artichokes and Garlic 

 

 

 

Artichokes with Mint and Lemon

Artichokes with Mint and Lemon

Because this is such a simple salad, it’s important to use super-fresh vegetables and top-quality olive oil and cheese.

Recipe: Artichokes with Mint and Lemon

Artichoke Bruschetta

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Artichoke Bruschetta

Fresh artichokes usually take a long time to cook, but if you slice them thinly and then saute them, they cook up in a flash.

Recipe: Artichoke Bruschetta

Farfalle with Artichokes, Peppers, and Almonds

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Farfalle with Artichokes, Peppers, and Almonds

Ground almonds take the place of pasta's usual parmesan, making this a good vegan choice. Trim raw artichokes down to the very tender hearts and slice them quite thin, so they're crisp but not chewy.

Recipe: Farfalle with Artichokes, Peppers, and Almonds 

 

 

 

Creamy Artichoke Soup

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Creamy Artichoke Soup

When winter is making the turn to spring, a warm and seasonal artichoke soup is a great antidote to wet weather.

Recipe: Creamy Artichoke Soup

 

 

 

Artichokes with Garlic-Thyme Mayonnaise

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Artichokes with Garlic-Thyme Mayonnaise

A simple savory mayonnaise works as a dipping sauce for simmered artichokes, the quickest and easiest way to prepare them.

Recipe: Artichokes with Garlic-Thyme Mayonnaise

 

 

 

Chicken Stew with Olives and Lemon

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Chicken Stew with Olives and Lemon

Artichokes add a real earthiness to this hearty weeknight stew that’s a snap to throw together.

Recipe: Chicken Stew with Olives and Lemon

Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing

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Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing

This artichoke stuffing recipe is one of our readers' favorites, and it’s so good that we see no reason to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy it. Try it with a roast chicken for a simple, anytime dinner.

Recipe: Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing

Artichoke and Fava Pappardelle

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Elaine Johnson, Amy Machnak, and Stephanie Spencer

Artichoke and Fava Pappardelle

White wine brings out artichokes’ delicate sweetness. The artichoke-fava combo, minus the pasta, also makes a great side.

Recipe: Artichoke and Fava Pappardelle

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