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Preparing a Stuffed Artichoke Tutorial & Recipe

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Early spring is a great time for veggies since some of my faves are early springers, such as artichokes, especially if they are stuffed with bread and cheese and garlic and, ok I'm getting ahead of myself!  This is the time of year I watch for beautiful asparagus and artichokes to show up in the market!  Artichokes can be a bit of a mystery but once you learn the process to prep one, the possibilities are endless. They are so delicious and nutritious!


I like the color in the bottom better but I like the font in the top one so I posted them both.  I know, I'm a nutjob.

The stems taste as yummy as the heart. Make sure you salt it before eating it though!

Cooking directions:  Fill the bottom of the pot with water. Cover and steam for an hour or so, depending on the freshness and size of your chokes. Make sure to check the water now and then so you don't run out and burn the bottom of your pot.  Test a leaf before taking them out. They should release from the choke easily when pulled and the flesh should be soft and easy to scrape with your teeth. Keep cooking them until you reach that. It can take a very long time so this is something to do when you are home for a while.




  1. This great! Thanks for showing us! I've always wondered how to cook (and eat) an artichoke since the majority of my artichoke eating has been artichoke dip...haha!


    1. Maybe my next post should be how to eat one! LOL!

  2. I love artichokes! This recipe looks delicious!

  3. Great! I'm definitely going to try this - they look yummy!

  4. Yum, yum, yum! I just pinned this. Can't wait to make these. I keep putting off making artichokes at home.

  5. Oh wow, this looks SO tempting! I just pinned this to try sometime. I was drawn to your link at I heart Naptime.... Would love for you to come over to my Tuesday Link party and share something delicious!

  6. Yum! Looks delish :) I always just steam them plain, stuffing artichokes is a great idea! Visiting from The DIY Showoff, thank you for sharing!

  7. pinning this. I've only ever bought them in a can.

  8. Fantastic tutorial! And it looks so yummy! I want to try :) I have never really worked with artichoke much. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  9. So love artichokes. Your tutorial will come in so handy in the future. Looks so give I will be giving it a try. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best. PS - following you on Linky - please follow back.

  10. I love Artichokes! I will have to make this for girls day or night...
    Would love to have link this up at Sunday Round UP!
    3 blogs = 1 party

  11. Wow! This looks incredible! I've never processed an artichoke before. Of course, now that I saw that last picture...I REALLY want to eat one, so I'll probably be buying one at the store soon!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

  12. Thanks for the tutorial. I haven't made these since my mom passed away over 20 years ago.

  13. These do look so good! And I also like the slamming on the counter part. Nice way to take out your frustrations on the vegetables instead of the hubby (substitute kids, dog, boss, etc.).

  14. Try cooking them in a pressure cooker! Unstuffed it only takes 12 minutes! I think stuffed only takes a few minutes more.

    I bought a pressure cooker just to make artichokes.

  15. I have never even known anyone that has heard of artichokes stuffed.I love them. A couple of my family members and I usually get together and make these, then we wrap them individually in plastic wrap and then put them together in big bags in the freezer. We do a couple of things different like using about half seasoned breadcrumbs, along with homemade breadcrumbs made from French bread. We also put quite a bit of parsley and lemon juice and a couple of tablespoons of water to make the stuffing just barely wet. I would recommend at least to try squirting a lemon over artichoke before steaming. Thanks for the memories. Can't wait to make some this year.


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