Grandma’s Baked Artichoke Hearts

Grandma’s Baked Artichoke Hearts is one of my favorite holiday side dishes. This is such an easy recipe and can even be made ahead of time. This is made with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and garlic powder and is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

Grandma's Baked Artichoke Hearts is one of my favorite holiday side dishes. This is such an easy recipe and can even be made ahead of time. This is made with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and garlic powder and is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

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My family has some recipes that are mainstays at certain holidays. Without them, it would simply not be the same. Do you have those kind of dishes? We can’t possibly be the only ones, right?

So naturally, I had to share one with you. A dish that is a few simple ingredients and quick and easy to throw together. This dish that is an absolute must at every Thanksgiving (and most other big eating holidays as well!). My Grandma Rose’s Baked Artichoke Hearts.

Grandma's Baked Artichoke Hearts is one of my favorite holiday side dishes. This is such an easy recipe and can even be made ahead of time. This is made with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and garlic powder and is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

I don’t know the exact origin of this dish, but I suspect it was derived from her (amazing!) Stuffed Artichokes, which were a huge favorite of mine as a kid. From a very early age, I loved the novelty of taking those artichoke petals (Is it petals? Leaves? Why do I not know the correct terminology for this??) and scraping all the delicious artichoke and filling off off them with my teeth.

Grandma's Baked Artichoke Hearts is one of my favorite holiday side dishes. This is such an easy recipe and can even be made ahead of time. This is made with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and garlic powder and is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

But the real reward was the perfectly tender and flavorful artichoke heart at the center of her stuffed artichokes. Once you got past that pesky choke, it was waiting there in all it’s meaty glory. Well-seasoned with cheese, bread crumbs and plenty of the kind of love you can only find in the very best of your Grandma’s cooking (On a side note, I got a little teary even typing that. I miss her so much!)

Grandma's Baked Artichoke Hearts is one of my favorite holiday side dishes. This is such an easy recipe and can even be made ahead of time. This is made with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and garlic powder and is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

It’s been a pretty long time since I made those incredible Stuffed Artichokes. They’re a little labor intensive, and time is pretty limited in this season of our life. Someday I will make them and I will share them with you.

But today, I am so thrilled to share these Baked Artichoke Hearts. They have all the delicious flavor of Rosie’s beloved Stuffed Artichokes with a fraction of the work.

Grandma's Baked Artichoke Hearts is one of my favorite holiday side dishes. This is such an easy recipe and can even be made ahead of time. This is made with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and garlic powder and is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

I like to throw them together prior to the event or holiday and bake them off in advance and then heat them prior to serving. Because make-ahead food options are never a bad thing when you’re feeding a crowd.

Grandma's Baked Artichoke Hearts is one of my favorite holiday side dishes. This is such an easy recipe and can even be made ahead of time. This is made with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and garlic powder and is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

Speaking of feeding a crowd, this recipe is pretty adaptable for whatever amount of people you’ll be serving. The original recipe is one of those great family recipes that are done entirely by feel! I gave some basic measurements, but I strongly encourage you to do it to taste and to what feels right.

The bottom line is, be liberal with the cheese and breadcrumbs (and did I mention the cheese?!). Since this type of cheese is particularly salty, it’s used in place of salt. You don’t want to skimp on it!

Grandma's Baked Artichoke Hearts is one of my favorite holiday side dishes. This is such an easy recipe and can even be made ahead of time. This is made with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and garlic powder and is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

Ok, your turn: what is the holiday side dish that your family can’t live without?

Other great holiday side dishes are:

Nanou’s Garlic Green Beans

Honey Soy Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

Peas with Onions

Sauteed Mushrooms in a Wine Reduction

Grandma’s Baked Artichoke Hearts

Grandma's Baked Artichoke Hearts is one of my favorite holiday side dishes. This is such an easy recipe and can even be made ahead of time. This is made with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and garlic powder and is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

Yields 6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 3 packages of frozen quartered artichoke hearts, thawed (the canned or jarred are too briny)
  • 2/3 cup of seasoned bread crumbs, divided in half
  • 1 cup of Romano or Parmesan cheese, divided in half
  • 2 tsp. of garlic powder, divided in half (I'm told at one point Grandma used minced garlic, but it's my understanding this was long before my time. I only ever remember her using garlic powder).
  • Olive oil (to drizzle)
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 x 8 baking pan.
  2. Boil your artichoke hearts for 3-5 minutes, then drain well and pat dry.
  3. Combine your bread crumbs, cheese and garlic powder in a bowl and divide into two equal amounts and set aside.
  4. Take half of the artichokes and arrange tightly in a single layer in your pan.
  5. Top with half of the bread crumb mixture.
  6. Arrange the rest of the artichokes in a second layer and top with the rest of the breadcrumb mixture.
  7. Use the back of a spoon (or clean fingers) to poke holes all around the top. Fill them lightly with water- You don't want it drenched and floating in water but you don't want it to be dry either.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil to taste (don't drown it) and bake for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Cuisine: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Holidays | Recipe Type: Side dish

Notes

You can make this the day before and reheat before serving (or just assemble and bake off before serving- if you do it this way don't add the water until right before you bake. Apparently, my Grandma used to mix mushrooms in. I don't remember ever eating it with mushrooms but I bet it's tasty. Remember, you want it wet but not drowning.

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    Platter Talk
    November 7, 2016 at 12:19 pm One of my best friends, who is Italian, first introduced me to this dish. Thank you for the recipe. I love it! Platter Talk recently posted...Talking Turkey with Chef Kat from Platter TalkMy Profile
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      Jessy
      November 8, 2016 at 10:39 am I hope you enjoy it :)
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    Tiffany
    November 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm This looks crazy good and actually pretty healthy! Artichokes are one of my favorites, so I'm pinning this to make this week. Thanks for sharing! Tiffany recently posted...Butternut Squash Apple Soup with Cornbread Croutons, Bacon + Crème FraîcheMy Profile
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      Jessy
      November 8, 2016 at 10:39 am I'm also a huge fan of artichokes- I hope you love them!
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    Laura | Wandercooks
    November 7, 2016 at 7:52 pm Grandma's recipes are always special aren't they? My grandmother makes the best scones I have ever eaten, and don't even get me started on her pea and ham soup! But seriously, these baked artichokes sound amazing. My last experience with artichokes didn't go down so well (I totally overcooked them.. eep!) so keen to give it another try. And how could anything go wrong with a little bread crumbs and cheese?!
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      Jessy
      November 8, 2016 at 10:38 am Yes, they really are! Yum, I would kill for a good scones recipes (neither of my Grandma's made those!). I'm sorry to hear that your last attempt didn't go well. I've definitely had my fair share of artichoke fails, but I finally got it right and haven't looked back :) The big thing with these is to be liberal with the cheese!
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    Elizabeth
    November 8, 2016 at 3:51 am I am absolutely loving the sound of this! Wish my grandmother had baked such delicious exotic veg when I was a child! :) Elizabeth recently posted...Food for Thought: A Taste of Things to ComeMy Profile
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      Jessy
      November 8, 2016 at 10:32 am Thank you, Elizabeth! I never thought of it as exotic haha. The city we live in has a really large Italian-American population, so i's pretty commonplace to walk into most restaurants and see at least one artichoke dish on the menu.
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    Heather @Boston Girl Bakes
    November 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm I love artichokes so this would be a great addition to the Thanksgiving table! Heather @Boston Girl Bakes recently posted...Blueberry-Lemon SconesMy Profile
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      Jessy
      November 8, 2016 at 3:36 pm Me too- it's not Thanksgiving without them!
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    Maria
    November 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm How much olive oil is used & when do you add it? Thanks! Can't wait to try it!
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      Jessy
      November 20, 2016 at 8:51 pm Sorry about that- it looks like I missed that last part but I just updated the recipe. You just drizzle a small amount right before it goes into the oven. It's to taste but it's really just a light drizzle to help brown the top. Enjoy!

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