Plain Roasted Artichoke Hearts

"Can't believe it, but there's no other recipe like this on Recipezaar (unless I somehow missed it). These babies are so, so good. I roasted canned artichoke hearts in connection with another recipe I invented, and was so pleased with the way they came out even without the topping, so I'm posting a plain(er) version. If you want the topped version, go to recipe no. 144997. I found that roasting them enhanced the taste and texture - made them more tender on the inside:D One of these "throw it in the oven and ignore while you are fixing other parts of dinner" recipes!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Drain artichokes in colander and rinse a bit to remove brine.
  • Mix gently with garlic and olive oil in a bowl.
  • Pour artichoke mixture in a metal roasting pan and roast for about one hour, tossing a few times if desired.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and add lemon juice and butter (if using).

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  1. Very good but rather plain, as the recipe states. Great side dish for something very flavorful. I would suggest using the frozen artichoke hearts as they don't have that tinny taste from being in a can. I used about double the garlic, Kosher salt and plenty of freshly cracked black pepper. Next time I will grate some Parmesan over. Thanks!
  2. Wow, delicious! They smelled wonderful while cooking, because of the garlic! I had never had plain artichokes before and they are now on my list to keep on hand. I did prepare only one can of artichokes because it is only DH and I. Prepared exactly by the recipe and I did use the butter and lemon juice! I put the butter in a little glass bowl and sat it over the burner that gets the heat from the oven. The butter melted while the artichokes were roasting. When they were done, I mixed the lemon juice with the butter and drizzled over the artichokes, with a little salt and pepper. The outside leaves of the artichokes were a little bit tougher than the inside, but nonetheless delicious! Great recipe! Thanks Kumquat!
  3. This was awesome!! I really love artichokes and I'm glad I found a new way to make them. I used a bag of frozen artichokes. I thawed them out first, then added a few tbsp of olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. They turned out great! Will definitely make again! Thanks for the new recipe!
  4. These tasted yummy, but they cooked a little faster than I expected - I had to remove them from the oven 15 minutes early, and they were nearly burned. But they were still good. Just not sure I would want to make them very often, because they're kind of... ugly. Maybe as something special to chop up a bit and toss with some pasta and a little olive oil and garlic?
  5. These were lovely! Crunchy outsides with a creamy centre. I'll be trying these again, as they are so unique and easy to make. I made a single can's worth, and didn't use butter or lemon or even salt. I look forward to trying these next time.


  1. Use frozen artichoke hearts, extra evoo, sea salt, pepper, and parm cheese...


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