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Cheese Stuffed Artichokes

Warning: Lots of pictures ahead!

Cheese and vegetables – my two most favorite foods. 

This past Sunday my sister and I were helping cook dinner and we decided to experiment making stuffed artichokes. They tasted great, the only thing was, we should have left them to boil a little longer. They turned out a little on the tough side, but the filling turned out great!


4 artichokes 

Whole milk ricotta cheese (Authentic Italian ricotta cheese isn’t made with pasteurized milk. That would be your best option, unless you make it yourself.)

Aged parmesan cheese (grated)

Lemon juice (I used 1 lemon)

Start by cutting the top off the artichokes. Trim the top of the leaves. With a spoon, scoop out as much of the middle of the artichoke as you can (or at lease all of the prickly stuff). Add to a bowl filled with water along with lemon juice. Let artichokes sit in the water, top facing down. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in the artichokes, and let cook until tender. Drain artichokes. Mix ricotta cheese and parmesan together, adding as much of each as you’d like. Stuff the middle of the artichoke, and in between the leaves. Place the stuffed artichokes on a baking sheet or other type of oven safe cookware, and place in the oven at 375 for and cook 20 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted and a little brown on top. Enjoy!

My sister and I filling the artichokes.IMG_0078

Cheese filling.IMG_0082

Cheesy artichokes!IMG_0079

Finished artichokesIMG_0088


The cheese filling even tastes good with grapes. 🙂

Rest of pictures from Sunday dinner:

Organic chuck roast with veggies.


Organic mixed greens saladIMG_0085

Roasted corn (didn’t eat this, but does look good!)IMG_0084




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6 thoughts on “Cheese Stuffed Artichokes

  1. cool65 on said:

    The corn was delicious, The whole entire meal was great. I’d like to repeat it. Also, the cheese with the grapes was awesome.

  2. Wow! Wish I would have found this post earlier tonight. We had steamed artichokes.

    I would love for you to link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!


  3. Hmmm, I have never really tried artichokes, maybe I should?
    Thank you so much for sharing this on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party 🙂
    I look forward to seeing what you share this week.
    Marigolds’ Loft

  4. vegetarianmamma on said:

    I love the pictures! I am such a visual person! 🙂 Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope that your week is fantastic!

    Cindy from

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