Whether steamed, baked, or boiled, these recipes will show you how to cook and use artichoke hearts and leaves in everything from salads and pastas to that all-time vegeetable favorite: creamy artichoke and cheese dip.

How to Cook Artichokes

If, like a lot of cooks, you eye the artichokes in the produce section but pass them by because you aren't sure how to cook artichokes, you'll like knowing just how easy the process can be. You might think a vegetable as sophisticated as an artichoke might need a fussier method of cooking, but that's not the case. A simple steaming yields great results, making the flesh tender without any bruising or browning. You'll end up with a gorgeous, almost too-pretty-to-eat vegetable that goes well with any main course and turns even a simple meal into one your family will remember as special.

Artichokes Stuffed with Feta Cheese

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Fill marinated artichokes with bulgur and feta cheese stuffing and serve as a first course.

Artichokes with Herb Butter Sauce

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Serve the artichokes with the butter sauce as a side dish recipe for two. If you're looking for an appetizer, try the variations with Curry Dip or Honey-Mustard.

Total: 35 mins

Sicilian Artichokes

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This traditional meatless Sicilian Lenten dish has fresh artichokes, which are in season during spring. A pressure cooker cuts the steaming time on this hearty springtime recipe.

Pecan-Crusted Artichoke Spread

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Canned artichokes make this hot appetizer spread fast and simple to make.

Artichokes with Green Mayonnaise

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Artichokes dunked in a creamy homemade dip make for an elegant and unique appetizer.

Italian Breakfast Burrito

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Mexican in style but Italian in flavor, these hearty egg-filled tortillas make an excellent breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Total: 25 mins

Tomato and Artichoke Dip

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Scoop up rich, cheesy bites of this sour cream dip with breadsticks.

Asiago-Artichoke Dip

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To make this creamy, cheesy dip vegetarian, omit the pork and double the arugula.

Fennel Braised with Artichokes

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Simmer layers of fennel slices, artichokes, and an onion mixture in a slow cooker to create this side-dish recipe sensation.

Chicken with Artichokes

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Using frozen artichokes in this Italian-style chicken dish makes assembling the casserole recipe convenient because the inedible parts of the vegetable are removed.

Seafood-Artichoke Pizza

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This quick-to-fix pizza recipe is topped with artichoke hearts, crab-flavor fish pieces, and Parmesan cheese. It's ready to slice and serve in only 30 minutes.

Curry Dip with Artichokes

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If you love the spicy taste of curry, add the curry paste to the yogurt dip. For a less intense flavor, add the curry powder.

Pasta with Artichokes and Basil

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This herb-scented side-dish recipe makes an elegant statement on a dinner party menu.

Total: 30 mins

Spanish Grilled Sandwiches

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Prepare part of this roast beef sandwich recipe ahead so it has time to chill, saving time later.

Vegetables in Lemon-Herb Dressing

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This marinated side-dish salad travels well, making it perfect for summertime picnics and potlucks.

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