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Lisa’s Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed Artichokes

Searching for a vegetable that is healthy, delicious, filling, and feels like a real treat? Look no further than Lisa’s stuffed artichokes! Taught to her by her Sicilian Nana, Catherine Lione, Lisa’s stuffed artichokes are a signature dish at her table and a family favorite (Lisa’s daughter Felicia can’t get enough of them!). While at first these stuffed artichokes might seem daunting, they are actually very simple to make. And the best part, as Lisa says, is you bake them, then forget about them, take them out, and they are ready to eat! Buon Appetito e Tutti a Tavola!

Watch Lisa make the full recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel.

Lisa’s Stuffed Artichokes Ingredients:

Stuffed Artichokes

4 medium to large artichokes, fresh with the stem trimmed and outer leaves removed
8 garlic cloves, chopped
3 ½ cups breadcrumbs
Italian seasonings added
– 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
– ½ teaspoon dried basilico
1 to 1 ½ cups extra virgin olive oil





Lisa’s Stuffed Artichokes Directions:

Cut the stem off the artichokes so the artichokes will stand up. Remove all outer tough leaves of the artichoke.

Stuffed Artichokes

Pry open the leaves of the artichoke with your fingers, until the artichoke looks like an open rose.

Stuffed Artichokes

Add 1 cup of the olive oil to the breadcrumb mixture. Mix well until it forms a paste. Beginning with the exterior leaves, begin to fill the artichoke with the breadcrumb mixture, moving from the exterior leaves to the interior, putting the breadcrumb mixture in every leaf.

Stuffed Artichokes


Place in a pasta pot with 1 -2 inches of water at the bottom.

Stuffed Artichokes

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or cook the artichokes on stovetop for 45 minutes. Artichokes should be soft, and the breadcrumb mixture should be crunchy.

Stuffed Artichokes



  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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