How many of you are fans of spinach artichoke dip? I bet quite a few of you – it’s delicious! I know I love the dip, and I love when it comes with big chunks of artichokes. That was actually how I started liking artichokes.
I quite honestly don’t think I’d even had an artichoke before I started eating spin dip, and I found that I loved the flavor that came from the artichokes (I mean, the cream cheese didn’t hurt anything 🙂 ).
While letting those artichokes swim in the cream cheese is delicious, it’s not the most healthy, but you can still get all of the great flavor of artichokes by roasting them and putting them into your salads, pasta, or a big pan of mixed veggies.
I’ll admit that I cheat and buy the artichokes that are in the jar. I’m sure that someday I’ll tackle roasting whole artichokes, but having that prep done that the artichoke hearts are all ready to go makes my busy life a little easier.
Since the jarred artichoke hearts come already in oil I do not add any extra oil to them like I would normally do when roasting vegetables, like these Sweet & Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes.
I also prefer to cut my artichoke hearts down in size just a bit and will halve mine before roasting them, but that is your preference on size.
Simply toss them in the seasoning and roast – it’s that easy!
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- 1 jar of artichoke hearts
- 2 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Place a piece of parchment paper down on a baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl combine the artichoke hearts with the garlic salt and pepper.
- Lie out the artichoke hearts out on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then stir the artichokes.
- Bake for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!