I absolutely love artichokes. I have found a way to make them appetizing to the WHOLE family!!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Trim the stems from the artichokes, and remove the small leaves from the bottoms. Slice 1 inch or so off the top so that it is flat. Pour 2 cups or 1 inch of water into a large pot, and insert a steamer basket. Place artichokes into the steamer, cover, and bring to a boil. Allow them to steam for about 15 minutes, or until a fork can easily pierce the stem.

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  • In a cup or small bowl, mix together the melted butter and pesto. Drizzle the mixture over upright artichokes, being sure to dribble into all of the crevices. Then sprinkle bread crumbs across the tops and serve.

Nutrition Facts

350.5 calories; 7.6 g protein; 19.4 g carbohydrates; 64.8 mg cholesterol; 504.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2007
wonderful! cooking the artichokes in a steamer really is a great idea its a lot faster! had a great flav- Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2009
Beware: If your artichokes are large allow much longer for the steaming. My jumbo artichokes steamed for 1 1/4 hrs before they were even close to done. This wreaked havoc with coordinating an entire meal getting done at the same time. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2009
Beware: If your artichokes are large allow much longer for the steaming. My jumbo artichokes steamed for 1 1/4 hrs before they were even close to done. This wreaked havoc with coordinating an entire meal getting done at the same time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2007
wonderful! cooking the artichokes in a steamer really is a great idea its a lot faster! had a great flav- Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2010
The artichokes I used were delicious and the basil pesto was homemade. I didn't use the breadcrumbs but I very much enjoyed eating my artichokes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
These were delicious! The only change I made was using regular bread crumbs instead of the italian bread crumbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2010
Terrific new way to eat an artichoke. Everyone loved the flavor combination. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2006
tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2008
Wonderful! I used Sun-dried tomato pesto and passed on the breadcrumbs. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2012
Delicious but with the pesto and oil it felt a little gresy to me... next time I would just use pesto to cut down on the oilyness. Still yummy though! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2011
Not our favorite. The butter pesto and seasoned bread crumbs were delicious as the topping of this. Not enough actual "artichoke" to enjoy. I love the taste of artichoke dips and in casseroles but not crazy about a fresh artichoke. Sorry. Read More
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