Thursday, January 3, 2013

creamy baked artichokes

before you dismiss this recipe because of your new years diet, hear me out...

the "creamy" in this dish is nonfat greek yogurt.

now can we talk?

because i loved this! it was tangy and yummy and satisfying in every way. i could eat this as a main dish. and the other great thing - this is so, so simple. complicated side dishes stress me out and i always wonder who in the world has time for them. you too? here's a solution...

creamy baked artichokes
serves 2 as a side dish - easily doubled, tripled, whatever you need!

you'll need:
1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup nonfat greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus extra for sprinkling
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon chopped italian parsley, for garnish (optional)

preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

in a bowl, mix together artichoke hearts, greek yogurt, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. divide into 2 ramekins (or into a baking dish if multiplying recipe). sprinkle 1 tablespoon of parmesan and panko over each serving.

bake for 15-20 minutes, or until top starts to slightly brown. garnish with freshly ground pepper and chopped parsley.

hope y'all enjoy this! this will be my new go-to side dish. done. and now gone are the days of panic when someone asks, "can you bring a side dish?" hooray!


  1. I have been using Greek yogurt for creamy recipes for a while now - it's so much better for you than the "other stuff". These look delicious - artichokes are the one green food I can handle. :)

    1. thanks, ashley! so glad you like artichokes... i love them too! :)

  2. Don't you just LOVE Greek yoghurt? (That's how we spell it in my country.) It has saved many a recipe of mine from being too rich and too calorific (not to mention saving my waistline)! I adore artichokes, so nutty and rich in their own way. I'm pretty sure I could just eat this as the main course... with lots of crusty bread, OF course.

    1. Yes, yes I do love it! I also think it TASTES better than a lot of other creamy options... I love that tang!

      I actually did eat these for lunch a few days ago... with buttery ciabatta alongside. :) Great minds...

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