Embracing springtime a bit early here with these quick and delicious Baked Artichokes with Honey Whipped Feta. Baked instead of fried, these Panko-coated artichokes are served over sweet and creamy honey-whipped feta cheese. This is the simplest of appetizers, yet so amazingly GOOD. Serve this dish at all of your upcoming spring dinners, Easter, Mother’s Day, or anytime you need a yummy snack! This is the perfect appetizer for all occasions.
I’m one of those people who always forgets about artichokes and only cooks with them a handful of times throughout the year. It’s dumb because my mom and I love artichokes. But my dad doesn’t care much for them, so I guess that’s why I tend to not use them often.
Again probably not the smartest move. I know so many of us love artichokes. Anyway, before I left for New York I was thinking about dishes I enjoy at restaurants here in New York. Many times we’ll order fried artichokes as a starter and I always find them so delicious.
Typically artichokes are paired with a mayo-based sauce, but I don’t love that. I thought about what I do love, and of course, a creamy whipped feta sauce came to mind.
Since I avoid frying food whenever possible, I decided to bake these with breadcrumbs to achieve the yummy crispiness we all enjoy.
The breading is a mix of Panko breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, and spices. I love to use paprika, dried thyme, or sometimes rosemary. Then garlic, onion powder, and a pinch of cayenne too.
Toss the artichokes with olive oil, this will help the coating stick. Then dredge each artichoke half through the crumbs, just like you’d make breaded chicken! Then drizzle with olive oil and bake!
Moving on to the feta sauce, which as you might imagine is delicious and rather addicting. It’s just feta cheese whipped together with cream cheese (for creaminess), honey, garlic, lemon, and a pinch of black pepper.
This is easiest to do in a food processor.
What’s great about the feta is that you can make it way in advance and just keep it in the fridge until serving time. I would recommend bringing it back to room temperature before you serve it for the very best flavor.
When the artichokes are ready, you can serve them up with the feta on the side for dipping, or drizzle the feta over the artichokes. Delicious either way of course!
Could not be easier, but don’t let the ease fool you, this recipe is always such a crowd-pleaser.
We all need effortless appetizers to help make entertaining stress-free. Whether it’s just with family, or a group of friends, easy entertaining is always appreciated! And everyone will love these!
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Baked Artichokes with Honey Whipped Feta
Calories Per Serving: 196 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.2. Add the Panko bread crumbs, sesame seeds, paprika, dried herbs, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to a shallow bowl. Pour the olive oil into a separate bowl. Add the artichokes and toss well to coat. 3. Dredge the artichokes through the crumbs, covering fully. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip and bake another 10-15 minutes, until crisp all around.4. Meanwhile, whip the feta. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. Add cayenne to taste. The feta can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. 5. Serve the baked artichokes with the feta for dipping or drizzle over top. ENJOY!