Baked Italian Artichoke Hearts with Lemon Breadcrumbs

Delicious Italian Artichoke Hearts are topped with fragrant Lemon Breadcrumbs with garlic, bell pepper, pecorino cheese and lots of basil then baked until crispy.

It’s a simple yet flavorful appetizer or side dish that’s a real crowd pleaser!


Artichoke Hearts Olive Oil Dry White Wine Lemon Juice Lemon Breadcrumbs

Prep and gather all ingredients. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 400°F. Arrange a second rack at the top under the broiler.

Prepare the artichoke hearts. Rinse them under water, then drain them and pat them dry with paper towels. Cut each heart in half lengthwise.

Make the flavored breadcrumbs: In a small skillet over medium-low heat, combine the red bell pepper, olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until starting to brown.

Then, add the remaining breadcrumb ingredients and turn off the heat. Mix well to coat.

Arrange the halves, cut side up, in a single layer in a oil-rubbed baking dish large enough to hold all the artichoke halves.

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