baked artichoke with gorgonzola and herbs

I went into this thinking, I’m going to have at least two artichokes. Well, that was wrong. Because these babies are rich rich and rich. I should have known. The Gorgonzola mixed with the cream and herbs makes for a superb and decadent cheese sauce. It has a nice saltiness and pungency, but it’s also very creamy which makes it perfect for dipping. Don’t mind if I do.

Baked Artichokes with Gorgonzola and Herbs (adapted from Giada DeLaurentis)
serves 4

4 artichokes

2 lemons or 4 tablespoons lemon juice
10 ounces mild Gorgonzola cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
bread crumbs
olive oil

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. 
Trim the artichokes by cutting off the top 1-inch or so. Cut the stem close to the base of the artichoke so the artichoke can sit up straight, and remove some of the bottom leaves. Using kitchen shears, trim the sharp points off of any remaining outer leaves. 
Add the artichokes to the boiling water. 
Halve the lemons and squeeze the juice into the boiling water. Toss in the lemons. Cook the artichokes until tender, about 30 minutes. 
Drain the artichokes and let cool.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together the Gorgonzola, cream, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper. .

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
Remove the center choke of the artichokes using a small spoon. 
Stuff the cheese mixture into the center of the artichokes. 
Place the artichokes into a baking dish. 
Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the top of the artichokes. 
Drizzle the tops of the artichokes with olive oil. 
Bake until the artichokes are heated through, the cheese is melted, and the bread crumbs are crisp and golden, about 10 minutes. 
Transfer the artichokes to a serving dish and serve.

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11 responses to “baked artichoke with gorgonzola and herbs”

  1. S T E P H A N I E L E A N N says:

    The cheese mixture sounds delicious. The artichoke make for a pretty presentation too. I think I'd be a fan of these, too!

  2. Jamillah says:

    yuuuuuuuum.

  3. sherri lynn says:

    What a pretty vegetable dish! I can imagine that the sauce is super rich and perfect for dipping :)

  4. Maneet Jassal Gupta says:

    Looking forward to making it! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  5. Lena at A Crimson Kiss says:

    I know someone who's absolutely going to go crazy for this!

  6. Monica says:

    how decadent! i would love these. seems a lovely dinner party starter?
    i've never baked artichokes. i'll bookmark this one. thanks.

  7. rooth says:

    Ooh wow, your pictures are great and it looks delish!

  8. Pink Ronnie says:

    Looks amazing – can you believe I've never had artichokes before?
    I love the colours in these photos – so warm and intimate and makes me want to eat!
    Ronnie xo

  9. Halley says:

    these recipes are making my mouth water!!

  10. Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) says:

    I've never made artichokes at home! I've always assumed you had to have a pressure cooker, like my parents used to cook them. I am totally going to buy some of the gorgeous artichokes I spied at Eataly the other day and prepare them this way.

  11. LatteLisa LisaHjalt says:

    This recipe speaks to me heart as I've been craving artichokes lately and looking for interesting recipes.

    Thanks for sharing 😉 I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend.

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