When I first started The Produce Mom blog, I made a quick promise that I would teach everyone how to prepare a fresh artichoke. If you are anything like most people, you have only enjoyed canned artichokes or artichoke dip. And you are missing out! Here is a fool-proof way to steam one of nature’s healthiest vegetables! I absolutely love my crockpot and have been using it for years to make this awesome recipe! Need one of your own? Check it out here!
- Ocean Mist Artichokes – depending on size, you can cook several at the same time with this crock pot method. I used jumbos & could fit 3 in my crock pot.
- White Wine– I had my best friend over last night & we polished off the Spanish Verdejo I intended to use… so I used a dry sherry, which I always have on hand & I encourage you to stock sherry in your kitchen as well.
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
- Garlic- I used Spice World Roasted Garlic
Check out the Nutritional Facts for artichokes – we should all eat more of this nutrition all-star!
How to Cook Crock Pot Artichokes
CROCK POT ARTICHOKES – Recipe compliments of Ocean Mist Farms
Rinse artichokes with water.
Trim artichoke stem. While it is an edible part of the vegetable, it must be trimmed short for this method.
Trim the top inch off artichoke. The heart will be exposed.
Rub halved lemon over exposed artichoke heart to prevent browning.
Open up petals to spread apart the artichoke and better expose the heart.
Place artichokes into crock pot and squeeze lemon juice evenly over the top.
Drizzle olive oil over artichokes.
Salt artichokes and top with garlic.
Pour approximately 1 cup of white wine into bottom of crock pot – add water until there is a 2-inch depth of liquid in the base of the slow cooker. The bottom 1/4 of the artichoke can be covered in the liquid.
Cover with lid & cook on high for 4 hours (smaller artichokes will cook in 3 hours—remember, I used jumbos!)
Artichokes are finished when a knife can easily slide into the bottom-side stem. Similar concept to inserting a knife into a fully-cooked baked potato.
- 3 artichoke
- white wine
- lemon juice
- olive oil
- Rinse Artichokes with water.
- Trim artichoke stem (it is an edible part of the vegetable, but for this method it must be trimmed short).
- Trim top inch off artichoke; heart will be exposed.
- Rub halved lemon over exposed artichoke heart to prevent browning.
- Open up petals to spread apart the artichoke & better expose the heart.
- Place artichokes into crock pot & squeeze lemon juice evenly over the top.
- Drizzle olive oil over artichokes.
- Salt artichokes & top with garlic.
- Pour approximately 1 cup of white wine into bottom of crock pot - add water until there is a 2-inch depth of liquid in the base of the slow cooker. The bottom 1/4 of the artichoke can be covered in the liquid.
- Cover with lid & cook on high for 4 hours (smaller artichokes will cook in 3 hours—remember, I used jumbos!)
Crock pot artichokes are delicious enjoyed “as is” without adding anything. However, you can spruce up your artichokes with inspiration from the Ocean Mist recipe database. Cooked artichokes store well in Ziploc bags in your refrigerator, as well. Yes, you can easily enjoy fresh artichoke hearts all week long by cooking a large batch in the crock pot!
Chip wants Chicken Parmesan tonight, so I will be adding fresh artichoke hearts to our pasta dinner. Yum! I would love to know how you plan to enjoy your Crock Pot Artichokes!
71 responses to “Crockpot Artichokes”
love this recipe!!! do most grocery stores have fresh artichokes? i have never looked b/c I never knew what to do with them 🙂 thank you, Produce MOM! and, I know why you like this recipe (.. other than how good they are for you).. WINE!! DUH!! 😉
Very cool! I will have to try this. Do you have to take the fuzzy choke thingy out, or with cooking does it cook down out of the way? Thanks for a great new recipe.
You have to remove the choke. Cut it in half and then quarters it the fuzzy part above the meat.
So . . . if I cook them that way, then how do we eat them? Is the entire vegetable edible? When I was a kid I remember our Italian neighbors taught us to scrape the soft, cooked part off each leaf, but the leaves themselves were not edible, or so I thought. The recipe sounds delicious.
You’re correct Brenda! The heart in the center is the edible part of the artichoke. It will easily scoop out of the crock pot artichokes. For more ideas on how to prepare & use fresh artichokes, please visit http://www.oceanmist.com/ – Ocean Mist is our artichoke vendor at Indy Fruit & they have an awesome website with TONS of recipes. I actually got this crock pot recipe from their website. THANK YOU for following along & let me know how you like the chokes! xoxo
You can also scrape the “meat” of off the outer leaves with your teeth. We like to dip them in butter out a mayo out aiolo.
Wasabi mayo for the leaves!
Wow- I never thought to cook artichokes in a crock pot…such a great idea! Definitely my most under-utilized tool in the kitchen.
I am hosting an artichoke-themed linky party this week as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series at 2 Sisters 2 Cities. I would love it if you linked this recipe up to share this idea with our readers!
This might be good if you like it
I add bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese to them sprinkled on top and as they cook the mixture will coat the leaves and add extra yum to every bite..u must spread the leaves open allowing space for bread crumb mixture!!! For dipping…mayo with fresh minced garlic
We love artichokes, eat them every other week. In the summer, one large is a meal, with a fruit chaser. So refreshing and healthy. i cannot wait to try to crock pot them. I crockpot anything i can to avoid heating my kitchen in the summer. It’s over 100 outside, so that’s where I put my crockpot….on the patio serving ledge! Drives the neighborhood wild wondering what I’m cooking each day. Thanks for the great recipe
I think I’m gonna be in heaven, especially since no one else likes artichokes at my house so I can eat them ALL!
I am trying this recipe as I speak… very excited, I absolutely love artichokes. I usually just steam them and dip the leaves in light butter.
I boil mine with red pepper flakes, crushed garlic, and Italian seasoning for around an hour for jumbos, then dip the leaves in butter with some mayo and garlic seasoning. But may have to try them in the crock sometime.
I dip the leaves and a vinegarett. I make it with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder(or fresh minced) and a little bit of sugar. Make it when you start cooking your chokes. The flavors will really pop when its time to start dipping!
I have also made it with Italian breadcrumbs, fresh minced garlic, Parmesan cheese and enough plain yogurt to make it moist, but still crumbly, mixture. Open the leaves up and stuff it with the breading. Cook as normal. Very yummy!
I just tried this and the came out terrible! I wonder what went wrong.
Me too. Any advice?
did you make sure to put enough water in it the steam is what cooks it good.
I bet the flavor’s concentrated, since you don’t pour off a gallon of cooking water afterward! Thanks for posting 🙂
What can I use instead of white wine? Still a baby-kid, only 19 so I can’t get my hands on white wine ): or any wine for that matter.
Hey Olivia! You can totally use stock – I would recommend chicken or vegetable stock. OH, to be 19 again…. enjoy your youth, girl!
They sell white cooking wine at the stores…it doesn’t have alcohol in it.
this is great blog, I will certainly be back.
I do the same thing on the stove with a steamer and it only takes 20 min. How much better does the 3 hour version taste?
Hi Kliff! I don’t think artichokes taste better in the crockpot… they’re always delicious. This is simply a different way to do it than a traditional steam method. Thanks so much for your comment & have a great day, Lori
I cut the artichokes in half, removed the hairy stuff and seasoned them with lemon, salt, pepper, olive oil and garlic. Then I steamed them with the white wine on low in the crockpot for 7 hours. When I returned I grilled them on the grill with a little more oil and they were DELICIOUS!!
I trim the tip off of each leaf with kitchen scissors, if a thorn is present.
Lately, I have been finding varieties that don’t have thorns!!!?
Trying these tonight… yummy
This look so delicious. Can’t wait to make it!!
Wow, these sound amazing. And so easy to do!
What a great idea. Using a crockpot to cook artichokes.
This is a great recipe, thanks
I made some stuffed a couple weeks ago that were really good. I never tried them in a crockpot before.
It makes them really easy!
We never really use artichokes so I’ll have to try this!
They are delicious! It’s a must-try!
I have made a similar recipe
I love artichokes! There aren’t enough good recipes. Thank you 🙂
Thank you for sharing this! This looks so yummy! I’m definitely going to try this recipe out!
I don’t eat artichoke nearly as often as I’d like. My wife is not a fan of it.
Maybe if you try them in different ways, she will change her mind!
Wow look like a great recipe to try for Artichokes in the instapot love our instapot here
Never had artichokes in a crock pot. I am not really a big fan of them only in “spinach and artichoke dip” I guess that isn’t the same really LOL
I have never tried artichokes before. Looks like a good recipe.
What wonderful tasting recipes! The artichoke recipe is one I have to try. I’m a big fan of artichokes!
Recipe instructions are easy to follow and preparation takes little time.
I love this recipe!!!
Yummy! I absolutely love artichoke and I can’t wait to make this dish for my family!
I have never made (or even bought one from the store) artichokes before! My husband loves them though, especially on pizza. I will definitely have to go out of my comfort zone and make some sometime! I love that you make them in the crockpot, I love my crockpot! Thank you so much for sharing.
Let us know if you enjoy them.
great info really helpful
Yum this looks delicious!
can you just eat them straight from the crock pot? not sure my family would enjoy them
You definitely can!
Recipe looks amazing!
ill have to try these for myself! will be better because nobody else eats them in my household
This sounds so good???…I enjoy artichokes however I have only had them in dips and from the jar. I am definitely trying this recipe and I know I will enjoy it.
I have never ate it but thanks for the awesome information
I love artichokes but have never thought to put them in the crock pot.
This looks way easier than babying them on the stove top!
Thank you for sharing this
I love artichokes but never thought about making them in the crock pot. Would be good when I needed the extra time for something else.
will try this method, never thought you can cook them in a crockpot
This looks interesting. I’ve never tried artichokes.
What an unique way to prepare artichokes, and with such simple ingredients. Everyone has them on hand
this is a very interesting recipe. i mean this is the first time i am reading. But i think you recipe is amamzing.