Baked Artichoke Parmesan!
This Baked Artichoke Parmesan dinner is go tasty, cheesy, and delicious! The artichokes are crisp and flavorful, and the sauce and melted cheese make this dinner a favorite of mine! I love to pair this meal with a bowl of pasta.
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time 30 minutes
-1 can of organic artichoke hearts (in water-not the seasoned kind)
-3/4 cup grated parmesan
-3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/4 teaspoon pepper
-1/2 cup shredded mozzerella
-5 fresh basil leaves
-1 28oz can of San Marzano crushed tomatoes
-1 large clove of garlic- chopped
-1/2 teaspoon dried basil
-salt and pepper
-1 teaspoon of olive oil
-Preheat oven to 450 F
-Drain your artichokes, then gently squeeze out any excess water and pat dry with paper towels.
-In a small bowl mix 2 eggs with 1/4 cup of parmesan. Set aside.
-In another small bowl, mix together your breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of parmesan, garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Set aside.
-Go back to your artichokes and gently cut them in half (vertical-from top of step to the bottom).
-Set up a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet.
-Then dip your artichokes into the egg mixture, then into the breadcrumb mixture. You may have to repeat this twice to get a good coating of breadcrumbs on your artichoke. Then set your seasoned artichokes on the cooling rack.
-Put into the oven for 10 minutes.
-While your artichokes are in the oven, add the can of crushed tomatoes, the chopped garlic, dried basil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a small sauce pan. Heat on medium until it starts to bubble and then turn to low. Continue to stir.
-After 10 minutes, take your artichokes out and flip them. Also drizzle a very small amount of olive oil on your artichokes to help them crisp. Put them back into the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
-Stir your sauce.
-After the 10 minutes is up remove the artichokes and set your oven to Broil.
-In an oven safe dish (I like to use an oval au gratin dish or an oval cast iron skillet) add a thin layer of sauce coating the bottom of your dish.
-Add your artichokes on top, and cover each artichoke with sauce.
-Then place the mozzarella on top of each artichoke and sprinkle on the remaining parmesan.
-Broil for 5 minutes OR until the top of the mozzarella starts to bubble and brown. Watch this step carefully.
-When they are done sprinkle fresh chopped basil on top.
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