How to Cook with Canned or Jarred Artichokes, a Superstar Pantry Staple

From make-ahead pasta salad to pizza, canned artichokes are a MVP ingredient.

artichoke pasta salad green bean
Photo: Ren Fuller

With their bright green exterior and tangy flavor, artichokes are a delicious vegetable to cook. While fresh artichokes are fabulous right now, we're all about non-perishable, shelf-stable canned goods. We suggest you stock up on a few cans of artichokes or some jarred marinated artichoke hearts during your next shopping trip.

When choosing canned artichokes, you'll find that they're usually sold either whole or quartered in a saltwater solution. When you open a can of artichokes, be sure to rinse them thoroughly so that all you're left with is the sweet, slightly tangy flavor and creamy texture of the vegetable. Some recipes may call for a few tablespoons of the marinade, so don't dump it all immediately. The jarred variety is usually sold as marinated artichoke hearts, which are super flavorful and ready to eat as is, or added to a cheese and meat board.

In addition to being long-lasting, canned and jarred artichokes are fantastic because they're convenient, available year-round, and super versatile. From Creamy Artichoke Ranch to the Marinated-Artichoke and Green-Bean Pasta Salad, pictured above, you'll see the marvelous methods for cooking with jarred or canned artichokes below. At a time when trips to the grocery store are minimal but family dinners at home are at an all-time high, stock up on canned artichokes and cook with them in these delicious recipes.

Creamy Artichoke Ranch
Petrina Tinslay

Creamy Artichoke Ranch

If you want an easy and healthy dip for your family to snack on, this is the recipe for you. Whir together a creamy, no-cook dip using canned marinated artichoke hearts, which lend a bright, tangy flavor, along with anchovy fillets, to this Greek yogurt-based appetizer.

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spinach artichoke cannelloni crepes plated and cut
Lennart Weibull

Spinach-Artichoke Cannelloni Crepes with Mustardy Cheese Sauce

These savory vegetarian crepes are sure to be a hit. The flavorful green filling is made with sautéed shallots, canned artichoke hearts, and spinach.

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Antipasto-Platter Pizza
Lennart Weibull

Antipasto-Platter Pizza

Here's a fun twist on a classic Italian starter. Top our favorite quick and easy pizza dough with marinated artichoke hearts, mortadella, capocollo, marinated green olives, and pepperoncini. It's a flavorful assortment of toppings that are certainly not for the faint of heart.

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pork mushroom artichoke fricassee
Julia Gartland

Pork, Mushroom, and Artichoke Fricassee

This one-pan, family-friendly dinner lets canned artichokes shine along with mixed mushrooms and pork chops. It's a super simple, but rich recipe that will surely be the highlight of your week.

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